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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Oct 22 23:30:04 CEST 2003

On Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, at 15:19 America/New_York, guenter geiger  

> As I somehow started this thread, I want to throw in some thoughts too.
> First, instead of sending logos to the mailing lists, we should
> really collect them on the pure-data side (I still use pine, and its
> not setup to view images !).
> Then as it is a contest, I think it does not make too much sense
> to make restrictions. If someone thinks it can only be black and
> white and one should see the pixels ... ok.

I think that having some restrictions actually encourages creativity.   
Since it is a logo for Pd, why not have it made in Pd?  I don't mean  
purely, of course, just the basic idea.  You can make .ico or .icns  
files in Pd (yet? :).  But it was just a suggestion, people are of  
course free to do anything they want.

> People can submit the logos together with their reasoning why they  
> made it
> this way and why it is the best of all, the only thing that we would  
> have
> to do at end somehow together is to agree on one ...
> I think the best way is that some one (hc ?) makes an official like
> description how to submit the logos (deadline in two weeks or so),
> then we make preselections and go together through the decision  
> process.

This has become more of a logo than icon contest, so I renamed the  
page.  Plus I added instructions:



> It would be nice if the outcome would be other artwork too, like
> pd-backgrounds, pd-shirts, pd-mugs, pd-underwear, etc aso ..
> Guenter
> On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Andre Schmidt wrote:
>> 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  
>>> Linux
>>> (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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