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

Carl Joseph Younger carl.input at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 18:13:09 EDT 2011

I think Even's right about the ][ looking strange. I'm not sure what
you guys are trying to do, but it aint working. I don't want to sound
arrogant, I just want to be frank ~ the artwork offered here sucks.
The site itself is looking really nice and the new text in the banner
looks good, but on the branding side of things, it's just crazy.

I posted an attempt at a logo, it went nowhere, I can live with that,
but I'm totally lost as to what to try next as there seems to be some
kind of commitment to having that classic, mathematical community look
~ much like the old site.

matplotlib's banner is ok, you wouldn't knock it if your saw it, but
it's not a benchmark by any stretch?

I really do want to help, but I just don't know what to aim for. I'll
attach my logo here again ~ indulge me please ~ can anyone tell me
where I'm going wrong. I really thought this logo was going to go down
a treat.

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 June 2011 21:34, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> It started off with that, then we just wandered on to other possibilities.
> I like the ][ form because it's fairly unambiguous (I think it's
> sufficiently distinctive from Apple's), and is easily made into a
> recognisable favicon. There's nothing obvious to do with the IP[y] logo at
> 16x16 pixels, and it could carry the 'IP' connotations Klonuo mentioned.
> (Aside: it's really tricky, trying to look at the logo as if I'd never seen
> it before.)
> If we want to just update the IP[y] design, does anyone have any good ideas
> for the favicon? Something like group C above? My plain 'IPy' favicon is
> only intended as a placeholder.
> Thanks,
> Thomas
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