[Pythonmac-SIG] Fwd: MacPython icon mockup
jrus at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Apr 22 21:11:49 CEST 2006
> Definitely getting there. Though the top snake could do with being
> a bit lighter. The icon is, first and foremost, a statement that
> "this is an application"; the snake logo is just a subtle hint to
> say, "by the way, it's built in Python". The eye should be drawn to
> the "A" first, then pick up on the subtle 'hint' behind it, and
> finally come to rest on the "A" again.
> Right now the top snake is about 40% grey and still fighting with
> the "A" for the eye's attention; I'd take it to 30% (I've tried it
> here) and maybe knock 2% off the bottom snake just to preserve
> noticeable contrast between them.
> One last thing: try the egg with the logo positioned vertically.
> Having the egg itself on the diagonal works well, but putting the
> snakes on the same diagonal makes them hard to read , and causes
> the strong visual bottom-left-to-top-right diagonal line to
> completely dominate the entire image.
> Putting the logo vertically (I've tried it here) makes it easy to
> identify and the contrast of diagonal and vertical gives the whole
> thing a bit more of a 'jaunty' look, rather than just looking a bit
> drunk. Plus it improves consistency with the rest of the icon set
> (where the snakes are always the same vertical orientation, either
> literally or implied by perspective).
Alright, I've tried those two changes:
What do you think?
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