Design for Free Software
There was a request for a logo for Ubuntu Women.
I know some of them are rather hideous, but playing with this geometry is fun and I like to show a bit of my process sometimes 🙂
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About thorwilI'm a designer from Germany. My main interests are visual and interaction design, free/open-source software and (electronic) music.
My suggestion was along the lines of 1A but rotating 45 degrees in keeping with the design requirements. 3B in particular is in direct contradiction to requests.
4 and 5 seem ripe for a pattern in the whitespace inside the circle of friends. I have no idea what though.
Oh, and Troy James Sabotka also submitted a pretty nice logo, check the ubuntu-women mailing list.
1C is the best imo.. but the cross could be a little smaller.. and you can still make persons out of the top left and top right corner 😉 (athough i would keep the shapes of the persons the same as the normal logo, because they are symbols and not meant to physically resemble the top view of a person)
Thanks for the comments. Found the thread in the Ubuntu Women mailing list archive:
And the latest:
Ouch, I should have checked that mailing list.
I like both 2C and 2D, since they make me think of a girl with pigtails!
I do like C1 and D1. 4 and 5 are kind of annoying… you might as well redesign the regular logo to have a dick sticking out and leave us the plain logo. Heh!
Heh, I already suspected that there’s no option besides the Venus symbol to not step on anyone’s toes. But it’s so stiff, I wanted to try, at least 😉
I don’t think the reaction on your blog is fair.
I think basically ANY would be acceptable, but to point out which are nice:
1 is a great concept, i like 1C very much. 2 looks too much like graveyard, 3 does not have an easily distiguishable shape (e.g. compared to 1C/D, which have), and 4 and 5 are a big weird 🙂 Although 4D isn’t that bad. But this was just the negative stuff, their all nice.
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