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ProjectArgon 3-Color-Logo   [2013]

ProjectArgon 3-Color-Logo Released by :

Release Date :
10 March 2013

Type :
C64 Graphics

Released At :
3-Color-Logo Competition 2013

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at 3-Color-Logo Competition 2013 :  #4

User rating:*********_  8.8/10 (84 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.2/10 (42 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... rexbeng

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/114718/rex.prg (downloads: 455)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/114715/prarg1.kla (downloads: 92)

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User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 1 July 2013
I can still NOT believe, that you used only one charset (max 256 chars) :) Really AWESOME gfx dude :)
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Submitted by prowler on 23 March 2013
Some serious dithering-porn here! The winner imho, excellent use of colours, composition, balance as hacked ut letters. And dtill more readable than the average tag on the street :-)
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Submitted by CONS on 15 March 2013
Very unique approach. This palette indeed creates the illusion of far more colors than three. And its a welcome challenge to read!
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Submitted by Morpheus on 14 March 2013
Fantastic shit dude!
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Submitted by Shaun C on 13 March 2013
Wow, the colour bands over on the right look especially amazing on old VIC-II palette. Still impressive on new VIC-II too.
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Submitted by rexbeng on 12 March 2013
@Monte Carlos, the colors used to pixel this are 11, 14, 8 and 5.
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Submitted by WVL on 12 March 2013
This is great! Also really like that picture from X2012 (glad that I took the time to convert that for you).

Nice to have you on c64!

I do wonder about the colorpalette that you are using though, it's not really like any c64+monitor combination that I've seen.. (then, there are many..)
User Comment
Submitted by Monte Carlos on 12 March 2013
Was this meant to use color combination 11, 14, 10 and 5 instead of 11, 14, 8 and 5? You can watch the effect when you freeze the part and change $d022 to $fa.
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Submitted by Burglar on 11 March 2013
#1 in the dither-pattern compo for sure.

this design screams to be made into a real demopart.

but as a (Pokemon!) logo, still great, but there are a couple better ones.
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Submitted by Frantic on 11 March 2013
At least 144 colors here. :)
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Submitted by Joe on 11 March 2013
Very nice!
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Submitted by Dane on 11 March 2013
How to use dithering.
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Submitted by 2rat on 11 March 2013
Very Interesting, what u have done with 3 Colors ... its a noticeable Logo, no doubt. People who argue with Typeface ... yes its not Helvetica or Times New Roman ... ;-) I would rate it 9 up to 10.
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Submitted by Shine on 11 March 2013
what Spider said :)
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Submitted by spider-j on 11 March 2013
Very nice style! But even after your explanation I have to say: letters are too much "hidden" for my taste.
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Submitted by rexbeng on 11 March 2013
Hello all. Thanks for your comments/remarks. As for the debate on how this is readable or not, well, in my book it is not (pretentious redundancy coming up) absolutely mandatory for a logo to serve as a text-title. There are plenty of logos made this way; graffiti artists and heavy metal fans from Norway can surely attest that :P

Anyway I have made a slipshod image (http://tinyurl.com/d4xllok) with the letters cleared and separated just for the record. I see how the "P" might have confused some people but, really, was it so hard in the end?
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Submitted by Radiant on 11 March 2013
Love the typeface, reminds me of oldschool ASCII. Very skillful use of dithering, and a nice composition. A little too much art and too little logo for me, though - wish the logo had been a more prominent part of the picture. Still excellent.
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Submitted by Deev on 11 March 2013
Excellent work! This stands out above virtually every other entry for me. Far too many of the entries in this competition just look to the past, where as this is taking the restrictions and doing something that looks very different, yet still extremely good technically. Whilst I like the style of the type, it is virtually impossible to read, but that doesn't bother me too much here. It's not like you're advertising a product on a supermarket shelf!
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 11 March 2013
technically the most pushing, ammazing joeish layering qualities, the typeface is not so nice tho.
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Submitted by Tristan on 11 March 2013
WOW... this makes everything else look like shit. Serious envelope pushing right here. This is what staying on the C64 is all about. Old school is for memories, new school is for expanding minds. Great job sir!
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 10 March 2013
Wonderful! Love the bold colour use. How long will it take before this dude is snapped up by a group ?!
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Submitted by Dr.j on 10 March 2013
Impressive , unique with outstanding style. this is what i call Art
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Submitted by Leon on 10 March 2013
O_o uh, strong!!!
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Submitted by Kristian on 10 March 2013
Gotta agree with PAL here. Love the choice of colors, the illusion of a lot of colors, the dithering and the style. As a piece of art it is great, among the best I've seen in here for a while. As a logo not so much. Even when I know what it is supposed to say I can't read it.
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Submitted by PAL on 10 March 2013
I must say it is masterful as a color experiment, but as a logo I must admit that I can not read it, if filename were not on this in here it would for me be absolutely impossible to read. But man I love the colors in all the cool dithering and patterns. I could give a 10 for the colors, but since this is also a logo compo I must give it a 7.
User Comment
Submitted by Sledge on 10 March 2013
Don't know what to say. This is true skills! You got ten points from me!
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Submitted by Digger on 10 March 2013
Great use of limitations! I gave 10 too, well deserved. Now wait for Joe ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Flea on 10 March 2013
Not so much of a LOGO itself, but for a clever and brave attempt I voted 10.
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Submitted by Titus on 10 March 2013
great plus in style
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Submitted by Raffox on 10 March 2013
One of the best releases, clever usage of colors. Not my cup of tea in terms of shapes. Non the less I've enjoyed watching it on the real thing. 10/10
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Submitted by ZeSmasher on 10 March 2013
This could win the 30-color-logo compo as well :)
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Submitted by Cargo on 10 March 2013
Superb! Congrat Man! :)
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Submitted by Cruzer on 10 March 2013
Cool and creative! Wonder if the red/green dithering will look good on a real c64 though.
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Submitted by The Gothicman on 10 March 2013
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Submitted by Xenox on 10 March 2013
Wouw, this is fucking good... One of the bests for me, 10 from 10 points...
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 10 March 2013
very nice, extra points for brave color usage.
User Comment
Submitted by Mace on 10 March 2013
Once in a while someone new tries something on the C64 and it's amazing.
This is an outstanding example of that.
User Comment
Submitted by BHF on 10 March 2013
Amazing use of pixels, different sizes and clever combos. Great illusion of many colors, love it !
User Comment
Submitted by -$iXX!- on 10 March 2013
Simple amazing.. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! :) 10/10.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 10 March 2013
converted to chars and uploaded a proper prg
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Submitted by Hammerfist on 10 March 2013
Well, this is the amazing logo I was kind of hoping for. Magnificent! I thought it had way more colors and couldn't believe the effects you created just with dithering. I doubt this can be topped. 10/10.
User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 10 March 2013
Cool and unusual!
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Submitted by rexbeng on 10 March 2013
@tlr: I used Multicolor2Char (as suggested by The User) to do the count and according to that, it does fit. I appreciate if someone could verify it using a real C64 though. I'm still making my baby-steps on the machine :)
User Comment
Submitted by Hoild on 10 March 2013
Awesome design -- this is beyond the usual logo release, and could compete in a generic/multiplatform GFX compo.
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Submitted by AKiRa on 10 March 2013
What the shit... this is amazing...
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Submitted by tlr on 10 March 2013
Unusual and nice color choise! Does it fit in a charset?
User Comment
Submitted by Almighty God on 10 March 2013
3 colours logo? very nice used of colours...
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