|The various site logos of dosgames.com|
Here's a brief look at some of the various logos that dosgames.com has had over the years. Below are the special holiday logos that have briefly appeared during the Christmas period, the retired 'official' logos ordered (roughly) in an oldest to newest order, and finally some ugly prototypes that were never used at all! :)|
By the way, the kid giving the thumbs-up in the logo is Commander Keen! (Download his games at the bottom of that page.)
Click logos to view them at full size!
dosgames.com holiday/special logos:
The Christmas 2001 logo.
Happy new year 2002! :)
It's Christmas ... 2002!
A well designed Christmas logo for 2003, unlike 2002.
Christmas version of the most recent logo, shown briefly in Dec 2004.
A nicely patterned Christmas logo from 2005.
2006's Christmas logo, featuring Santa from Super Speed Christmas Edition.
The Christmas 2007 logo. Features Jazz Jackrabbit from Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare 95.
Whee, it's the Christmas 2008 logo. I went for a simpler, more retro-pixelated look this year. The little guys are of course Santa lemmings from Holiday Lemmings.
The Christmas 2009 logo. Features rocket Santa from the Jetpack Christmas Special game's title screen.
Here's the DOSGames.com 2010 Christmas logo, featuring a very cold Jill of the Jungle wearing a cheezy Santa hat. :)
Carrying on the 10 year tradition, here's the DOSGames.com 2011 Christmas logo, featuring several DOS game characters. How many can you identify? :)
The Christmas 2012 logo features Sint Nicolaas from the Sint Nicolaas game here created by Mike Wiering of Wiering Software!
The 2013 logo, painstakingly constructed from elements from the Commander Keen series of games, took quite awhile to construct but I think the effect is worth it. :) Original size and double size versions available. Download the free Keen games here. Also check out the Commander Keen History at 3D Realms.
Less inspired than the previous year, this simple blue-background logo for 2014 features the Christmas tree from D/Generation (it only appears if you play the game near Christmas!) and of course one of the Vorticons from the Commander Keen games.
Going old-old school with ASCII characters only for 2015!
The 2016 logo again goes with an ASCII character theme, this time a simple tree and plain black background. Classy.
Rather than creating an entirely new logo, 2017's logo simply reskins the classic DOSGames.com text and adds a pixelated present and holiday message.
dosgames.com official logos:
The oldest one I could find.
I think I probably used Microsoft Word Wordart to make this back in Jan 1999.
Another really old one, used for awhile in 1999.
This would've been made using Xara Webstyle.
Not sure if I ever used this one, but it looks alright. Last from 1999.
An inappropriate font, I'd say. Earliest from 2000 probably.
This one was around for a long time if memory serves me ...
Bland ... not much else to say.
Started to be used sometime in 2001.
This one was used for a long time in/around 2002.
Still looks decent, one of my favorites. From 2003.
The current logo. I think it looks good so I have no real reason to change it :) It's been the site logo since 2004.
Years ago dosgames.com gave out free email addresses ...
Every day about 1000 emails are sent to those old long deleted accounts.
dosgames.com ugly unused prototype logos:
Really early 1999 ... don't think I ever actually used this one.
Ummm ... no.
A failed attempt at a new look using a premade Photoshop action.
I was going to redesign the whole site back in late 2003, and this was going to be the new logo.
The redesign never happened of course. ;)