[FFmpeg-devel] FFmpeg logo

Måns Rullgård mans
Fri May 4 16:48:37 CEST 2007

Robert Swain <robert.swain at gmail.com> writes:

> On 4 May 2007, at 13:39, herve.flores wrote:
>> Le 3 mai 07 ? 16:24, Michael Niedermayer a ?crit :
>>> On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 03:50:12PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>> On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 03:06:03PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 01:58:56PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer  
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 12:02:24AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>>>>>> M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com> writes:
>>>>>>>> Last year we never managed to decide on a logo in time for  
>>>>>>>> LinuxTag.
>>>>>>>> I'm hoping we might be able to do better this year, so I've  
>>>>>>>> made a
>>>>>>>> couple of variants based on one of the ideas I liked best  
>>>>>>>> from last
>>>>>>>> year's discussions.
>>>>>>> The deadline for logo submission to LinuxTag is drawing near,  
>>>>>>> and we
>>>>>>> never decided on a logo earlier.  I'm thinking some logo is  
>>>>>>> better
>>>>>>> than no logo, and the attached one was generally well received  
>>>>>>> on this
>>>>>>> list.  How about we use this one this year?
>>>>>> how about a vote?
>>>>>> IIRC you already have all the logos on a webpage
>>>>> http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/~mru/ffmpeg-logo/
>>>>> to be more precisse
>> What about my beautiful Code-Monkey-with-cola in colors? ;-)
> The link between monkeys and FFmpeg was considered dubious by some  
> though personally I thought it was cute. :)

My sentiment exactly.

>> you seemed to like the zig-zag and somebody (I don't remember who)  
>> wanted the zig-zig in perspective, there it is:
> [...]
> Could you angle the zigzag the other way? It looks wrong angled out  
> to me and I think it would look better angled in towards the text.

Personally I prefer the plain flat variant.  The 3D angled version
looks good and all that, it's just that it doesn't work as well as a
small icon or in print using only a two or three colours.

I like the zigzag as a concept since it has a technical significance
that will be appreciated by those who know the details, yet is an
easily recognisable, and fairly unique, pattern even for those who do
not.  The contending fast-forward symbol, at least to me, has a
stronger connection to a player than a codec.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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