[Tanglu-devel] Another day, another logo

Ink Apnea inkapnea at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 08:42:01 EDT 2013

Thank you guys for the nice words.


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM, Ink Apnea <inkapnea at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I just uploaded my logo proposal for Tanglu, please take a look.
> http://inkapnea.blogspot.it/2013/03/another-logo-proposal-for-tanglu.html
> Some time ago I used to be a logo junkie so used every proprietary 2D
> vector drawing application. When Tanglu was announced I found
> interesting the project's goals and liked the design of the very first
> logo with the doubled Debian swirl, not perfect but simple, pretty and
> effective.
> I like spirals and swirls too, so here I am, curious to try to improve
> the double swirl design and an opportunity to try Inkscape for the
> first time. So here is a diary of my voyage.
> Some notes:
> - I like the original colors Matthias choose for the logo so I decided
> to keep the blue/green combination, only lightened them a bit.
> - I decided to upload a “making of” numbered image sequence because I
> enjoyed making different variations and wished to share the creative
> process and visually explain some decisions, the play with
> positive/negative images and a curiosity (logo number 9 – moving the
> background circle downward casually revealed a similarity with another
> well known project logo, also a great community)
> - think that a circular logo is better suited for a community project
> than a squared one (= corporation) so I stayed on that path.
> - The “making of” is a shortened one, it misses some variations when I
> took a different path just to come back again to the double swirl
> path. It also misses the hand drawn sketches, fundamental at the
> beginning.
> - The text part is only for spacing reference, used plain Vera Sans
> font, but this part still needs some love.
> - I like very much the logo number 16 too, but found it too symmetric
> and maybe too much resembling the buntu logos. Tried different ways to
> make it more dynamic and finally came up with the spikes version (logo
> 19).
> - Maybe the spikes seem a little bit aggressive but the osteoderms are
> ok because Tanglu will have the dragon skin (Konqi :-)
> - At the end, inverted the blue and greed colors just to associate the
> osteoderms with the green color (green = more organic than blue).
> - The logo is scalable and editable because it's made of vectors, I
> will send online the Inkscape SVG file soon.
> Please let me know what You think.
> Ink Apnea

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