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Q: GRAPHIC DESIGN site logo : Who made this ? And why it is like this?

S.M.I was wondering, why our beloved site GRAPHIC DESIGN is having a logo like this. I am not saying it is bad or good. Just curious that who made it, and what was the thought process of making a logo like this.

 
 
4 hours later…
9:47 AM
@Yisela done.
 
10:09 AM
meow
 
hi @Joojaa
prrrr
 
:)
 
10:25 AM
@RandomO'Reilly great edit on the colour scheme Q. Made me retract my close vote :)
 
10:48 AM
@Bakabaka huh?!
 
The original Q was way too broad imho. Your edit brought it down to size
 
ah
yes, i was trying
i have worked with a lot of engineers
:D
and now, i answered
let me know if my answer makes sense?
 
it does, +1!
 
:) thanks
feel that I was rambling
 
maybe I'm getting used to your rambling ;)
 
10:56 AM
LOL
quite possible
you were succinct and dead on regarding the "personal style"
 
thx :)
 
in my experience, though, this "whishy-washy" drives engineers mad
i agree with you - but engineers... ;)
 
I guess that's the weird everlasting conflict between right- and left-brainers
I feel happy to be abble to straddle that line a bit
 
:D
ditto
 
@RandomO'Reilly what post are you talking about
 
ty
 
 
4 hours later…
3:00 PM
@JohnB ack, now I'm feeling I'm answering under the eyes of the print master.
 
currently combing over your answer for mistakes and any that I find will be publicly ridiculed at the greatest degree
 
:D keep 'em coming, those edits!
 
but your answer is what I would have said :)
I'm a bit unclear about this question graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/q/36359/8708
are they asking how to create the actual portfolio, or asking where to start on creating things to put into the portfolio?
 
yeah, I hear you. It's not the clearest of Q's
I added a comment that asks exactly that
 
I don't want to be constructive I just want to chat about it!
also wow @ Brendan's answer!
 
3:13 PM
constructive is for losers
 
3:33 PM
hey there @Joe and @Spartan
and @Noctrine
 
Hey!
 
Joe
hey hows it going all!
 
decent, how are you?
 
Trying to figure out how we refer to this site in shorthand :p
 
GDSE?
that's how we do it
 
3:34 PM
Oh god lol
 
uh oh, Noctrine comes from the other GD
turf war!
 
We just came from GDSE :P
 
Game Design?
 
Joe
@JohnB doing good
 
Dev
 
3:35 PM
ah ok
GraphDes?
sounds Japanese
 
Graph Design?
 
we design graphs sometimes
the tragedy of the morning is I can't find where I put my coffee mug
 
Must be nice. My tragedy is VPN sucks.
 
otherwise I'd go for 'Those wacky right-brainers'.
 
I like your logo
 
Joe
3:38 PM
@JohnB just drink it from the pot save you a few trips to the kitchen
 
Though I liked the filled in version better
 
Joe
@SpartanDonut your thinking the same thing i am, also have logo envy
 
@SpartanDonut nah, Scott kind fo ruined that with his 'clown's nose' comparison
 
Well alrighty then lol
I'm not a great artist but I think I'm going to frequent this room. You seem like good people.
 
Joe
in any case, i've been on a quest if you will... and in game dev i have been posing the question of how to find people interested in collaboration
i thought maybe theres an art / design chat on stack with the same enthusiasm we have over in game dev
and just wanted to pop in and say hi
 
3:42 PM
cool, welcome!
 
@Joe Lots of enthusiasm, but you might find this room empty at certain times :)
and what @JohnB said :)
 
Joe
awesome
@SpartanDonut im thinking about the next game jam
i wonder if theres a design / dev team possibility?!
 
ooh those are fun
 
:( I like the programmer art. It speaks to the possibility, and means you have to impress with the raw creativity of your concept.
 
Joe
true but still, just thinkin out loud - as i do frequently
 
3:48 PM
hehe... 'programmer art' reminds me of the ancient art of using ASCII to create images
 
Joe
yea we still do some of that, i think last jam we had an ascii game... lol
 
retro! :D
 
I have found the mug
 
@Joe When the jam gets proposed again provide your feedback and see how other people feel
 
Joe
i absolutely will, it might not be viable but i do think it would be cool to meet some new peeps and get a feel for the dynamic of working with someone else on the art assets
 
3:59 PM
I'd say we could go the route of ludum dare and have two categories but I don't think we have the participation numbers for that
 
Let us know, I at least am curious!
 
ping a mod in here when the time comes, we'll be happy to pin a notice for you
 
Awesome. Thanks guys
 
Joe
at the very least even if that doesn't take off im considering the best way to setup a small team collaboration for a fast prototype
just really something fun with the end goal of going into a portfolio
 
@JohnB Neat trick!
 
4:13 PM
Thanks, I couldn't see any "texture" so I assume they're referring to the slight opacity?
or maybe the gradient. Not sure
or maybe the inner glow. Or maybe all of the above :P
 
I guess just the combination of effects
 
Oh hey - anyone here use illustrator with a tablet? I've got a Cintiq and PS and was considering getting Illustrator. Seems many of the resources out there for drawing are for Illustrator so I've gained some interest in that realm
 
I have a few times but not that often. I have an old Wacom Bamboo
@Scott would be our resident expert on that but I don't think he's awake yet
 
Trying to learn to do my own art is a long story short anyway
 
They're a lot of fun to use with Illustrator in my experience
 
Joe
4:20 PM
@SpartanDonut is it a regular tablet or a tablet display?
 
I think @Joonas has a Cintiq as well
 
gents, ladies and genderlesses, I'm going to leave you. Working day's past over here.
 
later!
 
see ya!
 
Joe
adios nice talkin to ya!
 
4:22 PM
@Joe same here :D
 
4:56 PM
arg Scott is awake, need to type faster
 
@SpartanDonut I use an Intuos with Illustrator without issues. It's not as helpful as it is in Photoshop. Just the nature of Illustrator is click, click, click-drag, click. Which is much different than Photoshop painting. The tablet is helpful with some things in Illustrator and I'd hate to go back to a mouse.
Photoshop without a tablet means you're only really using 70-80% of Photoshop. Illustrator without a tablet means you're using 90-95% of Illustrator still.
But there are some features in Illustrator the tablet helps with.. mainly the freeform tools - brushes primarily. If you use a lot of brushes or the pencil tool in Illustrator, then a tablet would be helpful.
Otherwise you can probably do without one.
 
5:24 PM
..... not that it matters :)
 
Joe
i think he got dragged into some work stuff he went mia in game dev, he will be back and im sure he will appreciate that
 
5:47 PM
@Scott interesting information. Thanks. It's kind of what I figured... that said, I have minimal experience with Illustrator - I assume given the vector nature of Illustrator, the free form tools still produce vector graphics? For example if I drew with the pencil tool It would produce a line or spline or whatever it's called and I can then manipulate it as I would if I had created the line with another tool?
If so, this could actually really help me because I don't exactly have the steadiest hands and in PS I find myself undoing and trying things again
 
6:02 PM
Anyone else getting merch? I got an email an hour ago or so
 
@Emilie just checked, got the e-mail too
 
@SpartanDonut yes you can rework lines in illustrator
 
woot
 
Cool. I'll probably give Illustrator a go
 
do you use a tablet?
 
6:06 PM
I've got a Cintiq that I've been playing with in PS trying to get better at producing my own art for game dev
 
oOO cintiq
there are some calibration options you can set on your brush to simplify the lines you draw
ultimately makes them look less shaky
 
Yeah what he's doing there / how he's doing it looks really good / what I would like to do
 
All the lines he draws can be selected afterwards and reworked if needed with the mouse
 
Sounds good to me
 
6:27 PM
@SpartanDonut Yes, the freeform tools generate vector items. But you should be aware, Illustrator is not Photoshop. It's an entirely different mindset. Just because you're proficient with Photoshop, it won't mean you necessarily pick up Illustrator easily. I'd encourage you to try the free trial first.
 
Are you able to elaborate on that at all?
 
Some Photoshop masters simply can't work well in Illustrator (and vice versa)
Well Photoshop is painting... just like you'd paint on canvas.
Illustrator is more like working wiht cut out pieces of construction paper (a la South Park animation)
Vector apps are object-oriented, Photoshop is not.
Some people have absolutely no issue using either.
But others find Illustrator terribly frustrating when they come from a Photoshop background.
You shouldn't just assume you can pick up Illustrator and paint the same way you do in Photoshop. They are two separate apps for a reason.
 
Well I'm not exactly great at painting in PhotoShop as it is. I've got PS for photo editing and some basic web design stuff. I'm not really an artist by trade.
I like working with vector graphics though my experience is limited to pretty much InkScape. I find InkScape a little difficult to use though from a UX standpoint
I've not tried pen based work with InkScape either though
At this point, whether I pick PS or Illustrator for my painting is going to come down to which style of painting I prefer. Leveraging the trial is a good idea certainly... but either app I'm going to need significant practice with yet.
 
I find Inkscape a bit difficult to use from a UX standpoint :)
 
Glad to know it's not just me. It's a lot like how I can't really use GIMP because I'm so accustomed to PS... or at least that's my hope as far as the InkScape / Illustrator comparison goes
 
6:42 PM
I find inkscape just odd and unreliable in places. But that may simply be because I'm so accustomed to Illustrator.
If you're not overly proficient in either app... it's a good time to get your feet wet with Illustrator. Some people take to vector work much, much, easier than they do to raster work
 
All good advice. I appreciate the time you've taken to discuss this with me.
 
Not a problem at all. Happy to help
 
Joe
7:08 PM
you are both making me want to buy a new stylus / tablet setup...
 
It's quite nice. I'm just sad I'm not very good at it yet
I definitely prefer it (in PS) over mouse work
I'll be giving Illustrator a go and hopefully I see good results
 
Joe
you get a good deal on your cintiq?
its essentially a display / input right?
 
No deal. Just felt ambitious and I enjoy new toys.
But yeah it essentially acts as a 3rd monitor with pen support
 
Joe
im assuming it needs a video hookup? does it add strain to the gpu?
 
Yeah its got one cable that plugs into video, usb, and power
I don't know what kind of GPU strain there would be... probably nothing that adding another monitor wouldn't do
 
Joe
7:22 PM
i mean im pushing 2 screens on a mac mini
so i dont have a real rig / anyways
you get the big one?
 
Just the 13 inch if I am remembering correctly
Yeah that's the one
 
 
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11:54 PM
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Q: When you say US Large for shirt size, how should I scale it for a UK Large? 2:1?

Mr E. UpvoterThis is mostly a cheeky dig at our friends across the pond :P (not really meant to offend anyone), but I also really don't want to get a t-shirt that doesn't fit after 6 - 8 weeks of waiting. So, can I get some kind of idea on the size please? How big is the difference between large, extra large...

 

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