[linux-audio-user] Call for LV2 logo designs

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Tue Jun 6 11:30:08 EDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 16:34 +0100, peter wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 12:58 +0000, c wrote:
> > > (it isn't a ripoff of the vst logo)
> > yeah. http://www.lnt.de/~stepe/demo/VSTPlugin/pics/VST_logo.jpg . 3 characters, sounded by a rounded rect, and a shiny coating of some sort.. thats all the points of inflection I need.. 
> you didn't say it had similar elements. you said i was going for a
> ripoff design. you were wrong and should expect to be called on it when
> you throw around language like that. perhaps you should think about 
> the significance of what you say. if you did, you would understand
> why i'm annoyed.
> so, lets see:
> "3 characters"
> indeed there are 3 characters. would you have me put six in the
> logo instead? or, how many? and which letters should i choose now that
> the logo can no longer show the actual name of the plugin system that
> the logo is supposed to represent?  
> "surrounded by a rounded rect"
> a surround is important in order to facilitate the inverted monochrome
> version (for display against a black background) in a manner consistent
> with the requisite variations.
> as the characters are written from left to right. (i'm not japanese or
> arabic and so it's natural to me to do it that way.. as did
> thorwil in each of his designs, i might add). if the fonts are of
> typical proportions then the footprint will be similar to any other LtR
> logo of three chars. a border or boundary would normally trace the
> outline of the text in some way. so, while the end result is not
> inevitable it's certainly not unusual or even inventive. it's just what
> you get when you need a border around a simple 3 letter sequence,
> written LtR.

    I don't see a whole hell of a lot of similarity between your logos
and the VST logo.  I like your logos better than thorwils.  That being
said I think I like this one the best:

> http://www.zenadsl6252.zen.co.uk/render-plug-1-shrp.png

    The others are cool too, though.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
The Fuzzy Dice

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