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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] New mascot for TDE, or no?

From: James Gholston <jamesg@...>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:14:26 -0600
On 12/21/2014 08:27 PM, Michele Calgaro wrote:
 > As for what mascot, although the tux_tde_gradient.png looks nice, I 
would prefer an "original" mascot, something designed by us, not 
something made up from another distro/DE. Otherwise we would just move 
from a KDE-related mascot to another project-related mascot.<

What about a corvid?  I must admit I seemed to have picked the wrong 
time when I tried to make a push for branding earlier.  Then I got 
distracted by everything that wasn't TDE.

Dark gray beak and feathers?  Common crows have some unfortunate 
connotations, but they're tool users and have very good memories. They 
also may communicate among each other better than we give them credit for.

If I were to start over, I could probably do a better job than what I 
did three years ago that probably no one remembers:

There should be a vector version but I've only found the PNG.

We also might want to think in terms of standardizing on colors and 
typefaces.  An optimal typeface would have both one or more free 
versions and an availability from preferably more than one foundry with 
umpteen variants; optimal colors would have Pantone numbers and ideally 
cable (textile) and FS-595 (paint) equivalents.

After all, at some point we might want a printed manual, logo or mascot 
hats, et c. 8)