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.


On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Markus Krötzsch <markus@semantic-mediawiki.org> wrote:
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 elements
to be integrated to the logo in reference to the WikiData philosophy?

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
<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 scientist,
   I understand and appreciate imagery like a steel database cylinder,
   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 similar
   style (see also the "earth" category at logotrends 2011 [2]). Maybe
   something like this would be suitable for us, to show that Wikidata
   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
   [2] 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_
       please so we don't lose any of them?


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