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Eye-popping new ship logos bring a smart look for community’s 26th anniversary

As the start of our 26th-anniversary celebration – which starts today on June 1, just two weeks shy of 26 years from the day that our group was founded in 1994 – we’re announcing the completion of our all-new ship logos:

The Image Collective – founded by FltCapt. Kali Nicholotti and currently led by FltCapt. Jalana Rajel, LtCmdr. Jo Marshall, and LtCmdr. Ayiana Sevo – has been on overdrive in the past few months, cooking up incredible designs for all kinds of things. I thought we’d bring together a roundtable of folks who worked on these, and past designs, to talk about the history of ship logos in the fleet.

In the interview below, you’ll hear from:

  • Ens. Alieth of the Thor
  • FltCapt. Jalana Rajel of the Constitution
  • LtCmdr. Jo Marshall of the Gorkon
  • FltCapt. Kalianna Nicholotti, playing Cmdr. Ash Tristan MacKenna on the Juneau
  • Capt. Oddas Aria of the Juneau

WOLF: These new designs are really striking, so thank you for all your hard work on these! What was the impetus for these redesigns, and which ones did each of you work on?

ALIETH: Well, it all started out a little unplanned, to be honest. Ensign Sirok and I just agreed to remake Thor’s emblem as a small weekend pet project, as a way to welcome Kells as our new CO. The Collective loved it when I shared it with them and Jalana and Jo (if I recall it well) suggested that we should revamp all the current starships’ emblems in the same style to give them a coherent look… and here we are!

For my behalf, I have worked on the emblems of the Thor (alongside with Sirok), the Constitution-B, the Starbase 118 and the Juneau. I assisted Sirok a bit with the Veritas’ one, but that design is basically his job.

In any case, I consider this revamp a team effort, since I have received a lot of valuable feedback from other Collective members, and I have had some great resounding walls for my ideas there.

MARSHALL: For sure! Alieth’s designs were really inspirational, so when there was a chance of revamping the rest of the designs, it was a really cool project for the collective to sink their teeth into. I cracked on with the Atlantis design of the familiar trident inverted to look a bit squid-like, and we had to find a good emblem for the Gorkon — so the new one is based on the shuttlecraft Chancellor Gorkon uses in the movie.

It was a great challenge and had us all thinking outside the box for some design ideas. Alieth and Sirok just smashed it, doing the lion’s share of the project, and really did such an amazing job.


Starbase 118 Image Collective!

Do you mike manipulating images?  Are you experienced in the programs, or just starting out?  If so, they would like to add your biological and technological distinctiveness to their own! From novice to master, they are looking for new ideas from everyone!  Anyone can join the Image Team.  You can be part of the team that makes visions come to life.  They are responsible for the 2011 Awards and Ribbon graphics.  Sounds good, huh?

For more information, check out the Image Collective wiki page.  If you are interested in joining, contact Commander Kali Nicholotti!


Resistance is Futile! Join The (Image) Collective Today!

The (Image) Collective is Seeking New Members!

Part of what makes the Starbase 118 fleet so great is the fact that we have so many graphics to enrich the text based experience. From the creation of avatars for our characters to the decor around our site, the Image Team is hard at work making the experience of everyone in the fleet that much better. Now, the team is seeking new members to help make our environment even more visually appealing, and we need your help!

We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.

You don’t have to have a lot of graphics design experience to join. We welcome everyone in The Image Collective, including graphics gurus and those who just want to have a say in how the designs look. Want to learn more about how to make your graphics look even better? We can help there too! Many of our members are more than happy to share information and help new members learn more about how to make a Trill, Bajoran, or other Trek related species. No matter what your level of experience, if you are interested, you are welcome to jo

Why do you resist? Become One with The Collective!

Some of our recent projects have been to create and design the ribbons for the annual awards ceremony, to make various avatars for new ensigns coming into the fleet, and to create new banners and graphics for the forums as well as the website. Sound like something you might enjoy being a part of? Joining is easy! Just email Lt. Commander Kalianna Nicholotti at starlitwonder@hotmail.com to be added to the team.

Photo Cr: Startrek.com


The (Image) Collective: Assimilate Yourself into the Realm of StarBase 118!

By using photo manipulation, we are able to put the faces of our characters into Starfleet uniforms in order to make our fantasy world that much more realistic. Now, those members of the fleet who wish to join have a place to share their skills and get input and help from other members who also enjoy creating photos for their characters and ships.

The (Image) Collective is a new team that debuts this month. The goal of the team will be to provide images for any member of the fleet who wants one as well as providing a creative outlet for those who enjoy ‘assimilating’ themselves into the StarBase 118 realm. With so much talent in one place, those who simply have an interest in the creation of such photos can also come to ask questions, get advice, and improve their own photo manipulation skills.

Not only will the team have a place to gather on the StarBase 118 Forums, but they will also have an area of the wiki where they will be able to upload and share some of their best works. There are already officers expressing excitement over the team and what kind of images they will produce.

The idea for the team was conceived by Lt. Commander Kalianna Nicholotti, who enjoys making avatars and signature banners for her crew and any other members of the fleet who ask for one. Those who wish to join should contact her via e-mail, or via YM, kaidasuyuki.


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