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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-09 22:22:11

"Jonathan Turkanis" <technews_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Reid Sweatman wrote:
>> It might be salvable, though. I liked it a lot, just thought it too
>> close. Got to looking more closely and noticed that you can (if you
>> really want to <g>) see the cubes on and above the main diagonal as a
>> spaceship, and the remaining cube as its exhaust. Were you to shift
>> the "wing" cubes in the direction of the anti-diagonal (i.e.,
>> southwest <g>), maybe curve their
>> links with the center, it might remain appealing and lose that
>> unfortunate resemblance. It also kind of looks like Batman. (No, I
>> don't have a comic stuffed into my copy of "C++ Template
>> Metaprogramming" <g>). Could also
>> just rotate it 45 degrees widdershins. That would probably also mess
>> up the resemblance, although it also messes up the nice asymmetry of
>> the original. Could also change the "flame" cube to a triangle by
>> eliminating the half closest to the "ship." Just suggestions. It's
>> the flu meds, y'know? I'm a zombie right now.
> It would be easier to follow if you would post some examples.
>> But it would have
>> been my first choice, too; ought to be some way to rework it while
>> keeping the essence.
> Unfortunately, the contest is closed now. I don't think we can open up one of
> the logos for major redesign without doing it for the others.

Maybe we should do that. We've learned a lot since this started.
We can always give an extra award to cover our learning experience if
any logo designers would feel cheated.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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