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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Cocoon Logo
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2002 18:18:35 GMT
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.

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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