I have really been enjoying Fallout 4 lately. However, the game is not without its flaws. The most annoying of these (to me at least) is some sloppy design elements. Example: on a in-game collectible, a bobble head, they have the company name "VAULT-TEC" written on the base. Unfortunately, there is a serious kerning error so the name appears like "VAUL T-TEC" The gap is so bad It is almost the size of a full space! Every time I see it I want to throw my controller at the screen.
There are tons of cool, retro elements in the game and one that has a particularly significant tie-in is a soft drink called Nuka-Cola as an obvious parody of Coca-Cola. It's an important brand in the game since the bottle caps are used as currency. However, whoever was in charge of making the logo seriously dropped the ball. I have always hated the design.
Recently I have been making a prop from the game called Nuka-Cola Quantum. Today I made the label for my bottle and I took the liberty of redesigning the logo. I'm very happy with the result. My redesign isn't perfect but it's a fair bit better than theirs. I tried to keep some elements of the real Coca-Cola logo with copying it, so it feels similar with being the same. If they had spent a few hours making a nice logo the game would feel so much more polished.
Made with Illustrator and Photoshop.