Logo considerations

Xavier Drudis Ferran xdrudis at tinet.org
Sat Dec 23 16:52:13 UTC 2000

Peter Gerwinski va escriure el Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:06:57 +0100  :
>Hi, everybody!
>I'd like to throw in some thoughts:
> * I agree that a logo must be minimalistic enough to look
>   well in small sizes.
I agree too.

> * I like the idea with goddess Europa very much, but I am
>   afraid that "Europa riding a gnu" is too detailed for a
>   logo. Anyway we "must" produce that piece of art. :-)

Yes, I'd love a poster or a mousepad with that image, or a T-shirt.
If there are more like me selling that merchandising would be an easy 
way to raise funds.

By the way, about the feminist etc. debate. Could Europa be given
the face (and the figure if we can) of Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of 
Lovelace?. If I am not confused 
she was the first programmer in history. So there is a woman, who can 
represent the Goddess Europe, and she is not there as decoration like 
many adds but in memory of the first programmer. I hope this does not
induce anyone to think of a bias toward the programming language Ada,
that bears her name.

In fact I've found different opinions. Some say that the first programmer
was Babbage, some that Ada had a clearer notion of a general purpose 
calculating machine, or computer. I guess this is not uncommon in history.



About the 12 stars... I agree that it may be too reminiscent of the 
EU, which is not Europe, so if there would be some other icon of Europe 
easy to recognize, it would be better, but I can't think of one (a map 
somehow just don't fits in, and the word "Europe", "Europa", or so 
depends on language...).

Xavier Drudis Ferran
xdrudis at tinet.org

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