From: Robert Geiman (rgeiman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-22 17:49:09
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Subject: RE: [boost] Another logo proposal
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 16:49:12 +0100
>Here's my take. I'm providing b/w and color versions. The idea
>is to provide an abstract logo to associate with Boost while
>the visual link with the previous artwork (through using the same
>Impact font for the name, a very appropriate font IMHO.)
>Some more rationales behind the proposal:
>* It can be easily rasterized.
>* It goes well with flat backgrounds.
>* It works as a transition from the old logo.
>As for the logo itself, it tries to convey the following
>* Its square shape, and the fact that is bottom aligned
>with the text, gives a sense of solidness.
>* It reminds the reader of a set of construction toolkit
>pieces, which associates well with Boost being a repository of
>general purpose libraries.
>* The "++" part of C++ is retained, integrated into the
>logo. Going a little pedantic, one can even recognize
>the logo as a deconstruction of "C++", where the L-shaped
>pieces are the two halves of an upper "C", split and shifted.
>Dya like it?
Yes, I like the simplicity a lot. However, I'd also make a slight
change to the background of the ++. Could you remove the lower right
background of the ++, and instead mirror the upper left background
vertically. That is, the background would appear in the upper and
lower left area of the ++.
To me this would look better as the background would look like the
letter C, which would go nicely with the ++.
- Robert Geiman
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