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  1. 1. What do you guys think of the attached as a new logo?

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15 minutes ago, Sisa Belial said:

It should pick up after xmas when we start putting gig pictures up. Or maybe it's just wishful thinking and I'm wasting my time lol. Either way I'm not going anywhere, I like it here. And thanks, I don't get told often that it's nice to have me around. You'll soon change your mind when you find out how impossible I can be. ;)

T-shirts are a great idea though, what price range would they be?

The price of the t-shirts will be alright I guess. But the shipping costs from the USA are just too high, even for a t-shirt.

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We'd need to see how many people want them first. The guy I know here does short runs, but has a 24 shirt minimum. The run will cost us about $180, then international shipping, plan on that being between $10-20 including packaging, depending on location. If we get two dozen takers, we're looking at an average of $22 per shirt. 

Actually, lemme refigure that since at least half of our regulars are domestic here. I'd suggest we just average it out so everyone who's ordering pays the same. Once we know who's interested, we can figure out a total, it may be a bit less than that. 

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6 minutes ago, GorboGorboze said:

MIA stands for Missing in Action, when a soldier is missing and it is unknown if he has been killed or taken prisoner.

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This banner is kind of a big deal in the States, you see it all over, and relates to the war in Vietnam.

Were you attempting to post this in a different conversation, and if so, do you want me to move it? 

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6 minutes ago, GorboGorboze said: MIA stands for Missing in Action, when a soldier is missing and it is unknown if he has been killed or taken prisoner.

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This banner is kind of a big deal in the States, you see it all over, and relates to the war in Vietnam.

Were you attempting to post this in a different conversation, and if so, do you want me to move it? 

No, Sisa had asked what MIA meant in response to my comment about Cody.

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As a logo and branding designer myself, I have to say that the initial proposal doesn't do it for me. The thumb on the \m/ reads as a "J" when it's small, looks like Juletal Forum.

I am much more in liking of Father's logo as metal, but scrap the diamond plate texture - it's too much. White on black is good, if you wanted to do a fancy texture for the forums I'd stick to brushed metal or rusted metal, something less... diamond platey.

Excellent work FA.

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I want a tshirt too please. I have a friend in America it can be send to and he can post it along with other items for people here so don't worry about international shipping costs. After xmas I hope though because I am financially embarrassed until the new year... 

Thank you for explaining MIA to me GorboGorboza, I feel a bit stupid I didn't know but I have never been to the states, let alone live there.

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On 01/12/2015, 20:38:10, FatherAlabaster said:

Ok, here's my idea for a more "metal" version of the logo. I kept it fairly clean, though I could see it with more spikes or weathering, too. I have a plain version and one with a metal texture. Once the letter forms are in place, it's easy to apply any kind of texture, lighting, or outline to the logo. What do you think? Worth working on?

MFlogo1%20plain%20small.jpg

MFlogo1%20metal%20small.jpg

I REAALLY like it. The only thing is I need to reach a wide audience which is why the logo has to be very simple. By zooming out quite far it's hard to make it out. I've put a project out to tender for Metal Forum to get a huge collection of official Metal Merch for sale on here. Then, we'll do a MF range and FA, if you're up for helping me design some tees and other merch for that I would be most grateful and give you a commission on the sales etc.

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59 minutes ago, dilatedmind said:

I REAALLY like it. The only thing is I need to reach a wide audience which is why the logo has to be very simple. By zooming out quite far it's hard to make it out. I've put a project out to tender for Metal Forum to get a huge collection of official Metal Merch for sale on here. Then, we'll do a MF range and FA, if you're up for helping me design some tees and other merch for that I would be most grateful and give you a commission on the sales etc.

Very cool, understood. Perhaps I could modify it a bit. How small does it need to be while retaining legibility? Happy to talk about logo and merch design further via PM or FB if you like.

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On 04/12/2015 at 7:46 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Very cool, understood. Perhaps I could modify it a bit. How small does it need to be while retaining legibility? Happy to talk about logo and merch design further via PM or FB if you like.

How would do you see it working on one line?

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On 01/12/2015 at 8:38 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Ok, here's my idea for a more "metal" version of the logo. I kept it fairly clean, though I could see it with more spikes or weathering, too. I have a plain version and one with a metal texture. Once the letter forms are in place, it's easy to apply any kind of texture, lighting, or outline to the logo. What do you think? Worth working on?

MFlogo1%20plain%20small.jpg

MFlogo1%20metal%20small.jpg

I think some t-shirts with this would be good. I'll try and organise it with you. I want Metal Forum to appeal to some investors though so a more broad reaching corporate brand would help with that. I had that design work done a couple of years ago now... I think it's time for another push soon!

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On 1/12/2015 at 9:38 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Ok, here's my idea for a more "metal" version of the logo. I kept it fairly clean, though I could see it with more spikes or weathering, too. I have a plain version and one with a metal texture. Once the letter forms are in place, it's easy to apply any kind of texture, lighting, or outline to the logo. What do you think? Worth working on?

MFlogo1%20plain%20small.jpg

MFlogo1%20metal%20small.jpg

The bottom one is...AMAZING! If I wore t-shirts...which I don't...but if I did, then I would have stolen that logo by now and rushed down to the print shop :)

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1 hour ago, Tortuga said:

The bottom one is...AMAZING! If I wore t-shirts...which I don't...but if I did, then I would have stolen that logo by now and rushed down to the print shop :)

What would you wear - hoodie? Lounge pants? Corset? If we're gonna do this, we should do it right. :D

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