a VASLeague logo

Discussion in 'Advanced Squad Leader' started by ecz, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. ecz

    ecz Partisan Captain

    Aug 31, 2003
    Italy
    Gentlemen
    it's time to have a VASLeague logo.

    After all I think that VASLeague is the most lasting online wargame tournament of all times being at its 12th season in a row.
    Incidentally VASLeague is also the most attended online tournament of the internet era (about 130 players in 2018, and 370+ entrants in total from 2007 ), of the most complex wargame ever.

    For who does not know VASLeague I suggest a quick visit here: www.vasleague.org

    So I'm here to ask to anyone with the proper skill to draw a simple VASLeague logo using possibly some of the classic basic elements we all know in any combination he likes:
    The ASL logo, the old McGowan emblems, the German SMC silhouette ...
    the current hex & V logo from VASSAL...
    plus, but not necessarily, something that recalls the concept of "tournament" like a podium, a medal or whatever comes in mind.

    My idea is to create a microbadge for BGG from the logo.
    Sadly my not existing skill requires your help.
    Any draw,or idea, or comment, or suggestion, can be posted here or sent to VASLeague@gmail.com.

    If there are more options I could decide to ask the forum to vote.

    The winner gets a lifetime free subscription to VASLeague!

    Staff Members, please move the thread to the VASLeague 2018 general discussion if this is not of general interest.
     
  2. boylermaker

    boylermaker Active Member

    127
    Jan 22, 2012
    Massachusetts
    vasleague.png
    Thoughts? This is a pretty preliminary version, and I'm not sure how well it will scale down to microbadge size, but I'm happy to get any feedback.
     
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  3. ecz

    ecz Partisan Captain

    Aug 31, 2003
    Italy
    first impression is very good.
    I suggest two things: "VASLeague" and not VASLEAGUE all in capital letters,
    and, perhaps, it would be nice if in the background, behid the figure, appears partially the VASSAL logo, i.e. the V and the three green hexes.
    Not sure if the net result is better, but I would make a try.
     
  4. boylermaker

    boylermaker Active Member

    127
    Jan 22, 2012
    Massachusetts
    A few attempts:
    1-3) The stencil font doesn't have a lower case, but I tried a few work-arounds. There is probably a better font than the one I chose for #3, but this was the best I found in a quick survey of my choices.

    text1138.png
     
  5. boylermaker

    boylermaker Active Member

    127
    Jan 22, 2012
    Massachusetts
    4-9) A few attempts at incorporating the VASSAL logo. text1170.png
     
  6. Paul M. Weir

    Paul M. Weir Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2004
    Dublin
    4 gets my vote, followed by 7. 6 & 9, a No-No, too overpowering.
     
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  7. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    I respectfully disagree. With an eye to micro badges, tiny text is a no-no. 9 is my pick with that in mind (6 being more saturated is too much).

    I admit I’m concerned the laurel won’t translate to microbadge, but it’s such a cool and distinctive image, I hope it does!
     
  8. footsteps

    footsteps Just visiting Silver Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Ontario
    1 + 9's background behind the soldier only.

    edit:
    A picture is worth a thousand words.

    vasleague.PNG
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  9. Paul M. Weir

    Paul M. Weir Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2004
    Dublin
    You might well be right with regard to letter and laurel size, but I'm firmly in the less cluttered and more simple camp. Less things blurring together, especially when small, the easier on the eye. YMdoesV
     
  10. Rindis

    Rindis Wargamer

    883
    May 21, 2004
    Sunnyvale, CA
    My thoughts had been a bit simpler:
    VASL Tourney.png
    ...with a lot more polish and actual color-matching with the Vassal logo.

    And then a particular year's tourney could use:
    VASL Tourney 18.png

    In comparison, Boylermaker's logo is very good. It'd make a good trophy top. ;) This is what a microbadge would end up like:
    VASLLeauge-Micro.png
     
  11. TopT

    TopT Active Member

    May 2, 2004
    Pa
    I like # 9 best
     
  12. ecz

    ecz Partisan Captain

    Aug 31, 2003
    Italy
    I love #9,
    but is it possible also add the word VASLeague vertical/horizontal like footsteps did? how the microbadge would appear?
     
  13. von Marwitz

    von Marwitz Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Kraut Corner
    For that micro badge you could reduce it to just the laurels with the VASL V.

    von Marwitz
     
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  14. buser333

    buser333 Active Member

    436
    Jun 24, 2013
    central WI
    I think this looks great.
     
  15. GeorgeBates

    GeorgeBates Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Live at Budokan
    Four and nine look very nice. But they could do with a shrubbery.
     
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  16. Vinnie

    Vinnie See Dummies in the index

    How big is a "microbadge"? From memory they are really too small to vote with any text.
     
  17. von Marwitz

    von Marwitz Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Kraut Corner
    Best way to visualize is visit the Board Game Geek website and look at forum posts.

    von Marwitz
     
  18. Vinnie

    Vinnie See Dummies in the index

    Did that..pretty darn tiny. I can't see text workimng at all.
     
  19. von Marwitz

    von Marwitz Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Kraut Corner
    In fact, all this bling bling around the forum avatars at BGG was one reason for me to avoid it and to take roots here. Personal preference, though.

    von Marwitz
     
  20. RandyT0001

    RandyT0001 Active Member Gold Supporting Member

    163
    Dec 5, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    16 by 16 pixels IIRC
     
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