Fair Warning: this post is about 3.3 years old, so some of the information might be a bit dated. On the other hand, this post was last modified about 3.3 years ago, so maybe it's up-to-date after all. In any case, please keep all this in mind while reading. Thanks for understanding!
A Quick Diversion:

Imagine a world where a giant V logo is in your very own font!

I just had a quick idea about Elementiarum—y’know, my font that includes type symbols—and what to update them with. That it to say, the font includes a lot of extra video game symbols, but it only covers type symbols for the TCG. I’m therefore considering updating it to include various TCG symbols and icons.

Alternatively, I could just create a completely NEW font, one solely for TCG-related symbols, maybe even one that covers all the TCG set icons as well… so stuff like “1st Edition”—both Wizards and Japanese flavors, the Promo Star, properly sized rarity symbols, super type icons like GX, ex and EX, and so forth. Actually, if I include ALL set icons into the font, then I might as well make it a new font instead of adding these icons to Elementiarum. So in that case, keep an eye out for my TCG symbols font! I wonder what Latin word I’ll choose this time??


The Actual News:

So now that I’ve readjusted which Pokémon will be which non-Dragon, non-Fairy types in my Space World sets, the next thing to figure out is… the set icons! And more importantly, what style? Well, below I have some of set icon ideas for the three sets. The icons themselves aren’t necessairly finalized, although I’m likely going to stick with something along these lines. But that said, there are two styles for them which I’m still mulling over… but take a look first and I’ll talk details afterwards:

Anyways, the two styles are based on how set icons were done in times before:

  • the first style is based on the early era of the game (Jungle, Fossil, Rocket)
  • the second style is based on the Neo era of the game (Genesis, Discovery, Revelations)

You can see what I mean below.

I mean… I guess it is pretty self evident what I should do. Afterall, I am trying to make this set have a Neo-style look to it, but to also have it reflect modern changes to the game… and even the modern sets use the white-bordered set icons.

But I feel like the Neo-style icons are a bit too bold and jarring, while the pre-Neo icons blend into the card a bit better.

Here, lemme add in a couple quick examples of the icons on a full size blank:

So, I dunno. Maybe the icons are too big? Maybe I used too much white border and I should therefore take it down a notch?

Anyways, I’m gonna mull on this. If you have any ideas, leave some in the comments, or maybe voice your opinion over on the Discord server! The PA! Discord server is still 100% free, but it might not be so in the near future, so pop on in while you still can!