[PD] logo or icon?? (my opinion)

Nicholas Colvin colvin at dvida.net
Wed Oct 22 21:55:11 CEST 2003

Yes, but most of what we've seen have been screen captures that were
then brought into pixel editors for clean-up/modification i.e. not
produced with pd, but pictures of pd. I think many have been quite
attractive and usable as a program icon, but I am still not impressed by
the idea of a pd screen capture as a logo per se.

I need to get on this and actually make a logo myself. Maybe I'll have
time tonight.

By logo, do we want something like a splash screen, or something to
display on a website, or what? How would it be used? Or do we not even
want a logo, or just an icon?

BTW, has anyone gotten any feedback from Miller on this, or does he not
have an opinion (or doesn't care)?


-----Original Message-----
From: pd-list-admin at iem.at [mailto:pd-list-admin at iem.at] On Behalf Of
Hans-Christoph Steiner
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 2:57 PM
To: Andre Schmidt
Cc: pd-list at iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] logo or icon?? (my opinion)

I think that a pixel editor is a very different mindset than Pd.  So I  
think that the icon should be designed in Pd so that it better  
represents Pd.  The software one uses most definitely affects the  


On Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, at 13:03 America/New_York, Andre Schmidt  

> don't quite understand why i should create a pixel editor with pd to
> get the same result as with an "icon editor" program ???
> -andre
> Marc Lavallée wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 09:43:39AM -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner
>> wrote:
>>> I think we are talking about a logo from which icons will be made.

>>> I  think the yin/yang came up because it looks like the letters Pd,
>>> but I  agree, I don't see a strong connection to Pd.  I personally  
>>> think that  the icon should be designed in Pd, since Pd is all about

>>> creating media.
>> I agree. Since pd is "graphically challenged", the logos and icons
>> should
>> be designed accordingly. Included is my pd icon, made with pd on
>> (it's only 137 bytes). Earlier this summer, I installed the actual
>> pure-data.org logo, made by patrick at 11h11.com.
>> --
>> Marc
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