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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Mascot and logo, Proposal 1

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:23:06 -0700 (PDT)
I think for the immediate future (2+ years or so?) that Trinity should not get fancy with logos or cuteness.

Tim has already modified the traditional KDE3 logos and substituted the K with a T. That provides acknowledgment of roots distinguishes Trinity from KDE3. Simple and straightforward.

In two to three years, if Trinity is alive and well, then perhaps a new logo should be considered.


--- On Thu, 3/17/11, jamesg@... <jamesg@...> wrote:

> From: jamesg@... <jamesg@...>
> Subject: Re: [trinity-devel] Mascot and logo, Proposal 1
> To: trinity-devel@...
> Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 12:08 PM
> David C. Rankin wrote:
> >I also tossed out the idea of a Phoenix as a
> logo/mascot "A phoenix dies
> a fiery death but then rises again from the ashes." A good
> KDE3-Trinity
> analogy. (plus a pretty cool looking logo)<
> Questions: Does the Phoenix represent what we will be in 5+
> years?  Do we
> want to be known for rising up from ashes; do we want to be
> known for what
> we aspire to?  Is the Phoenix overused?  Is there
> something similar to a
> phoenix that might accurately represent what we aspire to?
> Questions for the Potato Head concept: does the abstract
> concept of
> something fun (possibly even silly) and highly configurable
> fail to
> represent what we will be in 5+ years?  Does it fail
> to clearly describe
> what we might aspire to?  Is there something that
> might be similar to this
> with more possibilities that I've not thought of?
> Questions for this guy:
> Does it look too alien? Is it uninteresting when it stands
> at attention
> like this? Does ambiguity about whether it's a robot or
> something else
> make it less memorable?  Is there a better way to
> implement the Mr Potato
> Head concept?
> I'm pushing for the mascot before a logo because I believe
> it to be the
> less challenging problem to.  I definitely am not
> seeking any sort of
> commitment at this stage, lest we get locked into a
> suboptimal choice.
> I presented L315 as something to throw tomatoes at.
> 8)  Tell me what's
> wrong, boring, irritating, or whatever with it.  I
> need to know so I can
> present a better idea.  It might even inspire someone
> else to iteratively
> piece together a better solution.  Admittedly as this
> is a marketing
> problem rather than an engineering one, what's good and bad
> can run the
> risk of being too subjective...
> Discussion from IRC indicates the possibility of exploring
> the idea of a
> robot that already has all the features the user might be
> wanting.  It may
> take a few days for me to come up with something for
> that.  Obviously an
> open brainstorm for possible directions might also help
> with results.
> Our mascot might not convey everything I'm hoping for in
> the end, but it
> would be good for it to have a hopefully inspiring meaning
> behind it.
> If we come up with something that would look good playing
> tennis with Tux,
> that's obviously a bonus... 8)
> James Gholston (Strangelv)
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