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Jacqusie

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New Logo for prog 2000?
« on: 02 September, 2016, 01:59:41 am »
Hey Thargs Droids, hows about a new logo for the big one in a few weeks time?

The old one (acrosss the top of the prog) looks like it's had it's day and never really looked like 2000AD (Zeros) more 2oooAD (letter 'Os' ) - which is all sorts of wrong really apart from in a 70's comedy sketch.

I like the fan logo though & you should very much bring this back to the fore & keep it going.

Ta muchly

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #1 on: 02 September, 2016, 07:07:07 am »
The design of the current masthead and the comic's very name (furthermore, the brand) both go against conventional thinking, but arguably that's kind of the appeal.

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #2 on: 02 September, 2016, 09:07:46 am »


The current logo is only 2 years old.


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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #3 on: 02 September, 2016, 09:20:25 am »
It's not been that long since the JDM logo was aligned to the 2000AD logo, so I doubt there's much desire to misalign them again.

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #4 on: 02 September, 2016, 02:56:55 pm »
The design of the current masthead and the comic's very name (furthermore, the brand) both go against conventional thinking, but arguably that's kind of the appeal.


The comics name is not in question, I was glad they didn't change the name to 3000AD or something godawful. I suppose it's personal taste, but forgive me when I say that 2000 is a number rather than the number two followed by 3 letter 'o's...

I take the point that they have matched the meg's fonts to the prog in recent years and that it's only 2 years old, but that's never seemed to stop the design team in the past, I recall one logo was for less than a year I think...

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #5 on: 02 September, 2016, 07:03:42 pm »
The comics name is not in question, I was glad they didn't change the name to 3000AD or something godawful. I suppose it's personal taste, but forgive me when I say that 2000 is a number rather than the number two followed by 3 letter 'o's...

They're zeros. 0s look like Os. Making 0s narrower than Os, (or slashing a line through them), wasn't really a thing 'til a few decades ago, (mainly 'cos of computer programming, I would imagine).

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #6 on: 02 September, 2016, 10:41:14 pm »

They're zeros.



I know they are, but as I said - it maybe personal taste - that they don't look like they are to me. I'm expressing a personal opinion which I know isn't to everyone elses taste. Of this I am aware.

I merely thought with the 2000th issue there may be a chance of a design change too, no harm in asking is there? (or is that a daft question on here these days?)

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #7 on: 02 September, 2016, 11:42:08 pm »

I know they are, but as I said - it maybe personal taste - that they don't look like they are to me. I'm expressing a personal opinion which I know isn't to everyone elses taste. Of this I am aware.

So, what would make them look like zeroes to you?
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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #8 on: 03 September, 2016, 01:16:13 am »
Jacqusie has a point, albthough  I don't agree with with his general position - all previous 2000AD logos, even the more ghastly ones, have had more vertically elongated zeroes than the current one, potentially making them more visually distant from notionally ciircular Os. FWIW I think the current logo and cover dress work very well.

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #9 on: 03 September, 2016, 11:26:44 pm »

I know they are, but as I said - it maybe personal taste - that they don't look like they are to me. I'm expressing a personal opinion which I know isn't to everyone elses taste. Of this I am aware.

So, what would make them look like zeroes to you?


If I were Tharg for a day I would quite happily revert back to the fan logo enlarged with no mast head. But I know that's living in the past, yet it did happen once before after 3 mast head designs gave way back to just the redesigned fan logo, which I though gave the art more room & the cover more impact.

However I also know you have to rack the progs in WHSmith & the mast head logo does a job for this, it's just again my personal taste that I don't like the fat bottom's on the '0'. They look more like machined nuts to me.

The logo re-design question - this being in the suggestions - wasn't a bad shout out I thought, after all when we hit prog 949 the fan logo blew up with Rogue Trooper cover... and for the next week we were all treated to this beauty...  :|  Zargasm ey?


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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #10 on: 04 September, 2016, 12:51:29 am »
It's not just that the logo is relatively new, we were treated online to variants as the droids compared options and reasoning behind spacing, barcode, etc. The prospect of Tharg juggling prog 2000AD content and also deciding to rejig the logo is about nil*

Never looked at the zeroes and thought they resembled anything else.

* I said 'about'. He could.

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #11 on: 04 September, 2016, 12:01:35 pm »
I hated that '90s masthead design! I love what we have now. I hope it doesn't change.

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #12 on: 04 September, 2016, 09:06:39 pm »
I hated that '90s masthead design! I love what we have now. I hope it doesn't change.


I'm not being funny Richard, but I don't see that much difference myself. Still I seem to remember it wasn't as if we had to wait too long for that one to go the other one when the prog suddenly shrank!

Ah well what is in store for the mighty 2000 prog will all come to pass soon enuff, as long they don't change the name ey?

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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #13 on: 08 September, 2016, 10:46:07 am »
I was wondering what this 'fan logo' Jacqusie kept referring to was? Had some squaxx/fan/reader submitted a logo and Tharg'd used it one time and I hadn't noticed/remembered? So I Googled it and realised Jacquise meant this:

Yes, I suppose it does look like a fan you'd use to cool yourself down with, doesn't it.  :lol:

Personally speaking I don't think the original logo has ever been bettered 'though I do have a soft spot of the 'chrome' logo but now I'm just showing my age!  :-[
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Re: New Logo for prog 2000?
« Reply #14 on: 08 September, 2016, 01:00:04 pm »
I was wondering what this 'fan logo' Jacqusie kept referring to was? Had some squaxx/fan/reader submitted a logo and Tharg'd used it one time and I hadn't noticed/remembered? So I Googled it and realised Jacquise meant this:

Yes, I suppose it does look like a fan you'd use to cool yourself down with, doesn't it.  :lol:

Could I have done with one of those logo fans during the FCBD2016 signing in Orbital!  So hot!