[Clipart] logo contest
jon at rejon.org
Thu Aug 19 13:31:11 PDT 2004
Yeah, I really like just the scissors. That is simple and memorable. But
one step further is to turn them on end and we get refs to X and
pirates! And, I do look like a pirate with a shaved head and
Seriously, check out my designs with text (adobe font!!!) and the
scissor motif! I did several iterations on...
On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 12:53, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> Alan Horkan <horkana at maths.tcd.ie> writes:
> > Some of those previews are too small for such detailed images,
> > it might be nice if slightly larger (200x200, or 256x256) previews
> > were also available (could maybe be generated on demand and cached?)
> Extra details that show up at larger sizes are okay, but... I really
> think we ought to go with one of the ones that looks acceptably good
> at the preview size. That gives us several pretty good ones to choose
> from, and we'll be able to do more (in terms of scaling and using it
> as a pattern and making favicons from it and printing it on low-res
> media like t-shirts (should we choose to do that) and so on and so
> forth) with an image that's sufficiently simple to be recognizeable
> at a small size.
> > the one by Henrich Fichna (four intersecting circles), would like it
> > better multicoloured though but ideally the logo will work in both
> > monochrome and in many colours.
> Yeah, I like that one too, if it's unique enough.
> > and the two by Bono again with four intesecting circles except this
> > time they make up more of a diamond than square shape, again I'd
> > like a multicolour version too.
> Yeah, and that one too. Both of these should have no trouble scaling
> down to small sizes.
> > I like Andrew Fitzsimon's work too (the abstract swoosh on page, as
> > I have said previously) but I dont think it is ever going to work at
> > really small sizes.
> Yeah, that one too.
> Here is how the color version would look at 32x32:
> And at 16x16:
> It's definitely true that some of the finer details get lost at 16x16.
> > I also like the logo by Samir Bharadwaj that uses a scissors ----8<---
> > device is very clever (the one that spells out the name, not the one with
> > the acronym, I think you all know by now how I feel about acronyms). now
> > that I think about it, the scissors icon is very abstract and would work
> > extremely well at just about every sizes. I think a scissors is a
> > universal and innofensive sybmol, anyone know otherwise?
> Indeed, the whole thing wouldn't scale down to small sizes well, but
> for small sizes we could take just the scissors and scale them down.
> Here is what just the scissors part looks like at 32x32:
> And at 16x16:
> Seems okay. At larger sizes we could use the whole thing.
> I also like Nilsson's one, which reminds me of a handful of Polaroid
> snapshots. It would make a great icon for gphoto IMO if they didn't
> already have one.
> Wow, lots of good choices.
> Oh, and it's a shame about the Diapo submission being after the
> deadline, because it's quite good otherwise.
> > Some of the more textual images would make excellent advertising
> > banners,
> Nicu's would make a particularly good banner, IMO. It's about the
> right shape for a standard-size banner, too.
> Actually, we could potentially use several of these images on the site
> in various places, in addition to the one we choose as the logo.
> Cyril's image might be too complex for a logo, but it looks cool
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