On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 19:43, Ian Bicking wrote:
> I thought I'd play around with the letters, cut out of circles.
>From a typographic point of view I'd say:
- the B letter is too light. It also needs a more distinctive
- the holes in the A and R should be on the same level
- the E is too heavy. Maybe a flat back (as in B) would do
Nice work otherwise.
For a logo, especially with a cartoonish font like that, I would try
a more colorful approach, e.g. a rainbow spread across all colors.
Or red-blue-green-yellow with restart at every W.
On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 10:23, Fionn Behrens wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 19:43, Ian Bicking wrote:
> > I thought I'd play around with the letters, cut out of circles.
> >From a typographic point of view I'd say:
> - the B letter is too light. It also needs a more distinctive
The B was just bad. It doesn't fit into a circle, so I redid it just to
be a normal B.
> - the holes in the A and R should be on the same level
> - the E is too heavy. Maybe a flat back (as in B) would do
Eh, I like the E well enough. The W's are stranger, so the E might as
well look a little odd.
Anyway, I fixed it up and added a border, which I think makes it look a
lot nicer. I was planning to put color in, but now I'm unsure.
Colorless logos are strangely novel these days. Obviously it could have
color, but maybe it's best just being a foreground/background, for
whatever colors of foreground and background you happen to be using.
Now that I look at it, the border unfortunately makes it harder to add
text around it (like "for Python" or "Powered by"). But anyway, I think
it's fairly novel, which is kind of the point of a logo. I don't think
there's anything topical we could do for Webware (that wouldn't be a bit
forced, like spiders and webs and snakes and soforth), so for a
distinctive logo we just have to be typographically interesting.
I'd think of Logos like IBM, or Macromedia (I really like theirs).
Adidas is nice... maybe something with an abstract shape, perhaps
inspired off W since it has to be based on something (though I like
AT&T's too). I think those kind of logos were popular in the 70s. Or
maybe the logos from the 70s that have survived are the ones that were