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#26 2012-02-05 07:43:44

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#27 2012-02-05 09:30:35

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Re: Arch logo meaning

Thanks for the compliments.

I think it's a neat logo - simple and recognisable, but open to lots of appropriate interpretations. Which is appropriate in itself.

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#28 2012-02-05 15:59:45

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Re: Arch logo meaning

Folks, you remember our picture pasting policy???
Please replace those big images with thumbnails or URLs, asap. So that us mods won't have to do that work.

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#29 2012-02-05 17:42:02

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Re: Arch logo meaning

KingX wrote:

It looks like a nipple to me. hmm

What has been seen...

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#30 2012-02-13 22:34:12

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Re: Arch logo meaning

A for awesome,
the top of the A seems to stab the heavens, yet the foundation ,
the two parts that touch the ground seem to give a message that Archlinux is 'down to Earth',
something that dares not schroud itself in mystery yet gives us the all aluring power of the gods.

If you believe in gods anyways, lets say it controls the immutable laws of reality.

Cracks representing the power within, the inability for the A to hold its awesomeness.

It truly is a mystery, to be philosophized many years to come.


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#31 2012-02-14 13:21:14

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Re: Arch logo meaning

I wonder how many people see a big guys head and shoulders in the logo and if that is really intended.

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#32 2012-02-14 14:36:04

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Re: Arch logo meaning

blackout23 wrote:

I wonder how many people see a big guys head and shoulders in the logo and if that is really intended.

So I'm not the only one. My first encounter with the Arch logo made me think of it as an icy mountain with a silhouette of a man in front of it. And I must say I like it as it is because it produces a variety of meanings, associations, references, etc. It's unique, well designed, and doesn't look cheap (many good distros suffer from poor logos, unfortunately). If the first picture of a distro we see is its name and logo, then Arch advertises itself as a fine, precise construction, simple but not trivial, elegant and devoid of redundant elements. There is some mesmerizing 'add-on' in it as well that for a newcomer evokes a kind of appealing difference, or maybe Arch's intimidating myth. (Keep in mind all those Arch wallpapers: the logo returns like a spell, or a magic sign in every possible variation...) All in all, it works well and creating an alternative one would be a real challenge.


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#33 2012-02-14 18:35:14

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Re: Arch logo meaning

blackout23 wrote:

I wonder how many people see a big guys head and shoulders in the logo and if that is really intended.

I do, and it feels awkward.

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#34 2012-02-14 20:10:21

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Re: Arch logo meaning

the firs time that I see the logo (actual logo) I se a Spacechip (like the spacechip for asteroids [80' game])
actualy y see a letter A try to imitate an Arch, a Boomerang and the "arch of the triumph" representation

the old logo for my is a bad imitation for a boomerang....


Well, I suppose that this is somekind of signature, no?

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#35 2012-02-17 19:44:40

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When I first saw the Arch logo I thought of an upside down Geass. lol

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#36 2012-03-07 13:23:31

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Re: Arch logo meaning

xCrucialDudex wrote:

Sort of like spear tip.

That's what I thought it is since saw it first time. Still have no other association.

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#37 2012-03-20 22:04:40

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Re: Arch logo meaning

My first impression of the logo: a man standing in front of a mountain. Then I realized that this didn't make any sense, adjusted my minds eye, and then saw the 'A'. It was moments like these that my teacher would remind me of how "special" I was.


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#38 2012-03-20 22:18:46

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Re: Arch logo meaning

I wonder if the arch logo could be used as a Rorschach test?


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#39 2012-03-20 22:20:14

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Re: Arch logo meaning

You've done it now. Since "nipple" was mentioned that's all I can see........

tongue

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#40 2012-03-23 16:39:23

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Re: Arch logo meaning

The USS Enterprise Logo in Start Trek : The next generation  is very similar to the old arch logo.
fzerorubigd-20120321T191336-wvqb8b5.png

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#41 2012-03-25 06:55:44

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Re: Arch logo meaning

cricky wrote:

You've done it now. Since "nipple" was mentioned that's all I can see........

tongue

Not just that, it's also a condom tip!

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#42 2012-03-25 06:56:22

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fzerorubigd wrote:

The USS Enterprise Logo in Start Trek : The next generation  is very similar to the old arch logo.
http://file3.status.net/i/identica/fzer … vqb8b5.png

Ah, yes, isn't it funny how many associations it evokes? smile

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#43 2012-07-29 11:26:13

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Re: Arch logo meaning

/dev/zero wrote:

starfleet-logo.thumbnail.png

This could be like some mutant "image game thread"? big_smile

Edit: smaller picture.

How's that for a case badge ! (Replace text with ArchLinux ..)

belongs in http://zazzle.com/archlinux

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#44 2012-07-31 02:50:38

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Re: Arch logo meaning


The "BSD" things in life are "Free", and "Open", and so is "Arch"

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#45 2012-08-18 01:04:54

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Re: Arch logo meaning

For those of you who are new here, and for those of you that need a refresher...

Long time ago, there was an official arch linux logo competition, and Thayer Williams' submission was picked as the current logo. The submission was called "The Archer", and (IIRC), the silhouette in the center appeared after a discussion about the meaning of "arch" in "arch linux", which was (for better or worse) interpreted as "arch nemesis" by some community members.

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#46 2012-08-19 15:10:00

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The real reason is. It has to be pointy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtahqXjFcxU

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#47 2012-08-20 17:51:12

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There was a bit of that, too, yes. big_smile

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#48 2012-08-26 10:44:57

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Re: Arch logo meaning

Because it's fast like an arrow.
Sharp because an Archer needs to be sharp and vigilant of system updates.


By the way, I couldn't see a large shouldered man until I saw this:

http://cinderwick.ca/files/archlinux/ar … anmods.png ("enlightenment")


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