Final draft of logo is in

Christian Hammond chipx86 at
Sat Apr 28 13:44:52 EDT 2007

He did a great job. I love the logo from an art standpoint. But I also agree
with others on the list that it just doesn't feel right as an IM logo.. The
gaim dude was nice and simple and was easily stamped into your memory. The
bird is very detailed, filled with gradients and stripes and other little
things that make it a bit harder to visualize correctly if I'm not looking
at it. It also doesn't give off an expression that screams "I'm fun to use,"
at least to me. I keep looking into its soul-piercing eyes and getting a
sense it's about to go for my throat.

I do like the text, but am I the only one seeing the quotes as that swirling
"666" logo in my head? :) (From whatever movie that was). I like that they
look like quotes though.


On 4/26/07, Sean Egan <seanegan at> wrote:
> On 4/26/07, Colin Barrett <timber at> wrote:
> > I'm not really that big of a fan of the bird logo. He doesn't look
> > particularly pleased about life in general In fact, he looks rather
> > out of it. I think it's important that if you have a character with a
> > face, you should give him some sort of expression, in this case I'd go
> > for happy.
> That was Mark Doliner's influence. He thought that a Pidgin should
> look dumb and emotionless; the designer struck a balance between "dumb
> and emotionless," and "happy," which others of us wanted.
> -s.
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