Audacity has had its current logo for a very long time (I found it myself about 8 years ago). I think it’s overdue for an update, especially considering the current trend of flat, minimalistic UI.
With the help of this guy I made a new logo based on the current one. It’s very Mac-oriented though, so I’ll also be working on a new one in the meantime. While this one uses the awesome template provided here http://appicontemplate.com/osx, version 2.0 will be a completely original design so stay tuned!
Hello. I’m currently doing a beginner’s user guide to Audacity as my final school project, and I redesigned the logo to be used in the manual. Keep i mind I’m also attempting to maintain the same colour scheme as the original. Let me know what you think!
I made both a colour and a black and white version of the logo in Illustrator, along with a ‘reverse’ version for both, so I’ll post them up in the near future.
Perhaps you could make a smaller version that will fit on the “gallery” page https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/logo-gallery/36967/1
That topic is locked so that we can maintain some degree of order to the topic, so just post it here and I’ll link it through to the gallery topic.
The gallery page is locked to save me and other moderators time removing posts that aren’t gallery images. How it works is; when someone wishes to share their proposed Audacity artwork, they start a topic in this “Audacity Artwork and Graphics” board, then either I or one of the other moderators adds their artwork to the gallery. It’s saves a lot of time doing it this way.
Yes the logo probably will be updated at some time.
This came very close to being adopted, and I’d guess that we will eventually adopt something along these lines:
I just remembered something funny… Years ago, people were complaining about the U.S. Postal Service being slow so they made the logo faster. Well… That was my interpretation of events. I just looked it up and it was 1993 when they went from the “standing eagle” to the “sonic eagle”
I guess the only way to please all of the Audacity users (if this is even humanly possible) is to make an option for them (us, really) to change the default icon, and splash screen for a customized one.
In Linux (don’t know about other OSes), changing the icon is a piece of cake. But implementing an Audacity functionality for that is I believe out of question. There can only be one official Audacity logo.
Most definitely impossible. People’s goals can be diametrically opposite. Some want to modernize it to appeal to the widest potential new userbase, others want it to look retro and “homemade” to appeal only to the the nerds and the rebels. I respect both visions. All I hope is that either way, whoever has the last word doesn’t give the flat minimalistic treatment to the logo. No one likes that guy.