[sword-devel] Re: Christian Debian distro talk / Report

Nigel Chapman nigel at chapman.id.au
Thu Mar 31 08:15:12 MST 2005

Hi all,

We're obviously going to need a logo for this ICHTHUX thing (which I 
humbly suggest is the best title of those thus far mooted, in regard to 
fishiness, for instant recognition amongst Christians, and 
web-uniqueness, for domain name availability and search engine results). 

Here are my suggestions for what the logo needs to achieve:

1. It has to focus on the 'fish'; that's what signals to Christians the 
nature of the project.

2. But it has to avoid the 'standard', horizontal, 2 dimensional, rather 
static, Christian fish of bumper-sticker fame -- rather it needs to 
communicate something living and vibrant.

3. In spite of the nice "HTH" in the centre of the word, it's more 
important to reinforce the fish meme than to try and capitalize on the 
possible 'cross' associations.  They look rigidly geometric rather than 
organic, in any case, which is bad.

I've attached a photo of a sketch of one possible idea. I'm not going to 
explain it at this point, since if logos need to be explained, then 
they've already failed.

Comments are welcome. If it gains mindshare I'll turn it into vector 
art, colorize it, make GIFs and JPEGs, etc.

I'm very excited about this project; my own work in the area (web based 
Bible search tools) would not have been possible without the Sword 
library and its Diatheke interface. I wasn't awake at 4am Sydney time 
for the start of our talk, but I expect to be catching up with more of 
you next time around.

Nigel Chapman


Nigel Chapman | Email,MSN: nigel at chapman.id.au
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