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Re: [RfS] Request for Submissions: Upcoming Debian Logo

On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 12:25:29PM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> 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.

Correct. I agree a logo may be a set of letters, but it must be *unique*,
that means, the letters are created for just this special purpose. Any
existing font on your font directory is inacceptable.

A good example is the PIXAR logo. It is basically just letters, but the
style is unique.

So, don't use the TEXT feature of GIMP while creating the logo.


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