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From domi <d...@fortysix.ch>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Adopt Mr Couché-Tard as our mascot, change the logo font to Alte Haas Grotesk, change the colour letter to "v"
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:55:52 GMT
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On 20.11.2014, at 16:17, Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:

> http://people.apache.org/~stephenc/maven-logo-contest/maven-owl-selection.png
> 
> Well if people like "shotgun owl" I will offer this choice:
> 
> http://people.apache.org/~stephenc/maven-logo-contest/maven-owl-selection.png
> 
> A, B or C
> 
> My vote is for B if we don't mind the "shotgun owl" comments... I initially
> liked the red of C but after trying blue I favour B as it is closest to my
> original vision with the colour scheme I now prefer.
> 
> On 20 November 2014 14:54, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> I found the "shotgun owl" to be pretty funny and unique. Part of choosing a
>> trademark is uniqueness and that is more valuable than something standard.
>> I think the white belly should return for that return.
>> 
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Paul
>> 
>> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 8:41 AM, Stephen Connolly <
>> stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> For Ron!
>>> 
>>> http://people.apache.org/~stephenc/maven-logo-contest/ron.png
>>> 
>>> (note quick and dirty using a shotgun.svg from the interwebs)
>>> 
>>> On 20 November 2014 14:00, Ron Wheeler <rwheeler@artifact-software.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Add the shotgun and the slogan "Resistance is futile".
>>>> If you have trouble with the shotgun, perhaps a dead mouse in the claws
>>>> might foster the right mindset.:-)
>>>> 
>>>> Ron
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 20/11/2014 7:51 AM, Stephen Connolly wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> On 20 November 2014 12:05, Kristian Rosenvold <
>>>>> kristian.rosenvold@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Might be careful with the name; http://corpo.couche-tard.com/en/
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> But shotgun owl will probably stick :)
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> See if we call him shotgun owl I'll have to draw a shotgun so that
>> we
>>>>> can
>>>>> use him for threats...
>>>>> 
>>>>> "I see you are not following the Maven way... be careful, or Shotgun
>> Owl
>>>>> will be after you"
>>>>> 
>>>>> ;-)
>>>>> 
>>>>> OTOH if people really object to Couché-Tard we can just call him
>>>>> "Sleeps-Late" instead... but I am sure there is probably an insult in
>>> some
>>>>> language or other if we go with "Sleeps-Late"!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Note: I am not sure my [skills of an artist][1] are up to drawing a
>>>>> shotgun.
>>>>> 
>>>>>   [1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gz1DIIxmEE
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> I like it a lot :)
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> K
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 2014-11-20 11:49 GMT+01:00 Stephen Connolly <
>>>>>> stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com>:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> The closest thing to a mascot that we have is
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> http://maven.apache.org/images/maven-logo-2.gif
>>>>>>> "Arse on desk behind laptop while waiting for Maven to finish
>>>>>>> downloading
>>>>>>> the interwebs"
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I would like to call a vote in a couple of days to adopt M.
>>> Couché-Tard
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> (my
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> own creation) as our mascot
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> http://people.apache.org/~stephenc/maven-logo-contest/
>>>>>> maven-owl-5-large.png
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> "M. Couché-Tard"
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> In addition I am suggesting that we change the logo font to Alte
>> Haas
>>>>>>> Grotesk Bold with italic applied by Inkscape
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I am also suggesting that we change the emphasis colour letter
to
>> the
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> v...
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> as in version... and we all know that Maven helps manage versions
of
>>>>>>> things... versions are very important to Maven.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> The emphasis colour would be #cc0000 to match the scarf worn
by "M.
>>>>>>> Couché-Tard"
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> My proposal would be to make these changes as a single vote,
i.e.
>> not
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> three
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> separate votes, the vote would be for all these changes in one
go...
>>> in
>>>>>>> order to avoid design by committee.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Having said that, community is more important than a new logo
or
>> even
>>>>>>> having a mascot, so hence this discuss thread before actually
>> calling
>>> a
>>>>>>> vote.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> This is something that not just the developers of Maven should
have
>> a
>>>>>>> say
>>>>>>> in... if we have a mascot and a refreshed logo we can use these
as
>> aid
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> help drive a site refresh that makes Maven easier to understand
for
>>>>>>> newcomers and helps existing users find what they are looking
for
>>> easier
>>>>>>> and faster.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> For anyone not following the dev list, here is my reasons for
>> picking
>>>>>>> "M.
>>>>>>> Couché-Tard" as a mascot...
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> The definition of a maven is "an expert or connoisseur"... in
the
>>>>>>> context
>>>>>>> of Apache Maven, the idea is that Maven knows the conventions
for
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> different
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> types of software projects and is an expert in applying those
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> conventions.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> M. Couché-Tard is a wise fellow, sleeping-in while he waits
for the
>>>>>>> interwebs to finish downloading... he may look cute but if crossed
>> or
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> used
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> incorrectly he will bite a chunk off your hand... but do right
by
>> him
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> he will do right by you.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> So WDYT? should I just call the vote already or do people want
to
>>> think
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> it
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> over a bit more!
>>>>>>> 
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>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Ron Wheeler
>>>> President
>>>> Artifact Software Inc
>>>> email: rwheeler@artifact-software.com
>>>> skype: ronaldmwheeler
>>>> phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>> 
>> 


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