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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-22 16:44:33

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> I think that's what both Joaquin and I are saying. Boost by itself, I
>>> think, is recognizable all by itself. Many people already know what
>>> it is, well at least many in the developer community. I don't think
>>> we need the C++ to be explicitly there. And trying to put it there
>>> causes all kinds of problems because one ends up doing other things
>>> to make it fit in, re: the "/".
>> I kind of agree. Iconography.
>> Hmm.
>> I think it's worth pursuing the idea of
>> boost/
>> where the slash is actually a rocket ascending. I tried to convey
>> that with an earlier attempt but it probably didn't communicate.
> I'm not a logo expert by any stretch of the imagination... but it
> seems to me that if you have a rocket, you don't need the text
> "boost". The rocket is the logo. It needs to have some unique visual
> features that establish its identity as the "boost/C++" rocket, of
> course.

Interesting. But every logo I've seen includes the name of the entity
it stands for somehow. Even if the rocket isn't part of some "Boost"
text, you need to choose a font for "Boost" and decide how it sits
next to or below the rocket.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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