So I decided to replace the previous icon with something a little more streamlined. The previous Icon I did like it on it's own merits. The "M2" icon represent the imperfections on pretty much anything you throw at it, and it's design is meant to be fit on a cirular icon, which is pretty much every website is doing at the time when Squares are taboo subjects. Now the problem for that logo in particular is that it's not that recognizable on a very small scale (usually 24x24px scale), representing red paint droplets on silver paint. It's also had a transparent background, but using that doesn't look that great (or in some cases not-so-visible) on different colors (I mean, that logo's palette had reds, silvers, greys, and slate) with the exception of Black.
So I went to the drawing board (AKA: my sketchbook) to draw some M2's. Now my main intentions for this one is 3 things:
- Logo fits snuggly inside of a circular icon
- Streamlined look (none of that wacky shit)
- Recognizable from a smaller scale (24x24px)
Now I've made many possible candidates (22 exactly, plus 9 signatures), and one point, I drop the "M" in place of two 2's merged together. Now the one I currently locked down isn't final, per se... But it DOES fit my requirements. I also included several variants, which is slanted & straight, plus I'm basing the main color of scarlet (usually as the background). Eventually, this one is going to be a mainstay for sure. Previous logos I have a tendency to change every so often since I'm not always satisfied with them. The icons are 1024x1024 each and done by using Inkscape.
M2-19 Straight (Working colors or silver-white & dark red)
M2-19 Straight Silhouette (Solid white)
M2-19 Italic Transparent (Solid White)