[Mageia-discuss] Logo proposals discussion

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Mon Nov 22 02:35:59 CET 2010

Dale Huckeby a écrit :
> 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

Of course !
A crystal ball would inspire trust in a Linux operating system.
Somehow, I'm not quite sure that most potential users would trust 
"magic" for serious tools that should always work.
Did someone say "rinky dink, toylike" ?

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