Logo suggestions

Zach Himsel z.himsel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 23:25:58 CEST 2006

Maybe I can encorporate the "fade to binary" into the GnuPG logo.
Along with the lock in the gnu's nose. I was also thinking that I
could do something with the gnu with the lock as an earring. I'll do
one draft with the nose idea and another with the earring to see which
looks better.

Also, one question. Should the icon be detailed enough to be big (like
the gmail logo: http://mail.google.com/mail/help/images/logo1.gif)? Or
should it be smaller and less detailed (for use as a program icon or
small logo (like the small gmail logo, which is the "m" in the gmail
logo by itself)?

I was thinking do two versions, maybe have one big and one small (like
the big "Gmail"/small "m"; or the abiword logo which has "Abiword"
with the special "A" which can be used as a logo itself). Maybe have
the gnu with the lock in a bigger logo (for the website, etc.) and
then do a smaller, less detailed one with the gnu/lock geared more
towards program icons (like 16x16 or 32x32 or 64x64).

On 10/3/06, Jeffrey F. Bloss <jbloss at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> Werner Koch wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Just one remark: A logo should not be a picture.  It shall be a clean
> > and simple design without detailed artistic stuff.  In this sense the
> > current GnuPG logo as well as the usual GNU don't work well as logos.
> Here's something I did for my own use that's so woefully inadequate it
> can't be called an official submission, but it certainly meets the
> criteria of being simple. Maybe it will spark an idea.
> http://wrench.yi.org/pubkeys.html
> I was thinking the "fade to binary" theme was symbolic of what GnuPG
> does. I know, that's real corny. Maybe the GnuPG part without the other
> text, superimposed over something like a simple graphical key or what
> the like???
> A GIMP 2.2 generated .xcf is here if anyone cares to build, play,
> mutilate, etc...
> http://wrench.yi.org/images/GnuPG-Logo.xcf
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Zach Himsel <z.himsel[at]gmail.com>
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