The time has come to choose a Logo!
We now have four possible contenders for the Linux group Logo.
Now is your chance to say which choice you prefer. You have until the end of
May 1995 to cast your votes. You can either do this to me by email
email@example.com Make the subject of your message "Logo vote
" and just say which of the four entries you prefer. If you do not have
email then you can write to the UKUUG Secretariat (address as on membership
Entry 1 - Callum Potter
Attached are a couple of suggestions for a logo. These are in b/w X11 bitmap
format - I don't have any fancy drawing tools that I could use to produce these
in other output formats, though I could send tiff versions, though they would
look the same. They are based on standard fonts, so better renditions can be had
in, say, Postscript or using some other scaleable font. Black on white can be
used for electronic generated documents. For letterheads I would propose dark
blue on white, for merchandise (e.g. badges) I would propose silver on dark blue.
Entry 2 - Callum Potter
Entry 3 - John Risby
Here is my effort. I hope this isn't way too big a file, 620x600, if it is
I'll redo it smaller. I designed it in Corel Draw and then exported it as
a GIF, but to get good enough detail I had to export at 1024x768 and then
shrink it. I guess I'm doing something stupid but like I say, if it is too
big I'll work on getting it smaller. It's 5:30am now so I'm off to bed.
Entry 4 - John Washington.
Here's my entry for the logo competition. It's a 'compromise'
entry, in that it's not big enough for a T-shirt, and on the
other hand, if you printed it at 1200 dpi to make it the right
size for a letterhead logo then the obligatory wording would
need a magnifying glass!
If you did use it as a basis for a letterhead, I would
recommend the letterhead be designed as a whole. For example,
I would start by moving the "SIG text", and use a
larger point size, running it in a single line below the
logo, or in such a way that it ties up visually with the
address etc. And, of course, it would have to be laid out
so as to be tasteful, attractive, eye-catching, yet just a
little smaller than the editor's name. ;-)
Which logo do you like the best. A good looking logo is important if we
want to be able to spread the word about Linux at computer shows
and in magazines.