[pytest-dev] pytest logo previews / please check drafts out

Harald Armin Massa[legacy] haraldarminmassa at gmail.com
Tue May 20 11:06:40 CEST 2014

> Tarek came up with the idea and i liked it: testing in python
> has an inofficial mascott: the testing goat.  And a shepherd
> who takes care of the flock uses a pan flute.  Pan is the
> "the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds ..."
> according to Wikipedia.  That's roughly the background.

That is a great story.
Have you published it ?

And would you please share the story behind the testing goat?

>> While enlightning: what ist the reason behind the first "P" of Pytest
>> a capital letter, as for me pytesting something has more a "function",
>> "method" appeal than a "Class"-appeal.
> I already fed back that i'd like to have this lower case.
excellent! maybe also adjust the mailinglist-name from Pytest-* to
pytest-*, to have a unified branding?

>> >From the designs I favour #10; from #4 and #5 I would be more found of
>> #5; with the panflute only having one and a half family of colours.
> You mean the panflute itself should only have one color?

"1 1/2 family of colours" (which is in #5, where there is the red and
yellow family)... having it in all colours brings challenges if you
want to use that logo on any other background than black or white. As
in having goat-brown-t-shirts or mugs :) And reproduction can get less
colours wrong :)

> Yes, the logo needs to work without the claim but it's also nice
> if it works with it - we could change the entry page of pytest.org
> to make it fit i guess.

Absolutely! Especially if you adjust the claim later on, when pytest
is adapted to do control cell-culture-based testing of anti-cancer


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