Re: [RfS] Request for Submissions: Upcoming Debian Logo
Martin Schulze wrote:
> I'd like *everybody* think about a possible logo. Please notice the
> following simple rules:
> . A logo is NOT a set of letters. Thus the string "Debian" rendered
> very nice is ... a picture but not a logo. Forget that.
No, no! Think of Mars. Everybody immediately recognises that word, in
that colour and typestyle: they think of chocolate -- not of a planet, a
Roman god or a piece of music. Written in ordinary type, it could be
any of the four, or maybe something else.
Logo recognition is created by persistent and expensive advertising, or the
equivalent in news coverage. Since we can't afford the one, and see no
prospect of the other, it seems perverse to throw away one of the best
aids to recognition.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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