[Foundation] logo politicking

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Mon Mar 10 11:50:06 CST 2003


Here are my personal thoughts on these logotypes:

#1:  It's 3d if you look at it close up.  I'm sure that can be changed,
but it really makes me dislike this one.

#2:  My fave, but it's also my brothers.  As to the remark that the bulb
part is big, I actually like that.  It means we can have a logo, rather
than a logo with text that is still identifiable.

#3:  I could have sworn I've seen another company that incorporates a
smiley, but I can't remember where, or find it quickly.  A smiley as a
logo still seems a little silly to me as well.  Emoticons are just too
disrespected by much of the world.

#4:  Reminds me of an audio company logo that I again can't find the
name of.  Seems overly hip, and if you took off the word "jabber" I'm
not sure it would serve as a memorable logo.

#5:  This is my second favorite, but feels odd with the type.  I think
it's the double J thing for me.  I didn't feel it captured anyting that
the JSF or Jabber is about either.

#6:  While clean, I think it is overly simple and potentially hard to
trademark.

--temas


On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 09:42:34AM -0000, Richard Dobson wrote:
> Yea I must say out of all of them I prefer 2 too, the blub has the plus of
> being usable as something in clients that will be quickly regognised as
> jabber, plus usable like it already has been as a useful icon for a presence
> icon, none of the others are as useful as this logo or as regognisable.
> 
> Richard
> 
> > Unfortunately, I have to agree with this preference (though I could be
> > convinced on 5). I was hoping to get rid of the light-bulb....
> >
> > Some critiques of the others:
> > 6. Looks like it belongs to a generic soft-drink co. or cheap candy
> > packaging
> >
> > 5. This would be great if the JSF was a surfboard co. Its just too
> > bohemian.
> >
> > 4. Definitely something the artist should submit to Toys-R-Us
> >
> > 3. old-school super mario bros.
> >
> > 2. damn that light bulb
> >
> > 1. could this be more untrademarkable
> >
> > <asbestos-suit state="on">
> > Justin
> > </asbestos-suit>
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 20:22, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > > OK, now that I've sent out the official voting notice, I am going to
> > > engage in shameless politicking for finalist #2:
> > >
> > > http://www.jabber.org/gallery/album25
> > > http://www.jabber.org/logo/finalist2.html
> > >
> > > I prefer this one above the others because it's crisp and clean, the
> font
> > > is cool, it's got a light bulb but the design is different enough from
> > > other Jabber bulbs that it's quite distinctive, and it's a design that I
> > > think I can happily look at all day for the next 5 years.
> > >
> > > My $0.02 -- not an official position, just a personal preference.
> > >
> > > Peter
> > >
> > > --
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