Evolution of an idea for a pkgsrc logo
The abstract/symbolic/not-so-obvious version of a cubical box that's yet to be built ("package" "source")
I think there should be more space between the squares, besides that I still like these.
Update: Originally I also tried to use different fonts for pkg and src but wasn't so convinced about that one. Anyway, here's them all.
Paper model v1
the first "paper model" version, still with some problems
Paper model v2
The 2D and 3D readable version of paper model v2
I personally like the horizontal layout (above) better
Update: the originally posted version was wrong; it had 2 glue tabs between p and g but none between s and c.
Rotated 2D and 3D readable version
Mark E. Perkins' suggestion of rotating by Pi/4 while keeping the letters vertical quick mockup (with misaligned letters), not based on a vector format
still /me prefers the horizontal version
Update: fixed the same error as above.
Paper model v3 (internal v3a)
optimized version of v2 with thicker lines and wider spaces to produce better results at small sizes
Solid shape version (internal v4b)
(not finished, tinkering with the idea of using only filled shapes, no cutting/folding lines) Can't really decide if I consider this an improvement or not... Looks a bit like keyboard keys now, especially "src", doesn't it?
v4 + v1 = v5
I think I found my personal favourite. Either way, I'm also running out of ideas with this concept... If anything, I could try to round the edges of the glue tabs a bit. After that, for me, the only thing left is some tweaking of the letters.
v6 = v5 - edges
Here's the child-proof (no sharp edges) version :)
Comes in two flavours: with less (v6a) and more (v6c) rounding applied. (
Which makes v6a my new favourite. ... No longer true. Go v6c, go! ... Nah, can't make up my mind...)
Update: I've changed the stronger rounded version to have the roundings of the glue tabs resemble the roundings of the squares (if you flip them over they'll fit in the sqares now...).
Update 20070730: There's a bug in the v6c images; not sure if I will fix them, they'll become obsolete with the next ones anyway.
20070917: There is now an official logo proposal. As for my attempts, I actually had done some more already a few weeks ago, but got busy with other things... To finally round things off here, I'll scrape together what's been lying around and post it below.
This step was about the letters, with different fonts and more careful alignment. I tried to throw some free (liberally-licensed) fonts in the mix.
The glue tabs were changed to be between v6a and v6c (kept the sharper outer edges from v6a but used the softened inner edges of v6c).
The caps versions (at least the sans serif) are better readable at small sizes [if your monitor and eyes are good enough], like:
I continued with the Inconsolata font.
Space between the blocks was increased by 60%.
The glue tabs were changed a little again.
(v8 was an abandoned try on the way to v9)
Some tries to produce a recognizable favicon (first one already in use on this page):
Hubert Feyrer's latest blog entry about the logo subject, with links to other suggestions
Thomas Bieg < > tom