[NTG-context] New logo proposal

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 29 17:26:19 CET 2019


On 1/29/2019 11:32 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> 
> Nice idea, and I actually like the multi-color version although it is a
> bit too informal for some uses (but could be nice for the wiki).

which brings us to the wiki ... which still needs a bit more fancy css ...

> It would be more coherent if the color of the squares and the color of
> the letters trailed each other around the 7 options in the writing order
> for the word “CONTEXT” (C = orange+blue, O = blue+green, N = green+red
> etc.) But perhaps that is not what you wanted?
> 
> On the blue logo I tried a little experiment myself, using the
> colors of http://group.contextgarden.net:
> 
> 
> 
> WDYT?
> 
> Side note: I like what gitlab does with the logo in the circle crop
> for its project icon. I believe it would be neat if that could be
> formalised into the logo itself, but a simple circle crop does not
> quite look right, and more advanced options like distorting the actual
> squares are outside of my inkscape knowledge. And it may not look
> that good in the end, anyway …
> 
> I’ll be pleased to replace the current green logo on the wiki with
> your multi-color one, assuming there is a some agreement and no
> strong objections.
> 
> Best wishes,
> Taco
> 
> 
>> On 29 Jan 2019, at 00:18, Paul Schalck <schickele at web.de 
>> <mailto:schickele at web.de>> wrote:
>>
>> Dear ConTeXt users and developers,
>>
>> I want to submit a new ConTeXt logo to you (link to GitLab project):
>>
>> https://gitlab.com/schickele/new-context-logo
>>
>> I made this logo in February 2018. At the time, I was planning to do 
>> some video tutorials on ConTeXt (still work in progress), and I wanted 
>> a nice looking visual clue for the thumbnails. Recently, I made a few 
>> minor tweaks and thought it would be the right time to put it out there.
>>
>> The logo comes in two different layouts (hexagonal and horizontal), 
>> and each layout comes in two color variations (multicolored and blue).
>>
>> The hexagonal layout is borrowed from the unofficial ConTeXt logo that 
>> has been around for some time. I like the idea of a clean geometrical 
>> form, and the hexagon reminds me of chemistry formulas -- one of the 
>> many application fields of ConTeXt.
>>
>> The seven colors have mainly an esthetic purpose. They also denote the 
>> flexibility of ConTeXt. I've added a monochromatic blue version 
>> because shiny, saturated colors are not suitable for every case, and 
>> blue is strongly associated with ConTeXt to me. Blue is also a 
>> reminder of Mark IV and LuaTeX.
>>
>> The letters are set in Din17 EF, which I've licensed. I like its 
>> simple shapes combined with a round and soft touch. It avoids 
>> consciously the very connoted Computer Modern and can be seen as a 
>> modernized and also Europeanized interpretation of the TeX tradition.
>>
>> This logo is just a humble proposal. Perhaps it is of some use to 
>> someone. It could also make someone else want to create and share his 
>> or her logo -- that would be great.
>>
>> I'm using ConTeXt since 2006/07 for almost everything that contains 
>> text: letters, presentations, invitations, résumés, certificates, 
>> manuals, reports, flyers, university papers, book typesetting, 
>> exercise sheets, song sheets, and I'm still amazed by how powerful, 
>> flexible and reliable it is. Thanks to the whole community -- and 
>> particularly to the Dutch wizard -- for making this possible!
>>
>> Greetings from Leimen, Germany
>>
>> Paul Schalck
>> ___________________________________________________________________________________
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>>
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>> archive  : https://bitbucket.org/phg/context-mirror/commits/
>> wiki     : http://contextgarden.net
>> ___________________________________________________________________________________
> 
> Taco Hoekwater
> Elvenkind BV
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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