[sword-devel] Re: Christian Debian distro talk / Report
raphink at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 05:23:20 MST 2005
I like your drawing very much so far :)
My original idea was to use the X as a cross put aside. That was much
easier to do with the word iXthus, since the X was in the middle of
At the same time, it might indeed be better to not use the cross on
the logo and stick ton the fish, which also means a lot to Christians
On Mar 31, 2005 5:15 PM, Nigel Chapman <nigel at chapman.id.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We're obviously going to need a logo for this ICHTHUX thing (which I
> humbly suggest is the best title of those thus far mooted, in regard to
> fishiness, for instant recognition amongst Christians, and
> web-uniqueness, for domain name availability and search engine results).
> Here are my suggestions for what the logo needs to achieve:
> 1. It has to focus on the 'fish'; that's what signals to Christians the
> nature of the project.
> 2. But it has to avoid the 'standard', horizontal, 2 dimensional, rather
> static, Christian fish of bumper-sticker fame -- rather it needs to
> communicate something living and vibrant.
> 3. In spite of the nice "HTH" in the centre of the word, it's more
> important to reinforce the fish meme than to try and capitalize on the
> possible 'cross' associations. They look rigidly geometric rather than
> organic, in any case, which is bad.
> I've attached a photo of a sketch of one possible idea. I'm not going to
> explain it at this point, since if logos need to be explained, then
> they've already failed.
> Comments are welcome. If it gains mindshare I'll turn it into vector
> art, colorize it, make GIFs and JPEGs, etc.
> I'm very excited about this project; my own work in the area (web based
> Bible search tools) would not have been possible without the Sword
> library and its Diatheke interface. I wasn't awake at 4am Sydney time
> for the start of our talk, but I expect to be catching up with more of
> you next time around.
> Nigel Chapman
> Nigel Chapman | Email,MSN: nigel at chapman.id.au
> p a n t a + s u n e r g e i + e i s + a g a t h o n
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