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Re: New Emacs Icon and Tango

From: Rodney Dawes
Subject: Re: New Emacs Icon and Tango
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 10:45:22 -0400

On Fri, 2005-10-21 at 18:19 -0400, Richard M. Stallman wrote:
>     On the subject of branding through, I am not quite sure what the best
>     way to do that is. I like the Gnu-horns E on the notepad. I'm not sure
>     that a notepad is the best metaphor for Emacs though, as it does so much
>     more than just edit text.
> I am not sure either--but nobody has suggested a better idea (unless
> you think the old "kitchen sink", used in the Emacs icon years ago, is
> a better idea).

No. That would be a horrible idea. :) Maybe instead of the notepad style
icon, put the rings on the side, and add more of them, so that it looks
like a notebook?

>      The branding should be strong though, 
> Do you mean that you think these icons should provide strong branding?
> Or that you think we need to look for other icons that would provide
> strong branding?  Those two meanings both fit your words.

I mean, I think Emacs needs a strong piece of branding, which may also
be incorporated into the icon. AZ's notepad-like icons are the only ones
that I think really do that, that were propsoed, although, most people
would not really get the E/horns thing. Then again, most everyone who is
going to use Emacs anyway, is a return customer, and already knows what
it is, and that it does so much more. I'm not sure what a lisp machine
would look like as an icon though. Maybe that would be better. :)

-- dobey

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