New illumos logo
Today at the OpenStorage Summit 2010, I unveiled the new illumos logo. We will be updating our branding, which also includes a new font, and other elements, over the next few weeks.
There were other updates on illumos that I covered in this talk. I think this was recorded, but I'm not sure right now where it was recorded and how to acces it. I'll be sure to share that when I find out.
I am not a graphic designer, but to my eye there is far too much white space around the bird. Take most other successful logos: Ubuntu (circle), OpenSolaris (circle), Red Hat logo (circle/square), Apple (circle), etc.
Then there's the fact that it is a phoenix. It's very cute and I get the symbolism but I strongly feel that moving past OpenSolaris is critical - the ties back to the founding of illumos are distracting from the project, at least for me.
I want illumos to stand on its own, I appreciate the heritage but I don't want it forced down my throat at every opportunity.
Why not take this back to the drawing board, maybe get a designer enthusiastic to the cause involved and take things from there?
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