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Title: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: TheReturnofDMD on August 06, 2010, 04:59:19 PM
What's your favorite Sierra logo?

1981(?)-1984;
(http://tawmis.com/onlinesierra/sierra_softporn_disk.jpg)
1984-1994:
(http://www.tawmis.com/onlinesierra/sierralogogreen.jpg)

1994-1998:
(http://www.boyntontech.net/images/categories/Sierra%20Logo.gif)

1998-2003:
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/356787.jpg)

2003-2009: (Sierra final logo)
(http://www.gameguru.in/images/sierra-1.jpg)
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Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: kindofdoon on August 06, 2010, 05:05:34 PM
My favorite was the one from KQVI (the green one), because that's what I grew up with. However, I don't see it here. Perhaps I'll screencap it.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Jafar on August 06, 2010, 05:06:09 PM
1984-1994 All the way!

Dun dun da-dun! *ding[...ding*

Also, 1998-2003's lack of a mountain is shameful. :P
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Baggins on August 06, 2010, 05:07:12 PM
Well I think he just tossed up the blue one as it represents all from that era (its the same graphic just pallete swapped). They came in several assorted colors, gold, blue, green, silver, might have been been a red one out there.

What he is missing is the pre-vga ones though.

He's also missing a few unique ones like the ones seen in the Sierra Discovery Series. There was a unique one in SQ6 as well. There are probably a few other unique or one off versions.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Lambonius on August 06, 2010, 05:17:36 PM
The logo from QFG4 is awesome---It's like a full moon version of the first logo up there.  *Goes off to find a pic.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Baggins on August 06, 2010, 05:18:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_EPs5QqzzA
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Lambonius on August 06, 2010, 05:20:53 PM
Here's a screen cap I took.  Definitely my favorite unique version of the logo.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: TheReturnofDMD on August 06, 2010, 05:23:09 PM
Well I think he just tossed up the blue one as it represents all from that era (its the same graphic just pallete swapped). They came in several assorted colors, gold, blue, green, silver, might have been been a red one out there.

What he is missing is the pre-vga ones though.

He's also missing a few unique ones like the ones seen in the Sierra Discovery Series. There was a unique one in SQ6 as well. There are probably a few other unique or one off versions.

I know there were many variations, especially on the 94-98 logo, and than you have the 5 (1998-2003) sub-brand logos, but I used the official logos from the various eras of the company. The SQ6, QFG4 and other little variation logos were cool but they weren't official company logos.
I wasn't able to find any pictures of the pre-VGA logos, though I've seen them before.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: kindofdoon on August 06, 2010, 05:40:16 PM
Thanks for putting up the green one.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Baggins on August 06, 2010, 05:40:48 PM
I don't know what you mean by "official" logo exactly. But I suppose you mean the company wide logo. Actually, if you really want hte company wide logo you'd need to go to the sierra game boxes, or the catalogs and post up the printed logo. In which case there was very little change between KQ1(rerelease), KQ2 to KQ6, IIRC. Said logo is actually the half-dome with Sierra written to the right of it (assorted colors depending on the box).
(http://tawmis.com/onlinesierra/sierra_kq1_tandy.jpg)
(http://www.sierragamers.com/uploads/24082/The_Games/Kings_Quest_4_Gold_Box_A.jpg)

KQ7 era boxes were a bit different (placing the text "Sierra" slightly to the top-right of the logo);
(http://ui15.gamespot.com/526/kq7boxart_2.jpg)

(http://www.wizardsandwarriors.com/Images/fullsize/kq7%20box%20back_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: B'rrr on August 06, 2010, 05:58:40 PM
not favourite but 1984-1994 one holds the most memories for me  ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Baggins on August 06, 2010, 06:19:07 PM
Here is the original KQ1 load screen, 1984, PCJR (where KQ all began). The box as far as I know only has the IBM logo.
(http://ipggi.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/boot_026.png)

I don't know who has noticed but in KQ2, Sierra's logo is hidden cleverly within the starting screen in the background of the beach, making up a hillside. It doesn't appear in the title screen.

EcoQuest original box
(http://www.queststudios.com/sierra/images/ecoquest1.jpg)

The Sierra Discovery Series line version this was the most common style box I think (it would later become the standard official logo for that entire Discovery series, both boxes and in the games);
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/EcoQuest_-_The_Search_for_Cetus_Coverart.png)

I think only Castle of Dr. Brain and EcoQuest 1 were originally marketed under the regular Sierra brand (then switched over to the sierra discovery series branding).

Second Shadows of Darkness box when they switched to the new sierra log for it;
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/718/314292-256px_qfg4_cover_large.gif)
SQ6;
(http://ui31.gamespot.com/638/sq6boxart_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: KatieHal on August 06, 2010, 06:52:01 PM
Apart from that first one there, those pretty much all look the same to me. Yes, the font for "Sierra" is different, but let's be honest, those logos are 99% the same thing apart from the first version and the 98-03 version.

The '84-'94 is the classic one, of course. I do like the nicer font they used in the late '90's more, but it's still pretty much the same logo, IMO.

Also, bwa, "Softporn"??  :o
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Baggins on August 06, 2010, 06:54:09 PM
Katie my point was to show that the Sierra's printed logo didn't change since KQ1 (rerelease), up to KQ6.

The others show the KQ7/SQ6 era logo. Where they changed the font, and moved up to the top right corner of the Half Dome.

If you want to stick to just the half dome itself, and ignore the font, Sierra really only changed four times really. The Online systems version, the pre-1984/early-1984, "sierra-online version, the Sierra Studios version, then back to the half dome with yet another font. Most of the other eras they kept the basic interlaced Half Dome and just changed the font.


Here is an image of the "online systems" precursor logo;
(http://the-adventurers-club.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/sierra_mystery_house.jpg)
Quote
Also, bwa, "Softporn"??  
It's the precursor to the original Leisure Suit Larry. LSL was actually pretty much a remake.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: KatieHal on August 06, 2010, 07:18:14 PM
Yeah--I realized that after and edited my post. :P
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: scintilla77 on August 07, 2010, 05:40:06 PM
I like the green 1984-1994 logo! Really nostalgic.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Enchantermon on August 07, 2010, 06:38:50 PM
Also, 1998-2003's lack of a mountain is shameful. :P
I think the lines coming off of the S are supposed to represent the mountain.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Baggins on August 08, 2010, 12:11:47 AM
Except it doesn't look anything like Half Dome. Even if you try to squint and tilt your head, lol.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Enchantermon on August 08, 2010, 10:20:29 PM
Yeah, but he didn't say Half Dome. He said mountain. ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Baggins on August 09, 2010, 02:40:58 AM
Doesn't look like a mountain to me either, more like an angel wing, with a halo wrapped around it, LOL.
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Enchantermon on August 09, 2010, 06:10:38 PM
Aw, c'mon. Use your imagination! ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Sierra logo?
Post by: Ellyk on August 12, 2010, 05:05:46 AM
The third from the top....the yellow one!!