I can't help but think of some sort of 'monster' due to the name of the guild, even a Boglord since blog/bog sound so similar. Since there weren't any boglord pictures for tabards I figured that an Octopus was the next best thing, and I rarely ever see the Octopus ever used on a tabard.
The power of the interwebs is strong within the blog.
In honor of the original form of the blog.
You're never really sure what you'll see when it comes from the blog.
3 Things a tabard needs to be successful:1. Has to be unique. (Who else uses an octopus????!!!???)2. Has to relate to your guild name. (What else comes from a blog other than a giant sea monster?)3. The colors have to fit. (Green sea monster in the colors of the ocean? Of course it works!)
All righty, here's my pitch:First off, the color scheme. White pops off to the eye, so it stands out in a dark dungeon instance when we're looking for one another, and stands out in a crowded city. And the red and the blue complete the look because Red, White, and Blue are arguably the single most successful color scheme in the history of the world (The flags of the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Russia... The colors were in Genghis Khan's standards... The Yankees, Red Sox, and Cardinals all use it in their logos, as well as the New York Giants, New England Patriots, and Montreal Canadiens... Spiderman has white eyes and a red and blue suit, Superman originally had white in his color scheme, the list goes on.)And since we're a fun, low key guild full of whimsy, what says "Whimsy" more than the episode of the Brady Bunch where Greg wears that Tiki Idol and almost dies? There's your logo, my friends...
I selected the steins toasting design because it reminds me of friends sitting around, sharing drinks, telling stories, and generally just having fun...which is the vibe I get every time I log into the guild. I went with the black and red color scheme as kind of a throwback to the Horde flag.
I chose the jester hat because this is a rocking fun guild. And the blue and gold because it looks smoking hot. Nuff said.
For the Tabard Icon, I chose the Web -- for me it symbolizes what brought us all together. The "undercity green" choice of colour for the icon is based on the somewhat slightly scary " It came from......" bit in our title. Is also the ONE colour that appears only in a Horde capital city -- all other colour palettes between Alliance and Horde seem to be shared, except for this one colour. Like this one colour; we are completely unique in the game as ICftB's. The deep blue background is not only a nod to the colour scheme used at our website, but also evocative of the calm, friendly nature of our guild. We have many deeply experienced members here ( still waters run deep ? ) and I believe this sets the tone for how new players and guild members conduct themselves. It was important to me to choose an icon that was not overly distorted on the female form as well as one that would work with belts-- my attached screenshot shows that these two issues present no problem for the design I have chosen.
I chose the parchment icon to represent the blog, makes sense to me anyway. The border is almost web-like, so, web reference. The color is really up to you for the background though, I think a shade of green or blue looks best though (matches my skin, hehe)
I figure that since a lot of the people in the guild, myself included, are a little...well...nutty, this would be the perfect design for our tabard.
The Cut and Paste Crew