[IPython-dev] [IPython-User] New favicon

Evan Patterson epatters at enthought.com
Wed Jun 15 16:54:09 EDT 2011

On Jun 15, 2011, at 3:40 PM, Brian Granger wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> For the banners, I don't really like the ][: designs of 1 and 3 at
>>> all, mainly because they are taking us away from our existing logo.  I
>>> like the ][Py] design of 2, but prefer a small amount of space between
>>> the ] and [.
>>> I also still like our original IP[y]; design equally to 2.  I should
>>> note that I am hoping we can come up with a logo/favicon that sticks
>>> with the same basic design we already have, but improves it.  I know I
>>> sound like a broken record, but I don't think we should get into a
>>> full logo redesign at this point.
>> The fact that we've gone in exactly opposite directions with our vote
>> is then probably a good indication to stay put.  We should only make a
>> full change on this if we're all convinced we love the new one.
>> Otherwise, staying closer to what we have should win.
> Yes, this is why I have been hesitant to get into a more complete
> redesign.  The search space increases dramatically and reaching a
> final result that everyone likes will be a much more lengthy process.
>> I'm OK staying with the current logo too.  Perhaps this has been
>> rehashed already (the previous thread had more than I was able to
>> digest, forgive me), but why not keep the current one and simply
>> change the font to one where the I has serifs?  That seems to be the
>> main limitation of the current one to me, as I do like the idea of the
>> serifed I matching visually the [].
> I do like to "refreshing" of the IP[y]: design that has been done with
> the new font and the corresponding banner.  Are other people OK with
> this?  I also think changing the colors to match the color scheme we
> pick for the website makes sense.

I prefer the "refresh" of the IP[y] design to both the old version and the ][ business. The new color scheme is definitely an improvement, but I think the ][ simply looks strange.


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