[Mageia-discuss] Logo proposals discussion

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Sat Nov 20 09:55:57 CET 2010

Le 2010-11-20 03:53, Marc Paré a écrit :
> Le 2010-11-18 04:22, Romain d'Alverny a écrit :
>> Hi everyone,
>> so, logo proposals deadline was past week, Monday Nov. 9th. Proposals
>> were sent to http://www.flickr.com/groups/mageia-art/pool/ (you may
>> need to be logged in Flickr to actually see all proposals).
>> First, on behalf of the board, let me thank all artists who invested
>> in this and published a proposal. 113 posters, for 429 posts. There
>> have been lots of different ideas, some matching the guidelines
>> (http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=artguide#logo_design_guidelines),
>> some not matching. So again, thank you to all, a lot, for your ideas
>> and your work.
> Yes, a heartfelt congratulations to all of those who contributed. Very
> much appreciated.
> My four picks (in order of preference) and reasons are:
> 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/54316230@N06/5141934927/
> -- logo with the 4 elements earth, wind, water, fire. I like the concept
> that Mageia comes from these 4 elements of which we are all connected.
> The concept is recognisable by most people as it is taught early in most
> school systems. It also fits in with the "magic" of the brand. The
> placement of the word "Mageia" would have to be worked so that the logo
> is compact. I would prefer keeping the groups of 4 elements in a square
> pattern with "Mageia" trailing on the right hand side. Perhaps the logo
> could be the 4 elements in a square pattern with the letter "M" glued to
> the right hand site so that the logo itself could stand alone without
> the Mageia word.
> 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/54316230@N06/5063070488/
> -- logo with the compass with the needle pointing to NE which is the "M"
> for Mageia. In French there is the saying: " ... perdu le nord." which
> means that someone has lost her/his direction or sanity / reasoning. But
> in this case Mageia has been found because the needle is pointing to the
> "M". I don't like the flame above the "I" of the "Mageia". I would like
> to see a version with giving "Mageia" word a gradient colour change from
> left (blue) to right (a colour from the branding palette). Just as an
> experiment. I think that the icon could easily stand on its own and
> people would eventually identify it with "Mageia". There is also a
> French band "Solus" that sings this title "Perdu le Nord"
> (http://vimeo.com/6878932)
> 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigger-gg/5027064477/
> -- I can't say I like the font, but I do like the idea with the tail of
> the "M" of Mageia curling around the letter. If we could give this a
> little more style, I think the tail "M" logo would become recognisable.
> 4.http://www.flickr.com/photos/42998910@N02/5008234829/

  I like the idea of the orb that looks like it is either surfacing or
> plunging into the liquid matter. It looks more like it is surfacing from
> the liquid. I can't say that I like the angle or the font of "Mageia",
> but the idea could work if there was an attached slogan "Mageia Linux
> ... your orbit of knowledge." or something to help it stick. I wonder it
> the "Mageia" would look better placed at the top of the liquid waves in
> a quarter circle format (like the one on the image but angled the
> opposite way).
> Cheers
> Marc

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