Linux Mint logo suggestion

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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by lsemmens » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:43 am

harfad wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:36 am
lsemmens wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:51 am
If it ain't broke............
Good thing everybody doesn't think like that, or we would still be driving cars that look like these:

https://e14ac3ae4ec062172607-c9fe783c22 ... 7e0a64.jpg
https://hips.hearstapps.com/pop.h-cdn.c ... 485934.jpg
https://cdn-w.v12soft.com/photos/IGuDQp ... 800600.jpg

LOL! :lol:
Who said I don't????? Truth be known, I love any one of those, but I am stuck in this century. [I do own a old (1994) 4WD, though.] :D

Seriously, though, If we were all happy with the way things were, nothing would ever change. It's always healthy to look at anything critically, and ask, "Can we do better?".
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:45 am

MrEen wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:55 pm
If you don't want them, I'll take them all off your hands!!
Put me on the list. So much better than todays boring (but cheaper to produce) designs.
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by harfad » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:44 am

I just installed the latest Mint 19.2 Cinnamon on a PC, and replaced the current logo with my own creation. See screenshot. I converted the logo into a scalable SVG with Inkscape, gave it a transparent background, also gave it more padding on the left and right so the icons look more evenly spaced, placed it in: usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps folder, and loaded it up from there. I am sure it can still be improved; but I think it already looks much better than the current "LM" logo. If you don't like it right away, it is because you are too used to the old one. Try it out a couple of days, and you will love it! The only thing that still looks ugly on the task bar is the terminal icon, which looks like a black hole!
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:56 am

See, that's the spirit. Personally I've been using this one for the better part of the year, grown accustomed to it:

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It came about as a test during the early internal website/logo redesign discussions. I wonder if that's still happening btw, the community site got redesigned and received a variant of that logo which I'm not a fan of - Image - but otherwise everything else still uses the old one, including LM 19.2.
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by bulevardi » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:37 pm

I personally never liked the Mint logo... to be honest (now don't feel personally attacked :p ) :(
Although I like using the OS very very much !!

From all linux distros, my favourite logo is the one of openSUSE.
Maybe I should just install openSUSE as a dual boot on my machine, for the love of that logo....
I already know this logo from when I was young, an era when not so much linux distros where available, and each time someone talked about Linux before, the logo popped up in my mind. It also stayed the same logo from then until now.

So a dual boot... but I still doubt about sharing one same /home folder (which is on a separate HD) that could maybe cause problems with preferences and such installed in the /home folder? Or wouldn't this be a possible problem to prevent?

If a known logo will change every now and then, users may lose their connection with it... Think about ... if Nike or Coca Cola would change their logos.
Think about if there were Mint fans who maybe used the Mint logo in a tattoo somewhere on their body and Mint suddenly changes it's logo. It would be awkward, no?

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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by MrEen » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:46 pm

bulevardi wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:37 pm
It also stayed the same logo from then until now.
So you're saying it's old. Surely it must be terribly ugly and need updating then!! :wink:
bulevardi wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Think about if there were Mint fans who maybe used the Mint logo in a tattoo somewhere on their body and Mint suddenly changes it's logo. It would be awkward, no?
Yes it would be awkward. And I really wish you hadn't put that image in my mind!!! :evil:

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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:48 pm

bulevardi wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:37 pm
From all linux distros, my favourite logo is the one of openSUSE.
Not a fan, although at least they stayed true to it throughout all the years (with minimal changes).
bulevardi wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:37 pm
If a known logo will change every now and then, users may lose their connection with it...
Very true. However, if you go with Google, we've got no recognizable logo, anyway (I don't think the one they got was ever official, was it?):
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My fav distro logo is certainly FreeBSD's devil.
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by bulevardi » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:56 pm

MrEen wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Yes it would be awkward. And I really wish you hadn't put that image in my mind!!! :evil:
Show me your mint tattoo ! :o :D :shock:

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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:03 pm

Best nerd tattoos are fork bomb tattoos. That Bill Gates one though...
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by harfad » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:20 am

harfad wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:44 am
I just installed the latest Mint 19.2 Cinnamon on a PC, and replaced the current logo with my own creation. See screenshot. I converted the logo into a scalable SVG with Inkscape, gave it a transparent background, also gave it more padding on the left and right so the icons look more evenly spaced, placed it in: usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps folder, and loaded it up from there. I am sure it can still be improved; but I think it already looks much better than the current "LM" logo. If you don't like it right away, it is because you are too used to the old one. Try it out a couple of days, and you will love it! The only thing that still looks ugly on the task bar is the terminal icon, which looks like a black hole!
There is something else I have noticed about the Start Menu logo. I tried to expand it to make it a little bit wider, and also to give it more padding on the left so everything looks evenly spaced, and it wouldn't let me do it. The slot for the Start Menu logo has a fixed width, with very little fixed padding assigned to it on the left, so it is impossible to expand the logo to make it wider, or to give it extra padding on the left, without shrinking the whole logo. If you try to do that, it simply shrinks the entire logo and makes it look narrower. That is not a good design. If they want everything to have a fixed width, they should assign the same fixed padding to the left of the logo as to the right (or rather, twice the width), so that everything on the task bar looks evenly spaced.
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by bulevardi » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:47 am

I avoid the logo by changing them to text.
e.g. "Menu", or *oink*, *burp* "GoGoGoooo" or something like that.
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by harfad » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:48 pm

bulevardi wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:47 am
I avoid the logo by changing them to text.
e.g. "Menu", or *oink*, *burp* "GoGoGoooo" or something like that.

oink.png
The ides is to make Linux Mint look better, not worse. Making it look worse is not an accomplishment.

Of all the examples of Linux logos that gm10 posted above, I like the logo for Elementary OS best. It is the most elegant, stylish, and artistic design. You can see it here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... y_logo.svg
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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by roblm » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:19 am

I’m using this custom menu icon. It’s 96x96 pixels but also looks good scaled down to 48x48 pixels and the dark green letters are more visible, even on a panel with low height.

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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by shortcutlacie » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:02 am

Nice one.

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Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

Post by harfad » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:13 am

roblm wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:19 am
I’m using this custom menu icon. It’s 96x96 pixels but also looks good scaled down to 48x48 pixels and the dark green letters are more visible, even on a panel with low height.


menu logo.png
Why does it have to have "LM" written on it? The Windows 10 menu icon looks like this:

https://cdn.imgbin.com/19/11/10/imgbin- ... Gt57FE.jpg

It doesn't have "W" written on it. Windows 7 menu icon looked like this:

https://cdn.imgbin.com/23/14/23/imgbin- ... EazcB3.jpg

That didn't have "W" written on it either. Apple Mac icon looks like this:

http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/dtaf ... r-icon.png

It is elegant, stylish, artistic, and very well designed. It doesn't have "IOSX" written on it neither. So why does Linux Mint icon have to have "LM" written on it? In case somebody forgot what it was? :roll: I have been looking at the latest official proposals, which can be seen here:

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/10/lin ... ogo-update

And I am not terribly impressed. It is marginally better than the existing one, but that is no achievement. Almost anything is likely to be. But it doesn't even close to being outstanding. To come close, they need to learn to think out of the box, not be stuck with "LM" for the rest of eternity to come.
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