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zpaolo11x

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Brands monochrome logos
« on: October 22, 2018, 07:52:08 AM »
I'm working on a collection of monochrome logos from arcade brands, I took sources from many places, worked on reducing colors and cleaning up shapes, and adapted every logo to a 800x400 PNG image. The idea is to use them in a theme, so I wrote a routine that gets the brand name and produces an equivalent file name, stripping spaces and unnecessary characters.

So for example if the manufacturer is "Taito Corporation" the file will be taitocorporation.png, or if the manufacturer is "Raizing / Eighting" the file will be raizingeighting.png.

For licensed games I have yet to decide if it's better to strip the license data altogether or, as it is now, parse it so that "Cave (AMI Licens)" becomes caveamilicense.png.

I'm still gathering logos and working on the art, attached a sneak preview of the first 100 logos :D

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Re: Brands monochrome logos
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 10:15:53 AM »
Exellent  idea Paolo,  it is good if you work on vector files, like svg or ai, so then I can increase size without losing quality.

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Re: Brands monochrome logos
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 11:16:07 AM »
Exellent  idea Paolo,  it is good if you work on vector files, like svg or ai, so then I can increase size without losing quality.

That would be great but it would be too much work. It's true that most of these come from Hyperspin and are in vector format too, but for this task it's much easier and much faster to use a raster program, especially for obscure logos I don't have the time to vector-trace. :)

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Re: Brands monochrome logos
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 01:06:11 PM »
If you need some console white logos they are inside my HUD theme and if you are looking for something hard to find don't esitate to ask me! Good work  :D

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Re: Brands monochrome logos
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 06:24:52 AM »
I've been working on this project and now I completed all the logos for my 1000 (more or less) MAME games... some of them are not very good looking but I was able to find some hidden gems and had to rebuild or even almost invent other logos based on flyer scans or screen caps :D

I packaged the png files in a demo layout, when you launch it you'll see 5 rows with brand logo and game data, and if you run it from console you'll get as output a list of games in your library with missing artwork. If someone wants to report this list I'll try to add them to my png package!

I can't attach the whole archive here, you can download it from here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nJ0-wZS1jaAdX_FwBHjm5lgJo0Z6ON1q/view?usp=sharing

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Re: Brands monochrome logos
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 11:02:16 AM »
excellent work Paolo!