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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Oct 23 22:18:33 CEST 2003

This icon below would make a great file icon, since it looks like a 
patch.  Then the icon for the app would be the logo.


On Thursday, Oct 23, 2003, at 07:11 America/New_York, Andrey Savitsky 

> Hi.
> I agree with Marc
>> if the logos and icons are designed to be impressive, there's a
>> high risk that a bunch of clueless newbies will complain about pd's 
>> look.
>> So we should keep it simple, to the extreme. We love screen 
>> captures...
> How i see, now there is a choice between logo in Macromedia's style 
> (021 -
> this is the best from 007-021) and pure screencapture style (022-030).
> http://www.pure-data.org/Members/andre/pd_icon_test21/image_view
> #021 has very nice design, but i'm not sure that pd needs logo like 
> this. I
> very like modern graphic design, but if a designer creates the logo 
> like
> 021, he expresses
> just one idea - "we are contemporary!", but pd needs its own message 
> and
> mythology.
> I think pd already has its own graphical style, embodied in classical
> (historical) logo - we can just type "Pd" in a object or message box : 
> )
> All now pd needs (i repeat) is a mythology. This purpose is usually 
> reached
> by any illustration for a splash screen or some graphic stuff in 
> additives
> to logo (maybe original graphic design for the installation package).
> And icon is just icon on the desctop. i use my selfmade icons without
> pd-logo for example (see attch).
> If you would like to create a logo, don't begin from an icon, begin 
> from a
> legend!!! (than maybe 021 will be best... or 010... or 007. than 
> everything
> will change)
> best regards,
> andrey
> http://www.hhtp.org/webdesign/d03_2003.html
> <pd_icon.gif>


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