I'm talking about the Sonic logo. Why is that gradient used not only here, but everywhere at that time? I can't find other examples, but this is definitely not the first time I've seen this color combo used.
Bluish Silver to Brown font This has been bugging me
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:13 PM
It was really popular on the internet for no reason around 2000 too. *shrug*
Probably because, like you said, it was a default gradient. Mainly in Flash. There was a massive flood of Flash animations in 2000...
I believe these colors became popular in the 80s due to heavy metal record covers. Like Judas Priest or whatever. I think the whole idea is an inspiration of sunglasses'/motor parts' reflections in the desert. A biker thing, I guess.
Whatever. Pulling this shit out of my ass.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:59 PM
lol this made me cry a little.
I payed attention to the title coloring only because I'm both a Sonic fan and an animator that does lots of Sonic related things. But I always felt the title design was so natural looking that it wasn't an inappropriate use of the overused chrome gradient. In a way, its good whether they invented it or if it had been used a million times a day; it just fits naturally in that graphical setting. I really like it that way.
Damn you Powerpoint and Macromedia for ruining it forever.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:41 PM
is so much better implemented that this:
The Moonwalker one is kick-ass chrome and the Sonic one is like "meh". I know Moonwalker is a slightly newer game, but still.
Although I always did think of it as a reflected environment, especially because of Sonic 2 Game Gear's level intro.
I think it would be cool to see the "horizon gradient" title font make an HD comeback, where it was really a real-time reflection of the scrolling terrain surrounding the logo.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:15 PM
I always thought it was a desert in the logo.
This. I honestly thought it was a snow-capped mountain range all these years.
Hell, even with this revelation of polished chrome, it still looks like that to me.