[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg summer logo

Thilo Borgmann thilo.borgmann at googlemail.com
Sat May 12 20:23:05 CEST 2012

Am 11.05.12 22:18, schrieb Alexander Strasser:
> Hi,
> Reimar Döffinger wrote:
>> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 01:47:18PM +0200, Thilo Borgmann wrote:
>>>> i have made the attached logo for ffmpeg summer season. Hope you like it!
>>> sorry for my late reply. Well if there are no objections, we are pleased to use
>>> it during summertime!
>> It is not exactly an objection, but my first thought was that the text
>> was a bit hard to read, maybe the inside should be a bit less
>> transparent/more coloured?
>   No real objections either.
>   Please do not feel offended by anything I say here.
>   I wanted to write up some of the following stuff so that it can be put
> up on our website but didn't come to it yet. So here follow the things
> I can remember right now.
>   * Also we call it logo most of the time, the seasonly changing logos are banners.
>     This in fact has layout and detail implications.
>   * Be sure you know the source of all picture fragments you used and that you do not
>     violate licenses/copyrights.
>   Now more specific to your work:
>   * It would IMHO look better and be more practical if the zigzag would be
>     relatively smaller and (nearly) aligned at the bottom with the bottom
>     of the FFMPEG text.
>   * The more synthetic parts (zigzag, drops and sun) are in contrast with the
>     more natural/organic looking text part.
>   * I agree with Reimar that the text is hard to read and should probably be
>     more colored.
>   * The Zigzag has still the blue-ish illuminated parts which color-wise don't
>     fit with the remaining theme of the image.
>       This is also a flaw of the current spring logo. Therefore not a big deal
>     and it will be less visible after the picture is resized. Even more so if
>     the size of the zigzag is changed relative to the text as suggested above.
>   Thank you very much for your submission!

All good thoughts IMHO. However, "Jagannath" is (still?) not registered with our
mailing list and thus he won't get to read your suggestions. I will forward this
to him.

Anyway, I thought about giving a template logo/banner for download artists can
base their work on and will end up with some standardized zigzack-text size
relation, alignment and so on. I already wrote a mail to Herve Flores but didn't
get a reply by now.

We should put these design notes and a template on a page of the website. Maybe
with a collection of the logos/banners already used. Would be nice if someone
volunteers to create such a page - I'm short of time at the moment.


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