As for the front image I'd really prefer the emblem rather than the crossed pitchforks, I just think don't think it will work as well. With the emblem you have a purely circular design that can blend seamlessly with the rest of the coin, whereas with the crossed forks you'd have to have it surrounded by a field which would break up the design. That's not to say the logo is bad (not at all, it's awesome), I just think the emblem woks much better in this instance.
I got the same impression, it has much broader recognition being in the majority of the art that's been made so people are generally want to see it on anything related to OP. I use the fact that it won't fit well as my primary argument, but that fact also brings along a lot of other questions that need to be answered if we end up using it. With the emblem we have the coin pretty much ready, we just need to settle on the obverse image and the various text options. If we switch to the logo we'll pretty much have to start from scratch, what metal do we want for the base? what color should the field behind the logo be? if we don't use silver for the coin (and I wouldn't the logo should stand out) should we get the option for two tone metal? should the field be smooth? do we want to use one of the surface finishing options?We would need to get a consensus for each of those questions and probably dozens of others I can't think of at the moment, and I've never seen something designed by committee like that turn out all that well. That's not to say the shouldn't be input into the design, but if we put every little decision up for a vote we'll never get it finished. I suppose there's no rush on getting it done, but my preference would be to get the design done and get the first order in as soon as possible rather than wait till closer to D-Day to place the order.
Ok, that is awesome Does anyone else feel that the coin's surface could use a little texture in order to break up the blank space?Maybe the date could get worked in there somehow, Like : Operation M 2A 0Y 1 4 Pitchfork
If we do use the date, we won't be able to reuse the die in the future.
I voted for the logo....however after I saw the logo on the coin, I've come full circle back to the emblem.Emblem all the way.
As a graphic designer, I can say that a client would kill you if you gave them the crossed pitchforks. (Then again, they may love you for it because half the time they always prefer the crappier version... )Anyway, the emblem just makes more sense graphically. A personal preference though would be to have 3 prongs instead of 4- each aligned to one of the 3 stars. This is all just IMHO by the way:Three prongsIt would be more balancedIt greatly symbolises our attack on the lines towards the Vanduul star systems (see: http://imageshack.us/a/img28/1576/5au.gif)It would mean you wouldn't have to have that 'floating' prong (2nd from the right) hanging thereThere's no need to emulate the pitchforks in the crossed-pitchforks logoThe middle prong would obviously have to be bigger so it doesn't look unbalanced though. I know having them exactly aligned to the stars would mean the pitchfork is narrower though- so perhaps the outer forks don't need to be aligned to the stars? Or, the stars could be scaled up so that their 'points' are aligned to the wider pitchfork? Again, this is just all my opinion
With the crossed-pitchforks logo, it always bugged me how the top-left pitchfork wasn't aligned with the vertical axis of the Orion star as well. So yeah, emblem all the way!
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