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Re: [Libreboot] logo needed for gluglug

From: Francis Rowe
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] logo needed for gluglug
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:40:10 +0100
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On 21/07/15 18:57, Patrick 'P. J.' McDermott wrote:
> On 2015-07-21 12:21, Will Hill wrote:
>> What do you most want associated with the Gluglug?  There's
>> Libreboot, the free software firmware with Respects Your Freedom
>> certification.  Anything else?
>> On Monday 20 July 2015, Francis Rowe wrote:
>>> Title says all. Any graphics designers in here?
>>> I'll pay for the work.
> Maybe a seagull is a good piece of imagery:
> * Birds are commonly associated with freedom * A seagull is
> commonly associated with water (even though they're also found far
> inland), where one could "drown in freedom" * "Gull" sounds similar
> to "Glug"?
> Alternatively, one could play with the lettering, as I did with 
> Libiquity's logo (the "L" is in the shape of a stack diagram) and
> the Taurinus logo (the "T" is in the shape of a gnu's head) [1].
> Maybe the serifs of a capital "G" could be a bird's wings and the
> curve of the "G" could be a long tail?
> So maybe a "G" in the shape of a seagull.  Or a swallow, so the
> long tail makes more sense.
> Another thing to consider with a logo like this is where the logo
> will be used.  If it will only ever be used on a Web site, you can
> use any colors and size you like.  If it will ever be printed in
> grayscale or black-and-white (e.g. on shipping labels or faxes) or
> silkscreened or stitched onto any surfaces, a logo that uses at
> most two colors [1][2] would be better.  If it will be printed in
> small sizes, the features need to be large and clear.  (Designing a
> versatile logo is a tricky thing.)
> [1]:
> [2]:

That sounds good. I also mentioned that the logo could possibly be a
bird, in the libreboot IRC channel:

<francis7> bird = wings
<francis7> it's wings are unclipped. it's free

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