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bgbennyboy
02-24-2003, 10:17 AM
http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/2.jpg http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/1.jpg

Look at them, ugly as a very ugly thing. You could almost believe they'd been knocked up in 5 minutes in psp.

Anyway, design me a new logo, perhaps keeping the screwdriver theme (perhaps not, do what you want with the logo) and you shall be richly rewarded with my undying gratitude erm...points.
Yes, you can have them all because I sure as hell dont want em. 178 at the time of writing.

I was thinking on the train home 'what can I offer people that I dont really want, is fairly crappy but that some people love?' The answer was obvious.

Gabez
02-24-2003, 10:25 AM
And just to sweeten the deal, Iíll be adding my points too. So thatís about a total of 500 big ones you could walk away with!

scabb
02-24-2003, 10:29 AM
Yes, I too shall contribute my credits toward this noble cause. Providing of course, that the logo is good, and is snapped up by Benny.

bgbennyboy
02-24-2003, 10:34 AM
How can anyone resist now? Thats 828 points.

Thats enough for a change of username, a glowing username and this Beautiful Old Staffordshire Minature Mug (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2616061634&category=)

Metallus
02-24-2003, 11:01 AM
I'll match however many points are offered up by people in this thread, because I haven't abused my powers in well over an hour.

Gabez
02-24-2003, 11:02 AM
And just to make this even more irresistible, Iím going to give the full version of Grom (worth over thirty quid or so) to the best one! Providing itís better than the already existing captions of course. Whatís Grom I hear you cry? Well:

"Grom is a truly epic game by developers Rebelmind that will provide players with loads of pure adventure, a slice of humour, and a touch of mystery to arouse the imagination. It's an aadventure game combining an in depth storyline and tactical real-time combat. Itís easy to get into and combines a powerful interface with a blockbuster movie feeling."

But is it any good?

WWHS gave it 4/5 (http://wwhs.fangames.co.uk/grom-review.shtml)!
PC Gamester gave it 81% (http://www.pcgamester.co.uk/showreview.php?gamename=grom&page=1)!

The answer is yes! So you could win that too. Get logo designing, pronto.

scabb
02-24-2003, 11:50 AM
http://www.anniesflowersandscents.com/images/quickand%20easy.gif

Win!

ZaXeriaw
02-24-2003, 11:56 AM
http://gfworld.grimfandango.net/logos/logo1.jpg

I'm the winner!

scabb
02-24-2003, 11:59 AM
http://www.apaw90.dsl.pipex.com/quickeasybook.jpg


http://www.apaw90.dsl.pipex.com/quickeasy.jpg

QueZTone
02-24-2003, 12:49 PM
http://www.xs4all.nl/~loom/qae1.png
banner like

http://www.xs4all.nl/~loom/qae2.png
icon like - all white

http://www.xs4all.nl/~loom/qae3.png
icon like - colored

Let me know what you think..

Gabez
02-24-2003, 01:37 PM
Wow, those are really nice QueZTone. I like the gears :)

Maybe a bit bigger though?

MrManager
02-24-2003, 02:00 PM
Too tired to make anything good. I do however find it amusing. :~

http://www.scummbar.com/remi/qe.jpg

QueZTone
02-24-2003, 03:00 PM
Gabez, ill make a bigger version of it tomorrow

Remi, lol :p

Metallus
02-24-2003, 03:12 PM
I'm wondering if the use of the Golden Guy should be avoided in the Q+E logo, since that is probably some sort of infringement.

bgbennyboy
02-24-2003, 03:44 PM
Hmm maybe, then again ScummRev ripped off golden guy and got away with it. On balance its probably better not to use it.

murta
02-24-2003, 06:08 PM
Maybe a picture of Britney Spears with "Quick And Easy" underneath, would that work?

Metallus
02-24-2003, 06:11 PM
Hahaha banned.

murta
02-24-2003, 06:35 PM
You wouldn't dare ;)

(would you :( )

murta
02-24-2003, 06:47 PM
http://www.btinternet.com/~c.j.murtagh/pics/lecqae2.jpg

I want a free mug :o

Feral
02-24-2003, 06:47 PM
http://www.chickens.btinternet.co.uk/lecqe2.jpg http://www.chickens.btinternet.co.uk/lecqe2sm.jpg

There you go...not very good, but allright, I suppose.

Huz
02-24-2003, 09:01 PM
Gabez's offer of that Grom thing almost made me put in an entry myself.

Then I thought, nah.

I'll offer my points to the winner as well, however many of the damn things I have.

(EDIT: 61! How can you resist?!)

Incidentally, this thread has caused me to click on so many "new window" image links that scrollbars have appeared on my Windows taskbar for the first time ever - well, without me deliberately opening billions of things, that is.

mercatfat
02-24-2003, 09:28 PM
I'll toss in my hundred whatever points, too, however I require that the logo be an animated gif.

Hell, I'll give a hundred points to the first person to post an animated logo that isn't total crap.

Jake
02-25-2003, 02:57 AM
Here's my ridiculous first attempt. Its main faults are that it has nothing to do with LEC or being a tool/utility program, both of which should negate it from the race. Its main strong point is that it is shiny, and looks sorta like an old movie or cereal title.

http://www.mixnmojo.com/jake/qandelogo1.gif

ZaXeriaw
02-25-2003, 04:15 AM
http://gfworld.grimfandango.net/logos/quick.jpg

GO! GO! GO for it!

QueZTone
02-25-2003, 04:47 AM
That's very slick indeed, Jake :) Very stylish, like you said, like a movie :)

QueZTone
02-25-2003, 05:24 AM
http://www.xs4all.nl/~loom/qaelogo.png

C Shutt
02-25-2003, 07:17 AM
I think this contest is over.

Gabez
02-25-2003, 08:02 AM
http://wwhs.fangames.co.uk/temp/quickandeasy.jpg

Pretty dumb, I know. :)

Spaff
02-25-2003, 08:11 AM
hahahaaha im going to contribute to this.
also you can have all my points.. ive got like 8 or something.

p. si love your avatar scabb.. together we are a team :)

Riffage
02-25-2003, 08:50 AM
i suck at this, looked good before PS decided to "optimise" it, anyway you can have my points if you win, because im only going to abuse the forums with them anyway

murta
02-25-2003, 09:09 AM
That's bootiful Jake, simple but effective :afro1:

murta
02-25-2003, 10:16 AM
http://www.btinternet.com/~c.j.murtagh/pics/lecqaecut.jpg

wampa_one
02-25-2003, 10:18 AM
I think Carl Shutt's logo design is genius, pure genius

:D :D :D

murta
02-25-2003, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by wampa_one
I think Carl Shutt's logo design is genius, pure genius

:D :D :D

I know, I think professional design artists should be banned from this competition it's just not fair on us :(

bgbennyboy
02-25-2003, 01:40 PM
Woah those are all bloody good. Murta, Jake and Queztone's especially.

This thread is pure madness. Cheers to everyone who's offered points, and to Gabez for offering a freaking game as a prize!

Jake
02-25-2003, 04:20 PM
Quez i really like that one with the gears, and Murtas with the scissors.

Quez mind if I try my hand at that gear look with the LEC "purple L bar" when I get home tonight?

QueZTone
02-25-2003, 04:40 PM
Jake, sure. Go ahead :) I was thinking along the same lines when I made it. I thought; hmm, this is a good start, its a good logo. Now I should let Jake make something fancy out of it :D

elTee
02-25-2003, 04:57 PM
Bloody hell, you take one night off to go to the pub and then the next thing you know the forums explode! Right, I'm gonna go do a new logo. Wahey!

Alien426
02-26-2003, 07:36 AM
http://www.schlenck.de/images/qne04.jpg

My approach is very simplistic. Anyway, I need the points so badly... not. The contest is fun and therefore I will donate my points to the winner and try to come up with something better.

C Shutt
02-26-2003, 08:03 AM
In the unlikely event that someone other than myself wins, I will also donate my stash of points.

Hellbeard
02-26-2003, 08:03 AM
LoL, Here is My Pitiful attempt...
http://www.apaw90.dsl.pipex.com/head.jpg
LoL, I should at least get an A for effort;)

Hellbeard, get a lycos (http://www.lycos.co.uk) account to offsite link.

Haggis
02-26-2003, 06:02 PM
Meh... I uploaded the bmp file, because the JPG compression in Paint is sucky (yes, I made it in Paint). It's probably illegal to steal borrow things from the LEC site, but what the heck: http://www.geocities.com/haggisnl/quick_easy.bmp (If the link doesn't work, type a space after it and try again.)

edit by scabb:
http://www.apaw90.dsl.pipex.com/meep.jpg

edit by me: thanks

InsoFox
02-26-2003, 07:19 PM
I have emerged from the depths of #monkey-island to contribute to this contest. But it turned out sucky, so never mind:

http://www.pedgey.co.uk/quickeasy.jpg

ThunderPeel2001
02-27-2003, 12:16 AM
Here's my attempt! :)

http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.com/johnsstuff/logo-final.gif

and here's a smaller alternate one...

http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.com/johnsstuff/logo-test2.gif

As for the actual icon, I always thought the Sam N Max one provided with Q+E 3.5 looked very nice on my desktop! ;)

~ Johnny

Metallus
02-27-2003, 12:43 AM
Heh, I really like that one, 'Peel.

Jake
02-27-2003, 12:47 AM
TP that's really really nice. I like the larger one better. The logo typography needs some work but that computer illustration is realllly nicely done!

ZaXeriaw
02-27-2003, 07:02 AM
This one is created very quick :)

http://gfworld.grimfandango.net/logos/qelogo2.jpg

Haggis
02-27-2003, 08:14 AM
http://www.geocities.com/haggisnl/quick_easy.html
Bleh, I suck at this. The banner wouldn't be bad, I think, if it was called "Lucas Quick & Easy"... :Ģ

scabb
02-27-2003, 10:27 AM
http://www.apaw90.dsl.pipex.com/dwayneQE.gif

elTee
02-27-2003, 04:19 PM
Heh, thats a good one Scabb! Mine were attempts at serious ones that, well, failed. I'll upload them, as soon as this DAMN ftp loads up.

edit:
Still having problems with the FTP, so I uploaded them to geocities.

attempt 1 (http://www.geocities.com/lucastones/lecqae.jpg )
attempt 2 (http://www.geocities.com/lucastones/lecqae2.jpg )
(as its geocities, you need to put a space at the end of the URL after the link is opened.)

I don't really think either of them have been done too well, but what can ya do? Meh.

mercatfat
02-27-2003, 06:25 PM
That's 100 credits for scabb. Congrats.

Riffage
02-28-2003, 06:59 AM
scabb wins cause i said so

Thrik
02-28-2003, 12:52 PM
http://bleh.theincursion.co.uk/qaebig.gif

EDIT:-
If by some insane stroke of luck you choose mine, I can change the text. I put "LucasArts" automatically, but everyone else seems to have put LEC.. so I'll change it if need be. ;o

bgbennyboy
02-28-2003, 02:17 PM
Ok then, so far the frontrunners are:
Queztone
Jake
Murta
Thrik
Thunderpeel

I'll leave it about a week for other entries/refinements or whatever then choose a winner and produce a final logo. Also dont forget the icon everyone. The current one is 32x32 256 colours but as you know they come in 16x16 and 48x48 varieties too so mess with as you wish.

elTee
02-28-2003, 02:55 PM
LucasTones bookmakers are offering 7/3 on QueZtone!

ThunderPeel2001
02-28-2003, 03:36 PM
Glad you liked my attempt, there are some really nice logos out there!! (I love Thrik's!)

JAKE: What would you change about the logotype? I'm aware there's compression visible too (thankfully I have the original BMP file!). I'd really be interested in your comments!

Thanks!

~ Johnny

Alien426
02-28-2003, 03:38 PM
Apart from the possible problem with copyright infringement I love Thrik's logo! Very well done.

QueZTone's cogwheels should interlock and get a little touch up (more round). Otherwise the "L" logo rules.

Thrik
02-28-2003, 04:31 PM
I looked at LucasArts' website before nabbing the logo, and I did find this quote in their About Us section:

The Gold Guy should never be used independently as a logo. It may be incorporated as a separate element for design purposes only. The Gold Guy's pose and appearance should not be altered.

Which was directly below an actual psd (basically the source file) for the logo.

All I did was take him seperately and incorporate him into a design. I did not change anything, except for his angle. I seriously doubt LucasArts will cry anyway, especially since Scumm Revisited has used (and edited) it.

If you're *that* upset I could put something else there. :p

MrManager
02-28-2003, 04:39 PM
I doubt LEC will care one way or another. If they start complaining you can put in an image of George Lucas instead. ¨

scabb
02-28-2003, 05:55 PM
Thrik wins. Not only is at an excellent idea of how to 'do up' the scene, but the photoshopping skills are also somewhat mad. Maybe the

The icon might be a problem though :/

Also, is it just me, or does Lucastones second one appear to be moving?
http://www.apaw90.dsl.pipex.com/lecqae2.jpg

elTee
02-28-2003, 06:26 PM
Heh, well the LEC bit has a motion blur. Other than that, it shouldn't move. I am aware that the "quick and easy" bit isn't very clear either.

MrManager
02-28-2003, 06:26 PM
My personal favorite is Thrik's also. The icon could just be the gold guy or LeChuck's face or something.

bgbennyboy
02-28-2003, 06:43 PM
Agreed, I like Thrik's best so far too.

Here's what it'd look like as part of Q+E

About Box (http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/ThrikLogoQE.jpg)
Splash Screen (http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/ThrikLogoQE2.jpg)

Pretty damm good, of course others could refine their designs or make new ones, the contest is still wide open for another week.

QueZTone
02-28-2003, 07:00 PM
*desperate attempt to save L logo*

http://www.xs4all.nl/~loom/quick3.png

i like Thrik's too. For the start up screen its perfect. With the lettering i put there, I think it looks a bit more professional.

The icon could then still be think L logo *wink* *wink*

bgbennyboy
02-28-2003, 07:26 PM
That variant is nice too, I still very much like the Queztone cog logo.

For good measure here are what the other frontrunners look like:
Queztone (http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/JQuest.jpg)
Jake (http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/Jake.jpg)
Murta (http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/Murta.jpg)
Thunderpeel (http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/Thunderpeel.jpg)

Thrik
02-28-2003, 07:44 PM
The cogs do look nice. I wouldn't mind splitting a prize if you did decide to use that one. :p

C Shutt
02-28-2003, 07:45 PM
Am I the only one who likes bgbennyboy's original logo best?

bgbennyboy
02-28-2003, 08:09 PM
Yes ¨

Bob Gnarly
02-28-2003, 08:18 PM
i wanna submit a pic but what is this Quick And Easy?

scabb
02-28-2003, 08:31 PM
A frontend for all things used to run lucas arts adventures. Eg ScummVM and VDMSound. Go here (http://quick.mixnmojo.com)

Bob Gnarly
03-01-2003, 09:04 AM
thanks

sheaday6
03-01-2003, 12:33 PM
jesus, you have to pay for attachments!? can someone loan me 95 points so i can put my mildly amusing picture up?

Gabez
03-01-2003, 01:40 PM
Or you could just put it up on Geocities, or send it to me and I'll put it up somewhere, isn't it?

Bob Gnarly
03-01-2003, 01:49 PM
actually all you have to do to make it appear from any site is add http://invis.free.anonymizer.com/ before the http:// part and it will appear, even from geocities

BooJaka
03-01-2003, 03:16 PM
Hey, the man's right. I never knew that.

elTee
03-01-2003, 06:07 PM
Thats a damned useful link WHEN THE FTP WON'T WORK TO YOUR OWN DAMN SITE

Bob Gnarly
03-01-2003, 06:28 PM
ummmm sarcasm or, just accedently pressed caps lock

elTee
03-01-2003, 08:06 PM
It was UNBRIDLED ANGER! DAmn, hit [caps] again...

ThunderPeel2001
03-01-2003, 08:12 PM
Great tip there KingPin, thanks!

When's the closing date for this marvellous compo anyways?

~ Johnny

ThunderPeel2001
03-01-2003, 08:14 PM
Oops, nevermind! Found it anyway!

~ Johnny

ThunderPeel2001
03-01-2003, 08:18 PM
Ok! I've added a LucasArts logo to design (not sure if this is a good idea or not though :/)

I also slightly touched up the Max icon that was used in Q+E 3.5 - I think it looks cool on a desktop!

http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.co.uk/johnsstuff/logo-final5.gif
http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.co.uk/johnsstuff/maxicon.gif

Here's another icon using Queztone's excellent logo...

http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.co.uk/johnsstuff/icon.gif

Any comments/ideas welcome (although I think Thrik has got this one in the bag! :))


Cheers!

~ Johnny

Jake
03-02-2003, 12:44 AM
Competition is really heating up! Nice. I still like TP's the most so far. Thrik's I think is really really good, but I think the joke's been done already to a degree with the Mojo "back from the dead" site (and the screwdriver doesnt quite fit). I also like that TP's denotes frustration with the computer. Queztone's cog/gear logo is also pretty inspired. Benny I think you're ****ed as far as deciding a winner goes. Well, I'd be at least if I were in your shoes.

sheaday6
03-02-2003, 10:21 AM
http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/1720766.jpg

mine appeals to all ages, doesn't it make you wanna buy whatever it is this logo is selling

elTee
03-02-2003, 10:34 AM
Is that Jade?? Lol, made me laugh anyway, thats a great one!

BooJaka
03-02-2003, 10:54 AM
Gee, that's just creepy...

ZeroXcape
03-02-2003, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by Metallus
I'll match however many points are offered up by people in this thread, because I haven't abused my powers in well over an hour. Not to be upstaged by Metallus, I'll double any points that he makes up with his admin powers.

ptdc
03-02-2003, 12:19 PM
Aww my effort just looks shoddy compared with a lot of the others:
http://www.xenolith.btinternet.co.uk/caustics.jpg
Note: Not one photon was harmed in the making of this picture.

Bob Gnarly
03-02-2003, 01:50 PM
well mines simpsle but i think it looks really good

http://www.picturehosting.net/image.php?user=Sentinel&image=Sentinel-1046630658.jpg

what do you think?

Ztev
03-04-2003, 09:56 PM
Here's my attempt:

Main Logo:

http://invis.free.anonymizer.com/http://www.geocities.com/heresstuff/qe_logo4.jpg


Shortcut Icon:

http://invis.free.anonymizer.com/http://www.geocities.com/heresstuff/qe_shortcut.jpg



I like Thriks and Thunderpeels the best, and QueZtones' logo is good too.

murta
03-04-2003, 10:11 PM
^WOW^

Ztev
03-04-2003, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Haggis
It's probably illegal to steal borrow things from the LEC site
You mean like this?

http://invis.free.anonymizer.com/http://www.geocities.com/heresstuff/website.jpg

ThunderPeel2001
03-04-2003, 11:12 PM
Nice logo Ztev! The icon looks cool too! (Plus your mock LA.COM one is funny!)

~ Johnny

elTee
03-05-2003, 04:39 PM
I like the artwork, but the phrase "doing what LucasArts won't" doesn't sound very pro-LEC fan community. I mean, they are *slowly* re-releasing games that work in XP etc. Never-the-less, a very good logo!

Ztev
03-05-2003, 06:19 PM
Heh heh. Yeah, I thought that slogan kinda comes off sounding like that. It's a joke that's not meant to be mean-spirited but it sounds like it. Anyway, it's easily removed.

ThunderPeel2001
03-05-2003, 07:54 PM
Why change it when it's true?

~ Johnny

ThunderPeel2001
03-06-2003, 02:29 AM
Minor changes...

http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.co.uk/johnsstuff/logo-final5.gif

~ Johnny

ThunderPeel2001
03-07-2003, 03:57 AM
An alternate version without the LucasArts' logo.

http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.co.uk/johnsstuff/logo-final6.gif

That's it! I need to get out more! :)

~ Johnny

Atalante
03-08-2003, 08:03 PM
http://www20.brinkster.com/delinquency/lecquick.jpg

it is......quick and easy!!!!!

QueZTone
03-08-2003, 09:57 PM
!!! and not working :)

but maybe that was the joke? oh now im all confused!

Atalante
03-09-2003, 08:17 AM
mhhhh...

ītry right-mouseclick-load image and when it still won't load try here (http://www20.brinkster.com/delinquency/lecquick.jpg)

that should work :D

ptdc
03-09-2003, 01:16 PM
Ahhh! It doesn't!

Alien426
03-09-2003, 02:10 PM
Type a space after the file name in the address bar and press enter.

A real beauty!

BooJaka
03-09-2003, 03:20 PM
Ahh. A long quest in order to feast on the sweetest juice within.

It's absolutely beautiful too

ptdc
03-09-2003, 04:06 PM
I'm speechless. I think I'm going to cry. ;)

Jake
03-09-2003, 04:11 PM
http://www.mixnmojo.com/jake/tpqetitle.gif

Heres the results of an hour of me tooling around with TP's, which I hope I haven't ruined. The stuff I did to it still needs a lot of work.

ThunderPeel2001
03-09-2003, 08:35 PM
Great work Jake! Love the logo type! Still needs a little something though :/ Hmmmm :(

~ Johnny

ThunderPeel2001
03-09-2003, 09:06 PM
Here ya go! Here's Jake's with a little messing around. Hope you like it!

http://www.monkeystealsthedrum.co.uk/johnsstuff/jake+tp.gif

There's a space to put the version number too, BG!

~ Johnny

Jake
03-10-2003, 02:12 AM
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