[Pythonmac-SIG] MacPython logo redux
bob at redivi.com
Sat Nov 8 12:42:45 EST 2003
On Nov 8, 2003, at 12:19 PM, Arthur Elsenaar wrote:
> another comment about the icon issue..
> Someone wrote:
>>> > OK, compromise. What we need is a friendly, totemic, 16 ton
>>> With a big foot that squashes things? Sort of an upside-down
>> Excellent. I second this.
> I thought about this too and like the fact that we can get away from
> the (terrible..) Apple logo. I did some graphic design today with a
> big monty python foot squashing a big X.
> And indeed, isn't Apple about big X's these days? What versions did we
> have till now: Aqua blue, Jaguar skin and brushed metal. This made me
> think of having a big X with a python skin.. but, that wouldn't
> communicate clearly enough, because it's too subtle. So why don't we
> go back to Bob's proposal, but exchange the Apple with a big X.
> Maybe even better, have the snake (with glasses 8-) curled up -in- the
> X, like hanging in a tree. I'm an artist, but not the pixel-pushing
> type, so maybe Bob's artist can have a go at this?
This has been mentioned a few times already, but the apple is not a
static part of the logo.
> Also, I like the fact that using the X is pointing to where
> MacPython's future is. (Hmm, maybe a big X made of chocolate -> Cocoa?
> This is pointing to an old Dutch tradition, so Jack, Just and Guido
> might like it..)
> ps: for the curious, you can see my quick mockups at
No offense, I don't like the idea of associating a foot with my
programming language. I like that less than the 16ton weight.
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