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United Earth Stellar Navy Logo by viperaviator United Earth Stellar Navy Logo :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 32 0 FASA Starfleet Command Logo UPDATED by viperaviator FASA Starfleet Command Logo UPDATED :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 31 3 Corellian Engineering Corporation Logo by viperaviator Corellian Engineering Corporation Logo :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 36 4 Alien Covenant Ship's Patch by viperaviator Alien Covenant Ship's Patch :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 43 2 Starfleet Officers Delta Movie Era by viperaviator Starfleet Officers Delta Movie Era :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 46 4 Starfleet Sol Sector Command Patch by viperaviator Starfleet Sol Sector Command Patch :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 52 3 USS Bozeman Ship's Patch by viperaviator USS Bozeman Ship's Patch :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 22 0 Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems Logo by viperaviator Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems Logo :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 25 6 MACO Insignia USS Bozeman by viperaviator MACO Insignia USS Bozeman :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 41 1 Starfleet Hull Pennants TMP-STVI Era by viperaviator Starfleet Hull Pennants TMP-STVI Era :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 46 4 Star Trek TMP Air Tram Logo by viperaviator Star Trek TMP Air Tram Logo :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 39 0 Starfleet Command Seal 2270-2290 by viperaviator Starfleet Command Seal 2270-2290 :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 37 0 United Federation of Planets Seal 2270-2290 by viperaviator United Federation of Planets Seal 2270-2290 :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 33 0 Canterbury Pur and Kleen Logo From The Expanse by viperaviator Canterbury Pur and Kleen Logo From The Expanse :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 9 1 USS Franklin NX-326 Mission Patch by viperaviator USS Franklin NX-326 Mission Patch :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 45 2 USS Constitution Mission Patch NX-01 Style by viperaviator USS Constitution Mission Patch NX-01 Style :iconviperaviator:viperaviator 62 7


Viper MK VI by FalkenCS4 Viper MK VI :iconfalkencs4:FalkenCS4 23 8 PhaserPistol-Type-II by mPmDetroyat PhaserPistol-Type-II :iconmpmdetroyat:mPmDetroyat 16 3 The real SHIELD logo by Dom-Graphcom The real SHIELD logo :icondom-graphcom:Dom-Graphcom 17 2 Marvel Agents of SHIELD Coulson's office by Dom-Graphcom Marvel Agents of SHIELD Coulson's office :icondom-graphcom:Dom-Graphcom 18 7 Live Long and Prosper by harroldsheep Live Long and Prosper :iconharroldsheep:harroldsheep 96 23 Farewell - Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015 by Rekkert Farewell - Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015 :iconrekkert:Rekkert 89 27 Marvel Agent-Carter by DomGraphCom by Dom-Graphcom Marvel Agent-Carter by DomGraphCom :icondom-graphcom:Dom-Graphcom 13 2 JJ Enterprise Cutaway by trekmodeler JJ Enterprise Cutaway :icontrekmodeler:trekmodeler 211 74 Marvel SHIELD logos by Dom-Graphcom Marvel SHIELD logos :icondom-graphcom:Dom-Graphcom 36 6 MK-II-B Zero-G Inspection Pod Project logo by StarshipDynamics MK-II-B Zero-G Inspection Pod Project logo :iconstarshipdynamics:StarshipDynamics 4 3 Devlopement City by Cats1x3 Devlopement City :iconcats1x3:Cats1x3 2 1 Harley Quinn 52 by Elias-Chatzoudis Harley Quinn 52 :iconelias-chatzoudis:Elias-Chatzoudis 4,242 222 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 by Bmused55 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 :iconbmused55:Bmused55 39 3 STFS Talon by Jetfreak-7 STFS Talon :iconjetfreak-7:Jetfreak-7 74 0 iPrise by Balsavor iPrise :iconbalsavor:Balsavor 25 12 Star Trek Into Darkness - UFP Logo Redesign 2.0 by cbunye Star Trek Into Darkness - UFP Logo Redesign 2.0 :iconcbunye:cbunye 108 16


United Earth Stellar Navy Logo
This is a logo that was inspired by the work done at The Starfleet Museum website based on the backstory and ships that were used in the Earth/Romulan War while including elements from Star Trek Enterprise.
FASA Starfleet Command Logo UPDATED
This is a modern take on the Starfleet Command logo originally used in the FASA Star Trek Roll Playing Game. Since the original logo was only ever seen in black and white I took some liberties with the color scheme and used the pallets used for the Starfleet Command logo from Star Trek Enterprise.
Corellian Engineering Corporation Logo
I just finished up the logo for the Corellian Engineering Corporation. I used the image on the Star Wars Wiki for reference and I took some of my own artistic license with design especially with the center planetary solar system graphic and the font.
Alien Covenant Ship's Patch
When the teaser trailer dropped on 12/25/2016 for Alien: Covenant I could not wait to do the ship's patch
The logo is the face of any brand — the very first impression — so its design is extremely important.
When executed correctly, a logo is a powerful asset to your client’s brand.
However, creating an effective visual representation of a brand requires much more than just graphic design.
Like any line of work that involves a set of specific skills, logo design requires plenty of practice and experience for it to be successful; knowledge is definitely power for any graphic designer.
For this reason, we have outlined 12 essential rules to follow in order to design an effective logo.

1. Preliminary Work Is a Must

Preliminary sketches are an important first step in designing an effective logo.
These can be as simple as paper and pen drawings or drafts made using a vector program, such as Illustrator.
The bottom line is that you compromise the final result if you rush, or skip, this step.
Start with 20 to 30 sketches or ideas and then branch out to create variations of the original ideas.
If nothing seems to work, start over and begin sketching new ideas.
An effective graphic designer will spend more time on this preliminary work than any other step in the design process.

2. Create Balance

Balance is important in logo design because our minds naturally perceive a balanced design as being pleasing and appealing.
Keep your logo balanced by keeping the “weight” of the graphics, colors, and size equal on each side.
Though the rule of balance can occasionally be broken, remember that your logo will be viewed by the masses, not just those with an eye for great art, so a balanced design is the safest approach.

3. Size Matters

When it comes to logo design, size does matter. A logo has to look good and be legible at all sizes.
A logo is not effective if it loses too much definition when scaled down for letterheads, envelopes, and small promotional items. The logo also has to look good when used for larger formats, such as posters, billboards, and electronic formats such as TV and the Web.
The most reliable way to determine if a logo works at all sizes is to actually test it yourself.
Note that the smallest scale is usually the hardest to get right, so start by printing the logo on a letterhead or envelope and see if it is still legible.
You can also test for large-scale rendering by printing a poster-sized version at a print shop.

4. Clever Use of Color

Color theory is complex, but designers who understand the basics are able to use color to their advantage.
The basic rules to keep in mind are:
Use colors near to each other on the color wheel (e.g. for a “warm” palette, use red, orange, and yellow hues).
Don’t use colors that are so bright that they are hard on the eyes.
The logo must also look good in black and white, grayscale, and two colors.
Breaking the rules sometimes is okay; just make sure you have a good reason to!
Knowing how colors evoke feelings and moods is also important. For example, red can evoke feelings of aggression, love, passion, and strength.
Keep this in mind as you try out different color combinations, and try to match the color to the overall tone and feel of the brand.
Playing around with individual colors on their own is another good idea. Some brands are recognizable solely by their distinct color.
For example, when you think of John Deere, you think of the “John Deere green” color, and this sets this brand apart from its competitors and, more importantly, makes the brand all the more recognizable.

5. Design Style Should Suit the Company

You can use various design styles when creating a logo, and to pick the right one, you should have some background information about the client and the brand.
A recent trend in logo design is the Web 2.0 style of 3D-looking logos, with “bubbly” graphics, gradients, and drop shadows.
This style may work well for a Web 2.0 website or tech company, but may not be effective for other kinds of brands.
Research your client and its audience before you begin your preliminary work.
This will help you determine the best design style from the start and save you from having to return repeatedly to the drawing board.

6. Typography Matters… A LOT!

Choosing the right font type and size is much more difficult than many beginner designers realize.
If your logo design includes text, either as part of the logo or in the tagline, you will need to spend time sorting through various font types — often, dozens of them — and testing them in your design before making a final decision.
Try both serif fonts and sans-serif fonts as well as script, italics, bold, and custom fonts.
Consider three main points when choosing a font to accompany your logo design:
Avoid the most commonly used fonts, such as Comic Sans, or else your design may come off as amateurish.
Make sure the font is legible when scaled down, especially with script fonts.
One font is ideal, and avoid more than two.
Strongly consider a custom font for your design. The more original the font, the more it will distinguish the brand. Examples of successful logos that have a custom font are Yahoo!, Twitter, and Coca Cola.

7. The Goal IS Recognition

The whole point of creating a logo is to build brand recognition. So, how do you go about doing this?
Well, it varies from case to case, but the goal with the logo is for the average person to instantly call the brand to mind.
A few examples of this are the logos for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s, and Nike.
Just a glimpse of any of these logos is all you need to recognize the brands.
The key to making a popular and recognizable logo is to combine all of the elements discussed in this article: size, style, color, typography, and originality.
Overlooking any of these during the design process will impair the quality of your final design. Examine your own logo design and see whether it meets all of these criteria.
A quick test to determine if your logo is recognizable enough is to invert it using any graphic design software and see if you can still recognize the brand. Additionally, you should mirror the logo and see if it’s easily recognizable in this state.
Keep in mind that logos aren’t always seen head-on in real world situations, for example, on the side of a bus or a billboard that you drive by.
Therefore, you should make sure to view your logo design from all angles and ensure that it’s recognizable from any direction before submitting it to your client.

8. Dare to be Different

To stand out from the competition, you must distinguish yourself as a designer with a distinct style. Rather than copy another design or style, be innovative and stand out from the crowd.
So, how can you be different? Try breaking the rules of design and taking risks.
Try a variety of styles to find the one that works best for your client. Try different color combinations until you find one that makes your design truly original.
Have fun with the design program you use, and keep tweaking the design until you feel you’ve got it right.

9. K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple, Stupid)

The simpler the logo, the more recognizable it will be.
For example, the Nike swoosh is an extremely simple logo and is also one of the most recognizable in the world.
Follow the K.I.S.S. rule right from the start of the design process, when you are brainstorming ideas and doodling sketches.
Often, you’ll find that you start with a relatively complicated design and end up with a simpler version of it in the end.
Work the design down to its essentials and leave out all unnecessary elements.

10. Go Easy on Effects

Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, Photoshop, and other graphic design programs are extremely powerful tools and have many filters and effects that you can apply to your logo, but don’t get carried away!
There’s a time and place for these powerful tools, but it is not necessarily to design a logo.
Of course, playing around and seeing whether they enhance a logo is fine, but just remember that simplicity is key.

11. Develop a Design “Assembly Line”

To produce consistently high-quality logos, you need to develop your own design process, or “assembly line.” This should include the following steps:
  • Research
  • Brainstorm and generate ideas
  • Preliminary sketches
  • Develop vector designs
  • Send to client
  • Add or remove anything the client wants
  • Finalize the design and resubmit to client
Although you may want to tweak the order slightly, you should follow these basic steps with each logo design.
This will help you streamline your work, stay organized, maintain focus, and deliver better quality and more consistent results with each job.

12. Use Other Designs for Inspiration Only!

The last rule for designing an effective logo is quite simple: don’t copy other designers’ work! While there’s nothing wrong with being inspired by other designers, copying another person’s ideas or work is morally and legally wrong.
Gallery websites exist that let you use vector art images free of charge, with proper attribution under the
Creative Commons License, but I strongly recommend not going this route.
These websites can be helpful for getting ideas during the brainstorming stage, but you’re better off starting your design from scratch and making it 100% original.


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F-16, The original Viper Mk I and now the F-35A Lightning II (or as I like to call it the Viper MK II)

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Hey VA. Remember me from the Starlost request? I've got a new challenge for you if you've got the time. Long story short, THE original sci-fi role-playing game Metamorphosis Alpha is back. The game is basically D&D in outer space on a huge derelict colony starship called the Warden. It's a good game, and although a lot of players contribute, nobody has ever designed a CS Warden patch/logo. Want to give it a shot? 
Sillyrabbit719 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Love your Star Trek tech manual layouts. I'd love to see a fasa Star Trek rpg era Mission class courier. 

do you make all these badges/logos yourself or are these taken from somewhere?
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Got your notice that you sent me a note, but it was blank.
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