Re: Logo contest - `MUST be manipulated entirely in the GIMP'
Well, lets put it this way. You are pretty much insuring that the logo will
not be designed by someone with a strong design background.
Fundamentally, a logotype is a piece of vector artwork. It would probably
be built in a vector oriented editing environment like Adobe Illustrator.
You usually wouldn't use Photoshop to build a logo. There is not really a
piece of free vector editing software that provides something even remotely
equivalent to an Illustrator type package.
In general, a logo should not use shades of gray or halftones. It should
be suitable for reproduction in small sizes in mediums that do not provide
good reproduction of halftones. Typical examples would be embossing the
logo into pens, paper, coins or other mediums as well as screen printing
onto some problematic surfaces at small sizes.
So, I think that limiting the design tools to free software systems is
going to give you something similar to the xfig penguin.
On Thu, Feb 04, 1999 at 02:07:49PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 04, 1999 at 06:32:32PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Now, for a GIMP contest I'm sure this is appropriate. However, it is
> > not appropriate for the Debian logo. If I wish to submit an entry
> > which I have produced using some other software (free or for that
> > matter not free) I should be allowed to do so.
> I don't see any reason why we shouldn't atleast specify the desire for it
> to be created in a free program. I don't want our logo being made using
> Adobe Photoshop running on NT4.
> As for being strictly Gimp, the way I see it, we get more artistic entries
> (not paint shop pro type work) by using this means (the Gimp website
> contest). There are a lot of talented people involved with Gimp. If we
> were to try and do this on our own, we wouldn't get half the response, nor
> half the quality.
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