[Fsfe-ie] IFSO logo suggestions

Adam Moran adam at diamat.org.uk
Sat Feb 28 02:25:13 CET 2004

Hi List.

What can I write but Wow - you wouldn't believe the trouble I have back 
in my office to get any graphic let alone a range such as these.

Cathal Mc Ginley 23/02/04 19:20 wrote:
> I've come up with a few ideas for a simple black-and-white logo for the 
> IFSO. If anyone has any comments or preferences, e-mail me.
> http://homepage.eircom.net/~cathalmcginley/logos.html

I think there are all just superb. Its einy, meany miny mo really. I'd 
plump for the swiggly one, but any would do.

For along time on our business site we hacked a script which 
interchanged CSS. Even though we were only 2/3 in number at that time, 
we had 10 or more CSS-templates which presented the same content. One I 
remember presented the text in a NS1 browser style ;) Mainly we all 
agreed on a dark background for screen radiation but our clients didn't 
like this so we did a load of CSS and let folk pick.

You'd have thought that would have been enough wouldn't you, but no. We 
then wrote another script to generate random CSS. Enough you would have 
thought; no another script to allow folk to mess around with the 
presentation to their hearts content.

If you think there is going to be any serious issue with deciding I can 
dig out these scripts, clear their use with all I think and hand them 
over. Just a thought.

Malcolm Tyrrell 24/02/04 15:09 wrote:

>>>Cathal raises some good reasons as to why we should not use a GNU and
>>>I think he is correct.
>> I think many of us reached the same conclusion. Pity, because I asked a
>> cartoonist friend to sketch us up a Gnu playing an Irish harp and what
>> he gave me is absolutely beautiful.
>> For a bit of fun, I thought I'd give the logo thing a go myself.
>> Here is my effort:
>> http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Malcolm.Tyrrell/ifso.png
>> An alternative would be to colour the letters in shades of green
>> (perhaps 40 shades?).
>> Before we decide, I think people should submit a few more proposals.
>> If you'd like to submit something anonymously, send it to me and I'll stick
>> it up on my website for people to see.
>> Good luck,

I think the colours would help. In black and white it is all gray and 
doesn't do the design justice. Personally i tend to chose landscape 
logos over portrait logos ... but this is mainly because I tend to think 
about designs which fit easily in to our house style.

Good luck to you aswell

David O'Callaghan 24/02/04 20:28 scríobh

> Dé Luan, 2004-02-23 ag 19:20, scríobh Cathal Mc Ginley:
>>> I've come up with a few ideas for a simple black-and-white logo for the 
>>> IFSO. 
> Here's my attempt at a simple logo:
>   http://www.cs.tcd.ie/David.OCallaghan/images/ifso/
> David

Again I like this first of all because it is a landscape. Maybe I'd 
chose this one with the David Golden's Ogham logo as a suplimentry 
graphic. (I know that's not what it's meant for but all the same I think 
they go well in juxtaposition.)

David Golden 00:59 scríobh

> Hi,
> I slapped together an Ogham* logo. It kinda turned out better than I expected, 
> actually, if I do say so myself.
> http://oldr.net/ifso_ogham_logo_proposal/
> * Ogham is a strange old alphabet the Irish used to use, just in case you've 
> never heard of it.  

You read above how I'm trying to sneak this logo in :) (I think this one 
would be my sneaky favorite but I know I'd need to dig out the script to 
get this one approved by all)

What can you say. All the designs and work is just excellent. (I have no 
creative talent I am afraid so I tend to get a little superlative about 
Art work. Most of my design work was in reinforced concrete and is 
buried :( ... I never could convince anyone ever to take any interest in 
my elegant sewer structures ... just the name I think put folk off :(

Best regards


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