Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Fri Nov 26 15:24:19 CET 2010

On 25 November 2010 21:03, Mark Kretschmann <kretschmann at kde.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Cyrille Berger Skott
> <cberger at cberger.net> wrote:
>> Hey,
>> We are working with Nuno (of oxygen fame) on the Calligra logo, well Nuno is
>> going to work, but he has been asking us to brainstorm and to provide idea.
>> One of the first idea was to use a feather, like one use to draw caligraphic,
>> but it was judged to be too "deja vu".
>> So Casper suggested to use some kind of calligraphic/chinese-like/curvely
>> font. Accidently, I have found a font that he thinks could be used as
>> inspiration, so I have put the font, a play svg, and a few variations on the
>> idea here: http://cyrille.diwi.org/tmp/calligra/logo/
>> So what do you think about it ? Have any other ideas ?
> I'm sorry, but this gets a "thumbs down" from me. While I appreciate
> the effort, two cardinal mistakes have been made:
> 1) You can never, ever, use text in a logo. How would this work in the
> Chinese market, or perhaps in Arabia?
> 2) The font is hard to read. That's the last thing you want.

I dont agree with both 'issues'. I recommend reading some materials on
that, at least http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo

Thumbs up for the design, especially
make me want to order a new t-shirt ;)

regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
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