[SDL] SDL Logos
technobot at lycos.co.uk
Fri Aug 2 09:21:03 PDT 2002
A few suggestions:
1. Where the layer is not cut out, don't show what's under it. SDL hides the
complex stuff from the developer (unless he wants to mess with SDL's code),
and that would illustrate that better. And it would remove any blending from
the logo, which would allow us to simplify it, even for just two color (for
black and white printers).
2. How about electronics instead of gears?
3. The writing can and perhaps should be made a bit simpler...
----- Original Message -----
From: Samuel Hart
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [SDL] SDL Logos
On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 14:40, Romi Kuntsman wrote:
> >>>Here is a logo idea to take a look at. I've made a B/W and color
version in 3 sizes.
> >>Hey! That's a nifty concept. It's a "layer" over graphics. ;)
> >I second that. I really like it (sorry, haven't read the rest of the
> >posts since this yet, so don't know what, if anything else, has been
> >the thing I like the best about it is that there are no gears, and yet
> >it still conveys visually what SDL is :-)
> I like it too, but I think that instead of the hexagons there should be
> gears. Then it will truly convey what SDL is - a *simle* layer (=smooth
> surface above) over a relatively *complex* stuff (gears below).
> I don't mean gears as the main thing of the logo, as suggested in other
> logos. I mean gears to show complexity, as though you've opened a
> gear-powered watch.
> Here's the inside of my old watch, for illustration... :)
> Also, I think it will be better if the letters "S-D-L" will be part of
> the logo, and not on the side...
> What do you think about something like this?
> (Of course in the actual logo it should be a few generic meta-file
> gears, not a photo like here).
No offense... but pbth! I just don't like gears. So many open-source
projects use gears in their logos today it's not even funny. So,
personally, I'm a bit sick of them.
Anyway, we can ultimately use whatever we want... afterall we're free to
do so. It ultimately comes down to preference.
That being said, IF we only had gear logos to choose from, then I would
probably not mind yours because the gears do look quite different from
anything else out there (that's a compliment ;-)
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