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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #13 - 09/19/14 at 14:20:41
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 09/18/14 at 18:41:54:
Hmm, I agree that the DD one looks a bit out of place compared to the others, but I'm not sure about a bat or a sword. What else epitomizes 'daring'? I thought about the individual openings but the only one with an obvious icon is the Dutch. Undecided

The red-brownish dragon plus the bat in similar colours would break the monotony among all these chess pieces, or so I thought.

Nobody else who speaks out for bats? They are so cute...

The idea to search for symbols closely connected to the names of the openings isn't what you'd want here. It would be better to get ahead of the curve, establish the bat as a neutral, new symbol for a certain kind of openings, and let the forum do the rest.
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #12 - 09/18/14 at 19:42:21
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 09/18/14 at 18:41:54:
What else epitomizes 'daring'?


I think of a tightrope or trapeze.
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #11 - 09/18/14 at 18:41:54
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Stefan Buecker wrote on 09/01/14 at 10:07:24:
The "DD" for Daring Defences isn't convincing, however. It is the only icon of the set that uses capitals, an outsider in the set. My proposal would be an icon with a bat hovering over the squares.


TalJechin wrote on 09/01/14 at 14:53:54:
Maybe a black pawn with a feather in his beret? Perhaps also a fencing sword á la Errol Flynn...  Smiley


Hmm, I agree that the DD one looks a bit out of place compared to the others, but I'm not sure about a bat or a sword. What else epitomizes 'daring'? I thought about the individual openings but the only one with an obvious icon is the Dutch. Undecided
Maybe the simplest idea is to rename 'Daring Defences' (but to what?)! Shocked
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #10 - 09/02/14 at 06:05:34
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TalJechin wrote on 09/01/14 at 14:53:54:
Maybe a black pawn with a feather in his beret? Perhaps also a fencing sword á la Errol Flynn...  Smiley

I'd hire Mr Flynn rather for a King's Gambit movie than for the black magic of the Englund, Fajarowicz, Owen, Albin, 1.d4 Nc6, which seem to be popular topics in the Daring Defences section.
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #9 - 09/01/14 at 14:53:54
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The "DD" for Daring Defences isn't convincing, however. It is the only icon of the set that uses capitals, an outsider in the set. My proposal would be an icon with a bat hovering over the squares.


Maybe a black pawn with a feather in his beret? Perhaps also a fencing sword á la Errol Flynn...  Smiley
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #8 - 09/01/14 at 10:07:24
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 08/31/14 at 22:18:15:
Or what about replacing them entirely with chess-related icons? Cheesy
I commissioned a graphics designer specialising in chess (James Flear) to create a whole new set of icons just for the ChessPub forum.
What do the members think?


I love it - congrats to you for the idea and compliments to James Flear for his outstanding design!

The "DD" for Daring Defences isn't convincing, however. It is the only icon of the set that uses capitals, an outsider in the set. My proposal would be an icon with a bat hovering over the squares.

Playing Anti-Sicilians is widely seen as Quixotism. Bent Larsen once argued that d2-d4 cedes the majority in the center to the opponent. But even Larsen gave up 2.f4 and preferred the Open Sicilian in his practice. In an ideal world, the Open Sicilian would be regarded as a refuted, naive concept.

The majority has a positive view of the Open Sicilian, and a negative view of the Anti Sicilians, and this attitude is reflected in the two icons. A "normal" icon for the Anti Sicilian would be better imo.
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #7 - 09/01/14 at 09:51:52
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 09/01/14 at 00:16:49:
Btw, is James Flear any relation to Glenn?


Yes, he is Glenn's eldest son! Smiley
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #6 - 09/01/14 at 09:22:38
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Pale Horse, Pale Rider wrote on 09/01/14 at 07:47:58:
TonyRo wrote on 09/01/14 at 01:20:34:
Love them!  Grin


Agreed  Cheesy


  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #5 - 09/01/14 at 07:47:58
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TonyRo wrote on 09/01/14 at 01:20:34:
Love them!  Grin


Agreed  Cheesy
  
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Reply #4 - 09/01/14 at 07:45:43
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Smaller please.
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #3 - 09/01/14 at 05:09:29
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My one qualm is the image for "anti-sicilians". Ok, having a mafioso image may not be quite kosher. but just as the Spanish has a Spanish coat of arms, maybe the Sicilian Knight could have a Sicilian coat of arms, like this one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Sicilian_Flag.svg/227px...

  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #2 - 09/01/14 at 01:20:34
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Love them!  Grin
  
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Re: New ChessPub icons
Reply #1 - 09/01/14 at 00:16:49
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Wow! I like the new look of the forums! Btw, is James Flear any relation to Glenn?
  
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New ChessPub icons
08/31/14 at 22:18:15
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Bibs wrote on 07/03/14 at 07:50:05:
I suggest reducing the size of the speech bubbles down the left margin. 50%. Huge, currently overpowering. Just bad design.


Or what about replacing them entirely with chess-related icons? Cheesy
I commissioned a graphics designer specialising in chess (James Flear) to create a whole new set of icons just for the ChessPub forum.
What do the members think?
  
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