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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Oct 22 23:32:11 CEST 2003

This started out as icons for the app and files.  I think that should  
be the focus.  But it would be great if the logo worked on web sites,  
t-shirts, underwear as well.


On Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, at 15:55 America/New_York, Nicholas Colvin  

> 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)?
> Cheers,
> Nicholas.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Hans-Christoph Steiner
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> 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
> outcome.
> .hc
> On Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, at 13:03 America/New_York, 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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