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From Jonathan Campos <>
Subject Re: Advice for Logo Contest Round 2
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:45:05 GMT
On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM, kitashima tomo <>wrote:

> It nice to see the 3 Apache Flex logo are shorlisted for the final round.
> Seems like some of my good friends do not find it acceptable (my friends
> are the marketer
> working in the top 500 companies). They laughed their head off at PPMC's
> and voters' poor taste for nominate bad design logos. One of my friend
> even made a
> sarcastic remark of the Flex community are heading for a *sinking* since
> brand image are very important and do reflect how the customers' view
> the community.
> To confirm my doubt, I have contact some of the logo designers, they agree
> the top 3 logos hold no distinctive and meaningless except #12 and #50 seem
> to
> reflect the future of Apache Flex clearly. It may be *advisable* for the
> community to reconsider the contest. I wish to disclaimer that I'm not
> speaking up for anyone.

I would hope everyone slows down and takes a deep breath.

For those of you that don't know me personally I do try to look at the
positive side of everything and try to find constructive meaning in
messages like these. While I have a hard time believing that he polled, in
a few days, the head of marketing for each of the 'top 500' companies there
could be merit in their reactions.

I am in no way saying that we should change our current course as I see it
as a good course.

That being said I would challenge Tomo to write up a more thorough
description of their reaction including specific points about
their grievances with the current crop of logos. Just saying "they laughed
their heads off" isn't constructive criticism. Furthermore describe why #12
and #50 are better for the community.

I am assuming that this is a cultural divide as we all know that the
meaning of a symbol varies wildly from one area of the globe to another. As
I have some knowledge in this field I could easily see this being the root
of this confusion.

Before we do any more damage to the group with continual bashing of an
individual I would challenge the individual to provide more information.

Jonathan Campos

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