Re: What is a logo?
(I think there's a list for this stuff?)
>>>>> "WT" == Winfried Truemper <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
WT> I visited the "Debian logo" page and I must say that I'm quite
WT> impressed over the creativity of the contributors.
WT> Nevertheless, I would recommend to define what a logo in our
WT> sense is. In my opinion, a logo must be an eye-catcher which is
WT> easy to remember. A symbol that is associated with Debian
WT> ("brand picture"). Something very simple consisting of one color
WT> (not counting black and white). No words or only "Debian".
Yes. I agree with this 100%. A lot of text, some of it small, with
different typefaces, etc, isn't a good idea. The picture should also
be resizeable, and if it has colours, it should work without them.
WT> With this definition, I classify most pictures on the web-page
WT> (thanks to Christian for maintaing it!) as contribution to a
WT> gallery, but not as not logos. They try to express everything
WT> through the logo. That's not the purpose of a logo (IMHO).
Indeed. Let's not try to fit version information, URL, GPL, and the
declaration of independence on the logo. (OK, no-one has tried the
last two, but you probably get the idea.)
WT> For example, "good" logos can be found on
WT> http://www.suse.de/ (big german Linux distribution)
Er. That is certainly recognizable, but silly :)
Indeed. I think I even gave these two as examples in one of the
comments I wrote... also:
http://www.sgi.com/ (It does depend a little on colours)
http://www.freebsd.com/ (Same here, but the daemon is great)
And of course, the babygnu.
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