[Mageia-discuss] Logo proposals discussion

Enrico Gsell thecandyman666 at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 1 08:45:22 CET 2010

Luckily the same goes for me, all my favorites are still in :)
Tough they are nearly all different ones:

My choices and what comes to my mind when looking at them (in order of preferation):

1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/54316230@N06/5141934927/
 the smalls things are needed to put together to create something good. 
This logo expresses it perfectly for me. Also I like how it looks with 
text, as logo only, as icon and so on. Also looks like an instant 
classic and timeless. 

2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ofaurax/5127775007/
Timeless, modern, simple. 

3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/54316230@N06/5063070488/
Heading in the right direction, we know where to go and what our goals are.

4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/54240048@N08/5013673327/
 are dynamic, always changing. In connection with linux it lets me think
 of a bleeding edge distro. Nice colors, but don't like the font.

Kind regards,

> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:01:14 -0500
> From: andr55 at laposte.net
> To: mageia-discuss at mageia.org
> Subject: Re: [Mageia-discuss] Logo proposals discussion
> Romain d'Alverny a écrit :
> > ...
> > Step 1. already occurred:
> > ... first short list of 77 files:http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/mgared/
> >
> > Step 2. is the reason of this mail. 77 is still a lot,
> > ... we prefer to start the discussion now.
> > ...
> > We are Thursday Nov. 18th. That makes the public discussion open until
> > Wednesday Nov. 24th.
> >
> (I got a second identical message - this time it must be for mgaorange)
> Luckily, my red list choices are still in the orange list :)
> So I mostly restate what I said then :
> First of all, I think that despite the guidelines, "Linux" should 
> usually be included with the logo and "Mageia", if not an integral part 
> of the logo.
> After all, we are promoting/presenting the Mageia variety of Linux.
> I like putting "mageia" in lower case - except maybe the "m" - and 
> putting "LINUX" in small caps below, to the right of the "g".
> My preferences, in approximate order are :
> 1) <http://www.flickr.com/photos/42998910@N02/5078260989/>
>      mageia_variations by gejobj.
> These are 11 variations (by colour/font) of the same logo.
> These are based on 
> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/42998910@N02/5012718103/> marisa_mageia_v2 
> by the same designer, also on the selection list.
> A cube showing 3 faces, forming an "M" below and an "L" above, with 
> "Mageia" to the right, and a small "Linux" below to the right of the "g".
> My prefered colour scheme is column 2 row 2. (blue+green "M", orange 
> "L", violet "Linux")
> My prefered font for "mageia" is column 2 row 4 (last), due to open "g" 
> (simpler) and "a" (not easily confused with "o").
> For "Linux" it is column 1 row 7 (last), non-serif proportional small caps.
> ----
> 2) <http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennael/5021614786/>
>   mageia_ftizzoni05 by ennael, from F. Tizzoni.
> An "M" formed of 4 oblique rectangles, 2 tones of violet, 2 tones of 
> orange, with "Mageia" below to the right, an orange dot on the "i".
> Very distinctive.
> For colours, the orange is very nice.  Maybe the violet could be light 
> green or blue-green instead ?
> The font is ok, except I would use an open "a", to avoid confusion with "o".
> (This was listed as my 4th choice last time, because it had been removed 
> from the MageiaRed pages.)
> ----
> 3) <http://www.flickr.com/photos/54316230@N06/5063070488/>
>      mageia7_1-01 by alexn83
> compass with "Mageia" to the right.
> I would use the "M" on the simpler dial above, oriented to NE so as to 
> hide the points NE and SW.  This simpler image should scale better.
> I would also make the circle regular.
> These changes should make it more easily recognisable in different 
> contexts as well.
> And without the direction letters, multilingual :)
> For the font I would use a sans-serif proportional, with the "a"s open 
> to the left, to be more readable.
> I would apply this font to the "M" on the compass as well.
> And no colour gradiant in the font.  (Leave that to the image.)
> The colours go well together.
> Note that this proposal seems very similar to another computer logo that 
> I've seen in the past, but I can't place it.
> ----
> 4) <http://www.flickr.com/photos/55329486@N03/5134846325/>
>      mageia_logo_6 by sisopetron
> Mageia in black with a green star for point of the "i", surrounded, in 
> background, by 5 circles, filled in progressively lighter blue.
> The 5 spheres representing 5 continents ?
> The font is ok, except I would use an open "a", to avoid confusion with "o".
> The green star would be better reduced in size - so as to not overlap 
> the letters.  The green makes a very nice accent.
> The version with green-blue instead of blue in the spheres looks also 
> very nice.
> ----
> my 2 cents :)
> - André
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