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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby triplus » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:53 pm

AR795 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:05 pm
I added Ol's logo to GitHub pages for testing. Here's the new link (older links are no longer valid):
https://sharazali.github.io/FreeCAD-Homepage/
Thanks.
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:19 am

AR795 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:05 pm
I added Ol's logo to GitHub pages for testing. Here's the new link (older links are no longer valid):
https://sharazali.github.io/FreeCAD-Homepage/
I wonder if the shaded portion between the F and the C could be lighter..like white. Maybe that would differentiate them a little more clearly and cleanly... when the logo is that small ?
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby AR795 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:24 am

I changed the shaded portion to white. The letters in Ol's logo are more tightly packed together compared to the current FreeCAD logo, so at smaller sizes it can be a little difficult to recognize them. Changes can be seen here: https://sharazali.github.io/FreeCAD-Homepage/
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby Ol_at_FC » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:07 am

Thank you all for your comments.

Even though white outline looks good on some backgrounds, personally I don't think that it is the right way to go. The logo should have as few variants as possible to maintain recognisability and consistency on different media. Black outline came from the current logo and from the FreeCAD itself (black outline of objects).

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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby Ol_at_FC » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:09 am

Here are vector logos with wordmark and cleaned up smaller bitmap logos.
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby yorik » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:09 pm

Ol_at_FC wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:07 am
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I like this one
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby triplus » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:05 pm

yorik wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Ol_at_FC wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:07 am
FC_web.png (141.25 KiB)
I like this one
AFAIK it's the same one, just a bit bigger. Therefore at small size the proposal i guess could improve.
Ol_at_FC wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:09 am
Here are vector logos with wordmark and cleaned up smaller bitmap logos.
Best to test this one on homepage. Not enlarged. We can still use enlarged one in the future. If it will make sense. But there should exist a solution for small size too.
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby AR795 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:02 pm

I updated the logo style on github pages for testing.
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby easyw-fc » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:07 pm

AR795 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:02 pm
I updated the logo style on github pages for testing.
Let's publish it on the official website! :D
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Re: FreeCAD Logo Design

Postby Kunda1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:24 pm

I think we should wait to launch the new logo. Let people know that we are changing it. Use it for more publicity.

We also have to consider changing the logo in many other places (docs, .wiki, appstream files, etc...)
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