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 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-17 UTC

I made a new logo for the home page, and I updated the smaller logo to use some of the same fonts. The word "CHESS" is in Noto Serif, the word "vArIanT" (or "VArIaNT") in Spin Cycle 3D OT, and the other words in Noto Sans. In the smaller logo, I left those words in the original font, which I think is one of the Segoe UI fonts. The Elephant and Unicorn are Musketeer Chess pieces I took a photo of together to keep them at the same scale. The Elephant is a historical piece that goes back to Chaturanga and is found in various Asian regional variants, while the Unicorn is a fairy chess piece that looks an awful lot like a certain Chess piece. Since the black Elephant appeared too dark, I tried a color gradient on the image of the two pieces and liked the result. The varying colors looked psychedelic and seemed appropriate for a site about variants. Above the word "CHESS" are the pieces of Chess. Below the word "vArIanT" are a selection of Chess variant pieces in different styles.