Do you like drawing logos? Help needed!

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Do you like drawing logos? Help needed!

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An ancient idea I had for the site was to have the header of each feature index page designed in the fashion of an old obscure band logo. At the time I couldn’t find anyone to help out, but now I thought I’d give this idea another shot – given that anyone here feels up to it? I’m afraid I can’t offer anything in return other than the credits, the honor & the fun.

Some examples of what kind of a look I’m after:

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The "bands" that need this treatment are:
Hellcome!
News
Reviews
Features
Labels
Compilations
Links
Trading

They should preferably have that hand-drawn look to them and all look very different.
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I could try. Do you have any specific band logos you'd like each title to mimic? Like what would you want 'Hellcome' to be like?
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Would be really cool to see some examples, cheers! :D

No, no need to mimic any known logos precisely. Just anything that captures the feel & design of those examples, i.e. they should look more "private pressing '83" than "Music For Nations '88" if you get what I mean...
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I'll give it a shot. I used to do a lot of logos back in the day. Will be in touch soon...
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Great! Looking forward to see your stüffs..
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would love to do some but no scanner
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The Knell wrote:would love to do some but no scanner
A good, in-focus snapshot from a digital camera could probably work. Give it a try.
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i thought hellcome with a gate to hell would be cool but now it's rather an album cover than a logo
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®O©O wrote:Image

:mrgreen:
That's the spirit! Got a larger pic you could email me?
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I whipped up a few rough sketches. Let me know what you think.

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Keir wrote:I whipped up a few rough sketches. Let me know what you think.

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Both "Trading" and "Reviews" looks really cool and definitely useable if you can upgrade them some. Thanx!

I like how the N in Trading looks like a tilted SIREN-S :)
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These are what I've done so far:

Yeah I went with the Thruster style ;)

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And this one I was first going to do for 'reviews', but then I thought to leave it blank, since it's a bit more elaborate, any text could be added, even 'Hellcome' if you like the idea at all...

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I was going to add some more stuff to it, but we'll see. I always take copies of drawings after I reach a certain point, that way I can experiment on the copies without worrying about ruining the drawing.
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The 'blank' one looks fantastic! I'd really like to use that one for the Hellcome-opening page. I think just pasting the Olde English-font onto that blank space will work fine. I'm gonna start working on it right away..

Trading/Thruster has a great design initself, but I'm thinking these logos should probably not mimic existing ones too much ..and I'd like to see Keir's finished version too.
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That picture was taken in the evening by tablelight, personally I like the darker look a LOT more, has an older feel, but if it helps you with a whiter one here's such:

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If there's any problems fitting the letters in I can simply draw them in myself.

And hey, all you owe me is a rip of that Cleveland compilation ;)
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