[Ottawa_users] Proposal for a logo

Fabien Ancelin fabien.ancelin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 20:23:12 PST 2013

Thanks to all your comment, here is the final proposal.

The logo went through a lot of clean up so that we can print it with a big
size. This proposition is final, meaning that the only work I will do is
minor bug correction if required. So if someone has some reserve or critic
about the logo, this is the last opportunity to do it and I want to to feel
free to do it. Otherwise, this is the logo I submit to the members of our
local chapter. Please +1 if you are pleased with the logo, or -1 if you
don't want it.

Have a good week to all.

2013/11/11 Fabien Ancelin <fabien.ancelin at gmail.com>

> Thanks Regie and Christy for the feedback.
> So Regie, would you prefer having something like the following ?
> *OSGeo*
> *Ottawa Chapter*
> The reason for why it like that is that I used the same pattern than what
> OSGeo Quebec is doing. But your proposal would look great too. So I can
> definitely do that change. What do you guys prefer : the current text or do
> you want me to change the text to match the above? Either way, I like it.
> Cheers,
> 2013/11/11 Regie Alam <regie.alam at gmail.com>
>> Hello Fabien,
>>    Great work!
>>    I personally like the logo with Parliament Hill and no shading on the
>> outline of Ottawa.
>>    One thing I'd like to comment though is that there seems to be
>> redundant in putting in "OSGEO-Ottawa" and then "Ottawa Chapter"
>> underneath. I suggest that we drop one of the two. My personal preference
>> is to keep "OSGEO-Ottawa" but then again it be too long horizontally. The
>> one with "Ottawa Chapter" underneath OSGEO is more compact.... what about
>> "OSGEO" on top and then "Ottawa" in the bottom?
>> Cheers,
>> Regie
>> On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Fabien Ancelin <
>> fabien.ancelin at gmail.com> 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 logo.
>>>    - *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!
>>> Cheers
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