[EuroPython] New logo for Europython
jmo at ita.chalmers.se
Wed Feb 13 10:02:23 CET 2008
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> On 2008-02-12 19:45, Jean-Marc Orliaguet wrote:
>> Laura Creighton wrote:
>>> Some people have gotten tired of the old Europython logo and think
>>> that it is time for a change.
>>> Here is a candidate for a new Europython logo,
>>> suggested by Jeroen Vloothuis and Thijs Jonkman
>>> We're interested in finding out what people think.
>>> And, if you have an idea for a logo, please send it to
>>> europython-improve at python.org . Or better yet, join that newsgroup,
>>> where we have begun organising Europython 2008.
>>> There's always room for more organisers.
>>> thanks very much,
>>> Laura Creighton
>> Remember that the 12 stars (representing since the age of times the 12
>> constellations of the zodiac for those who wonder where that comes from
>> ...) are an emblem of the European Union, not necessarily a symbol of
>> Europe. Then the serpent is highly symbolic too, meaning cold wisdom or
>> pure intellect, as in "wise as a serpent".
>> I thought I'd mention that since Europython took place two years ago in
>> a country which isn't part of the EU, i.e Switzerland.
> While it's true that the EU uses the "Flag of Europe" as symbol,
> the meaning is broader that you might think:
> The flag is indeed the flag of Europe as it was created by
> the Council of Europe:
> Switzerland and Lithuania are members of the Council.
> The Council of Europe described the flag as: "Against the blue sky of the Western world, the stars represent the peoples
> of Europe in a circle, a symbol of unity. Their number shall be invariably set at twelve, the symbol of completeness and
> perfection ... just like the twelve signs of the zodiac represent the whole universe, the twelve gold stars stand for
> all peoples of Europe -- including those who cannot as yet take part in building up Europe in unity and peace."
Sure, the point that I was making is that Europython is not a
construction of the European Union or of a European Council, so the
logotype doesn't have to use the same esoteric symbology as the one
found in the emblems of the EU, at least not as blatantly.
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