[OSGeo-Discuss] Ballot: OSGeo Logo Contest Voting

Allan Doyle adoyle at eogeo.org
Wed Apr 26 11:30:14 PDT 2006

I am blown away by the effort that people put into these. The  
creativity is excellent.

At the same time, I think it's premature to vote for a specific logo.  
I think there needs to be some iteration and some adaptation. There  
are elements of each that I like, but at the same time, I don't feel  
that any of them quite hits the mark for me.

If the vote proceeds, then I'll abstain. If we decide to wait and  
allow for a round or two of tweaking, I might feel able to vote later.

Let me also say, I've been through some logo design work myself and  
know how hard it is. I did not submit anything because of the time it  
would have taken to think of something and also because of the  
somewhat "commercial" contest rules, so I doubly appreciate that  
people put in entries.

Some comments. Meant to be constructive, meant to justify why I would  
prefer not to vote yet. Not meant to be negative in any way...

Jacob Delfos - great start. I would lobby hard to say "Putting Open  
Source On The Map" since "OS" is pretty well tied to "Ordnance  
Survey" in the geo-world. The globe'd "O" strikes me as a little ESRI- 
ish, and the "E" in the font is a bit avant-garde, but I can live  
with it.

Brian Randy Funk - Nice concept. The G and the keyhole make sense.  
But in the face of the other, cleaner presentations, it's hard to  
judge this on the same level. I'm a little leery of the bit to the  
right of the G looking a little too much like the result of an  
explosion that happened in the G.

Alain Grignon - Cool concept. I wish it were not so, but the image  
that jumps into my mind is that of a bald, caucasian male. Wrong  
stereotype. We want diversity. In a perfect, balanced world, this  
would be ok. Some of the color choices are better than others. The  
light-on-dark versions do look a little sinister. However, the  
overall idea would result in instant recognition once the logo is out  

Aaron Koning - Takes the prize for presentation. A recognizable logo  
that works with or without the text is good. I like the colors. The  
compass rose is a little overused in the geo world. And outside...  
see http://www.truenav.com/ http://quartershackle.com/Downloads/ 


On Apr 24, 2006, at 17:56, Daniel Brookshier wrote:

> Greetings
> This email contains both instructions on viewing the logo and  
> submitting the ballot. Please read carefully. Voting ends midnight  
> (GMT) Saturday, April 29th, 2006.
> We are now opening votes for the OSGeo Logo contest. The logo will  
> be used to brand the site and creates the community's identity.
> We have four very professional logos submitted. We have posted a  
> page that contains notes from the submitters and links to the  
> various parts of their submissions. There is a lot to look at as  
> they have all one well submitting different views and uses of their  
> logo.
> Here is the page that lists the entries:
> https://news.osgeo.org/contests/logo/index.html
> Voting Instructions
> The following ballot should be emailed to  logo at mail.osgeo.org  
> before midnight (GMT) Saturday, April 29th, 2006. You must supply  
> your OSGeo ID and your email address so that we can verify your ID.  
> Only one vote is allowed per registered user of OSGeo.org.  
> Incorrect ballots will be discarded.
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>            |  Brian Randy Funk
>            |  Alain Grignon
>            |  Aaron Koning
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Allan Doyle
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