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I think the most important part of the logo is getting a fish that people can recognize as Rybka, this is the best I could come up with:
Since she got a hidden message on her stripes, she works as a standalone logo.
I'm also providing a simplified version:
And finally, if Rybka is to live in an Aquarium, I got a complex version too :)
Please vote on the poll about what you think of this concept, and feedback is appreciated.
^ Old discarded version.
Adding more aggressiveness lead to the fish looking evil, and I didn't want that.
Not my taste, but you know, of course I'm biased :)
Input is appreciated, the main reason I had against your logo is that I didn't think a shark should represent Rybka*, do you think that an animeish character should not represent Rybka?
*And currently, I think the logo should have something to do with chess, or a fish.
@ Felix, recently I saw a logo on TV which almost looks like yours (the avatar). I think it was from a film studio.
> I still think it should be something which can be identified as chess related.
I added squares all over the tank, if that doesn't say anything about chess the next step may be putting chess pieces on it, perhaps turning the other fishes into chess pieces or something.
As for the standalone fish, it was suggested that I add a crown (Queen) to it, I wonder if it's a good idea, as the checkered like fish has been overused.
Yes, I'd like to see Rybka in the Rybka logo :)
Re. chess - it should not be featured prominently, as down the road I'd like to apply the logo to other games. However, chess is the major game and can be viewed as a sort of exemplar for AI, so some trace of chess in the logo is ok.
>However, chess is the major game and can be viewed as a sort of exemplar for AI
You must prefer the wide definition of "artificial intelligence"...
1) It's a bit too cartoonish, the colors are too light.
2) For an official logo, we'd need something a bit simpler. It will need to display properly at smaller sizes or lower resolutions. The rule of thumb is that it should be recognizable as a standard windows icon.
The other common mistake, which you didn't make, is having something which is too terrifying.
It's maybe too simple and symbolizes the tail fin of a fish. But it's very easy to create and modify.
It might be a bit too much on the robotic side, with the straight lines and ultra-wide fin. Maybe it could be a bit curvier, with a slightly more fish-like shape.
Anyway, the concept is interesting, I kind of like it.
I know it doesn't look that fishy, if I make it look more real the symmetry is away and it loses it's simplicity, too... Anyway, I'll try to improve it. The rendered version looks quite good I think, so varying the logo really works excellent.
I think it should still be a bit more Rybka-like, though. I'd move the fins a bit closer together, maybe put a bit more 'ovalness' in the front, etc.
> Are you kidding? there's no single straight line :-)
> I know it doesn't look that fishy, if I make it look more real the symmetry is away and it loses it's simplicity
There are straight lines, so it looks like a man-made object. Nature tends to use curves. Geometry and symmetry are good, though - if you look through the logo collection in the post by Labyrinth, you will see lots of both.
1. Should the Rybka logo be something unique, never seen before among major company logos?
2. Should the Rybka logo contain something which will the average viewer (visitor) make thinking of chess, or at least of any other board game?
(My personal answers would be a strong YES for both.)
If you go for AI, there is no general logo for general AI. Your only option is to go for a logo of a board game, like chess with 8*8 white and black squares.
I think your best option is to go for a logo which has as strong relationship with chess (visually), because any stuff beyond that... excuse me, but that is "future melody". It is not something suitable for now and for the next years. If you choose a logo which points towards a distant future, it may be a great achievement in terms of art & media, but almost no customer around the world will understand it. So what are you going for? The Rybka fans want success for Rybka, not temporary success for short-living sophisticated art...
Just because the meaning of it happens to be burned into my unconscious mind doesn't mean that objectively speaking it makes me think of anything in particular other than "things that might start with M".
In fact, you could argue that even this next logo doesn't indicate anything other than produce.
Chess isn't all that easy to work into a logo either in my opinion, that is without somehow using the ultra cliche' chess piece or chess board (or both).
1) Products change. Imagine if IBM's logo included whatever their first product was.
2) Logos should not be overly complex.
3) Logos don't advertise - they associate.
At least, it is clear that it's a computer product: reference to Turing's death is evident.
Let's make educational software Rybka for Kids, and this logo will be just fantastic - I can apple solutely guarantee it :-)
> 1) It's a bit too cartoonish, the colors are too light.
We can try different colors:
If the saturation is still too high we could try colors closer to grey.
> The rule of thumb is that it should be recognizable as a standard windows icon.
For a 32x32 version pixel art would be needed, just like for the Aquarium GUI icon.
> it has too many parts.
What about getting rid of the lines?
Note that there will always be two versions of the logo. One with just the image, another which includes "Rybka" in very clear text (as in your second example).
> Can you also try removing the letters from the side of the fish?
If it's about making the stripes not say Rybka and making them less evident:
If it's about getting rid of elements:
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