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

Help make Linux Mint look better.

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 !

Post by Joan_2018 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:10 pm

The new one is more pleasant, for me. Perhaps in white on black without colours, like the macOSX or the Elementary startup logo ?

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

Post by MadmanRB » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:59 pm

Care if i share an edit I made to this icon?
This is my effort to preserve mints distinctive icon while making it "modern"
My version eliminates the boarder, joins the letters like the old logo and uses the old logos colours so that it reflects the distros heritage.
If Clem went with this I think we would all be happy as the logo retains its uniqueness without being a boring circle or square, or recoloured a boring color like black or blue.
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My version.png

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

Post by sebastjava » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:58 pm

Yes, you can share this. I liked the split i added in the middle between the L and the M. I though it would make the L more distinguished, and it added some symmetry, in my opinion. But for the rest, i like your version. I had changed my mind about my first choice of color, this one here on your edition is probably better. And yes, it looks good without this white border.

There is just one thing you need to care about: the metadata and the license info in the SVG file, there:
Inkscape > File > Document Properties > Metadata and License tabs
Make sure my edits are still there. And you should add your name to it!

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

Post by MadmanRB » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:10 am

Well keep in mind i only used the gimp, I am no good with inkscape and dont do well creating SVG's.

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

Post by Mick-Cork » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:55 pm

Reading various comments on the blog I had a little play with ideas myself. Not SVG and only as a mock up, but just to add another flavour :)

https://imgur.com/a/kNJdIFA

https://imgur.com/a/maOeE8n

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

Post by murray » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:59 pm

MadmanRB wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Care if i share an edit I made to this icon?
This is my effort to preserve mints distinctive icon while making it "modern"
My version eliminates the boarder, joins the letters like the old logo and uses the old logos colours so that it reflects the distros heritage.
If Clem went with this I think we would all be happy as the logo retains its uniqueness without being a boring circle or square, or recoloured a boring color like black or blue.
I like it! It should scale down well for small uses (eg favicons, etc) but looks good large too. Nice and simple!
Running Mint 19.2 Cinnamon on an Intel NUC8i5BEH with 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD

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

Post by vovchik » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:25 pm

Dear All,

Here is MadmanRB's logo, like the original and my variations, as proper SVGs.

With kind regards,
vovchik

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<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' 
 xmlns:xlink='http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink'
 width='256' height='256' viewBox='0 0 704 704'> 
<g transform='translate(14.0,14.0) scale(0.96,0.96)'>
 <g fill='#86BE43' stroke='none'>
  <rect x='0' y='0' rx='0' ry='0' width='50%' height='50%'/>
  <rect x='50%' y='50%' rx='0' ry='0' width='50%' height='50%'/>
  <circle cx='50%' cy='50%' r='50%'/>
 </g>
 <g transform='translate(0.0,704.0) scale(1.0,-1.0)' 
  fill='white' stroke='none'> 
  <path d='M128 408 l1 -167 2 -10 c12 -52 50 -90 102 -101 13 -2 213 -3 
   231 -1 56 8 99 49 110 104 4 22 3 192 -2 209 -18 64 -99 91 -150 50 l-6 
   -5 -6 5 c-46 37 -120 19 -145 -37 -9 -19 -9 -24 -9 -119 l0 -80 32 0 32 
   0 0 84 0 84 3 6 c6 11 16 18 29 18 13 0 23 -7 29 -18 l3 -6 0 -84 0 -84 
   32 0 32 0 0 84 0 84 3 6 c12 25 47 24 58 -1 l3 -6 0 -91 0 -90 -3 -7 
   c-7 -19 -21 -33 -40 -40 l-6 -2 -111 0 -110 0 -7 2 c-19 7 -33 21 -40 
   40 l-2 7 -1 167 0 167 -32 0 -32 0 0 -168z'/> 
 </g> 
</g> 
</svg>

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<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' 
 xmlns:xlink='http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink'  
 width='256' height='256' viewBox='0 0 704 704'>
<linearGradient id='l1' gradientUnits='objectBoundingBox' 
 x1='1' x2='1' y1='0' y2='1'>
 <stop stop-color='gray' offset='1'/>
 <stop stop-color='white' offset='.5'/>
  <stop stop-color='lightgray' offset='0'/>
</linearGradient>
<linearGradient id='l2' gradientUnits='objectBoundingBox' 
 x1='1' x2='1' y1='0' y2='1'>
  <stop stop-color='#7CD80E' offset='0'/>
 <stop stop-color='#86BE43' offset='0.5'/>
 <stop stop-color='ghostwhite' offset='1'/>
</linearGradient>
<g transform='translate(14.0,690.0) scale(0.96,-0.96)' 
 fill='url(#l2)' stroke='url(#l1)' stroke-width='8'> 
 <path d='M0 512 c0 -106 1 -194 1 -195 1 -1 1 -5 1 -8 2 -16 10 -54 14 
 -63 1 -2 2 -4 2 -4 -1 0 8 -24 9 -25 1 -1 1 -2 1 -3 0 -5 24 -48 32 -59 
 1 -1 3 -4 5 -8 15 -23 54 -62 78 -79 51 -36 96 -54 158 -64 1 -1 5 -1 8 
 -2 3 0 7 0 8 -1 1 0 89 -1 195 -1 l192 0 0 192 c0 106 -1 194 -1 195 -1 
 1 -1 5 -1 8 -1 3 -1 7 -2 9 0 3 -2 12 -2 15 -1 1 -1 4 -2 6 -4 28 -25 83 
 -40 106 -2 3 -4 6 -4 6 0 0 -2 3 -3 5 -2 3 -4 5 -4 5 0 1 -9 14 -10 16 
 -1 0 -2 1 -2 2 0 0 -2 3 -4 5 -3 3 -7 8 -10 12 -53 64 -140 110 -224 120 
 -3 0 -7 0 -8 1 -1 0 -89 1 -195 1 l-192 0 0 -192z'/> 
</g>
<g transform='translate(14.0,690.0) scale(0.96,-0.96)' 
 fill='url(#l1)' stroke='white' stroke-width='8'> 
 <path d='M128 408 l1 -167 2 -10 c12 -52 50 -90 102 -101 13 -2 213 -3 
 231 -1 56 8 99 49 110 104 4 22 3 192 -2 209 -18 64 -99 91 -150 50 l-6 
 -5 -6 5 c-46 37 -120 19 -145 -37 -9 -19 -9 -24 -9 -119 l0 -80 32 0 32 
 0 0 84 0 84 3 6 c6 11 16 18 29 18 13 0 23 -7 29 -18 l3 -6 0 -84 0 -84 
 32 0 32 0 0 84 0 84 3 6 c12 25 47 24 58 -1 l3 -6 0 -91 0 -90 -3 -7 c-7 
 -19 -21 -33 -40 -40 l-6 -2 -111 0 -110 0 -7 2 c-19 7 -33 21 -40 40 l-2 
 7 -1 167 0 167 -32 0 -32 0 0 -168z'/> 
</g>
</svg>

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Metadata is missing...

Post by sebastjava » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:12 pm

vovchik wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Here is MadmanRB's logo, like the original and my variations, as proper SVGs.
I copied and pasted your code in the text editor to save it like this: "test.svg". Then I opened it in the Inkscape software. I looked at the picture, then the detail of the vectors. It looks like a vectorization from a bitmap image. But it is so precise, symmetrical, without "noise", that it may be made from my original SVG, but modified.
In short, I have nothing to complain about except that the metadata are missing. See copy attached. It's a matter of license and copyright(s), it's important ...
I feel a little bit obliged to take care of this and post a new version here later today.

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  <metadata
     id="metadata7">
    <rdf:RDF>
      <cc:Work
         rdf:about="">
        <dc:format>image/svg+xml</dc:format>
        <dc:type
           rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" />
        <dc:title>Linux Mint logo</dc:title>
        <dc:date>2018-10-26</dc:date>
        <dc:creator>
          <cc:Agent>
            <dc:title>copyright 2018 Sebastien Bouchard</dc:title>
          </cc:Agent>
        </dc:creator>
        <dc:publisher>
          <cc:Agent>
            <dc:title>Linux Mint</dc:title>
          </cc:Agent>
        </dc:publisher>
        <dc:description>2018 Linux Mint logo, modified from 2007 Linux Mint logo.</dc:description>
        <dc:source>copyright 2007 Carlos Porto, copyright 2007 Clement Lefebvre</dc:source>
        <dc:subject>
          <rdf:Bag>
            <rdf:li>Linux Mint</rdf:li>
            <rdf:li>logo</rdf:li>
          </rdf:Bag>
        </dc:subject>
        <cc:license
           rdf:resource="https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html" />
        <dc:rights>
          <cc:Agent>
            <dc:title>SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-3.0-or-later</dc:title>
          </cc:Agent>
        </dc:rights>
        <dc:identifier>N/A</dc:identifier>
        <dc:coverage>Worldwide</dc:coverage>
        <dc:contributor>
          <cc:Agent>
            <dc:title />
          </cc:Agent>
        </dc:contributor>
        <dc:relation>N/A</dc:relation>
        <dc:language>N/A</dc:language>
      </cc:Work>
    </rdf:RDF>
  </metadata>
This is just to show the metadata, and i will add MadmanRB later, in a complete edit of my original SVG file, inspired by the original logo made by "copyright 2007 Carlos Porto, copyright 2007 Clement Lefebvre". Please come back here in a few hours...

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Edited SVG file

Post by sebastjava » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:46 pm

This is my original SVG file, created while looking at the original Linux Mint logo.
Re-edited to include changes made by MadmanRB.

This SVG file is needed for:
  • future modifications
  • resizing
  • copyright and license
Changes made:
  • metadata
  • Join segments
  • Delete border
  • Set fill color
  • Resize page
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lKW69E ... sp=sharing

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

Post by linux kiwi » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:30 am

neither are nice.
the one jerry f put up is ok

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

Post by Moat » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:18 pm

BTW - Poster "vovchik" above is a really good guy and excellent coder, contributing many nice things over the years at the Murga Linux (Puppy Linux) forums. Hello, vovchik! :)

I do like both of his above svg renditions; his own, the second one, looks wonderful - but unfortunately, the logo's text gets rather lost/hard to discern within it's gradients - especially at smaller sizes.

If forced to choose - it's MadmanRB's straightforward logo, for me (though a version with a break/space between the L & M would be interesting to compare). Either that, or just a light "massage" of the original logo. Although - the logo in this post is darned excellent, too - even at reduced sizes;

viewtopic.php?p=1545037#p1545037

That said - I'd vote "hesitate" anyway, as I'm with Schultz 100% on this one: modern "flat" themes might be all the rage with the text kiddies these days, but IMHO have no business whatsoever on the desktop (phones are OK, where they belong). The lack of gradients, shadows and depth make them more difficult to isolate/identify against whatever background they're displayed on, simply making them functionally inferior. Form over function, basically. And, frankly, I find them to be universally bland, rather ugly and a strain on the eyes (along with these corresponding uber-bland flat GTK/QT themes - blech!). And booo! :P

But the "powers that be" have made their decision to follow the fashion trend, regardless of it's validity, so... :?

But it's OK - it's Linux, after all - so I just change 'em to something better. :)

Bob

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

Post by Tomgin5 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:48 pm

I like JerryF's version. It prints up nicely with my Xerox color laser printer. just the right size to cover the Dell and Apple logos, :P
It compliments the outrageous "Austin Texas" logos he posted a couple of years ago.

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

Post by caz » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:22 pm

I think the new version looks okay, but I also think it's a better look if done in the way MadmanRB has it. The joined up letters preserves the old look of the logo, but there is a new look to it with the shape of the leaf.

Edit: Just noticed how late I am to this thread. I really should pay more attention. :roll:
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Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

Post by harfad » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:08 pm

sebastjava wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Please take the time to compare the images and read the text below.
Vote by clicking one of the radio buttons above, then clicking the "Submit vote" button.
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You have the right to change your vote any time until the end.


Mint-LOGO-compare.png


The proposed logo is not radically different. It's just a new version.
But re-created. Totally redrawn. Made flat, simple, and symmetrical.


This logo is now based on a single path with the minimum number of nodes required. It's a very simple SVG file... but there are many hours of work in it. This SVG file is at your disposal for further examination.
SVG file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17WpSxp ... sp=sharing
PNG file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cKB4hB ... sp=sharing
  • New Grid alignments: equal spaces and equal widths
  • New background: 50% circle, 50% square (= leaf)
  • New color: HSL = 96, 112, 128 (#48b865)
  • Something is removed...
  • ...And something is added
The logo is important. It's our collective identity.
We changed the theme and icons by switching to Mint-Y. This could be the next step...




LM-logo-Y-01b(singleline)-contour.png
It is better than the previous design, I agree. Almost anything is likely to be better than the previous design! That is no great achievement. But it has a long ways to go before it is "good enough" for me. Why does it have to have stupid "LM" written on it? All it needs is to look like a stylish "Mint".
Mint is best,
Better than the rest!

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

Post by Tasape » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:54 pm

If it ain’t broke,Don’t fix it I prefer the current logo

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