On Wednesday, 19 February 2014 at 19:29:36 UTC, Walter Bright
On 2/19/2014 10:50 AM, Chris wrote:
I've uploaded some suggestions for sticker and t-shirt design
Feel free to comment. In case anyone is interested in one of
the designs, just
contact me on this forum. I have all designs as SVGs created
with Inkscape, but
I can create other formats too.
First off, thanks! It's always fun to see new D artwork.
I think we definitely need more.
Secondly, as everyone tells me, I have no artistic taste. Keep
that in mind when reading my comments.
Is it because of the old Dodge? :-)
1. I like "Better by Dsign". I wonder how it would look with
the D logo (seen on dconf.org) as the stylized D?
Yes, I was thinking about that too and I'd like to give it a try,
if I could get a high resolution version of it _or_ I can redraw
2. The make the switch slogan is a nice one, but the logo
doesn't really look like a D, and if I didn't know the artwork
was supposed to be about D, I would never guess it.
I feared it would not be immediately recognizable as a "D", but
wanted to hear other people's opinions. I could stretch it a bit
to make it look more like a "D" and I guess it is a type of
design that needs context (unless I can find a way to integrate
the official D logo).
"D" is a very difficult letter to work with. It is bulky and
takes up a lot of space, and it conflicts with other shapes, but
I already have some ideas I will experiment with.
3. The designs look a bit spartan.
I think a logo and designs around it should be spartan or let's
say "minimalistic". Else people won't remember it. It should be
immediately recognizable. The Apple logo, British Rail
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail) and ArchLinux come
Another reason is that simple designs are easier to reproduce
on various items (cups, t-shirts, pens, stickers etc.), both
technically (printing) and artistically (i.e. you don't have to
simplify beyond recognition). FreeBSD had problems with their
In the early 2010s everything became shiney and colorful, but
for a few years now companies have applied more minimalistic
styles as regards icons (cf. OS X "Home" and "Download" icons,
Ubuntu, Google, Facebook etc.). I guess because it is clearer and
If you perform a search on duckduckgo.com it usually lists the
respective icons next to a hit. The ones you can immediately
recognize are (among others): Wikipedia, ArchLinux and Stack
Overflow. This is very important and it is important that an logo
can be recognized even if it's scaled down to 16x16px (cf.
By the way, if you search:
you get three different D logos on the left! Maybe we should
Yes, definitely. The reference to dlang.org should appear
somewhere. My designs are not yet "shippable". I will work out
Thanks. I think "better byDsign" pretty much sums it up.