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Re: [trinity-devel] Re: TDE new logo proposal?? (was Re: [trinity-devel] Visual facelifting proposals)

From: Thomas Maus <thomas.maus@...>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 02:17:48 +0100
On Monday 29 February 2016, 17:32 wrote E. Liddell:
> For your amusement, then, here are some very early stage concept sketches. 

Some very nice ideas and designs -- especially the "tree-nity" in (row 2, 
column 3) and the trinity knot around the gear (row 3, column 1).

4 years ago, I'd definitely would have said: go with the geared trinity knot.
It is triangular, a classical and clever trinity symbol, yet defused of 
religious meaning by the use of the gear. Further it is the simplest torus 
knot around the gear -- very nice, because its conveys an infinity symbolism, a 
kind of iconographic "KDE3 forever".

Meanwhile I fear the gear is doing damage to the public perception of the 
trinity project -- see my answer to Felix Miata.

I share Lisi's sentiments about the angular designs (for these reasons I 
didn't propose the Valknut, which I'd find geometrically quite charming, and 
which would have some "gear resemblance")

The "tree-nity" is cute and clever, as among the shamanic cultures along the 
artic circle the idea of a "world-tree" is common, which is a kind of trinity. 
The Nordic Yggdrasil is a prominent example -- crown, trunk, and roots of the 
tree representing heavens/yonderworld, world of the humans, earth/underworld.
But to avoid nasty puns about "looks like a dead tree/branch" it might should 
be less "T-ish" and more "Tree-ish" ...

A vibrant "Tree-nity" seems worth considering to me.

> ...
> Basic design criteria included incorporating some idea of "three-ness" (or
> "T-ness" in a couple of cases), and not looking too much like anyone else's
> logo that I know of. Which is why the one that looks most like Trisquel
> Linux's has that triangle added. Logos too similar = potential trademark
> infringement.

I totally agree.