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

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 17:31:11 -0500
On Fri, 4 Mar 2016 15:36:07 +0000
Alexandre <ac586133@...> wrote:

> It is certainly not me who will choose or works on a new logo, but I have been following the discussion remotely.
> I do not personally like the tri-something shape, as it looks pretty much like the logo of a sect or of a strange cult.
> Take a look at the tree icon that can be found in the masalla icon theme. In my opinion it looks better and does not have any religious meaning.
> Maybe an agreement with the author of the masalla icon theme could be done?

Trees do have a religious significance, actually, in a lot of what are loosely called 
pagan religions.  The triquetra has been used as a Christian symbol, as has just about
anything else with three-part symmetry.  Actually, practically any simple form usable 
as a logo has probably been used by someone's religion at some point in time (including 
unexpected things like fish, cats, and hammers), so I'm not sure it's a good idea to exclude 
whole classes of objects on that basis.

The Masalla icon set is, in general, very well-made and very (there's no other word
for it) iconic.  However, the tree you've presented does not say "Trinity/TDE" to me.
A more triangular tree (an evergreen?) in a similar style might work, but it also might
drag in Christmas associations . . .

Branding is hard.

E. Liddell