Erik Moeller wrote:
I'd like to know if I'm alone in being quite
tired of the current
Wikipedia logo (as used on en: and most of the non-English pedias). There
are several things I do not like about it:
I haven't thought much about the Logo, so I don't have a lot of strong
feelings about either keeping or changing it. I can only promise an
open mind on the subject. Erik does make some strong arguments for his
Colour does make it look sharper, but there still needs to be enough
contrast for the benefit of those who receive or prefer to receive
Wikipedia has thousands of highly creative users, many
hundreds more than
when Cunctator originally created the logo. I think a logo contest on
Meta, officially promoted on all the main pages, could produce very
satisfying results: a visually pleasing logo which is international and
can therefore be used by all our editions.
Just a few ideas:
- an alphabet letter which also looks like a construction site
That begs the question: From which alphabet? It would be centred too
much on one language or group of languages.
- a green tree with some interesting fruit (letters,
pages or something
This may have scalability problems, given the relative sizes of trees
- several book volumes standing next to each other,
with an inkwell
sitting on the top
"Wikipedia is not paper." Too retro. I think there is a need to
incorporate the future formats of knowledge in this kind of logo.
Perhaps someone else has an idea about how to include the concept of
electronic media into a logo.
- a flower or planet within a pair of double square
But maybe it's just me and everyone else loves the textball. I'd like to
hear some feedback on this.
Even if this doesn't lead anywhere it does merit some consideration
Just as a quick demo I have hacked together
the last idea from the ones above and put it at
in the context of the current Main Page. Note that this logo is just a
quick hack and I do not suggest that it should actually be used, but I
think that the colorful picture looks better than what we have now. Still
I admit that I have *no* artistic skills whatsoever. That's why I'd really
like to see what could come out of a large logo contest.
It IS attractive, especially with its use of bright yellow with its
suggestion of new life.