The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

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The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Xerxes on Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:42 pm

Dear all,

Big news!

TC and I have been busy rehashing and totally remaking the UKCS logo from the ground up using high quality vector artwork as the base. This is great for UKCS because we've only ever had the small (754px by 405px) version to do things with, and whilst the version we have gives us some flexibility in what we can do in terms of editing, it was restrictive for anything other than small scale purposes. Over the next few days we'll be updating all the logos on the UKCS site to reflect the brand new logos. We will also remake the UKCS logos "Megapack" with the same variety of image types in it at the same resolution as has been available before to the public . :)

We've gone through and improved nearly every single part of the master logo, including the quality and vibrancy of parts of it. This remake from the ground up has also given us a fully editable and customisable document that we can use for any further changes or alterations to the logo in future. To give you a kind of benchmark of how large we've made it, the resolutions were:

Old Version: 754px by 405px
New Version: 21384px by 11486px

This equates to a change in size of 2,836% from the original size and to show it all at full resolution would require 12 by 11 (132) 1080p monitors side by side!

Why so big? We're entering into new territory with UKCS, both in the quality and level of service we provide and the number of regular users that we have. This new sized logo gives us the flexibility to create high resolution print work (think posters/banners) for events, and also start a new branching out into new areas for UKCS! This increase in resolution means we could potentially print the UKCS logo at 71" (1.8m) wide at 300dpi - the same pixel density that laser printers use. In practice we can print even larger as most large scale printing uses a lower dpi! To give you an idea of the size of our large scale version, there's a portion of the logo at the same size as the existing logos here. Hint: It's the end of the gun.

We've also improved the logo somewhat; all the layers use high resolution photoshop layer effects, we've altered parts to make them more aesthetically pleasing and we've moved away from using the generic Counterstrike logo. This is prescriptive of the fact that UKCS is no longer just about Counterstrike, but also that UKCS is still growing and a more general logo is more appropriate; TC and I have spent hours and hours custom crafting a figurine that is reminiscent of the original Counterstrike logo but refreshingly different at the same time - I'm sure you'll all agree this is a great step forward!

Without further ado, I present to you the new logo (hover over it to see the old logo at the same size):

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Not only this, but the existing standalone DoD and TF2 logos have also been rebuilt using similar methods and to the same approximate sizes. We'll be using these in game and for game advertising, but we'll be using the standard UKCS logo for all print work. As before, hover over to see the old version of the logo.

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Cheers!
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby {TPUK}Advocate on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:19 pm

those look so much better - endless amounts of awesome coming from UKCS this week.


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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Deez.Nuts on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:23 pm

TF2 Logo is sweet! great job guys
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby cowboyfromhell on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:23 pm

Another awesome addition - the difference is incredible! :D
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Bourne_inFINity on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:27 pm

Stop updating UKCS, hard to keep up with all these new awesome things you guys bring to this community ;)
(Just kidding, awesome work by everyone who is involved :D)
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Shyman on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:48 pm

Those look awesome! :cheers:
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Supashadow on Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:16 pm

Great work :)
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby TheChrisD on Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:42 pm

I hope that there will be SVG versions available for download for those that want to use them :D
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Xerxes on Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:52 pm

Chris, because of the way the original logos were made we couldn't port them fully to SVG with any real fidelity so we can't release anything like that. Sorry! :(
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Dragneil on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:48 am

Nice Logo's, good job
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby CreamPoet on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:54 am

Looks great.


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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Xerxes on Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:12 am

If you want to get the latest version of the UKCS Logo pack, just have a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=56033. :)
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Snowbat on Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:14 pm

Nice logos. Simple yet immediately recognizable.
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby frankieGG on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:21 pm

Nice work there you havnt strayed too far from the original so its still recognisable as the ukcs logo good work
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Joss on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:58 pm

Any need?


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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Jonas|UKCS| on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:23 pm

Nice logo's! ;)
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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby Tweezy on Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Great work on the new logo! Was the original format an SVG by any chance?


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Re: The UKCS Logo - All new and improved!

Postby PandaBytes on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:18 pm

Impressive, clean and crisp, chimes with me :)


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