If this is TL;DR I would love to know your favorite Science Fiction logo you can tweet me, leave a comment below, share on Instagram or Facebook. For the Off Earth Series progress scroll to the bottom.
One of my favorite science fiction scenes is the slow flyover revealing a ships call sign or designator. Star Trek does it great, every time that U.S.S. Enterprise and NCC-1701 (even the letter designations) come on screen I get a little tingle. They also do a great job with insignia’s and badges. Even casual sci-fi fans recognize most Star Trek graphics.
I might actually prefer the reveal of Galactica on the flight pod of the Battlestar Galactica. It has a gritty, grind it out feeling to me. They have a little less insignia work, but I think that relates to the fact that it was a “rag-tag fugitive fleet” and not all military or commercial ships.
It may not come as a shock that a writer does not think graphically. I realized this morning, that I think in dialogue which is probably a little weird. But Off Earth Industries is a company that plays heavily into my new series and I’ve been thinking about the branding for that business and some of the others – Off Earth Salvage, Lagrange-4, Mars and Beyond Shipping – that come up in the story.
Not being able to visualize these things turned me to Pinterest. There are some great sci-fi logo’s out there and I have spent hours scrolling through the images.
Another cool thing is that there are multiple commercial space businesses we can look to for logo’s now. SpaceX (I like), Blue Origin (don’t like), Planetary Resources (like), and Virgin Galactic (don’t like) all fit the model of Off Earth Industries in my story.
When I started working on my personal brand my guidance to the designer was somewhere between Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. I think space is going to be a little cleaner and better organized than in Galactica, but not quite as pristine as Star Trek. We came up with this
Now that I’m trying to come up with broader set of logo’s and imagery, I’d love some help. Let me know what you favorite Sci-fi or space industry logo is. You don’t have to say why, but I would like to know, or even share the image, just point me in a direction.
For those following along for the quick update on the Off Earth Series progress –
Book 1 – They Awake
Target release date – 4/13/2018 On schedule, barely
Last weeks word count/target – 15,184/22,000 (could there be more distractions?)
This weeks word count target – 22,000 words
Total words/projected – 35,711/95,000