Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by tMP Paul, Aug 2, 2016.
Bit of boobage !
How is this? I'm not sure but think it was easier for the designer to style a cornet.
It is still a tad long, but looks more like a cornet!
now it looks like a deformed cornet instead of a deformed flugel, lol.
How hard is it to copy a picture of a real instrument?
Just keep the bloody logo that's on now ! you tried all sorts and people have told you they don't like them, they have even told you they look nothing like Brass band instruments.
If it aint broke then don't try to fix it as you will probably end up breaking it beyond recognition.
Hi Ianroberts, I've explained the reasons for the new logo, and taking into account time and activity on the board, most votes opted for a new logo. I don't think that we will break the logo beyond recognition if we can work together on it. By no means am I asking you to do this; however, I believe that (usually) things get better when we work together on them.
Apologies for the stretched cornet. The designer said she traced an outline from a Google search. She's graciously offered to give it another go. If anyone would like to help by offering an image of an instrument that we can use in place of the previous-trumpet-current-stretched-cornet, I would greatly appreciate it – I'll offer that to her to trace and add into the logo.
You're working hard trying to please people here, Paul!
Here's some suggestions, in ascending size order:
Of course we have percussion too, valued and integral members of the ensemble - but the group is defined by the brass component, and so I think a percussion instrument wouldn't be quite what you're after.
And some suggestions of things to avoid:
French horn (brass, but not used in a brass band), trumpet of any size (ditto), cornets that look a bit like trumpets (okay on paper, but see people objecting above), saxophones (not brass at all, would make us look rather silly to be represented by one, and would confuse newcomers), other brass instruments from other traditions (e.g. marching band tubas or German oval baritons). Basically, the idea of using an instrument that's brass band specific has a lot of merit. Soprano cornet, tenor horn, baritone, and BBb bass are used pretty much nowhere else other than in British-style brass banding, and offer probably the strongest 'brand recognition' job.
A tip for turning up brass band style versions of instruments - append the word "Sovereign" to your image search. This is a very popular (pretty much the default) brand of instrument within brass bands, and will turn up lots of results that look familiar to bandspeople.
@MoominDave: Many thanks. <sigh of relief>
Updated version w/ a soprano cornet:
Depending on the cost, a complementary idea is to create icons for each of the instruments that @MoominDave listed, so that folks can choose what instrument they want as their avatar.
I really like this one, even without the Bbb, but could the blue be just a tiny shade darker please?
Thank you for the revision. I think that it is a definite improvement over earlier proposals.
Hi @Bbmad, which blue, the darker or lighter shade?
Thanks, @2nd tenor!
For those of us who normally play instruments outside of the brass band world (as my name suggests, I'm a trumpeter first and foremost) but dabble in the brass bands occasionally, would we be able to get a *speaks quietly* trumpet?
Much better, Paul!
As to the icon/avatar thing, what of those of us who play more than one instrument? Let's work on the K.I.S.S. principle!
Good point, @mikelyons. I'll ask the designer to finalize the most recent design and files, and I'll update the site logo and favicon once she's done. Thank you everyone!
I like the rusty kind of "throwback" look of option 2.
And, I have worked in my past as a graphic designer and would be glad to help make icons for free if needed.
i had hoped it had all ended
Please go back to the "proper" logo. The one used at present is indistinct. Why change something that ain 't broken?
I don't think the vote was binding.
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