Hello fellow sleuths! I'm working on another personal project today, one that I (due to legal reasons) won't actually be able to release.
I'm a big fan of HeR Interactive's graphic design and 2D design assets. I've always loved the style the artists had and am trying to celebrate it. However, in many cases, the art I want to celebrate isn't available in formats other than low resolution, compressed, rasterized, and (sometimes) watermarked images. To further illustrate what I mean, take a look at this HeR Interactive logo from 1998.
It's really cool, right? Easily one of my favorite logos they've used. However, this particular image has several problems. The resolution of the original file is 857 x 409 pixels. That's pretty similar to the rendered scene files from ND games 24 and 25. When it comes to printing it, the image is 300 dpi which is great. But since the image size is so small, it is hard to make it look good at a larger scale. You'll notice all the jagged edges on the logo, too. That's another clear sign that this particular logo is not high quality. Oh yeah, it also has a teal background! I could get rid of that background, but that would still leave me with a pixelated image. That is why I've taken the liberty to re-create the logo in a scalable vector graphic (SVG) format. This format allows me to print the image very clearly and cleanly in any size without loss in quality. Take a look at my version below:
Before anyone says anything, yes I'm well aware that the typeface for "interactive" isn't identical to the one in the original logo. That's because I simply haven't had any luck locating the original typeface! If anyone has any solutions, please let me know!
The gist of all this is that for this project, I've had to go in and recreate several assets in Adobe Illustrator so that they can be properly utilized. Everything I'm doing is for personal use only and will not be distributed or sold because I personally would prefer to not be sued by HeR!
Anyways, I've got several assets completed for the project but there's still some that I'm missing and working on creating. Here's a little teaser as to what I'm doing today, see if you can guess what it is:
I'm sure those that are as well educated as I am will recognize it right away. If not, feel free to search around the website! I know you'll find it if you look hard enough.
What are some of your favorite logos and/or 2D assets from the games HeR Interactive has made? Let me know, I would love to include them in this project!
That about wraps up today's post. Until next time, detectives!