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POLL: Which is your favorite PUPPY LOGO Font Style?
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aahhaaa


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 14:44    Post subject:  POLL: Which is your favorite PUPPY LOGO Font Style?  

I'm curious about how everybody 'sees' Puppy, and have been fooling around with a few logo designs in GIMP.
In logos, a font style says a lot about the feel of something; so a quick way to start on a custom design is to review existing fonts, seeing how the specific letters form up and express 'the essence'.

Below are a few font styles from GIMP, which of them appeals to YOU the most? Why?

My immediate goal is to get a better icon together for places like Distrowatch; this is totally unofficial, but my hope is that we could have a contest sometime for a coordinating logo (and of course build a relational feel for the companion kennels). Hopefully this will tell us all something about Puppy's overall image. Anything I do is totally open source- feel free to use it as you see fit. Hope this is OK with everybody. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 14:56    Post subject:  

Gaze looks good.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 15:43    Post subject:  

I like Bremen -- it has a bone-ish look to it.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 16:38    Post subject:  

Have you looked at the paw Icon? IMHO it is the most professionally designed Icon of them all.

Regarding the Fonts Miandra looks puppyish.
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MU


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 17:24    Post subject:  

forte.

everybody likes something different Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 19:05    Post subject: Forte  

Forte seems to imply speed but is simple.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 20:43    Post subject:  

you guys have pretty much picked my favorites; here the short list. Some of the others were in there because of the way they handled the word LINUX. I'm seeing some commonalities now... interesting! Very Happy

The pawprint is totally cool; I'm encouraged to find all the features needed for that kind of work in GIMP; it seems fully the equal of Paint Shop Pro in terms of graphics; and easier to learn.
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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 21:00    Post subject:  

I'm absolutely horrible at deciding what I like more, so I rarely have a single favorite anything. So I wind up having to choose several favorites. For these, my favorites are:
Bremen
Forte
Maiandra
Simpson
Gaze

One thing I can choose a favorite for is my operating system. Puppy wins hands down.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2005, 23:49    Post subject:  

I like Maiandra
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MU


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2005, 23:56    Post subject:  

Maiandra and forte are the 2 I like most.

I think it would be interesting to see. how they look scaled down.
On Web-pages, you often use small logos with small fonts.

Mark
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aahhaaa


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec 2005, 11:19    Post subject:  

Mark- (I'm sure you know all this... Very Happy )

You're right; in the Distrowatch lineup, the distro icons are 80x80 pixels, just like the avatars here. People here seem to like the more cursive, informal fonts for Puppy.

There are a jillion subtle considerations in making a logo. One is that it should look good in tiny black&white only, so that's a good place to start.

Using an advanced graphics program like GIMP, with its vector paths, fonts can be stretched, perspectivized, texturized, even animated. This is just a starting point, but if the customized logo is related to font family, then it makes for nice associated headers & titles using 'stock' alphanumerics.

My next Qs are:

Should a Puppy logo include the word Linux? and/or the version?

Should the logo (always?) include a Puppy dog in the image?
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