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Old 06-22-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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Question Slackware circle logo


When I was discussing how much I like the art used by so many OS's, my nephew (also a Slack user) challenged me to try and make my own.
Drawn just for the fun of it. I'm at the point of playing with the typography.

Haven't decided which style hits the mark better. So I'd really appreciate any constructive criticism.
I tried to capture all the cool elements that Slackware propagandists have used in the past.

Any feedback is appreciated

Image 1
http://tinyurl.com/slack001
Image 2
http://tinyurl.com/slack002


Slackware logo with Tux:
http://tinyurl.com/slackTux
Attribution: Larry Ewing's Tux.



Old art:
image 1
http://tinyurl.com/slack0

Last edited by nick_th_fury; 06-28-2013 at 02:01 AM. Reason: Revised with the newer links
 
Old 06-22-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Nice, but my first thought was "dang, I'm glad that pipe isn't lit, it's so close to his eye!"
 
Old 06-22-2013, 01:55 AM   #3
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Well it is at an angle. Is it not enough of an angle?
Should I have gone with a peace pipe instead?

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Old 06-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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Of those three I definitely like the first one best. The second would be my second choice. I don't care for that bottom font on the third.

Nice work!
 
Old 06-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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...Nice work!
+1.
 
Old 06-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #6
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Very cool indeed! I like those a lot.
 
Old 06-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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I don't care for that bottom font on the third.
Btw, I only said that because you were questioning whether the font detracted from it. It's not that it's bad or anything. I just like the centered look of the other two better. Also, that outlined font on top and bottom sort of reinforces the ring around the penguin and makes it "pop out" to the foreground. I prefer the other two where the penguin himself is popping out.

It's a good concept!
 
Old 06-22-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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Very nice!!!
 
Old 06-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #9
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Very nice!!!
+1
 
Old 06-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #10
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Revision

Made some work in progress adjustments and thought I'd share.
Angled and sized the pipe a bit. Got the logo to match Patrick's better.
It's drawn as a vector piece, but I did .png to make it easy for anyone's connection.
I'm interested in any constructive criticism.
Thanks!
Trey

Image 1
http://tinyurl.com/slack001

Image 2
http://tinyurl.com/slack002
 
Old 06-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #11
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I do not mean to discourage you, but I do not like any of them. It looks so empty in meaning.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #12
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I do not mean to discourage you, but I do not like any of them. It looks so empty in meaning.
No worries. No one can ever make art that appeals to everyone.
It's meant as a simple fun logo. Like the Fedora for Red Hat and the SuSE geeko.
Both of those corporate logos I really admire for being so simple and recognizable.
Not intended to have any deeper meaning.

There wasn't really any vector art on this page:
http://slackware.com/~msimons/slackware/grfx/

Which sums up all this is. A vector tag.

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #13
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I like the revised slack001 from post #10 the best. I would like a little bit more contrast between the lettering color on 514cKW4r3 and the black background of Tux's head. Also a slight bit more contrast between the black of Tux's head and the blue-grey background of the inner circle would help define the head shape better. I think Tux's head is a little too spherical and full looking, especially at the back.

Very nice job.
 
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #14
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Hi,

Nice!

I prefer Tux & wiki

Why not try a side/angular profile of Tux with a pipe like Slackware uses.

Pipe smokers usually hold the pipe at a slight downward angle at the corner of the mouth.

No one likes pipe smoke in the eyes.

Details!

I quit smoking years ago!

Last edited by onebuck; 06-26-2013 at 10:38 AM. Reason: add link
 
Old 06-26-2013, 02:35 PM   #15
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Well I originally started drawing it with the classic Tux look. It kept coming out as a copy of Larry Ewings art instead, which is more complex than I really wanted. I may try again & see if I can capture Tux's look and still look original. One of the fun things about making something like this is trying different looks.

As for the pipe, never smoked one. I just mimicked photos on the net. Perhaps people posing for pics is different. If you'd like to send me a pm or email of a pic showing your idea I'd be happy to give it a shot.


I appreciate all your comments.
 
  


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