Re: [RfS] Request for Submissions: Upcoming Debian Logo
Chris Waters wrote:
> Martin Schulze wrote:
> [a bunch of stuff I agree with, except]
> > . A logo is NOT a set of letters. Thus the string "Debian" rendered
> > very nice is ... a picture but not a logo. Forget that.
> Um, IBM's logo is just letters. Sun's logo is, well, just letters,
> technically. I wouldn't rule out a logo based on letters, but it should
> *be* a logo, which most of the entries in the GIMP contest aren't.
These are exceptions. I know that there are some. I wouldn't call
that IBM a logo, but it's a recognizable letterset. The Sun logo
is different. Like Ean's synthesized DG it consists of letters but
is designed in a artificial (might be the wrong word) fashion which
judges it as logo.
Nontheless, I might not be precise in this case. My idea behind this
paragraph was to remove all these "[Penguin]Debian", "Debia[G]n[U]"
and stuff which only consist of a rendered and ordered set of letters.
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