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Vector logos for local theaters?

Postby Brad Hawkins » May 11th, 2011, 4:01 pm

As I venture into designing posters for improv shows, I wonder if it's possible to obtain vector copies of the logos of local theaters... I've scoured the Hideout, New Movement, and ColdTowne websites -- none of them even make clean raster images of their logos available for use in promotional materials. Yet I've seen such materials in the wild. What do I need to do?
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Possible solutions

Postby hkatz » May 11th, 2011, 4:52 pm

1) Grab an unclean raster image (you could even take a digital picuture) of the logo.

2) Clean up the image in a raster image edit program

3) Convert the raster image to a SVG with a number of possible tools:
http://vectormagic.com/home (this one is the best one I ran into but it is not free, just 2 images for trial purposes)

4) Clean up the SVG with a SVG program (a few free ones on net, cannot really say which ones are best)

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Postby kaci_beeler » May 11th, 2011, 4:56 pm

I can send you a png file. PM me your e-mail address.
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Re: Possible solutions

Postby Brad Hawkins » May 11th, 2011, 5:17 pm

hkatz wrote:1) Grab an unclean raster image (you could even take a digital picuture) of the logo.

2) Clean up the image in a raster image edit program

3) Convert the raster image to a SVG with a number of possible tools:
http://vectormagic.com/home (this one is the best one I ran into but it is not free, just 2 images for trial purposes)

4) Clean up the SVG with a SVG program (a few free ones on net, cannot really say which ones are best)

- Howard


Thanks, Howard. I can use Illustrator to trace an image, but I was wondering if there were "official" ones -- those tend to look better.

Thanks, Kaci. I'll send you my email.
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Re: Possible solutions

Postby Jastroch » May 11th, 2011, 5:59 pm

Shoot me an email at jastroch [AT] gmail.com. I'll send you all the vector art you could ever dream of!
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Re: Possible solutions

Postby Brad Hawkins » May 12th, 2011, 6:47 am

Jastroch wrote:Shoot me an email at jastroch [AT] gmail.com. I'll send you all the vector art you could ever dream of!

That would be a lot of vector art.

(I have weird dreams.)
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Postby makmin56 » September 18th, 2011, 5:41 am

I ponder if it's feasible to obtain vector copies of the logos of topical theaters... I've scoured the Hideout, New Defecation, and ColdTowne websit
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Postby Matt » September 18th, 2011, 9:59 am

I am amused by the replacement of Movement with Defecation.
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Postby Spots » September 18th, 2011, 7:48 pm

Hahaha!


Makmin, come here and give me a hug. It's been so long since I've hugged it out with a spambot.
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Postby Brad Hawkins » September 18th, 2011, 11:03 pm

Spots wrote:Hahaha!


Makmin, come here and give me a hug. It's been so long since I've hugged it out with a spambot.

That's very big of you, considering his obvious feelings towards TNM... :)
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Postby Spots » September 19th, 2011, 11:28 pm

clearly he's just teasing.
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