I would love to change pyjs "corporate design", but the time at my disposal to volunteer is limited, but at least, here is my first try for a new pyjs logo: If you like it I have the vector file, I could create a repo on github and post the link here on the group, or make a pull request on the pyjs repo of a directory calle "cd" as a beginning with the files inside if you want, just let me know what is the preferred method. As I said I don't have the time to develop the cd further but you can count on me about the logo :)
Hi guys, I've absorbed all your nice ideas and comments and tried to take everything into consideration (the font, the snake tongue, etc) I showed all the logo variations also to my wife and my very interested 7 months old daughter :) and after an intensive "creative" state of mind and some vector work that is what I came up with... i have to admit that deep in my heart I'm a designer and in my honest opinion a logo should have enough abstraction and less details to let space for the observer to make his own interpretation. This is a slightly changed version ready for new constructive comments :)
I've also tried to make some application examples:
The tagline can be separated from the main logo and is of course optional. Later on a tagline of choice can be added to the logo (with some easy photo editing action or even in pure text in a HTML pag) depending on the context used.
Now, If you really like the logo I would love to contribute it. how do you want me to deliver? ;) I can send you the logo file per email, or I can upload it anywhe you want. Then, what format do you prefer? It should be a vector capable format like .eps so you can later export what ever resolution is needed out of the vector file. If you want I can also export easily some png's like, 100x200, 200x400px, etc. so it can be directly be used, only for convenience.
Another small question arises, the snake eye! Right now the snake eye is white overlaid on top of the black snake body, but, I could cut the eye out so the eye circle would let shine trough the background in a transparent png or gif setup. Would you like the eye white or cut out?
Just let me know :)
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Alessandro D' Aquino wrote:
> Here a simple comparison ...
hmm .. i kinda like the compactness of the "top snake" ... sweet spot
is prob somewhere in between (might add some nice angular lines too).
i'm also starting to think that fatty font doesn't look as good or
contrast as well as your original ... what are some nice SANS or
monospace fonts? "Just Say No" to Serif (and drugs too i guess).
as for contributing, we'll likely do a simpl on-list poll -- if you
could send me the SVG files that would be fantastic --
i will ensure
your name is correctly set in the "Authors" field if/when it's
i also like the mocked site you made, very sleek. i'm no designer, so
i have trouble creating comps; i do 100% backend Python now but in a
past life i used to slice up such images into real websites -- any
assets/comps/PSD/whatever you'd like to provide there would also be
much appreciated. as you (thus far) have been the primary force here,
i'd also ensure you'd have a public place to point references in the
Hi all,very, very nice work, Alessandro! Bellissimo!
Just some thoughts (be)for(e) bringing this online:
- Squared logo version: Usually, when you have a logo there should be a roughly squared (n:n) version, which is easier to use -- think of profile pictures, avatars, website logos in the top left corner, etc.
How do we solve that? (Just omit the "pyjs"? Split up the "py" and "js", and place it one on top of the other? Rotate the "pyjs" by 90 degrees? ...)
Good point! Since the logo is high metaphoric, I think omitting the "pyjs" would be a good option. The pure emblematic shape would be used. To undermine what I mean I just made up quickly an iPhone App Icon (It's of course ironically ment :) to see the logo in action without the "pyjs", I think the shape alone has the necessary features to be easy recognizable.
- pyjs vs. Pyjs: The current design suggests that "pyjs" (all small caps) is the preferred version of spelling. We should agree on whether this is what we want, or whether "Pyjs" (camel case) is the preferred version. As soon as something is part of a logo it written law.
Personally I prefer "pyjs" before: Pyjs, PyJS or PYJS, simply because the lowercase letters are more geometrically "quiet" and don't steal the attention of the main logo shape. But this is my personal opinion as always.
- Shadow: I believe the shadow is not final, right? Just thinking, if a shadow goes into a (larger sized) version of the logo it should be real(istic), i.e. a drop shadow of the logo and the writing. I think. Not being a designer myself. (Ignore this if it is ignorant bullshit! :-) )
Cheers,Peter2012/7/28 Alessandro D' Aquino