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- NitrousXBMC - 2011-05-17 02:55

updated, on to color
[Image: bee_draft.png]


- Lordygg - 2011-05-17 05:33

great work Toki now he( or she) need a name.

here my last creation Boocy the digital Ghost:

[Image: 5729076550_b3ce5772e1_b.jpg]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62813111@N08/5729076550/


- joebrady - 2011-05-17 06:04

I feel like everytime I turn around, he starts following me....


- natethomas - 2011-05-17 07:08

Man. What's with all the mascots eating popcorn? And why does the popcorn tub always seem to look the same?


What makes a good mascot - roguesailor - 2011-05-17 10:11

I had a few thoughts on what makes a good /memorable mascot

1)It is directly identifiable and related to the product/service etc that it is promoting (think Mr. Clean, Star-Kist Tuna)

2)Being relatively bland as a base allows for great expressiveness, making it possible to craft and change the mascots' personality (think the Michelin Man, Pillsbury Doughboy, Kool Aid, the giant M&M etc.)

3)Often the best mascots are inanimate objects brought to life (think all those previously mentioned aside from Mr. Clean, as well as many I'm sure you can think of)

With these thoughts in mind I decided to use a filmstrip as a base for an XBMC mascot. The thought was that XBMC, being a media frontend, is directly linked to film/movies, a filmstrip is a fairly nondescript base with the potential for great expressiveness, and it's a normally inanimate object.

Unfortunately my graphic design abilities are just a few levels above 'stick figure', so I don't know if I've done the idea justice, but here is my attempt. I can work on cleaning it up and giving it some personality if it draws interest.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62973652@N02/5729107261/in/photostream

BTW, I used inkscape for this, so it is an easily scalable vector image.

Great ideas everyone!


- djp77 - 2011-05-17 10:20

If you take a look for popcorn images in google, there seems to be an iso standard for that :-D

But you're right for sure, what is worth sitting in front of the tv without a pizza Laugh

[Image: xbmc_pizza.jpg]


- da-anda - 2011-05-17 11:07

Tried to bring Zapy to life by adding some shading and polish (I'm not very good a it though). Not sure if I like it more then the "flat" version. I could think of both in parallel, depending on the use case and media (there is f.e. also a flat and a shaded version of the Android robot in use)

[Image: xbmc-mascot-v1.3b_da-anda.jpg]


- X3lectric - 2011-05-17 11:39

da-anda Wrote:Tried to bring Zapy to life by adding some shading and polish (I'm not very good a it though). Not sure if I like it more then the "flat" version. I could think of both in parallel, depending on the use case and media (there is f.e. also a flat and a shaded version of the Android robot in use)

[Image: xbmc-mascot-v1.3b_da-anda.jpg]

they are all fantastic and thers nothing wrong with shading... the lghting is correct and it adds the desired fuller body effect, perhpas the other lot could be shaded as well so you have comparisons to show.

This is the most versatile mascot though I would call him lil mc not zapy (zapy connotation of remote, xbmc is not a remote)


Mascot - rasluht - 2011-05-17 16:55

Here my Submission

[Image: xbmc.png]

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- lehite - 2011-05-17 18:06

rasluht Wrote:Here my Submission

[Image: xbmc.png]

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I think that's pretty cool. Can you make a dragon that's standalone (i.e. it does not have to be connected to the logo/name)? Dragons can be pretty sweet. Phoenixes too.


- VegaOrion - 2011-05-17 18:21

da-anda Wrote:Tried to bring Zapy to life by adding some shading and polish (I'm not very good a it though). Not sure if I like it more then the "flat" version. I could think of both in parallel, depending on the use case and media (there is f.e. also a flat and a shaded version of the Android robot in use)

[Image: xbmc-mascot-v1.3b_da-anda.jpg]

I really wanted to bring something to the table and win this thing but I think Zapy's got my vote too. It's like all the concepts and qualities I was trying to develop but couldn't get my head around. Great Job!


- vdrfan - 2011-05-17 18:23

I'd love to see a Dharma Zapy Wink


- VegaOrion - 2011-05-17 18:24

rasluht Wrote:Here my Submission

[Image: xbmc.png]

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Reminds me of something awesome.
[Image: trogdor.gif]


- Lordygg - 2011-05-17 18:27

More of Boocy the digital Ghost

[Image: 5730231269_d20697764d_b.jpg]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62813111@N08/5730231269/


- da-anda - 2011-05-17 18:57

vdrfan Wrote:I'd love to see a Dharma Zapy Wink

Which "Dharma"? The one from LOST or do you mean the XBMC version or what?