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New logo for Bromite #120

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csagan5 opened this issue Sep 5, 2018 · 32 comments
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New logo for Bromite #120

csagan5 opened this issue Sep 5, 2018 · 32 comments

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@csagan5
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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 5, 2018

Bromite needs a new logo. The current logo is a derivation of Chromium logo and it makes sense since Bromite is 99% Chromium, but for the sake of the project it is better to have an original one.

I am thinking to create a submission window and reference it from the official website to give it visibility, and/or create a Reddit post for this. Suggestions welcome.

Edit: I added the official news post here: https://www.bromite.org/news/2018-09-05-submissions-for-new-logo
it will be edited and act as the reference for the submissions for the time being

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@Primokorn Primokorn commented Sep 5, 2018

What about these icons?
All suggestions should be posted here.

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@ouzowtf ouzowtf commented Sep 5, 2018

It could be me but I don't understand what the icons are trying to express.
I checked Wikipedia for the chemical formula of Bromite (I thought this is the background for the name), but it's too complex for an icon 😅

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 5, 2018

What about these icons?
All suggestions should be posted here.

I remember those, nothing worth using IMO, they are a quick job. There was even an user that setup a steemit page claiming he did some work for this open source project; we are not using any of those.

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 5, 2018

I added the official news post here: https://www.bromite.org/news/2018-09-05-submissions-for-new-logo
it will be edited and act as the reference for the submissions for the time being

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@Primokorn Primokorn commented Sep 6, 2018

they are a quick job

Material Design is quick job lol
This may interest you.

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 6, 2018

Material Design is quick job lol

First of all, who said material design? I know Chromium is getting a new material design UI with release 69, but it does not mean that everything must be done in material design for Bromite as well. I personally would prefer a minimalist design.

Second, those are quick jobs. They were posted a day from the moment I said Play Store does not like Bromite's logo (note: I never asked for a logo submission back then). None of them cater the idea of a browser in my opinion. Also I would stay away from trying to visualize the idea of privacy, it is difficult and ambiguous.

The only one which was probably done decently is this: https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@iamfo/sngt-version-and-my-version-new-proposed-logo-design-for-bromite

I have great respect for the work of designers, but the donations are not enough to pay one properly. Any work done for the logo of Bromite will be obviously a donation itself, since 100$ are probably an indecent amount for most professionals (depends from the part of the world, I know).

This may interest you.

I will give a look. There is also 99talent, but I am not sure I want to register to some platform that will send me endless spam for life if I want to use the service once.

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 6, 2018

@subh98 thanks, it would be too similar to the Chromium logo though. That is an exclusion criteria as described here.

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@rohitjuyal5 rohitjuyal5 commented Sep 8, 2018

why you named it bromite?

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@ggabogarcia
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@ggabogarcia ggabogarcia commented Sep 10, 2018

Hello, I will make my proposal 😃

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@ggabogarcia ggabogarcia commented Sep 10, 2018

Hello here are my proposals, I made 3.

The first proposal is a test tube inside a circle which represents the world.

In the second proposal I made an extraction of the image of the chemical component, in which I superimposed circles according to the pattern.

The third one I focus on when you say:

For example the logo - in its most basic design - could be a greenish world with a test tube overlayed.

bromite

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 11, 2018

@ggabogarcia thanks! They look really nice. Some feedback, which is entirely up to you to consider or not:

  • on (1), have you considered having a contour?
  • same for (2), and perhaps one of the atoms could be the world, and/or the rightmost sport a "B"?
  • for (3) I think most people would want to see the outline of continents there? my preference being Antarctica to be neutral 😆

@Primokorn you meant that Android icons must necessarily be done in material design? are there special requirements that I should mention in the logo submission news post?

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@ggabogarcia ggabogarcia commented Sep 11, 2018

@csagan5 I followed your advice, but only modify the first and third proposals

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@Primokorn Primokorn commented Sep 12, 2018

@Primokorn you meant that Android icons must necessarily be done in material design? are there special requirements that I should mention in the logo submission news post?

Dimensions: 192 x 192 since you don't need a specific file for Google Play (512px)
The icon should be adaptive: https://developer.android.com/guide/practices/ui_guidelines/icon_design_adaptive
Here are the MD guidelines: https://material.io/design/iconography/#icons-product-icons

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 14, 2018

@ggabogarcia that is a bit too heavy contour, if I may say 😊

@Primokorn thanks, I will update the logo submission post

@0x264f I am afraid that is still too similar to Chromium logo

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@vdmp vdmp commented Sep 15, 2018

Hi, guys!

My name is Vadim, I’m a designer, and while exploring android guidelines, I decided to make an icon for your project.

Here is my suggestion. It's a test flask, so I keep allusion to chemistry, but it's also represents the window to the world, which I think is also nice for the browser.

2018-09-15 23-09-48-bromite_icon

Icon matches nicely with other adaptive android icons:
phone

...and takes advantage of its layered structure with nice periscope effect:
animation

Flask itself can be used as a logo on site or social media:
logo_

Let me know if you decided to use my version, and I'll provide you files.
Thanks!

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@Abacate123 Abacate123 commented Sep 16, 2018

Wow, @vdmp, this looks amazing already.

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 17, 2018

@vdmp thanks for your work and your submission! Really nice 😊 I will have to pick one on the deadline of 5 October 23:59 UTC, as published here: https://www.bromite.org/news/2018-09-05-submissions-for-new-logo

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@ggabogarcia ggabogarcia commented Sep 25, 2018

Hello, I read your comment, here is my last entry. 😺

bromite2

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Sep 28, 2018

Thanks to all participants, I have closed the submission window a bit earlier; the selected logo is the submission of @vdmp here

I really appreciate the works you guys submitted!

The logo will be changed as soon as I receive the material and there is a new release.

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@illucent illucent commented Sep 29, 2018

Hi! A bit late.
bromite-scetchg-v0 0000012

@csagan5 csagan5 added this to the v70 stable milestone Oct 17, 2018
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@Madis0 Madis0 commented Oct 17, 2018

You forgot to update the favicons.

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@nicd23 nicd23 commented Oct 17, 2018

Hi, guys!

My name is Vadim, I’m a designer, and while exploring android guidelines, I decided to make an icon for your project.

Here is my suggestion. It's a test flask, so I keep allusion to chemistry, but it's also represents the window to the world, which I think is also nice for the browser.

2018-09-15 23-09-48-bromite_icon

Icon matches nicely with other adaptive android icons:
phone

...and takes advantage of its layered structure with nice periscope effect:
animation

Flask itself can be used as a logo on site or social media:
logo_

Let me know if you decided to use my version, and I'll provide you files.
Thanks!

I'm not getting adaptive icon on Oreo.

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Oct 19, 2018

You forgot to update the favicons.

Yes, I am not finished with updating the logo everywhere.

I'm not getting adaptive icon on Oreo.

@nicd23 unfortunately I am not capable of adding adaptive icons. Does the regular Chromium have them?

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@nicd23 nicd23 commented Nov 4, 2018

@csagan5 I'm not using regular Chromium, just Bromite. Designer of the new icon @vdmp provided all shapes, nicely done shadow but official icon doesn't look nearly as good. Why is that the case?

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Nov 9, 2018

@nicd23 I believe it has to configured as an adaptive icon within Bromite; sadly I am not that good and have not found how to do it so far.

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@Madis0 Madis0 commented Nov 9, 2018

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Nov 9, 2018

@Madis0 well then please submit a patch! 😄

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@Madis0 Madis0 commented Nov 12, 2018

Since you have the build setup already, maybe you can do it by my instructions.
Here's how I did it:

Create a new file: .../Resources/mipmap-anydpi/icon.xml

<adaptive-icon xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <background android:drawable="@color/ic_background"/>
    <foreground android:drawable="@mipmap/ic_foreground"/>
</adaptive-icon>

Move/rename the original icon to .../Resources/mipmap/ic_foreground.png

Append a color in .../Resources/values/Colors.xml

<color name="ic_background">#77ebcc</color>

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@csagan5 csagan5 commented Nov 13, 2018

@Madis0 let's continue this on #181

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