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Old June 12 2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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That God-awful ST50 logo...

Every time I see it all I see is the terrible job some intern has done with the logo:





I can't un-see it! gaaaaaaah!
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Old June 12 2015, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

I don't see anything wrong with it at all.
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Old June 12 2015, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

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Old June 12 2015, 02:20 PM   #4
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

The delta isn't the right shape. That's what lewisniven is getting at here. They've warped the sides of it outwards to fit the "50" into the shape.

I agree that once you actually notice it's the wrong shape, it's incredibly hard to un-notice it.
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Old June 12 2015, 02:21 PM   #5
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

Didn't notice before, don't mind now that I see it
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Old June 12 2015, 03:10 PM   #6
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Old June 12 2015, 03:13 PM   #7
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That's epic
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Old June 12 2015, 03:52 PM   #8
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
I don't see anything wrong with it at all.
Same here.
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Old June 12 2015, 04:42 PM   #9
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

It might be a symmetry thing.

Either way, its ok to my eyes. I should ask my wife though who focuses more on symmetry. If it bothers her then, I'll know.
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Old June 12 2015, 04:54 PM   #10
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

My only thing is that the "50" looks like it's hidden and trying to get through, which doesn't exactly scream "celebration" in any form.

But probably more importantly, the sense that I get from this thread is that no one is wow'd by it either, which in itself is a problem since it's supposed to be an important year. "Meh" and "Looks ok" aren't ringing endorsements. Nothing wrong with the logo per se, but not a lot of excitement for it, either. So to me, being bland is more of an offense.
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Old June 12 2015, 05:24 PM   #11
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

It's not like there's any consistency in the delta shape anyway. Each time it's shown (TOS, TNG commbadges, TNG movie logos, alt-Trek) it's a different shape. So, meh.
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Old June 12 2015, 06:22 PM   #12
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

B.J. wrote: View Post
It's not like there's any consistency in the delta shape anyway. Each time it's shown (TOS, TNG commbadges, TNG movie logos, alt-Trek) it's a different shape. So, meh.
And occasionally in different directions.
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Old June 12 2015, 06:29 PM   #13
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

It would have helped slightly if the OP has said what s/he was getting at instead of the Where's-Waldo approach.

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My only thing is that the "50" looks like it's hidden and trying to get through, which doesn't exactly scream "celebration" in any form.
This is probably the best artistic evaluation so far.

Now with the problem(s) established, this thread needs graphical suggestions for a better design.
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Old June 12 2015, 09:18 PM   #14
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

Oh ffs...
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Old June 12 2015, 10:03 PM   #15
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Re: That God-awful ST50 logo...

JWPlatt wrote: View Post
It would have helped slightly if the OP has said what s/he was getting at instead of the Where's-Waldo approach.
The artist distorted the left edge of the Starfleet arrowhead out a bit (literally, just like half a millimeter) in the middle in order to better accommodate the 5 in fifty.
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