As I continue the onward march to Hiigara (Homeworld's 10 year anniversary is on the 28th), I decided to put this up.
After noticing the logo on the splash page of the Homeworld 1 install was different from the one I used on the older versions of the Homeworld map, I decided to archive all the versions of the angel moon logo I could find. Homeworld 1 uses no less than four versions of the angel moon logo.
From top to bottom, left to right;
The first is on the pedestal that held the guidestone, found in the ruins of the Khar-Toba. We can guess this was also the sigil of the ancient Hiigaran empire. I tried my best to trace it in Illustrator, but this is the hardest of the angel moons to logo (Every other logo after it was vector-based).
The second one is the graphic used on the install, for the GOTY CD cover, for the startup icon, and the logo for Fleet Intelligence in the game. Basically, this is HW1's logo.
The third logo is actually in a minor location; on the main menu for Homeworld 1 in the lower-right corner. It was so different in the dimensions of the wings that I decided to document it as a variant.
The Forth logo I didn't know where it came from, until I opened the Homeworld 1 manual and found it. This is the 'modern' HW1 logo, and is used mostly whenever anyone references HW1. The change between this and the "First" HW1 logo are principally in merging the spheres with the wings.
The Fifth logo was on the splash page for a countdown to information on Homeworld 2. The date came and went with no information, but the logo remained. Apparently this logo was the alpha version of the game before HW2 was scrapped and re-designed from the ground up.
The sixth logo is the one that made it into the final retail version of the game. Used for the badges, any official Hiigaran logo, etx. Wider than the HW1 versions, with the feathers of the guidestone pedestal and HW2 alpha.
The Seventh Logo here is present on the interceptor drawn by Dave Cheong, on behalf of Relic to thank the fans for a decade of dedication for Homeworld. The Interceptor is new, so is the logo, and this is my attempt to replicate it. Since it IS from Relic, and IS an Angel-Moon derivative, it MUST be included here and before RedPanther's HW:E logo.
The Eighth Logo is actually unofficial; it was made by OneRedPanther when rumors were abound of a Homeworld Massive Multiplayer Online game. While I oppose MMORPGs and don't want Homeworld anywhere near them (noting what happened to the Warcraft universe when WoW happened), I nevertheless thought the logo was interesting enough to include as a mutation of the Angel Moon.
Onward we march to Hiigara: Our Home.