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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.