VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

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Which Linux Mint logo do you prefer? The current version or the proposed new version?

Poll ended at Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:47 pm

current version
31
45%
new version
33
48%
i hesitate
5
7%
 
Total votes: 69

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Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

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I think these ogo look great. In general, I like all the logos that were presented above. I used to underestimate the work of brand designers because it seemed to me that this is a very simple job, the services for which are too expensive. However when I came across the fact that I had to find brand designers for my website I realized that there are actually very few highly qualified specialists who do their job well. Very often, the works of brand designers look too cheap and ridiculous, so I had to spend quite a lot of time searching for the best (at least in my opinion) specialist.
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The official LinuxMint logo subtly redesigned (again!) with a few pixels of difference

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linuxmint-logo2-name-oxa-00E000-FHD.png
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Freely, alone, I reworked this logo again... Here is what's new:
  • All versions are perfect squares or perfect circles, without any stretching. To achieve this, the "L" is a little taller, which makes sense since this letter is indeed taller in everyday typography: "Lm".
  • I didn't want the top of the "L" to be too close to the edge of the circle, but I also didn't want the logo to be too small. So, I took another path: an infinite "L"...
  • I am disappointed to sometimes find older versions of the logo still in use. These versions do not have the same spacing everywhere. It's a shame, because this new logo attracts with its good use of negative space. You can see this on my illustration about negative space in my repo. There is an underlying positive influence there...
  • All widths and spacings are equal and are round numbers.
But this is only a personal work on my own repo.
DOWNLOAD: https://github.com/SebastJava/linuxmint-logo

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Menu-Panel-Icon-3.png
The menu panel icon is better without any circle. It isn't so small this way. This logo doesn't always have to be trapped in a circle!
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Post by pranabekka »

Personally, I quite like your work :)

It doesn't try to do anything fancy, and focuses on making the logo more refined.

I had a small suggestion: could you try coloured circles with the 'Lm' logo cutout from them, like you did in the top right example?
Basically, replace the second row with a black circle with a transparent 'Lm', a mint green circle with a transparent 'Lm', and a white circle with a transparent 'Lm'.

In my opinion, Linux Mint should probably use one of these--the current logo is very distorted and unrecognisable in the favicon for the forum and other places.
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Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

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pranabekka wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 11:59 am
[...] I had a small suggestion: could you try coloured circles with the 'Lm' logo cut-out from them, like you did in the top right example? Basically, replace the second row with a black circle with a transparent 'Lm', a mint green circle with a transparent 'Lm', and a white circle with a transparent 'Lm'. [...]
preview.png

Done. :)
All versions. All SVGs. One ZIP.
DOWNLOAD: https://github.com/SebastJava/linuxmint-logo
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Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

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New Logo goes with the Trend clean and simple. I use inkscape too, the screenshot you shared it was just rough drawn or its some different kind of tool that i didnt used that.
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Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

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vinayak_420 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:52 am
[...] the screenshot you shared it was just rough drawn [...]
Screenshot? I guess you are talking about this preview on my last post. Yes, this is just a low-resolution preview. The real thing is in SVG file format, and it can't be displayed here. You can get the top-quality SVG file formats from https://github.com/SebastJava/linuxmint-logo

These SVG files are created in Inkscape. The preview is just a low-resolution PNG exported from Inkscape (File > Export PNG Image...).
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Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

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vinayak_420 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:52 am
[...] the screenshot you shared it was just rough drawn or its some different kind of tool that i didn't use.
...Or maybe you are talking about this Screenshot showing the underlying work in the OP? That is Inkscape > View > Display Mode > Outline.
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Post by Portreve »

Y'know, just because Star Trek changed the uniform design with every series, and even within a series, we don't also have to change LM's logo.

Honestly, I like what's been used right along.

Now, that said, if you go back to Page 2 in this discussion, the last post is actually pretty cool.

However, I really like the way the existing logo — particularly the skeuomorphic one seen in this forum — blends but yet makes distinct the L and the M.
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