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From Giovanni P <fiat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Improved CouchDB logo
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:20:02 GMT
If the person is removed the slogan loses its meaning.

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Bryan Green <dbryan.green@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I think it would be interesting just to get rid of the person altogether
> and have some sort of stylized couch.
>
> Bryan Green aka "lispyone"
>
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > At 3 different conferences I've attended in 2014: CloudantCON 2014,
> > OSCON 2014 and Velocity NYC 2014, I've been approached by people
> > complaining about the CouchDB logo. The argument is that the logo looks
> > like a man who is posed in a suggestive way, or as one person put it,
> > "showing you his crotch and inviting you over."
> >
> > These were not lighthearted expressions of concern to me over drinks -
> > they were heartfelt complaints from people who care about CouchDB and
> > its image in the open source community.
> >
> > I must admit I didn't think it was an issue at first, but like the
> > saying goes, once you've seen it, you can't un-see it.
> >
> > As a reminder here is our current logo:
> >
> >
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb/supplement/logo/couchdb-logo.png
> >
> > Or in SVG:
> >
> >
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb/supplement/logo/couchdb-logo.svg
> >
> > I'd like to propose improving the logo with a new drawing that keeps the
> > same theme - red couch, reclining figure in white - but alters the pose
> > to be a bit less suggestive. Other suggestions are welcome, naturally,
> > but a redrawn current-style logo probably has the least objections.
> >
> > Of course, if we agree to such a change, I'll need your help. I can't
> > draw, and I'm sure many of the rest of you can't either. If you're an
> > artist, and you agree, would you consider posting an altered logo in
> > reply to this thread that fixes the problem?
> >
> > You can find all of the source files (Adobe Illustrator) at:
> >
> >   https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb/supplement/logo/
> >
> > -Joan
> >
> >
>

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