On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 12:40, Markus Krötzsch <markus@semantic-mediawiki.org> wrote:
On 08/04/12 21:04, Benjamin Bois wrote:
Hi all,

I've just finished the new logo from the Markus idea:
- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/177440/wikidata/20120407_wikidata10.png
Now, I stop and wait for comments and others critics.

This is very nice. I do like the overall appearance of this assembled logo. Also, the whole work clearly says "I am a logo".

This is a type of logo where one can spend arbitrary amounts of time to optimize the appearance (e.g., some icons could be more abstract). But we should view this as a draft for now and not discuss every detail yet. The icons have a slight cultural bias (with the wine being the most controversial), but again this could be refined.

In my view, it would be worth elaborating this further. I hope more people agree. The main issue is to make the logo more prominent/recognizable on smaller scales (compared to the other logos at [1]), which could require some abstraction/coarsening of the icons.


[1] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikidata_logo_proposals

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Markus Krötzsch
<markus@semantic-mediawiki.org <mailto:markus@semantic-mediawiki.org>>


   On 06/04/12 12:35, Benjamin Bois wrote:

       Hi Markus,
       thank you for helping us (designers) to find the way :)
       To help us a bit more, can you (and the other members) give us
       to be integrated to the logo in reference to the WikiData

   Well, just making suggestions ... in the end (like with all
   Wikimedia projects), the community will decide about the logo. The
   Wikidata developer team might only decide about the logo for the
   software (just like MediaWiki has an own logo that is different from
   Wikipedia's logo). So in fact we will need two logos :-)

   So what should go into a Wikidata logo? I think: everything that
   people collect data about: people, animals, cars, chemistry, music,
   math, flowers, computers, ... Like the puzzle globe emphasizes the
   textual nature of Wikipedia (in many languages), a Wikidata logo
   should emphasize that the project is about the "things" themselves.
   I don't know how to make this visually appealing and clearly
   recognizable at the scale of a normal wiki logo, but I think it
   could be done.

   Good luck :-)


       On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Markus Krötzsch
       <mailto:markus@semantic-mediawiki.org> <mailto:markus@semantic-

       mediawiki.org <mailto:markus@semantic-mediawiki.org>>>


           Thanks for all the input!

           One thing I would like to keep in mind is that Wikidata is
       meant to
           be easy and welcoming for a wide audience. As a computer
           I understand and appreciate imagery like a steel database
           but I think it could look a bit technocratic to "normal"
       people. I
           don't have concrete proposals, but I would find it amazing
       if the
           logo could have a human touch to it.

           One idea maybe: many people will know the Unilever logo [1] (a U
           made of a variety of objects). There are various logos in
           style (see also the "earth" category at logotrends 2011
       [2]). Maybe
           something like this would be suitable for us, to show that
           is about a wide range of topics and people. But making such
       a logo
           is a bit of work.



           [1] https://www.google.com/search? q=unilever+logo&um=1&tbm=isch
       <https://www.google.com/ search?q=unilever+logo&um=1& tbm=isch
           [2] http://www.logolounge.com/ article.asp
       <http://www.logolounge.com/ article.asp

           On 05/04/12 08:39, Lydia Pintscher wrote:

               Hey folks :)

               You're all awesome for creating pretty logos! Love them.
               Can you all add them to
       http://meta.wikimedia.org/ wiki/Talk:Wikidata#WikiData_
       <http://meta.wikimedia.org/ wiki/Talk:Wikidata#WikiData_
               please so we don't lose any of them?


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