Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

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Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by AggieBlues » May 2nd, 2012, 10:48 pm

May I suggest replacing the icon for the Big Blue Forum with the awesome new big blue bull logo? I don't hate the old cartoon big blue, but I'm really digging the new bull and enjoy seeing it well utilized.

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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by Aglicious » May 2nd, 2012, 11:44 pm

I looked into changing this but if we include the entire bull he is so incredibly small that it's hard to make out. I even thought about just his head like I had posted for someone else on a thread as a request but in order to fit the horns in, the head becomes very tiny as well with the entire image only 35 pixels square. Believe me, I am all for erasing Pumba the Pig bull from all our memories but I suppose that is still the head of our mascot as well so I can live with it if it's the only place he still exists. :noidea:



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by ProvoAggie » May 3rd, 2012, 8:13 am

I didn't even think of replacing that icon for some reason but Aglicious makes some great points. When you are working with an image as small as those icons, sometimes it's hard to make them look good with a complex design. If you look at the Locker42 ad up above then you can see what happens when you start to shrink the bull image down and we'd have to make it probably 1/5th that size to fit as an icon. You definitely wouldn't be able to tell what it is. And just the head doesn't make it any better (in fact I think the head alone kind of looks weird).



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by AGinNEIowa » May 3rd, 2012, 8:20 am

what about using the new official font to create an icon that's simply "BIG BLUE"? Or a house? I didn't think so before, but I really hate that bull face.

also, can you change the "Sandbox" to "Bull s***" Forum, the icon can be a cowpie



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by BigBlueDart » May 3rd, 2012, 8:47 am

Would this work?
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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by treesap32 » May 3rd, 2012, 8:51 am

AGinNEIowa wrote: also, can you change the "Sandbox" to "Bull s***" Forum, the icon can be a cowpie
LOL.



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by ProvoAggie » May 3rd, 2012, 9:04 am

Here it is cropped a few different ways with the proper color scheme...since all of the icons are only blue.
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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by BigBlueDart » May 3rd, 2012, 11:01 am

Really, I think any of those would work.



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by TrueBlue » May 3rd, 2012, 12:27 pm

I think the first is a little small, but any of the other 3 would work. But, I actually like keeping it the face of Big Blue.

I also heartily second AGinNEIowa idea about revamping the Sandbox! :lol:



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by BigBlueDart » May 3rd, 2012, 12:30 pm

Seeing it on the page now, I think the one you picked looks fine.



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by BigBlueDart » May 4th, 2012, 2:32 pm

What happened? I liked the new logo!



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by treesap32 » May 4th, 2012, 2:43 pm

BigBlueDart wrote:What happened? I liked the new logo!
It's still there for me. Try refreshing. Using a different computer?



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Re: Replace the icon for the Big Blue Forum

Post by BigBlueDart » May 4th, 2012, 2:51 pm

Okay, I got it.



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