[Mageia-discuss] Logo proposals discussion

Dale Huckeby spock at evansville.net
Fri Nov 19 16:26:59 CET 2010

On Thu, 18 Nov 2010, Hoyt Duff wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Wayne Sallee <Wayne at waynesallee.com> wrote:
>> Hoyt Duff wrote on 11/18/2010 02:19 PM:
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/54167983@N08/5011126293/
>>> Sphere would be ideal candidate for a world globe.
>> I like the idea of of the world idea. Mageia is for everyone around the
>> world, and since it is a community rather than a business, it has a bigger
>> interest in the needs of everyone, and not just meeting some small niche,
>> but meets peoples needs on a global aspect.
>> Maybe the above logo can be make to look more like the earth. And the part
>> that looks like a flame be make to look more like Mageia bringing the world
>> together.
> That could be accomplished by outlining the "flame" in dark blue or black.

I'd rather the flame not be outlined at all but look like an actual flame,
indistinct at the edges, rising from a crystal ball. With the stylized,
bounded flame it looks rinky dink, toylike, and sharpening the boundedness
only exacerbates the problem. The visual elements of a logo don't *have*
to literal-mindedly combine to spell out a meaning. At least, perusing the
submissions, I don't see anything as ugly as SUSE's (gecko?).

Dale Huckeby

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