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  • #716
    AvatarRezwan
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    I just got off the phone with Eric. He asked, with much restraint and politeness, how the quarterly newsletter was coming along.

    I’m working on it! Really.

    Yet I seem to be blocked. And I realize, part of the block is the dearth of a logo. When Eric sends out his LPP newsletters, they have that lovely LPP logo.

    The Focus Fusion Society doesn’t have its logo yet.

    This has been a partial barrier to the website design. After all, the site should kind of fall around the organization’s logo, in terms of coloring and font and such.

    So – I’m going to go with a simple text title for now. But I want all you fine logo designers out there to submit some logos and let’s choose something – pull together our professional look.

    Note:
    The newsletter only goes out to financially contributing members of the Focus Fusion Society – become one now!
    Contribute because you want to support, us, though. The posts appear on the website by the next day. It’s not a big elitist discrepancy. Just an organizational issue that benefits paid donors. Takes a little formatting to add the articles to the site. No biggie.

    OK! Logos, people! Submit away!

    #5763
    Avatarbelbear
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    Here is my proposal for an FFS logo..

    I borrowed the view from the business end of FF-1, where matter is to be converted to energy.

    This circle-in-circles logo could also involve into a logo for focus fusion in general, to be painted one day on power stations, ships, trains…

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    #5765
    AvatarRezwan
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    Thanks Belbear! It looks great! Dynamic. I feel James Bond might pop out at some point.

    #5766
    Avatarbelbear
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    Rezwan wrote: Thanks Belbear! It looks great! Dynamic. I feel James Bond might pop out at some point.

    You’r welcome. If you like I can send you the Photoshop .psd files and the “Stop” typeface.

    #5768
    AvatarAeronaut
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    Looks great, Belbear!

    I’m wondering how it would look with the blue text’s centerline lined up with the FF’s. Partly for flow motion, partly to make it a phallic symbol.

    #5771
    AvatarPhil’s Dad
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    Aeronaut wrote: Looks great, Belbear!

    I’m wondering how it would look with the blue text’s centerline lined up with the FF’s. Partly for flow motion, partly to make it a phallic symbol.

    Sooo don’t go there!

    It is a great logo (both versions). Much better than mine. We should run with it. (1 vote)

    #5774
    AvatarRezwan
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    Hmm. Phallic?

    OK, are there other designs out there?

    #5775
    AvatarAeronaut
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    Rezwan wrote: Hmm. Phallic?

    OK, are there other designs out there?

    Symmetrical, if nothing else, once both components share the center line. Didn’t you want to make FF sexy? 😆

    #5777
    AvatarViking Coder
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    I like belbear’s design too, except for the font choice. A simple logo mark is a necessity for branding and this is a good one. The mark can be used widely in place of the name; think about Nike’s swoosh, Apple’s bitten apple, Mastercard’s interlocking circles, etc.

    As for inadvertent connotations, Focus Fusion Society is already handicapped. Urban Dictionary: FFS

    #5779
    Avatarbelbear
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    Viking Coder wrote: I like belbear’s design too, except for the font choice. A simple logo mark is a necessity for branding and this is a good one. The mark can be used widely in place of the name; think about Nike’s swoosh, Apple’s bitten apple, Mastercard’s interlocking circles, etc.

    As for inadvertent connotations, Focus Fusion Society is already handicapped. Urban Dictionary: FFS

    LOL! Not to mention how many definitions for “FF” there already are!

    #5786
    AvatarPhil’s Dad
    Member

    focus fire?

    So close.

    #5791
    AvatarRezwan
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    OK, not sure about the white background. Is there a way to make the background grey? Or is it somehow transparent?

    Also, the circle with circles is cool. At the same time, I was hoping for an image that captures the plasmoid more than the electrodes.

    You know, this thing.

    Also, we need a log for the new http://DensePlasmaFocus.org site – specifically for its forums. Something simple, quick. That’s going live in a few short moments. (It’s bad enough I’m behind on FFS site, now, we have another site).

    #5792
    Avatarbelbear
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    Rezwan wrote: OK, not sure about the white background. Is there a way to make the background grey? Or is it somehow transparent?

    Also, the circle with circles is cool. At the same time, I was hoping for an image that captures the plasmoid more than the electrodes.

    You know, this thing.

    Also, we need a log for the new http://DensePlasmaFocus.org site – specifically for its forums. Something simple, quick. That’s going live in a few short moments. (It’s bad enough I’m behind on FFS site, now, we have another site).

    I hope you got the Photoshop files I sent you? In Photoshop you simply use the “layers” to hide the white background layer to get a transparent logo. Or change the color of the layer to have a different one.

    The white background is what you need for print (white usually prints nothing…). For web use, a transparent GIF is more appropriate. (See attachment, this is a transparent GIF with web color palette)

    If you don’t have Photoshop, I can do that for you. Simply tell me what color (RGB value) and what size you want.

    I chose the electrodes instead of the plasmoid because:

    -Nobody has seen how a plasmoid looks like. Highspeed pictures can’t show the microsocopic structure and the rest is theory.

    -A plasmoid is a rather fuzzy thing, hard to visualize, composed of little mass and a lot of energy.

    -The theoretical shape of a magnetized plasmoid is a microscopic torus, same shape as the huge…. tokamaks! (ok, scientists, shoot me if I’m wrong)

    -I wanted a simple clear-line 2D logo because that offers the most possibilities, whether it be web, printed, painted, tattoo or chiseled in a block of marble in front of the FFS building. 🙂

    -Although a real FF reactor ultimately may have electrodes looking very different than this (Someone here suggested a crown-shape), this is how it started.
    Look at the electronic symbol of a transistor. That resembles a point-contact device. Nobody makes these anymore since the early 1950’s, but that’s how it all started.

    If this FFS-symbol sticks, it will always remind of FF-1, because there can only one be the first.

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