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Offline Duki3003

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Design new Category icons competition
« on: January 26, 2016, 11:31:19 am »
As the topic title states, it's about time for us to update our old Category icons to better match the rest of the site, and since BakaBT has quite a few creative users we think a little competition might spice things up a bit...

Some requirements:
- Icons have to be scalable, so please submit them in SVG format
- Have to match our overall theme
- Do not borrow assets from other websites, i.e other torrent tracker category icons.

Feel free to submit multiple variants, in monochrome or in coloured style.

Categories in question:
Anime Series, OVA, Soundtrack, Manga, Anime Movie, Live Action, Artbook, Music Video, Light Novel
and their H counterparts.

Also additional bonus points for anyone that finds/makes a slick replacement metro black icon for Lossless tag. They too have to be highly scalable SVG format, so it looks good for both small (8x8px) and large (32x32px) dimensions. Carks is also pestering me for a better HD variant that scales better for (8x8px) - that one is optional.

Winner will receive 32000 bonus points, and if he/she chooses to share their contact information, some BakaBT Merchandise from our Web-shop. (Choice between our Mousepad or a BakaBT mug).
We will be accepting submissions until the end of February.

-Duki3003
« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 10:56:55 pm by Duki3003 »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 11:36:16 am »
Are you sure you need Hentai Soundtrack and Hentai Live Action :)? Besides, I suspect that Hentai Anime Series and Hentai Anime Movie will be HEAVILY underused :P.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 11:40:57 am by Al_Sleeper »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 11:40:59 am »
We actually have both of those, I uploaded one of the rare H soundtrack myself, lol. Only thing missing from the H scene is a music video.
Not that that will be a case forever tho, because you know... Japan...

H-Live actions - http://avxblog.ru/browse.php?only=1&hentai=1&c6=1&reorder=1&q=
H-Soundtracks - http://avxblog.ru/browse.php?only=1&hentai=1&c3=1&reorder=1&q=
H-Anime Movies - http://avxblog.ru/browse.php?only=1&hentai=1&c5=1&reorder=1&q=
H-Anime Series is the only one that doesn't exist, and probably never will - so yeah, that one _can_ be skipped

Sure they're not highly populated categories, but they exist, so having an icon to differentiate it is not unheard of.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 11:54:31 am by Duki3003 »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 11:51:36 am »
On a serious note, Parade Parade OST is indeed relatively good.

Offline Takeshi

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 02:25:11 pm »
Nice idea. Looking forward to see the different styles. We have had the current icons for how long? :p

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 05:02:27 pm »
I made these: (I'll keep updating this post)
For Anime Series:


Manga:


OVA:
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 08:42:44 pm by Maromashi »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 06:52:59 pm »
Oh nice. A light novel icon finally. ;D Does that mean the "Light Novel" keyword will be put to rest?
It's a trap?!

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016, 09:35:07 pm »

Offline Takeshi

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 11:33:17 am »
How about a custom member title on the tracker for prize?

Manga:

I'd say try and make the other ones in the same style as this one.

Offline Mistgun_Zero

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 12:22:48 pm »
And one icon for Visual Novel Category, when we decide to finally allow them. :)

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 02:51:51 pm »
How about a custom member title on the tracker for prize?

Not out of the question, custom title can be arranged if it's desired.

And one icon for Visual Novel Category, when we decide to finally allow them. :)

Highly unlikely.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2016, 09:47:09 pm »
Time to put inkscape to use. Amy recommended size, I don't really use SVG much.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2016, 11:14:35 am »
umm.. im currently designing some category icons.. but i was wondering what is the meaning of SVG format?

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2016, 11:24:00 am »
SVG is a vector graphics format which uses XML and a system of coordinates (and text and other things) to create an image, rather than pixels on a bitmap.

Read more at wikipedia
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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2016, 04:51:58 pm »
What are the dimensions of the icons? Do they need to be in a 1:1, 4:3, 16:9 ratio or are we free to make choose our own ratio?

EDIT: Also, where are all the creative minds? Hibernating in this cold?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2016, 05:16:41 pm by Mistgun_Zero »

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Offline Duki3003

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2016, 07:04:05 pm »
To be honest, we haven't quite decided on ratio.
I don't think we'll be modifying the current layout too much, so we may keep the current ratio (65x37px), but offering a few ratios in your submission will leave us room to experiment with the layout.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2016, 07:48:42 pm »
To be honest, we haven't quite decided on ratio.
I don't think we'll be modifying the current layout too much, so we may keep the current ratio (65x37px), but offering a few ratios in your submission will leave us room to experiment with the layout.
Thanks. That gives a few more options to work with.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 11:56:46 am »
EDIT: Also, where are all the creative minds? Hibernating in this cold?
My excuse is called The Division and Rise of the Tomb Raider, and a renewed interest in Bloodborne. I'll try and see if I can't come up with some suggestions at the very least to get the ball rolling. :)

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 01:30:28 pm »
EDIT: Also, where are all the creative minds? Hibernating in this cold?
My excuse is called The Division and Rise of the Tomb Raider, and a renewed interest in Bloodborne. I'll try and see if I can't come up with some suggestions at the very least to get the ball rolling. :)
And real life responsibilities, surprisingly. I have some ideas, but my lack of skill with computer graphics is a problem. Not to mention, RL stuff right now is at a very important point.

I would actually like to request a extension of deadline ~onegaii.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 02:44:26 pm »
Well, they may do it anyway since the submissions are scarce.