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

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 09:40:12 EDT 2007

2007/10/15, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org>:
> On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 19:43:40 -0700
> eliott <eliott at cactuswax.net> wrote:
> > I am all for a competition, but I don't know about community vote.
> >
> > How about community submissions, and voted on by the Arch devs, and
> > TUs?
> +1 - I think something like our logo should probably be decided on by
> the devs (and possibly TUs) - however the community, based on the
> afore-mentioned threads, seems pretty geared up to contribute their
> logo ideas.
> Perhaps we should decide on some guidelines for submissions?
> Something like:
> 1) Size: 128x128 (larger?)

Should be OK.
Additionally it should look and fit well on CD cover designs (sample
designs are welcome).

> 2) Should scale down to 16x16 (8x8?  What's a good favicon size?)

Standard favicon size is 16x16 AFAIK, but logo should be readable even
on 80x15 buttons that are very popular now.

> 3) Should be representable in 2 colours.
> 4) Should be an alternative representation of our current logo, or
> inspired from our current logo (ie. maintain the recognizability of
> the current logo)?

IMO it should not differ much from our logo. Why - because the shape
of our logo is already well-know in Linux community. Something very
different will need *much* longger time to get recognized as our logo
by majority of people who knew old logo.

> 5) Anything else?

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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