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From Andrey Cherkashin <andor...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Improved CouchDB logo
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:24:49 GMT
My first thought was exactly the same. Whoever is sitting on that couch is as relaxed as it
gets because one has nothing to worry about. Plus, if we go down this road — there is no
signs that it’s man. 
-- 
Andrey Cherkashin
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On October 27, 2014 at 6:22:22 PM, Giovanni P (fiatjaf@gmail.com) wrote:

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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