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#1 2007-10-25 00:54:53

Cerebral
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Arch Linux Logo Competition

Hello everyone!

As you may have heard, the Arch logo as we know it is going the way of the dodo!  We are refreshing our graphical identity, and in that spirit we're having a logo competition, open to the entire Arch community!

We want to know what you think of when you think Arch Linux - what logo do you think would best suit the distribution we've all come to love?

Submission guidelines are as follows:

. Anyone can submit as many logo concepts as they wish
. Entry is freeform, with no need to base it on current logo. Be creative!
. For the sake of moving the competition along, artists will maintain the rights to their works until the completion of the competition, when we've decided what to do with license issues.

Per submission, you will need:
. SVG sources for logo preferred.  If you don't know how to make SVG logos, but have a great idea, visit this thread; foxbunny has graciously stepped up to help with logo concepts.
. Fill out the following on this submission sheet (courtesy of foxbunny)
.. Name (or alias)
.. Main logo areas (white/black/neutral BG)
.. 2-colour or Black version
.. 128x128px and 16x16px icon version
.. Colour palette used

All other fields are optional - you do not need them to create a submission, and omission of those options will not count negatively against you.

Submit completed submission sheet attached in an email to travis AT archlinux.org. They will be posted in this thread; two weeks after the date of this post, we will collect all submissions in that thread and judge.

Judging will be the job of the Developers, and will proceed as follows:

All submissions will be posted to the [arch-dev] private mailing list, and developers will give their +1 to those logos they like.  They may add a +1 to more than one submission - once all developers are accounted for, the logo with the most +1 votes will win.

Should multiple logo submissions tie for first place, those entries will be announced to the community, and we will have a community vote on the forums. The logo voted highest in this case will be the winner.

Additionally, we'll want to use the logo for additional media - CD labels or wallpapers, for example. If the winning author hasn't provided any, they will be given a chance after the competition is over to create this artwork, if they want.  Basically, no need to get it done before the judging, if you want to do it, so don't worry! smile

Please note: there are also threads for logo concept discussion and for showing off possible concepts, without entering them into the competition.  Feel free to make use of them.

Good luck to all participants, and have fun!

NOTE: There has been some recent concern about entries by developers, since it is the developers themselves voting.  This was never forbidden at the beginning of the contest, and so the rules will not be modified for this halfway through; developer entries are allowed, and will be treated on exactly equal merit as any other entry.  Rest-assured, there is no reason for favouritism in this contest - if we wanted an explicitly developer-made logo, we would have simply done so, so there's no reason to choose a dev's submission simply because they are a dev. smile

Last edited by Cerebral (2007-10-30 17:54:16)

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#2 2007-10-25 10:38:26

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

A note to all participants. The logo submission form has been updated a bit, for more precise viewing. Please use the latest version available here:

http://foxbunny.team88.org/arch/forms/

AFAIK, the form posted in Cerebral's post above is the same one. I offer here the SVG version as well.

The SVG version uses the Bitstream Vera Sans font for labels, but even if you don't have the font it doesn't matter (or shouldn't at least) AT ALL. You may also use the PNG version with your SVG art, as it is of exactly the same size as the SVG version.

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#3 2007-10-31 00:57:35

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

NOTE (as added to the above rules): There has been some recent concern about entries by developers, since it is the developers themselves voting.  This was never forbidden at the beginning of the contest, and so the rules will not be modified for this halfway through; developer entries are allowed, and will be treated on exactly equal merit as any other entry.  Rest-assured, there is no reason for favouritism in this contest - if we wanted an explicitly developer-made logo, we would have simply done so, so there's no reason to choose a dev's submission simply because they are a dev. smile

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#4 2007-11-08 14:16:56

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

15 hours left before the close of the competition!

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#5 2007-11-09 06:04:29

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

Competition is officially closed!  Thank you to all the artists who took time to create works for the contest - there's a lot of talent in the submission thread. smile

Next up, the voting!

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#6 2007-11-12 18:45:03

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

I forgot to mention here - the voting period will last at most two weeks from 12:01AM Friday, November 9th, EST.  Hopefully it shouldn't take that long, but I wanted to give people time to give it good consideration. 

As a progress report, for those curious, we've already got about 2/3 of the votes in.

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#7 2007-11-24 09:08:23

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

the voting period will last at most two weeks from 12:01AM Friday, November 9th, EST.

I'm just curious... when will you submit the results? big_smile

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#8 2007-11-24 10:23:08

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

I think this speaks for itself:

Cerebral wrote:

Heh, sorry to say, but it's going to be a little bit longer before we announce anything, I think.  We still have to do a decent trademark search on the top couple of logos to ensure we won't be stepping on anyone else's toes before anything else.

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … 02#p302102

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#9 2007-11-24 10:29:12

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

aw, sorry, must have missed that sad

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#10 2007-12-01 17:47:58

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

I had wanted to join but I missed the deadline... I was so busy I forgot! Since you say it's gonna be some time before the results... would it be possible to squeeze in one last entry (mine)? Of course, I totally understand if not, hehehe (*sheepish grin*).

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#11 2007-12-02 04:39:29

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

Unfortunately not, Galdona.   The voting process has already begun.

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#12 2007-12-03 01:55:58

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

whoa whoa whoa, the voting period is done? Where was I supposed to cast my vote?

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#13 2007-12-03 02:27:11

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

Cerebral wrote:

Judging will be the job of the Developers,

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#14 2007-12-03 04:31:05

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

PJ wrote:

I think this speaks for itself:

Cerebral wrote:

Heh, sorry to say, but it's going to be a little bit longer before we announce anything, I think.  We still have to do a decent trademark search on the top couple of logos to ensure we won't be stepping on anyone else's toes before anything else.

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … 02#p302102

Yeah, 'cause we can just use any old arch that we want to. These three, for instance, are already taken:

StLouisArchSmall.jpg
300px-Arc_Triomphe.jpg
parabola__2.png

I think this one (below) is still available, though:

Higharchfoot.jpg

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#15 2007-12-03 06:31:30

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umm..when will the official arch logo be picked?


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#16 2007-12-03 10:37:59

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

We can't really say for sure yet, as we've got to do trademark searches and such... so don't expect it overnight.

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#17 2007-12-20 19:41:30

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Any status on the trademark issue? Are ye making progress? smile

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#18 2007-12-20 19:48:38

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

Eh, sorry, I mentioned it in the other thread, but not here yet.  I'll have news in the next couple of days - just going through an announcement draft right now.

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#19 2007-12-22 21:01:24

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That's a classy one avatar Cerebral! I like it smile


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#20 2008-05-10 13:04:30

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

This can probably be "unstickyed" now...

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#21 2008-05-10 13:34:23

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Re: Arch Linux Logo Competition

You're right, done smile


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