A Kiss For The Petals Logo Redesign

At the suggestion of Virus123 during work on the final version of Risa-Miya Theater, I have decided to remake the English logo for A Kiss For The Petals translations. The first version of the logo used the font in the Japanese text, which, while faithful, had some issues. The gaps between letters made for unclean borders and aliasing which I have not been able to fully eliminate, and readability is reduced at lower resolutions. Virus123 suggested a different font with a similar look, but overall thinner shapes for greater readability.

The gallery below shows each iteration of the redesign. The first image is the original logo, first used in the My Dear Prince translation released in January 2011. The redesign is a work in progress; the final result will be used in all future versions of the visual novel translation patches.

 

Original logo. The font used is DFGLeiGaSo.
Original logo. The font used is DFGLeiGaSo.
Redesign, stage 1. The new font is FOT-MatisseMinoriPro-En-B.
Redesign, stage 1. The new font is FOT-MatisseMinoriPro-En-B. Thin gaps between letters that would cause the purple outline to collide with itself have been filled in manually in all below stages.
Redesign, stage 2. The font size was increased slightly and the space between words adjusted accordingly.
Redesign, stage 2. The font size was increased slightly and the space between words adjusted accordingly.
Redesign, stage 3. The kerning between letters "K" and "i" in "Kiss" and "F" and "o" in "For" were adjusted manually.
Redesign, stage 3. The kerning between letters “K” and “i” in “Kiss” and “F” and “o” in “For” were adjusted manually.
Redesign, stage 4. The kerning between letters "F" and "o" were adjusted again, and the kerning between letters "T" and "h" in "The" adjusted as well. The spacing between words was also changed.
Redesign, stage 4. The kerning between letters “F” and “o” were adjusted again, and the kerning between letters “T” and “h” in “The” adjusted as well. The spacing between words was also changed.
Redesign, stage 5. A bolder version of the same font is used in an attempt to reach a middle ground between the old and new fonts.
Redesign, stage 5. A bolder version of the same font is used in an attempt to reach a middle ground between the old and new fonts. Compare the purple outlines in the “P” and “o” letters.

2 thoughts on “A Kiss For The Petals Logo Redesign”

    1. The major differences are in the thickness of the letters and the aliasing between tightly-packed letters. Small holes within letters where the purple outline collided with itself were eliminated in the redesign, resulting in a cleaner overall look, however subtle the changes appear to be.

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