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Re: Logo considerations

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John Macdonald
March 24, 2009 08:16
Re: Logo considerations
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On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 09:17:15AM -0400, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Are we seeking a logo for Perl 6 in general or Rakudo in particular?
> It seems like the latter should be derived from the former, perhaps
> with the Parrot logo mixed in.

The graphene logo inspires me to suggest that a carbon
ring be used as the logo for Parrot.  Languages based
on Parrot could then use a tiny carbon ring attached to
their own logo (such as grapheme for Rakudo).  Carbon does
connect well to many other chemical combinations, including
joining together things that don't otherwise bond directly
to each other.  (The duct tape of the microverse, bringing
carbon-based program forms to the world. :-)  A neat thing
that could come out of this would be that there would be
a convenient logo for a module that made use of multiple
languages - the carbon ring with an appropriate number of
language logos attached to it.

In keeping with the tradition that carbon rings often
have symbols inside the ring - I'd put a parrot inside a
hexagonal "birdcage" as the full-sized Parrot logo, and
only reduce it to just the small hexagon ring when it is
being used in a connected fashion, attached to other logos.

(Of course, this is not the proper forum for discussing
changing the Parrot logo to a carbon ring.)

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