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James Fuller
March 24, 2009 15:39
Re: Logo considerations
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to further comment, I would never believe a logo actually influences
which programming languages one chooses to develop in ... but I would
argue that a logo needs to convey the right 'messages' to those who
pay for software projects ... as with any logo; my point is to
identify these messages prior to instantiation e.g. graphic design ...
though doing both ain't bad either.

here is a stab at some simple messages.

for developers: inclusive, easy to use, fast, powerful, linguistic
based, DIY, all computing paradigms allowed (func, proc, oo, etc),
fun, subversive

for wider audience: robust, trusted, straightforward, safe, supported

colors evoke meaning, shapes/animals, etc do as well ...

thats enough from the 'marketing corner' ... back to programming.

cheers, Jim Fuller

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Guy Hulbert <> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-24-03 at 21:10 +0100, James Fuller wrote:
>> creating a logo by committee is probably the worst way to design such
>> things ... perl6 logo will be seen in the context of other more
>> professionally designed logos and like it or not using the basics of
> I hate the java stuff (professional).  I don't think much of the debian
> stuff either (amateur).  Some of the things suggested here have been
> pretty good.
> [snip]
>> Is there any sponsorship money to spend on a very good graphic
>> designer to create something based on a small list of requirements as
>> to what meaning it should convey ?
> How was the parrot logo created ??  I saw a suggestion here that it is
> professionally designed but that wasn't confirmed.  It looks good enough
> to me regardless.
> I don't see a problem with a long list ...
>> Of course the logo should represent the community fundamentally, but I
>> find all of the suggestions little to do with addressing needs of a
>> logo versus needs of what I would call more of a 'club' badge.
> ... I see the suggestions here as necessary input.
>> I mention these concerns because I would like perl6 to be adopted to
>> as wide a developer audience as possible.
> I don't think the logo will make much difference.
> I don't particularly care much about *what* the logo is or *how* it is
> created.  I've only been offering comments as feedback to the people who
> are actually working on it.  Beauty is better than not.
>> my 2p, Jim Fuller
> [snip]
> --
> --gh

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