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From Humberto Hernandez Torres <hhernan...@itweb.com.mx>
Subject RE: Contribute Torque Logo Ideas!
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2003 16:50:18 GMT
All right, I asked our graphics designer to help us with this. We'll send
you what we've got as soon as we have something.
--
  Humberto

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris K Chew [mailto:chris@fenetics.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:43 PM
> To: Turbine Torque Users List
> Subject: RE: Contribute Torque Logo Ideas!
> 
> 
> +1 on the idea!  I think you did a great job at describing 
> what you have in
> mind.
> 
> Is there anybody with Graphics Design talent that can 
> volunteer to realize
> this idea?  Or maybe somebody works with some designers that would be
> willing to help?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Chris
> 
> > From: Erik Price [mailto:eprice@ptc.com]
> >
> > I was thinking about both the name of the software, 
> "Torque", and of the
> > purpose of the software, object persistence (transforming 
> Java objects
> > into relational tables and back again).  The word connotes to me a
> > spinning force, and of course that always makes me think of 
> automotive
> > engines and transmissions, which do a transformation of their own
> > (controlling combustion and transfering it into motion).  I 
> will try to
> > be as detailed as I can.
> >
> > The image that came into my mind was a stylized icon 
> depicting a couple
> > of gears interlocked with one another, perhaps even along an axle or
> > something.  The gears/axle apparatus would ideally occupy a diagonal
> > vector such as upper left to lower right, allowing for 
> whitespace in the
> > lower left and upper right.  The whitespace to either side of the
> > gearset would be occupied by faintly visible monospaced 
> text.  Closer
> > inspection of the text would reveal that on one side of the 
> gearset, the
> > text consists of SQL statements.  The text on the other side of the
> > gearset consists of Java code.
> >
> > Further details: on both sides of the gearset, the text 
> seems almost to
> > fade into the background (perhaps using a gradient), and most of the
> > code is actually tucked underneath the gearset itself.  My 
> idea was to
> > give an impression of generic SQL and Java code, not 
> actually spell out
> > a specific line of code from the project (though code from 
> the project
> > would clearly be the most appropriate place to draw from).  
> I guess if I
> > had to come up with a single word to describe what I mean, 
> it would be
> > that the code is "subtle".  And as for the gearset itself, 
> my original
> > thought was that it would be a very simple stylized 2-dimensional
> > coupling of some gears, maybe 2 bigger ones and a smaller one, but I
> > also think that CAD software does a good job of making nice, simple,
> > colorful 3D shapes that could be used.
> >
> > That's the general idea I had.  Designers and 
> decisionmakers should feel
> > free to change it if they even use any of it; for instance, 
> I just like
> > stylized images, but if others prefer photorealistic then 
> by all means.
> 
> 
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