New logo / icon proposal

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ChameleonScales
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Re: New logo / icon proposal

Post by ChameleonScales » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:01 am

The more I look at hudstock's logo the more I find it visual cues that are right on point with the application.

To add to my previous post
  • The smooth sound curve suggests a smooth and satisfying sound quality, where the original red sound wave looks aggressive to the ear and "low poly", which is synonym to low quality
  • the dot looks like a drop, as if the headset is dropping some bass
So it's a very visual way of representing a smooth sound and would I add, is even prone to be animated, were an eventual official video channel to be created and looking to make a nice intro.

Once more I express my wish for this logo to be considered, which I find to be the only legit proposal, even though it still needs improvements.

Here's my quick attempt at bringing closer home:
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And here's the Blend file if anyone's interested :
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ChameleonScales
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Re: New logo / icon proposal

Post by ChameleonScales » Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:50 pm

Forgot the attachement, sorry. The blend file is now attached to this post.
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Re: New logo / icon proposal

Post by victorwestmann » Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:13 pm

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. ;-)

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Re: New logo / icon proposal

Post by steve » Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:23 pm

ChameleonScales wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:01 am
Here's my quick attempt at bringing closer home:
Thanks for your contribution. I have added your logo to the Logo Gallery.
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Re: New logo / icon proposal

Post by steve » Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:29 pm

steve wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:01 am
Yes the logo probably will be updated at some time.
This is the current Audacity logo after it was updated on 14 Jan 2018
(High resolution versions are included in the Audacity source code.)

AudacityLogoWithName.png
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I expect that it will be updated again in due course.
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ChameleonScales
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Re: New logo / icon proposal

Post by ChameleonScales » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:33 pm

victorwestmann wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:13 pm
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.
victorwestmann wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:13 pm
please all of the Audacity users (if this is even humanly possible)
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.

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Re: New logo / icon proposal

Post by steve » Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:05 pm

ChameleonScales wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:33 pm
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.
The current logo was an attempt at compromise: A bit more "modern" (no more serifs, and a bit flatter), but retaining much of the character of the previous version.
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