[mythtv-users] Logo Contest

Ivan Kabaivanov chepati at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 18 20:50:50 UTC 2006

On Monday 18 September 2006 04:32 pm, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2006, at 12:46 PM, Isaac Richards wrote:
> > On Monday 18 September 2006 3:38 pm, Jeff Simpson wrote:
> >>> Speaking of high-res graphics and logo stickers, perhaps this would
> >>> be a great time for a logo contest of sorts.  Just take a few weeks
> >>> and let some submissions roll in, then we can all vote on 'em on the
> >>> Wiki or something.  I would certainly contribute a logo or two....
> >>> Then we could get some high-res source material for all kinds of
> >>> branding activities.
> >>
> >> YES! A logo contest! I am no good with logo graphics, but whenever an
> >> open source project decides to have a logo contest, they end up
> >> with a
> >> ton of AWESOME logos!
> >
> > I'm pretty happy with the current logo.
> >
> > Isaac
> I agree. Besides.. whenever I see a re-brand I think, "Something must
> be wrong and they need to attract attention." Nothing wrong here.

Not necessarily and not always.  Sometimes a project matures and attracts many 
more than the initial early adaptors.  The quality of the code improves, but 
unfortunately coders are not marketers and don't realize how important eye 
candy (and a logo is nothing but) is to new users.  They are quite 
utalitarian -- the logo doesn't affect how good or bad the code is.  And if 
the old logo has worked before, why not just keep on using it.

There's another aspect as well.  Many people who'd like to contribute to a 
project such as Myth lack the programming skills, but have other abilities - 
documentation, artwork, support, etc.  Why not harness their creative forces?

And after all, you're under no obligation to accept any of the offered logos.  
You always have to right to refuse to incorporate new logos into the project, 

So, what's to lose if we did have a logo competition?  Maybe 99 out of 100 
submissions will be unimaginative copies of other projects' logos.  But 
hopefully the 100th will be so fresh and expressive that you might actually 
like it.

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