[Pythonmac-SIG] Fwd: MacPython icon mockup
janssen at parc.com
Sat Apr 8 23:37:39 CEST 2006
> Hi Bill,
> On Apr 7, 2006, at 3:54 PM, Bill Janssen wrote:
> > Hmmm...
> > Kevin, I wonder if the checkerboard the blocks are standing on could
> > perhaps become more of a morph of the new yin/yang Python logo. I'd
> > like to see some kind of connection to the graphics being developed
> > for the main Python web site.
> I think trying to incorporate two icons into one would be a bit much.
Agreed. I wasn't suggesting that. I was suggesting that the new
*logo* be incorporated into the icon, in some fashion, not any of the
new *icons* being developed around that logo for the website. I still
think it's a good idea. It would be nice to have some point of
graphic unification for the community.
Specifically, I was thinking of an incorporation of this graphic element:
Andrew Clover's icons have the virtue of doing this:
though I think the logo in them is somewhat too front and center, and
kind of obscures the main purpose of the icon. By the way, a recent
posting on python-dev
intimates that those icons are coming to the various standard
A spec for usage of the new logo is at
We can get the vector versions of the logo if you need them.
> Also, I think it's a valid point that the Python
> logo is really not OS X/XP-style (It's reminiscent of BE's style to
> me, actually), and I really think the best way for an icon to say "OS
> X" is to be in the OS X style.
Right, and I think the thing to do would be to "OS X"-ize the flat
logo and incorporate it into the design. For instance, the flat
checkerboard the block-snake is standing on might become the flat logo
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