Re: Thoughts about GIMP Logo Contest [long]
On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Martin Schulze wrote:
> The day before yesterday at lunch time I took a look at the list of
> submissions for our new logo and was *very* dissappointed. I went to
> lunch to meet a nice girl with a very bad mood. I had to realize
> that at least 70% of all current submissions fail simple rules for
> logos - and our own rules. The remaining max. 30% didn't look like I
> could vote for them, although there were one to three that are
> [... snip ...]
> . I don't think that we don't need to manipulate the winning logo.
> Thus I believe that a submission which only impresses an idea, that
> is only a preview but needs to be manipulated by a person with
> proper skills, would be fine as well.
I think we should let a skilled person push the best *idea*!
> . I don't think that depending on one particular free program to
> create a logo for a free project is a good decision.
> . It is unclear to me if we need to use the winner of this contest
> for our new logo or if we can continue searching.
> . Thus I have *BIG* difficulties accepting this logo contest.
In the way it is I have also *BIG* difficulties. In another thread
I explained my ideas to this topic.
> [... more text of Joey deleted to save bandwidth, but all he had
said is true and wise and I want to support his opinion ...]
Especially I want to enforce the statemant, that the scalability
of a logo forbides pixel oriented Programs to design a logo, but
this is not the main question. The main thing, I have to repeat myself,
is "Think first then paint!".