[arch-dev-public] Freshen Arch's Graphical Identity (Logo)

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 21:09:42 EDT 2007

On 10/12/07, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hey all!
> A few threads have started up in the last little while on the forums
> with "new" logo concepts for Arch - having read them, the most recent[1]
> made me start thinking that maybe we should put some thought into
> updating the logo and making it look a bit more professional.  I
> personally would like to see a bit of an update there, something a bit
> snappier than our current logo[2] which, to me, is looking a bit dated
> and unprofessional.
> Suggestions have been made to allow the community to participate, in
> both the creation of logos for the purpose of being the "new
> official front-page Arch logo" and also for voting which of the
> submissions should be used.  I like the idea of a community-designed
> logo, and the activity in the thread linked below would indicate that
> the community is also pretty enthused at the thought, but we could
> always just do a Dev-vote to decide which of the submissions we'd
> prefer if we didn't want to make it a community vote.
> In any case, I think this is worth investing time in, and I'm prepared
> to spearhead any initiative on this front.  What I'm looking for now is
> your opinions - do you agree or disagree that maybe it's time to give
> the logo a sprucing-up?  Any comments from the dev team?  What's your
> opinion, Aaron, o benevolant overlord who is currently away on a great
> trip of sorts but will shortly return?
> Looking forward to your responses. :)
> [1] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=38051
> [2] http://bbs.archlinux.org/img/header.png

This is a great idea. I think refreshing our logo can do a lot.

What would you all think about having a big old competition for this?
Community wide, get some submissions in, open a vote, etc?

>From a personal perspective, I really like the 'A' logo quite a bit.

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