On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 09:17:15AM -0400, Mark J. Reed wrote: > Are we seeking a logo for Perl 6 in general or Rakudo in particular? > It seems like the latter should be derived from the former, perhaps > with the Parrot logo mixed in.
The graphene logo inspires me to suggest that a carbon ring be used as the logo for Parrot. Languages based on Parrot could then use a tiny carbon ring attached to their own logo (such as grapheme for Rakudo). Carbon does connect well to many other chemical combinations, including joining together things that don't otherwise bond directly to each other. (The duct tape of the microverse, bringing carbon-based program forms to the world. :-) A neat thing that could come out of this would be that there would be a convenient logo for a module that made use of multiple languages - the carbon ring with an appropriate number of language logos attached to it. In keeping with the tradition that carbon rings often have symbols inside the ring - I'd put a parrot inside a hexagonal "birdcage" as the full-sized Parrot logo, and only reduce it to just the small hexagon ring when it is being used in a connected fashion, attached to other logos. (Of course, this is not the proper forum for discussing changing the Parrot logo to a carbon ring.)