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Got an upcoming DMs Guild title set in Faerûn? This DMs Guild-friendly logo clip art merging the coolest qualities of the two official logos is for you!

This logo pack includes DMs Guild-friendly Forgotten Realms logo files in a one-color, black and white, flat color, and full color versions and a variety of file formats. Vector logos are provided as transparent PDF files and PNG. Raster logos are provided as transparent, RGB PNG, PSD, and TIFF files. A CMYK version for print on demand titles (with the 240 ink limit) is included, as well.

All DMs Guild authors — not their designers or layout artists — using these MUST have a paid license in order to use these in a published title. These logos may be used on any number of titles by the license holders. Please do not distribute these files to non-licensed DMs Guild creators.

Gordon McAlpin is a freelance designer, illustrator, and animator based in Somerville, MA. On the DMs Guild, he designed Weekend at Strahd’s, The Heir of Orcus: Verse III, and the Masque of the Red Death Player’s Guideamong others. See more examples of his design and illustration work at gordonmcalpin.com!

 
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Anne T December 09, 2019 3:17 am UTC
As cool as these are, don't these logos specifically violate the publication terms of the Dungeon Masters' Guild, since they are close derivations of WotC's trademark logos? That's what I understood from last year's controversy with regards to logos on covers. I'd hate to make a purchase that would be rendered unusable. Have you cleared this with the DMsG coordinators?
https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/articles/217029188-Logo-and-Artwork-Questions
Personal Branding. Any personal brand, logo, or trademark used within your title must be original to the creator. These branding images cannot violate existing copyright or trademark laws, nor can they be derivations of Wizards of the Coast branding, such as the D&D logo and the Dungeons & Dragons logo.
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Gordon M December 09, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
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These logos definitely do not violate the terms of the DMs Guild with regard to personal branding, because these are not "personal branding" logos—or branding logos at all. A personal branding logo is, for instance, YOUR publishing company. If you named your company "Forgotten Games" and made it a derivative of the Forgotten Realms logo, that would be personal branding and derivative of WOTC branding.

In case that isn't totally clear, it should suffice to say that the Ravenloft logo was approved by Lysa Chen explicitly for use on the Masque of the Red Death Player’s Guide *months* ago—and the sale of that logo as stock art was also approved by her.

This is a new symbol derived from WOTC’s official logo, so it's stock art. The applicable clause is on the same page you linked to: "Stock art that is inspired by but does not directly copy D&D IP also is allowed. For example, you cannot copy and paste a symbol from an existing piece of D&D art, but...See more
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Anne T December 10, 2019 1:46 pm UTC
Gordon, thank you _very_ much for your prompt, detailed, and reassuring reply. There's been more than a little confusion, at times, as to where the lines are, and certainly many creators who've not even bothered to learn what the lines are, that has made me (& others I've spoken with) rather cautious. You do _excellent_ work, any creator's publication would be enhanced by it, and we can feel as comfortable (as you say, barring WotC's revisions) using it.
I do hope I appeared neither rude or annoying, particularly in posting on all three logos you currently have out, but I can never tell how--or even if--creators/publishers get notified about these things. If I did, I apologize. Thanks once again!
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