Adi'karta wrote:I think having the tusks/tentacles/teeth/fangs/whatever spelling out "mando'a" is very clever and it looks pretty cool. It's also very detailed, so scaling it down to a logo may prove difficult. That said, it would definitely function well on a large scale, such as a flag.
I still have a lot of clean-up and retouching to do, Adi'. I hope that as I get things more finalized, there will be several different stock versions of this logo that will work for a variety of different uses - small, large, outline, solid, etc. This is just the rough WIP, but I was too impatient to wait until completely done to show and share with you all, ner vode.
Adi'karta wrote:I was thinking about what should go in the "motto" portion of our clan "brand," since "because knowledge and a sharp tongue also belong in a Mando's arsenal" was a spur-of-the-moment subtitle for the forum, and is also very long.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, keep this as the tagline for the website and the FB page! I love this tagline SO much! The only reason I didn't use it on the logo design that I've been using is because I couldn't make it fit. But, it is a great saying! It makes for a great line for the website, FB page, and certainly could be used on larger or less space restricted graphics!
Adi'karta wrote:I've been rolling around some ideas and came up with "Wit, knowledge, language" --> "Pakalat, Kar'tayl, Mando'a" in keeping with the long-form motto (sharp tongue --> wit; knowledge --> knowledge; Learn Mando'a --> language). I think any variations thereof could suit a logo quite well. I like the idea of "True Mandalorians speak Mando'a" but it's quite long and difficult to read in the Mandalorian font (heresy time: I hate that font -- it's so hard to read in any small size or from any distance because of how similar most of the characters are in their basic shape, and it's difficult to hand-write with any speed or grace. Perhaps we need to design a version of the font which is easy-to-read?). I think something short like three or four words would work well in a logo and could fit with the classic "dots between the words" design aesthetic common in logos/emblems with mottos in them.
So I think my point is we should decide on a short-form motto (or maybe even replace the main motto in the forum header). Any suggestions are welcome, as are alterations to my suggested short-form motto.
I love this idea - "Pakalat, Kar'tayl, Mando'a"! It captures the essence of both the original tagline and what we do very well! I will work on incorporating it into our crest/emblem/logo, and then you can let me know if I have arranged it the way you were visualizing it!
Two things about the script:
Yes, it can be difficult at first, but your eyes will adjust. I had the same problem when I first started learning kanji for Japanese, but it is just a matter of practice and use. That said, I will focus more on trying to make any use of the Mando'a script as readable as possible.
Also, I have worked a lot on handwriting the Mando'a script in a way that is both quick and legible/recognizable. It may be one of the first videos I put up on our YouTube channel - how to write Mando'a. Can't wait to show you!
Alright, back to the salt mines - so kriffing busy these days, and I have a sick kidling, too. So... yeah. K'oyacyi bal ori'vore - Your ideas are awesome and I can't wait to see them incorporated into the logo!
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