New FreeBSD art?
work at ashleymoran.me.uk
Wed Nov 7 10:36:31 PST 2007
On Nov 07, 2007, at 5:59 am, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> You probably won't find any. One of the (many) problems with the
> new logo is the large color variation. This makes it look
> "real kewel" when it's displayed on the cover of a CD case,
> or a poster or a book. But shrinking it down would remove all
> of that and you would end up with essentially a red splotch.
> If you compare for example the daemon on the CD cover of
> the version 1.1 release, pictured here:
> Note the fine shading and variation on the shadow part of the
> daemon. Now, compare that to the later renditions on the "powered by"
> logos here:
> Notice how the fine shading is gone and replaced with a single
> uniform black.
> Whoever built the daemon image for the Powered By logos must
> have spent hours and hours and hours on getting the shading to
> look acceptable on the much smaller Powered By image. It works
> because the daemon image is not a simple shape image, it's outline
> is complex. The same trick would not work for the red ball, it
> would just end up looking like a red moon being eclipsed.
Now I've compared them I see your point.
> The primary reason the new logo was dreamed up was due to
> complaints by one of the core members that whenever they did
> a presentation about FreeBSD people would waste a huge amount
> of time getting through the "yer logo looks like Satan" stage
> before he could actually talk about the operating system itself.
> They wanted a "kewel" looking logo that could be plastered on
> large posters, CD cases, book covers, and such marketing materials
> without ignorant people thinking it was some kind of devil worship
> cult at the trade shows. They wern't at all concerned with
> a logo that would look good on a "powered by" entry on a
I didn't follow the debate first time round but I remember hearing
something along these lines (also that the new one looks like a sex
toy, I must be too innocent to understand that one...). I didn't
really see the point of changing the logo, possibly because I never
realised that there were so many ignorant people at presentations like
you describe. There are plenty of ignorant people around, I just
didn't know so many ended up looking at FreeBSD.
I assumed, though, that the new logo was designed to replace the old
one. I've got nothing against Beastie, I just figured that if the
FreeBSD team wanted to be identified by the red horned globe that I
should be using that in its/his place.
I have in any case gone with one of the Powered By logos.
>> While I'm on the subject, can anyone open the SVG version?
> URL please?
http://www.freebsd.org/logo.html (under vector formats)
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