[Consortium] Logo - round 4

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico.bukvic at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 15:51:19 EDT 2006

> On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 03:21:38PM -0400, Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> > Very nice! Now IMHO if we could just somehow emphasize that we are
> > specifically oriented towards Linux platform, I think we'd have a winner
> ;-)
> Thanks.
> Well, there are only 2 options to communicate a relation to Linux:
> writing it out, or a penguin (where the later works only for the
> initiated).

I'd say that penguin has a much greater presence than what your comment
infers. Besides, due to inherent mission the ones we will be (mostly)
attracting will be a part of the initiated crowd anyhow.

> With a bit of imagination, you can already see a bird head in my design ;)

Now that you've mentioned it, yes :-).

> I might be able to draw a semi-serious looking pinguin (less comic style
> than tux). But should I? It's convienient to speak of Linux audio, but is
> the kernel that important? On the other hand, one animal is enough ;)

Let's not open *the* can o'worms ;-). Linux is nowadays synonymous with the
OS even though this was originally obviously not the case (think: xerox
becoming synonymous with making copies).

> In almost every instance, the logo will be used in combination with
> a textline, anyway.

Possibly, but I'd say (at least IMHO) if the logo requires text as a
"crutch" to clarify its purpose, perhaps it has not achieved what is
supposed to be its primary goal--identity. Granted, some of this will be
generated in time through its persistence, but we should still aim for
something that is as independent from the text as possible.

Best wishes,


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