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Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:17 am
by jonaspm
I found the ReactOS logo used in Store products to be very nice and minimalistic...

So I modified it a bit to resemble current ReactOS colors

¿Do you like it?
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Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:56 am
by EmuandCo
/me likes that ^^

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:02 pm
by merella
It would be perfect ad start menù button icon in Explorer :D

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:26 pm
by PurpleGurl
Yes it is cool. A lot of times, minimalist looks more "modern." Similar was true of the NASA logo. Someone updated it from the "meatball" logo to the "worm" logo in the mid 70's, and 1992, they reverted back to the "meatball". So it is possible we might have similar shifts in logo usage with time, where some want to go more minimalist and some more formal or whatever.

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:31 am
by timmay2019
I like it. The only problem I can see it looks like the "S" at the end is squished in. Then again it might just be me.

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:21 pm
by PurpleGurl
Yes, the O and S appear off at the end.

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:46 am
by jonaspm
PurpleGurl wrote:Yes, the O and S appear off at the end.
You need to click on the image (link)

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:02 am
by PurpleGurl
jonaspm wrote:
PurpleGurl wrote:Yes, the O and S appear off at the end.
You need to click on the image (link)
I was saying the letters that I saw on the image were "off" and mentioning that the O and S being out of proportion on the entire image. I am NOT a newbie. I was just saying that BOTH letters didn't look right. I was not saying I couldn't see them.

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:37 pm
by Black_Fox
I'm 100% sure no harm was meant and no offense should be taken.

It's an unfortunate feature of this font, it seems. The large "O" fits well with the "eac" and the thin "S" fits well with the "t", but putting all the letters together makes it look a bit weird. I personally need to see a little bit of padding/margin on the right side of the linked image, otherwise it seems cut off.

EDIT: fixed a word (logo->linked image)

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:27 pm
by hbelusca
To complete what was said about the "offness" character of the final 'O' and 'S' letters, look at our current logo at the top-left of this webpage, and notice how this happens to be the same (and in the "art" SVN directory http://svn.reactos.org/svn/press-media/trunk/art/Logo/ ).
EDIT: I now remember that the same font produces for the letter 't' something that looks like a cross; nobody didn't pay attention to that until somebody started to troll us that we chose the letter 't' on purpose & it was blasphemous (please note that I don't want to restart off-topic trolling there; it was just mentioned as an illustration of how the font can be seen as peculiar, and how people can search for & find problems where there are none).

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:27 am
by jonaspm
PurpleGurl wrote:You misunderstood me, I am NOT a newbie.
You are right, sorry if you felt offended, was not meant

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:55 am
by shadowinthelight
The font looks unusual because instead of the letters being proportionate to each other, each curve would form a perfect circle if allowed to complete the 360° turn. I guess whoever designed it wanted to take the orb theme as far as possible.

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:08 am
by PurpleGurl
jonaspm wrote:You are right, sorry if you felt offended, was not meant
Don't worry about it. We all try to help, and sometimes we put our eagerness first.
shadowinthelight wrote:The font looks unusual because instead of the letters being proportionate to each other, each curve would form a perfect circle if allowed to complete the 360° turn. I guess whoever designed it wanted to take the orb theme as far as possible.
Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. But I don't think the arcs on the S follow even those rules.

Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:29 pm
by shadowinthelight
Just a quick and dirty illustration.

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Re: Minimalistic ReactOS logo

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:25 pm
by hbelusca
shadowinthelight wrote:I guess whoever designed it wanted to take the orb theme as far as possible.
I don't know which "orb" you're talking about, but if you were thinking about the reactos logo, then you're wrong: the font is called "Century Gothic" and existed before reactos was born.