[mythtv-users] Logo Contest
myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Sep 18 21:41:17 UTC 2006
On Sep 18, 2006, at 1:50 PM, Ivan Kabaivanov wrote:
> 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
>>>>> be a great time for a logo contest of sorts. Just take a few
>>>>> 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.
>> 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.
I didn't say it was a fact. I just said it's what I think when I see
> 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?
How about some nice new themes?
> 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,
For consistency sake, I would expect whatever new logo to be approved
as the project logo to be incorporated anywhere you see "MythTV" in a
graphic form. What's the point of a new logo if people are just going
to use whatever they want anyway?
> 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.
> hopefully the 100th will be so fresh and expressive that you might
> like it.
Nothing wrong with the old one. If someone wants to contribute
graphics to the project, I suggest help with working on some more
themes. Especially widescreen themes since 16:9 displays are getting
more popular and only a couple of themes work well in that aspect
ratio. Only one of which I personally like. :)
More information about the mythtv-users