Here are two old wood cuts of a phoenix, a bit intricate for a logo,
but they could be redrawn or gimped and reduced in detail as needed,
so that they would reproduce better as a logo. They have the "T"
shape and I like the "attitude" they display <grin>.
I also own a nice line drawing logo, of a woodpecker, that I had
made, for a business I started in the 80s, which I would donate if
you are interested. I would have attached it but I have to go find it
in my archives first, and don't want to bother unless you are
interested in seeing it.
On Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Alexandre <ac586133@...> wrote:
>> > Thank you for the info; I had no idea as there is no such connotation in
>> > English! Dragons don't exactly have a good reputation in English though,
>> > and crows even less so unfortunately.
>> > No, there is no hard and fast reason for the mascot having to be a bird;
>> > my thoughts were just that we already have a big flightless bird as the
>> > Linux logo, and birds are lightweight and fast.
> But my cat is big, strong and fast, and it is certainly flightless :)
>> We could pick another mythical beastie--gryphon? Salamander ("blazingly
>> fast")? Pegasus (flies and carries loads->fast and can support your
>> Heraldic antelope (well, okay, I'm not really serious about that one)? A
>> phoenix might be appropriate ("rising from the ashes of KDE3"), but we'd
>> have to be careful to avoid treading on the toes of the old Firefox logo
>> the days before they got into a trademark dispute with Firebird and had
>> to change their name).
>> E. Liddell
> E. Liddell,
> I love your idea about the salamander, and I'll also consider the Heron!
> I saw that some apps can convert pictures to SVG, but I don't know if they
> worth it. Ill have to test.
> I bought for my work a Windows 8 (required for industrial software...)
> Lenovo Ideapad S210 touch, so I'll see if it work well or not to draw with
> the touch screen. Pretty impressed with this machine for now!
> Thank you!