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Re: New logo efforts...

On Tue, Apr 14, 1998 at 06:07:04PM -0500, Ean Schuessler wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 1998 at 11:16:00AM +0200, Fredrik Ax wrote:
> > We already have an official logo!
> > 
> > No matter how good or bad your new logos are we (Bruce Perens on
> > behalf of the Debian society) have already chosen an official logo:
> > http://fatman.mathematik.tu-muenchen.de/~schwarz/debian-logo/
> Bruce choose the logo personally despite the fact that other logos had 
> higher votes. Aside from this the logo is unprofessional and will
> make a poor first impression on those who are trying to decide which
> Linux distribution they should use.

Please mention also that some of the logos that got very high rates have
been nice gfx, but no logos. I agree that we can do better, and I actually
like the D with the people on it (although I couldn't guess it, I found it
would be a valid and not too bad entry in a logo contest).

We had only two logos on this web page (the puzzle and the black font with
red points). I hope that people will do it more seriously next time.

> > In my opinion it will only harm debian to produce alternate (ambiguous)
> > logos. It's better to get the official logo widely spread and commonly
> > accepted and recognized.
> The "official" logo will create only negative impressions of the Debian
> distribution before people honestly evaluate its technical excellence.
> It makes little sense that we should have to succeed _despite_ the quality
> of our logo.

Yes, I think we could need a new logo. I would strongly prefer a logo without
any relation to penguins or gnus (please flame me in private mail ;)

> > Therefore, I urge you to stop creating new logos and start using the
> > official one.
> I commend you for your sincere concern but would ask you to carefully
> evaluate your perception that the current logo is sufficient. Let us
> carry the same high standards for our public presence that we have for
> our technical implementations.

Ean, I appreciate your effort. Could you please step forward (at the
appropriate time) and suggest a logo-"policy" that defines restrictions for
entries in the logo contest? I think this would be *very* helpful.

Maybe we should cooperate on the text? Mail me if you are interested, we
could make something up and suggest it for approvement (maybe when the
constitution is through or even earlier). I will most likely not make any
entries in a logo contest, but think I have valid and clear ideas about what
a logo should *not* look like.

Waiting is,

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