[Dwarf-discuss] OTHER or arguably ENHANCEMENT: Logo

Ben Woodard woodard@redhat.com
Tue Mar 21 21:44:16 GMT 2023

It has been kind of tense around here for a while; let's have some fun.

The DWARF logo is quite old. There are many problems with it as a logo.

 1. It is a png and though there appears to be several versions of it at
    different sizes it is a raster and so it doesn't scale well
 2. The image itself looks scanned and then colored. This leads to some
    built in aliasing on a pixel level which show up badly when printed.
 3. The color choices are not really ideal for printing and if we were
    going to use it on anything other than on a web page like a shirt or
    a sticker there would be problems.
 4. If you look at it up close, it is not really clear.

I could probably go on and if people would like additional justification 
I will but with the new administration and the push to DWARF6, I think 
that we should consider a new logo. My wife happens to be a graphic 
designer https://cyansamone.com/ and one of the things that she does is 
logo design. When she came into my office and the DWARF5 standard was up 
on my screen and she cringed for about the 50'th time at the logo, I 
asked her to put together some ideas. In a few minutes, she came up with 
some options. http://www.bencoyote.net/~ben/DWARF_logo_1.png

The fonts (all free as in beer) and images are mix and match and any 
other ideas are more than welcome. They are vector art and so they can 
be scaled. This was just a quick mockup.

I also thought it might be fun to have a DWARF6 specific logo that we 
could put on tools as they become capable of handling the new version of 
the standard. Another idea that I had but she hasn't drawn yet is the 6 
dwarves chasing a bug. She said that drawing that would take more than 
the 5 minutes she had at the moment because she would have to figure out 
what the dwarves look like in profile. 

Yeah I know that it isn't the most important thing in the world of DWARF 
but in relation to all the other miscellany that needed to change, I 
thought that we should toss this on the list.


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