to further comment, I would never believe a logo actually influences which programming languages one chooses to develop in ... but I would argue that a logo needs to convey the right 'messages' to those who pay for software projects ... as with any logo; my point is to identify these messages prior to instantiation e.g. graphic design ... though doing both ain't bad either.
here is a stab at some simple messages. for developers: inclusive, easy to use, fast, powerful, linguistic based, DIY, all computing paradigms allowed (func, proc, oo, etc), fun, subversive for wider audience: robust, trusted, straightforward, safe, supported colors evoke meaning, shapes/animals, etc do as well ... thats enough from the 'marketing corner' ... back to programming. cheers, Jim Fuller On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Guy Hulbert <gwhulb...@eol.ca> wrote: > On Tue, 2009-24-03 at 21:10 +0100, James Fuller wrote: >> creating a logo by committee is probably the worst way to design such >> things ... perl6 logo will be seen in the context of other more >> professionally designed logos and like it or not using the basics of > > I hate the java stuff (professional). I don't think much of the debian > stuff either (amateur). Some of the things suggested here have been > pretty good. > > [snip] >> Is there any sponsorship money to spend on a very good graphic >> designer to create something based on a small list of requirements as >> to what meaning it should convey ? > > How was the parrot logo created ?? I saw a suggestion here that it is > professionally designed but that wasn't confirmed. It looks good enough > to me regardless. > > I don't see a problem with a long list ... > >> >> Of course the logo should represent the community fundamentally, but I >> find all of the suggestions little to do with addressing needs of a >> logo versus needs of what I would call more of a 'club' badge. > > ... I see the suggestions here as necessary input. > >> >> I mention these concerns because I would like perl6 to be adopted to >> as wide a developer audience as possible. > > I don't think the logo will make much difference. > > I don't particularly care much about *what* the logo is or *how* it is > created. I've only been offering comments as feedback to the people who > are actually working on it. Beauty is better than not. > >> >> my 2p, Jim Fuller >> > [snip] > > -- > --gh > > >