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tox needs a logo #639

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obestwalter opened this Issue Sep 19, 2017 · 33 comments

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obestwalter commented Sep 19, 2017

@hpk42 got the ball rolling last year and it is time that we bring this to a conclusion, so that we can get rid if that silly generic logo for our org :)

I link to the relevant discussions on the mailing list and invite everyone interested in this to join into the discussion on the mailing list.

Jad Sarout created some drafts and allowed us to build on them if we like, he has no time anymore to follow up on it himself. The discussion is here.

Here are his drafts:

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Thank you Jad!

Discussion round 2 is here. The drafts are by Gero (sorry do not have his full name yet) and are in this PDF: tox-2017-06-01.pdf (note: the writing would need to be adapted to spelling tox all lowercase).

I also have an idea for a logo that is based on transpiling the flute from the pytest logo - for reference: pytest1
And here is my horrible sketch. If someone who is into graphics (Gero?) would want to create something concrete from that I'd be thrilled :)

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I also really liked the idea from Laura Creighton about that Jack in a box, but there is no draft for this:

The first idea I had was for the 'box' to be a jack-in-the-box. And give the 'Jack' bouncing out of it a goat's head. Colour the box and dress the Jack the same cheerful colours that pytest uses.

[relevant context]: tox is short for "testing out of the box" :)

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pawamoy commented Sep 19, 2017

I like when a logo is not only made of the letters of the product. The flute / road-sign / jack-in-a-box could be really nice, and you could have versions of the logo with and without Tox written below/aside.

Also, looking at the PDF, the 7th logo made me think about a beetle (don't know if you guys can put a meaning on that) or a turtle, and the 16th could look like a nail targetting a cross, helped by the circle if it was more encircling the T. The last one is too much like controllers buttons.

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pawamoy commented Sep 19, 2017

I think you can draw a snake (python) head with the letters though, but it will need more talent than I got:

tox_snake_head

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gaborbernat commented Oct 5, 2017

I'm not sure we'll get availability for these; so maybe we should just go ahead with one of the ones we already have ready (sent out to the mailing list in round 2).

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obestwalter commented Oct 5, 2017

@hpk42 is in touch with Gero who could do some more design work. When I am back from London I wanted to see if we can get anywhere with this.

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ssbarnea commented Oct 9, 2017

Please make it look decent on favicon size, that's my top concern, I hate complex logos. Also if you make it use a single color it will be cheaper to make nice transparent sticker for our laptops.

Also avoid doing the kind of work Atlassian and JetBrains did with their re-branding ;)

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hazalozturk commented Nov 15, 2017

Hello! I came across this issue and wanted to contribute. Here are some prototypes. PTAL
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pawamoy commented Nov 15, 2017

Love the 5th, 6th and 8th! But all are good anyway 😄

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RonnyPfannschmidt commented Nov 15, 2017

i like the first one and the last one

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gaborbernat commented Nov 15, 2017

I would accept the first one 👍 @hazalozturk nicely done; those colors I think could work nicely with re-branding our webpage too 👍

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nicoddemus commented Nov 15, 2017

I like the 1st and 6th. 😁

Thanks @hazalozturk!

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hazalozturk commented Nov 15, 2017

Thanks!
I would be more than happy to help with your webpage @gaborbernat

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gaborbernat commented Nov 15, 2017

@hazalozturk we have at the moment https://tox.readthedocs.io/en/latest/, but I think would be nice to move something similar to https://docs.pytest.org/en/latest/, naturally with our own colours and content; at least what I was thinking of 👍

@hazalozturk hazalozturk referenced this issue Nov 19, 2017

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Add favicon and logo to sphinx docs #675

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gaborbernat commented Nov 20, 2017

@hazalozturk created a PR for this already, however as most people were happy with option 1, I recommend let's give a try with that. We can come back later on if required.

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gaborbernat commented Nov 20, 2017

@hazalozturk do you have that it in SVG, and the raw format? thanks! 👍

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hazalozturk commented Nov 25, 2017

@gaborbernat I just added the news fragment. Here is the svg file.
If you want me to commit the svg file to the repo I can do that as well. Thanks!

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RonnyPfannschmidt commented Nov 26, 2017

@hazalozturk please commit the svg file to the repo as well

in addition i think its only fair if we spin you a more prominent reference/thank you,
but personally i'm not sure what's a reasonable/well fit way to do that

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ssbarnea commented Nov 26, 2017

I think that the option 1 use is likely to raise some question regarding use of male genre symbol (mars). I doubt we want to open this pandora box and send a wrong message. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_symbol

Here is my first attempt:
tox-logo-v1

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RonnyPfannschmidt commented Nov 26, 2017

@ssbarnea thansk for the words of caution, but i don't think that will be a huge issue, my understanding is, that the direction is relevant

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hazalozturk commented Nov 27, 2017

@RonnyPfannschmidt I have committed the svg file to the repo 👍 In terms of reference, whichever is more convenient for you, is OK with me. This is my very first time contributing to an open source project so I leave it to your judgement 😁
@ssbarnea I think you have a good point. My intention to put the arrow was to imply that Tox makes testing fast.

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asottile commented Nov 27, 2017

Don't mean to bikeshed but the (chosen?) logo seems a little too close to "♂"

EDIT: if I read up I see @ssbarnea has the same concerns 😆

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hpk42 commented Dec 2, 2017

FWIW i like several of @hazalozturk 's logo drafts, except the one with the arrow.

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obestwalter commented Dec 12, 2017

I also have the same problems with suggestion 1. My favorite from the current suggestions is 5.

@hazalozturk and other potential designers who want to supply some more suggestions. Gero sent us the indesign files for his suggestions if you want to work on them.

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obestwalter commented Dec 12, 2017

also: if the logo contains the name (which it does not have to): tox is written all lowercase, so the logo should reflect that.

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obestwalter commented Jan 6, 2018

So the currently merged logo in the WIP docs is this: logo proposal

To get another perspective I just showed it to my wife (without telling her anything about it first) asking her to give mer her immediate gut reaction. She looked at it and immediately said: "This looks very sexual to me. It looks like the male symbol is penetrating that X" ...

My suggestion for 2.10 (if we did not find a solution until then) would be that we first use a purely typographical logo and then improve on it/change it with later releases.

@hazalozturk do you think you can find some time to work on finding a solution with us?

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gaborbernat commented Jan 6, 2018

Fair enough, maybe one where we use all lowercase letters 😎

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obestwalter commented Jan 6, 2018

@gaborbernat all lower case is another thing - true.

FWIW I really like the idea of @ssbarnea as well (but that should be all lowercase :)).

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vlcinsky commented Jan 7, 2018

Hi guys. First thing first: I like tox as a tool and it will work for me very well regardless of the logo.

Second thing: I am fine with the logo currently present in the WIP docs. Clean, working for me.

Anyway, as there is ongoing discussion about what it resembles, I did my short brainstorming about what concepts the logo could use.

arrow-letters

Say "tox" to be clear about product name, show arrow to express we are target to reaching x.
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farthing-bycicle-letters

tox is a vehicle allowing to go/run. letters t-o-x embeded.
farthing-bicycle-letters

farthing-bycicle-multi

Tox is a vehicle allowing to run tests on multiple python interpreters. This is my favourite one.
farthing-bycicle-multi

interwinded-letters

Focusing through O to target X and going there using tests T. The Target is not easy to reach, but is partially getting out.
interwined-letters

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hazalozturk commented Jan 7, 2018

I used all lowercase and colors derived from python's logo. I used 4 different fonts, let me know if you like any of them.
tox1 svg
tox2 svg
tox3 svg
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gaborbernat commented Jan 7, 2018

I fancy the second one 👍 would gladly go with that!

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hazalozturk commented Jan 10, 2018

@obestwalter and @gaborbernat if second one is the final decision, I can go ahead and create another PR replacing the old one?

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gaborbernat commented Jan 11, 2018

@hazalozturk I find it a definite improvement, so let's go ahead I would say. Please provide png, svg and fav-icon version of it 👍 if it's possible. Thank you very much!

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obestwalter commented Jan 11, 2018

Thanks @hazalozturk!

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obestwalter commented Mar 13, 2018

Well, we have a logo now and nothing terrible happened for a while, so I guess we can close this.

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