[Ottawa_users] Proposal for a logo

Regie Alam regie.alam at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 21:39:58 PST 2013

+1 for me.


On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Fabien Ancelin
<fabien.ancelin at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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