My Phoenix board that I acquired last year came with the original machine's front plastic cover - the Australian variety which has the additional "Commodore" logo at the bottom left.
As such, I decided to create brand new Phoenix brag stickers. I also have a spare virtually mint front cover, which I plan to use on the Phoenix machine which has quickly become my #2 machine (and is trying hard to become #1). The front plate I have ready to go - without the Commodore logo - looks like this:
Since I've made my Phoenix NTSC, I'd prefer an NTSC case and cover plate. Buh-bye, C= logo. I'll hang onto it, of course, but keep the front nice and clean like my other machines.
My original idea was to "stick" with history: simply scan the original logo (did you know there were a zillion different Phoenix logos?). After I did that, I brought it into Adobe Illustrator and traced it. This actually took some time to do. I rebuilt the logotype as well, and got the color very close to the original blue Andrew Wilson chose back in the day. My new vector version of the logo now looks like this:
On the machine, it should look something like this:
Looking pretty good. I intentionally removed the separation from the wings and body, as seen in the original, which is more inline with the other versions of the logo.
Finally, there is the matter of making the stickers. There are really two options.
Option #1 is to do it like the old sticker - on a clear backing. Over time, this could turn color again but we're talking about decades of course.
Option #2 would be for it to be a "transfer sticker" where only the blue comes off, and there is no rectangular backing. I'm not sure how that'll turn out, but I'm rather curious as I think it would look great.
What do you guys think?
After I get some made, I'll probably keep 2 and try to give the rest away (something like $3 shipped anywhere around the world, which basically covers my costs).
As you can see in the image, my Phoenix sticker is in really rough shape. It is highly discolored, and the top is torn. It looks like it was cut out of its original paper backing with some blunt steak knives.