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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: Cocoon Logo
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2002 01:48:42 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Robert Koberg wrote:
> > ...opinion...
> > 
> > I definitely don't like the first one. I would like the 2cnd one more if it
> > did not have the dots/eyes. My first impression is that it has something to
> > do with the "following eyes" (eyes follow the mouse pointer).  This
> > animation/interaction is like a "hello world" for it's kind. Why do you need
> > the dots/eyes?  It does not add any value. If you are looking to make a
> > character then you could have the eyes "open" when necessary.
> When I came up with the 'cocoon' logo, the dots were missing. I felt
> there was some "style" missing, something that identified it, and the
> dots seemed (at least to me) to add something both peculiar, funny and
> nonsense to the picture.
> It was intentional: cognitive dissonance triggers deeper reasoning but
> normally turn into deeper regions of your mind.

The dots inside each "O" are sufficient to create that effect.
However, i strongly disagree with the need for a "nonsense"
effect with the "OO eyes". I feel that that only serves to confuse.
> Think of music: there are eary tunes that create no dissonance but don't
> last and songs that might even look strident at first, but after hearing
> them a few times, things start to "emerge".
> > And why does the first "o" have a dot/eye?
> Exactly to make you wonder why.
> But I'm sure that after a few times that you see it, you might get used
> to the 'dissonance' and start considering it 'particular', or, by any
> chance, even attractive.
> > fwiw, I can see a cool, simple, flash-like animation (I am sure this is not
> > original :) with this font:
> > [ this is a quick splash intro animation ]
> > - A line (the catepillar) quickly crawls from left-offscreen (off-browser)
> > to quickly crawl through the letters of "cocoon".
> > - a trail was left to leave the word cocoon on screen
> > - when it comes out of the "n" - a bunch of different butterflies come out
> > and fly down/off the page
> Sounds like an idea. Are you volunteering to make it? :)
> [only partially joking: I'll be **very** happy to receive graphical
> submittions besides my own]
> -- 
> Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>                           able to give birth to a dancing star.
> <>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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