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galgot



Joined: 13 Jan 2014
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:02 am    Post subject: Retina PReVious icon Reply with quote

Well i've done this for fun:



If you like it, and can be of some help, grab it here :
http://galgot.free.fr/transit/PReV-icons.zip
It's an OSX .icns, but i've also included the pngs.
The NeXT ones are here:
http://galgot.free.fr/transit/NeXT-icons.zip

Cheers
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andreas_g



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is quite nice. But i slightly prefer a more "flat" design, similar to the existing Previous icon. I think it should be closer to the NeXT icon of the Workspace Manager. All black with gaps in place of edges.

From my point of view the shadow does not look very good in the dock. But the fixed "V" is much better and of course the higher resolution is required on modern systems. This is just my personal opinion.
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galgot



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prob Smile As i wrote, for people who like it...
I took model from this one :

It's an OPENSTEP icon i think.
I don't know the NExT system much anyway, and don't use Previous much also. Just happen to like NExT icons a lot.
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mcdermd



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although not the same, that Home icon has always reminded me of Jobs's Palo Alto house.
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cbrunschen



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, is there a specific reason why the colours on the Previous logo are in a different order (P,R,E,V = red, purple, yellow, green) than on the NeXT logo (N,E,X,T = red, yellow, green, purple) to which it alludes?

// Christian
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galgot



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had forgot to remove the grey pixels in the shadow, indeed wasn't looking nice in the dock - as andreas_g pointed.
Edited now, and links above updated.
looks better now :


@ mcdermd - You would have to ask Susan Kare about that Smile
On my version the walls are too dark, doesn't looks nice at small size. The trick is to have highly contrasted image for small size (like the originals), but that still looks nice at king size, i think. Work in progress.


Last edited by galgot on Thu May 01, 2014 6:46 am; edited 1 time in total
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finkmac



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a nice icon… Much better than the default icon.

I wanted to set this icon as my BootX logo:


Unfortunately, the larger version I have didn't have a transparent background, so it didn't look very nice :/
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mikeboss



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

finkmac wrote:

Unfortunately, the larger version I have didn't have a transparent background, so it didn't look very nice :/


here's a big one with transparent background:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/30/NeXT_logo.svg/2000px-NeXT_logo.svg.png
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finkmac



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has a transparent background, but it's a different icon… The other icon has a gradients that make it look "more 3D".

In any case, I'm using the vector logo now Smile
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t-rexky



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO your icon would look superb in the dock if you completely eliminated the shadow...
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galgot



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go, W/o Shadows :
http://galgot.free.fr/transit/PReV-icons-WOshad.zip
http://galgot.free.fr/transit/NeXT-icons-WOshad.zip
Indeed me like it too…

And finished the Home icon :



Grab it here :
http://galgot.free.fr/transit/NeXThome-icons.zip

I know, maybe it should be a pine tree…

Btw, my doodlings doesn't have much to do with emulation, so modo feel free to move this thread somewhere else.
had no idea where to start it at first...
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andreas_g



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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new shadow-less icons!

I'm thinking about using it for future Mac OS X builds. But one minor thing disturbs me a little bit:
The letters are not aligned exacly under each other and the spaces to the border varies. Maybe the "V" is slightly too big.
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galgot



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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andreas_g wrote:
I like the new shadow-less icons!

I'm thinking about using it for future Mac OS X builds. But one minor thing disturbs me a little bit:
The letters are not aligned exacly under each other and the spaces to the border varies. Maybe the "V" is slightly too big.


Well, i've tried to align the letters like so:



don't know if this is what you mean.
I've cut the base and top of the V a bit too...

looks like this :



here :
http://galgot.free.fr/transit/NeXT-icons-WOshad.zip

Also tried some modified P and R letters. note in the NeXT logo, the only rounded letter is the e, so tried to make more squarish P and R.
Looks like this :



Zip here :
http://galgot.free.fr/transit/PReV-icons-NewTypo.zip
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andreas_g



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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the efforts!

Think i prefer the eliptic PR over the round one. I'll test it for some time and then i'll report back or just add it to Previous.
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