[Mageia-discuss] Logo proposals discussion

Dale Huckeby spock at evansville.net
Mon Nov 22 03:44:51 CET 2010

On Sun, 21 Nov 2010, andre999 wrote:

> 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" ?

Personally, I would just like for it to be eye-catching and look nice.
I'd be pretty shallow and gullible if I trusted *or* distrusted Mageia
due to the shape of its logo rather than personal experience or word
of mouth.  If people perceive Mageia as trustworthy its logo will evoke
that judgment because it's associated with Mageia, not because it's the
source of the judgment.

Dale Huckeby

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