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Title: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: basheesh on July 02, 2014, 06:03:12 PM
Did you guys see the new official logo?

http://dragoncon.org/?q=logo
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Kalibr on July 02, 2014, 06:07:14 PM
I do not like it.  >:( :'(
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 02, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
Looks kind of Comic-Con e ....I didn't think the old one was great but not sure about this one...
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vayliya on July 02, 2014, 06:20:18 PM
I already told DragonCon I didn't like it. It just feels too generic and bland.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: KPK on July 02, 2014, 06:37:58 PM
meh
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Evil Roy on July 02, 2014, 06:40:29 PM
I think the dragon's wings could use a little detail to break up the large swatch of yellow, and I preferred the old "Dragon Con" font, so it's "meh' from me.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vayliya on July 02, 2014, 06:43:45 PM
https://scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10449905_680447765335967_3456698481562785016_n.jpg

This purple edit makes it less awful XD
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 02, 2014, 07:08:15 PM
Purple is much better!
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vayliya on July 02, 2014, 07:25:39 PM
Now if they are willing to compromise and make this change.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Voidhawk on July 02, 2014, 07:29:36 PM
Purple is much better!

Agree!

#moisttornado
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: darthmorbius on July 02, 2014, 08:10:23 PM
I'm giving it a meh....
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vondor on July 02, 2014, 08:37:21 PM
I strongly dislike it.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Joshua on July 02, 2014, 08:40:04 PM
for the first 5 seconds i like it, then instead of growing on me, i began to not like. it looks to generic and cartoonish.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vondor on July 02, 2014, 08:42:23 PM
And, I rarely have strong feelings against anything, either way.  This provokes me.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Charismaryllis on July 02, 2014, 08:44:26 PM
Yeah, meh.  ??? It's better in purple.

Maybe the old corporation owned the old one, so they had to get a new one?
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vondor on July 02, 2014, 09:20:12 PM
Maybe.  or maybe they just wanted a clean break.  Or a marketing firm came up with it.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: basheesh on July 02, 2014, 09:35:25 PM
I'm actually amazed how much better the purple DOES make it. But yeah overall I'm indifferent. I'll miss the old one.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 02, 2014, 09:51:53 PM
Lame
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Confused Mortal on July 02, 2014, 10:47:41 PM
Don't like. Font doesn't match the pic. Wings overly huge and no detail.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Commander-Dan on July 02, 2014, 11:43:30 PM
Does the new logo mean we are no longer spelling "Dragon*Con" with an asterisk...?
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vayliya on July 02, 2014, 11:44:43 PM
Dragon Con Corp no longer uses the *
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Canuckianchick on July 03, 2014, 10:12:32 AM
Blegh- not too impressed with it.
:(

They should have had a contest and have the fans/members comes up with a logo.  Could have been cool!
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 03, 2014, 11:45:28 AM
Does the new logo mean we are no longer spelling "Dragon*Con" with an asterisk...?
I prefer D*C; as in D*CF I will continue to use it until I receive a cease and desist!  ;D
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Tathlynq on July 03, 2014, 11:53:19 PM
Meh......it's okay. I really think they could have done better.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Piratecat on July 04, 2014, 12:51:41 AM
In ten years they'll change it again and then we'll complain about how this one was so much better :)
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: ktetch on July 04, 2014, 10:26:31 AM
Does the new logo mean we are no longer spelling "Dragon*Con" with an asterisk...?
The old company was bought out by a new one about 12 months ago. And as a result, they dropped the *
http://mediarelations.dragoncon.org/2013/07/13/how-to-spell-dragon-con/

And they've been asking constantly for people to drop the * ever since.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: FallenStardust on July 06, 2014, 11:20:09 PM
I am not impressed.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: fsteveb on July 08, 2014, 11:18:39 PM
as The Doctor would say, "Oh you changed the logo. I don't like it."
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: toribrite on July 11, 2014, 11:22:46 AM
I don't like it either... but the purple is much, much better!
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: OB-Wan on July 13, 2014, 10:26:36 AM
Don't like. Font doesn't match the pic. Wings overly huge and no detail.

Exactly.  It looks like they're trying to change it to look more like a "badge" or "shoulder patch" than a decorative piece of art.  It looks like something that should stamped out of metal rather than printed on a page.

The first thing I thought was that it looked kinda "space police"-y.

I also agree that the wings are too large and the head is too small.  And it looks like they copied the head silhouette from a generic Chinese menu.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Charismaryllis on July 13, 2014, 10:43:23 AM
Some ppl on FB are claiming they see a map of north america in the wings... I dunno, maybe. It would explain the poor proportions.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: KPK on July 13, 2014, 11:03:24 AM
I think alot of it is just the coloring is so boring. I definitely do prefer the purple.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Bama Bellatrix on July 13, 2014, 12:27:46 PM
It reminds me to much of Mortal Kombat and I to don't like it
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Commander-Dan on July 13, 2014, 03:38:52 PM
On the Dragon*Con (...yeah, call me a rebel, but I refuse to give up the asterisk) Facebook site, D*C stated that "The logo was based on an original creation by Don Maitz."

However, when I inquired into what specific piece of art the logo was based on, or if Mr. Maitz had any direct input into the logo, my post was left unanswered.

I somewhat wonder if it was loosely based upon this piece by Mr. Maitz...


(http://www.paravia.com/catalog/images/DragonsOnTheSeaOfNight.jpg)
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Joshua on July 15, 2014, 05:21:40 PM
i think the new logo was based on a very cheap DC board asking one of their nephews to draw a new logo and then using that. And apparently that nephew was a fan of cartoons and simplicity.

sorry...i dont care for the new logo.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: OB-Wan on July 15, 2014, 11:32:30 PM
I somewhat wonder if it was loosely based upon this piece by Mr. Maitz...

Now you're talking!

If they had started in the upper right corner of this picture and drawn a box down past the wings and body (not even including the tail and feet) that would have made an awesome logo.

And now I know why the profile of the head looks so much like Chinese menu clip-art.  FLAMES!  You really need flames from the mouth of the dragon.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: o0MadScience0o on July 17, 2014, 11:44:41 PM
I have to say I was and am a pretty big fan of the old logo. It was a bit dated but it was cool. Did need updating though and I would say I'm lukewarm on the new design. Certainly won't affect my con though. It's a blast no matter what the logo looks like. ;)
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: DeathRabbit on July 17, 2014, 11:53:35 PM
Yeah, I gotta say, that really looks rather lackluster. The old one wasn't great either, but at least it had nostalgia value. This looks like they just asked some teenager with self-taught PS skills to make them a logo. They really oughta have a contest to come up with  a new logo. All the various tech geeks and artists that show up at the con, I'm sure they'd get some killer submissions.
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Jesse on July 20, 2014, 11:29:47 AM
I do not like it.  >:( :'(

I do not like the new look as well  :(
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Nintendomanic on July 20, 2014, 12:28:12 PM
Same here.

I really do not like it... but i can live with it

I have to say I was and am a pretty big fan of the old logo. It was a bit dated but it was cool. Did need updating though and I would say I'm lukewarm on the new design. Certainly won't affect my con though. It's a blast no matter what the logo looks like. ;)
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: o0MadScience0o on July 20, 2014, 12:41:20 PM
The more I think about it the more I hope they will take all the feedback they get and use this new logo as a sort of interim situation until they find something better. The idea of taking submissions has been floated all over the interwebs and I think they should take that into consideration, since their con is full of artists and what not. :P Maybe we should start a movement!
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Nintendomanic on July 20, 2014, 06:19:11 PM
i would love it if they did that. we should get a movment going for the logo
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Vayliya on July 20, 2014, 06:28:08 PM
Thanks for digging Commander-Dan :)
Title: Re: New DragonCon Logo
Post by: Khaledalziar on July 20, 2014, 08:02:13 PM
I don't hate the new logo but I think it was as step in the wrong direction bring back the old logo also purple > yellow