[Ottawa_users] Proposal for a logo
drownedfrog at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 16:23:27 PST 2013
Thanks for all your hard work on this. First off, I really like the
Parliament logo with no effects on the Ottawa county. I'm excited to for
us to have our own logo that will help with giving us a more
Don't add a link to the logo, no text is needed.
I agree fully with the omission of co-chair names. There is no need, the
logo is about OSGeo, not the individuals respective of position/involvement.
The credits for the design of the logo should be at the bottom of the
page along with image sources etc.
All in all this is a lot of work you've done. Thanks again for this!
Really like how it looks:)
On 13-11-10 10:58 AM, Fabien Ancelin wrote:
> Hello folks,
> A long of email that comes with something I put quite a bot of time into.
> I already mentioned that to a couple of you, but I think we really
> need a logo to identify the Ottawa Chapter as an entity. It will
> become even more important if we plan to have a banner for the
> GIS-Day. So the below are proposals, and now, I would like to know
> what you people think about it. I welcome /_*any*_/ comment, or
> /_*any*_/ proposal.
> All the proposals were created using Inkscape, an Open Source
> Software. You will find one directory that contains the original svg
> files created with Inkscape and a bunch of pdf that should be readable
> with all devices. (the reason for that is that mobile phone don't
> always do well with svg files.)
> Note that the representation of the Parliament is not finished. It
> requires an additional hour of work. I will polish it only if you like
> it and will integrate all your potential comments at the same time.
> Also keep in mind that the reason, there is so much detail on the
> Parliament is that is we use the logo with a big size, I don't want
> the Parliament to look empty.
> I have also attached a proposal for a couple of effects that I can use
> on the boundaries of Ottawa. I would like to use the drop shadow
> effect. Please, let me know what you think!
> I also got the following proposals, which I am not really keen on for
> reasons explained below, but I want to know what you folks think. In
> the end, I want the decisions we take to meet the will of the majority
> of the members. And again, even though I don't share the same ideas, I
> really appreciated and value the feedback that has already been given
> to me :
> * *Adding a link to our local Chapter's webpage close to the logo*.
> I am usually not in favor of adding to much text to a logo because
> that defeats the purpose of a logo as a simple picture that easily
> identify a mark/product.
> * *Having the co-chair names next to the logo*. Co-chairs may
> change, the logo shouldn't. And I see OSGeo as group of
> individual. We co-chairs, work hard ;), but we are here to serve
> the community, nothing more. I don't think we deserve to be on the
> * *Giving credits to Inkscape (the piece of software I used in order
> to create this logo)*. I am still quite uncertain about it. I love
> the idea of promoting an Open Source Software that is really
> useful and I was thinking about mentioning Inkscape on our wiki
> page. But again, to me this information defeats the purpose of a
> logo. Furthermore, as far as I know, it is not a common practice
> to see the software used for the design of logo mentioned in the logo.
> Keep in mind that when doing a poster of a banner, the logo is just
> one part of it. We can add a lot of information next to it. We should
> have all of the above on a banner, I simply don't believe it should be
> part of the logo.
> I am looking forward to hearing all your comments and proposition
> about that. Also I am really good at making paper map, I am not a
> graphic designer so there is probably a lot of new ideas you can
> bring. So don't be shy!
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