[OSGeo-Discuss] Ballot: OSGeo Logo Contest Voting

Gary Lang gary.lang at autodesk.com
Fri Apr 28 08:39:15 PDT 2006

My feeling is that a couple of these are strong candidates. Some of the
professionals here wished they had done logos as cool as these.


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From: Jeroen Ticheler [mailto:Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org] 
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 1:09 AM
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I absolutely agree with Allan's observations and would also strongly  
support going through something like two more iterations before  
finalizing. I also fully support the comments made by Allan.


On Apr 26, 2006, at 8:30 PM, Allan Doyle wrote:

> 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 there.
> 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/background6.jpg
> 	Allan
> 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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>> ------------------------------------
>>            |  Jacob Delfos
>>            |  Brian Randy Funk
>>            |  Alain Grignon
>>            |  Aaron Koning
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