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From: Rich Johnson (rjohnson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-22 18:21:13

On Monday, November 22, 2004, at 04:44 PM, David Abrahams wrote:

> "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.
Or _on_ it. Anternately the '++' / 'C++' could be on the rocket.

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