[ClusterLabs Developers] Potential logo for Cluster Labs

Klaus Wenninger kwenning at redhat.com
Thu Aug 25 09:44:53 EDT 2016

On 08/25/2016 03:13 PM, Andrew Price wrote:
> On 25/08/16 13:58, Klaus Wenninger wrote:
>> On 08/25/2016 12:49 PM, Andrew Price wrote:
>>> On 24/08/16 18:50, Ken Gaillot wrote:
>>>> Suggestions/revisions/alternatives are welcome.
>>> Here's a possible alternative theme. It's similarly greyscale and I'm
>>> not hugely happy with the font (I don't seem to have many good ones
>>> installed) but I'm happy enough with it to throw it on the pile :)
>> Looks good, indeed!
>> But actually I liked Kens' idea using cluster-components to build the
>> letters.
>> My first association with the C was just a ring of Crays - which is
>> probably not what we want to convey.
>> Guess there should finally be 2 versions: one much wider than high with
>> 'ClusterLabs' - text + a catchy
>> graphical logo about as wide as high, and one with just the logo.
>> For that to make sense the graphical logo - as Kens' version - would be
>> nice to have more association
>> with ClusterLabs.
>> Then one can choose depending on where it is supposed to go.
> I've seen a bunch of logo design discussions over the years and the
> one thing I've learnt is that trying to include representations and
> initials in logo designs is often limiting and can detract from the
> aesthetic strength of the logo. So I tend to favour taking inspiration
> from the subject and using an image that just looks strong and
> identifying over something that has components representing the
> subject. Sort of a identity-not-icon approach. That's just my
> philosophy though, IANADesigner.

Not a designer either ...
No discussion: Has to look strong and identifying
Art doesn't have to be usefull, but if it looks good, expresses
something and on top is useful for something ...
So if you can have it all - one can at least try.
And there is unfortunately a drawback of a logo that looks too generic:
You have to pay a company to do a research to
check if it is being used already by sbdy else ...

> Of course, what it really comes down to is, "would I wear this on a
> t-shirt?" :)
> Cheers,
> Andy
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