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Some rough ideas for brainstorming
Article(s)
Unblock Ticket Request System
Request
I'm looking at redesigning the unblock ticket request system interface. Currently, we use the old toolserver logo to represent UTRS. We'd like to move away from that and take on a more WMF Labs appearance. Looking to possibly merge the WMF Labs logo with something that represents "unblocking". Checkout the UTRS Barnstar for one example of an artists interpretation of unblocking. WMF Labs logo and padlock are not requirements, they are just ideas. Original ideas welcome. Logo will be used on Wikipedia & on the UTRS WMF Labs project. Thank you.-- v/r - TP 20:09, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
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@TParis: a first effort is shown above; comments & suggestions welcome.—Odysseus1479 21:10, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

@Odysseus1479: I love it! @DeltaQuad: What do you think?--v/r - TP 03:17, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: Could you possibly add a off-white dashed inset border to the red ticket to make it stand out more like a ticket, please?--v/r - TP 03:33, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
@TParis: glad you like the concept. I wasn’t sure what you’re after for the border; please explain further, or find an example, if this isn’t right. It looks OK in largish renderings, but will become faint or inconsistent at small sizes like the thumbnail above.—Odysseus1479 05:06, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
That looks amazing. If it's not too much, could the dashes follow the edge of the ticket?--v/r - TP 05:44, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
@TParis: you mean the semicircular cutouts at either end? Sure; in that case I’d also make it a bit closer to the edges all around, as its present size was designed to clear those indentations.—Odysseus1479 06:02, 28 May 2016 (UTC) P.S. Now adjusted. 08:50, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Note regarding fonts: I used Gill Sans Bold, from the same family as the Wikimedia wordmark. Visiting the UTRS pages on ToolServer, however, I notice you’re using Franklin Gothic or something similar in the page headers, which I could match. Or you might like Linux Libertine, alluding to the Wikipedia logo, or a typewriter font to echo the OTRS orange-ticket logo. Anyway, easy to change to whatever you might prefer.—Odysseus1479 18:38, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
    • I'll be straight up with you, DeltaQuad (talk · contribs) and I have the artistic skills of a raccoon. If you told us we should use a different font on UTRS, we likely would. On a related subject, we are looking for a UI developer. The logo looks amazing, I'll get DQ over here to comment.--v/r - TP 19:12, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
      • I haven't forgotten, just zero free time on my hands. I'll be around in a day or two for proper comments. And TParis, just a reminder my skills are very limited in artistic interpetation, but still better than some peoples ;) -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:06, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you for taking the time to take on this project. I want to say first that this is beyond anything I could ever put out, so thank you. It's a good initial proposal. I have a few things in mind if you wouldn't mind taking them into consideration.
  1. I would prefer if we could avoid using text to define the logo. It's likely going to be smaller than (easily) readable in most locations it's used and I feel the illustration should be able to define itself like WP's logo does. I have no issue with the actual use of the ticket itself.
  2. I like the aspect of dividing the circle around in three spots as in the labs logo as it would define the unblock process 1. Blocked 2. Request unblock 3. Decline or unblocked. So maybe we could rotate the colors through there?
  3. The keyhole, and as I stated above, the ticket, are prefect illustrations for this logo.
Feel free to throw me back some questions and i'll get back to it faster than I did this. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:06, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks for the feedback, @Amanda. No rush AFAIC.
  1. I had already intended to make a separate, simplified version for use in miniature, even as a favicon, if required. How small will you need to go? (A 64-px rendering, for example, is shown at right.) But if you prefer, the ‘full’ version could have the text underneath, like the Labs logo above—in which case, would you rather use the initialism or a spelled-out version? (We can always deal with that after the graphic is settled.) For very small versions, the inner dashed border should probably be eliminated as well, or it’ll just appear as an indistinct, uneven weakening of the ticket colour; I would also increase the size of the circular cutouts relative to the rest of the ticket, lest they disappear, and cut the enclosing arcs back on either side, cleanly, to avoid obfuscating the shape. Other project logos exist in a variety of configurations for different applications, so one size needn’t ‘fit all’.
  2. I had conceived the ticket itself as standing for the uppermost arc, and I’m kind of attached to the bilateral symmetry. But having said that … maybe make the left-hand arc maroon, and the ticket green to match the keyhole? Having the ticket on top of a third arc could be a problem at small sizes (see above); what about putting the ticket shape in the middle, but behind the keyhole, while making it somewhat larger? That would free up the top for the third arc, and without the type it won‘t suffer from partial obscuration–now I’ve almost talked myself into it; should I give that a try first? Another possibility is to turn the whole thing inside-out by making a big ticket-shape and putting the keyhole, enclosed in three arcs, inside that.
  3. Prefect illustrations, eh? Like this? ;)—Odysseus1479 01:31, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
  • @Odysseus1479: I'm very sorry for the slow and late responses from us. We greatly appreciate your work and it's not being reflected in our promptness. May I offer another idea for #2? What if the arcs were symmetric, all three, but the middle one was red with the dashed outline and the left and right stubs taken out of the middle? I'm not sure if I'm describing it right, but instead of a rectangle ticket that doesn't follow the arc, we'd have an arc that looks like a bended ticket?--v/r - TP 20:23, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
@TParis and DeltaQuad: above is a second version of the graphic. I made the ‘ticket’ arc thicker than the others because it seemed too skinny to me, preventing the semicircular cutouts from being large enough to look like anything. I’ll make a version with type underneath once you’re happy with the icon itself.—Odysseus1479 01:27, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: Oo, I like that a lot.--v/r - TP 02:06, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Based on a ‘fresh look’ today I think the top arc could be yet a little thicker. But I‘d like to get DQ’s general opinion before fiddling with it.—Odysseus1479 23:12, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

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  • As I was looking over the image I saw some of the same things as you. I think enclosing the keyhole in the arcs is a good idea, maybe even if you want to make it sort of a background that could happen too, though I don't care as much about the background idea for inside the keyhole. I definitely prefer the older version of how the ticket appeared. So how about instead of worrying about three arcs, we conceptualize the idea that we start at some point on the arc, which represents a user being blocked, then move to the ticket portion of the image, indicating the filing of an appeal and an unblocking down on the otherside. Or maybe (and excuse my ideas just spewing) we make it a process diagram where instead of using the keyhole as a background, we use it for the unblock step of the above representation? The only thing i'm key on here is changing the key location somewhere somehow, so please feel free to throw in more artistic ideas or thoughts. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 07:56, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@TParis and DeltaQuad: I understand where you’re coming from with the sequence of steps, but it seems to me there’s some tension between the narrative / process-diagram concept and the need for a graphically simple & recognizable icon. And in particular expressing such through a circular WMF-style graphic could have the unfortunate result of implying a recurring cycle like the Wheel of Rebirth. (There may well be some aptness to suggest the system functions as block – appeal – unblock – rinse & repeat, but that’d be rather cynical to convey through the logo.) OTOH having bilateral symmetry militates against the cyclic reading, tending to imply a sequence with a beginning and an end. Anyway, the above shows some attempts at ‘outside the circle’ brainstorming (something I’m not particularly good at), using elements that represent those three steps: is there anything there that appeals to you? My thought was to interpret the three WMF colours as red-stop, blue-reflect, green-go, but there’s not much else there to tie it to the foundation’s graphic identity (although the version with type underneath will also make that allusion).
If anyone else who’s had the patience to read through this has a suggestion to try, they’d also be most welcome.—Odysseus1479 03:44, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
Personally, I like version 2 the best and I also like the top-right of the rough ideas. I'm going to get with DeltaQuad and discuss this because we're taking advantage of your volunteering now and I don't want to push it any longer. We'll make a selection out of the great ideas you've provided.--v/r - TP 08:10, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
Well, you may notice I haven‘t officially “taken“ this request, so I can drop it the moment I feel imposed upon. ;)
Let me know if you want to see some combination or variation of any of the above for ‘short-listing’, and I can probably put it together pretty quickly. But fresh ideas could indeed be slower coming.—Odysseus1479 09:10, 29 July 2016 (UTC)


Improvement of several maps of oval racing tracks[edit]

Article(s)
Oval track racing Tri-oval
Request
Dear graphic designer community. I'm just going to make several changes to article to oval racing. And I noticed that the maps of the circuits are quite inconsistent and incomplete. Details of my request see picture description. It would be nice if you could edit this graphics. Thank You. Greatings --Mark McWire (talk) 14:13, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)


White background removal[edit]

Tyler, Texas[edit]

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Article(s)
Tyler, Texas
Request
please make transparent version with much less dead space so it will show larger… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:36, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
The city seems to have changed its branding; I couldn’t find any example of the above still in use at its website.—Odysseus1479 20:37, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Agree looks lie the blue "T" is the new logo - FOX 52 (talk) 20:46, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Vector art of that is available, so will be easy to replace if wanted. (Hiding the above logo because it‘s under a FUR.)—Odysseus1479 21:07, 20 August 2016 (UTC)


Ashanti tree[edit]

Article(s)
Various related to Ashanti people
Request
Please SVGify this. If you could make it a little clearer that would be nice, but not required. 24.161.60.195 (talk) 19:55, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)