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From Bryan Green <dbryan.gr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Improved CouchDB logo
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:36:47 GMT
Oh, yep. Sigh.
On Oct 27, 2014 8:32 PM, "Joan Touzet" <wohali@apache.org> wrote:

> Interesting, but those CouchBase jerks already did it:
>
>
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/Couchbase%2C_Inc._official_logo.png
>
> We might own the concept of Couch and the original red couch logo, but
> I am sure they'll get angry and make our lives difficult if we make ours
> look similar to theirs.
>
> -Joan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bryan Green" <dbryan.green@gmail.com>
> To: dev@couchdb.apache.org, "Joan Touzet" <wohali@apache.org>
> Cc: user@couchdb.apache.org
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 9:17:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Improved CouchDB logo
>
>
> 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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