Tracking issue for Logo/Branding
Some internal sketches:
The one we liked best so far and used as a placeholder, from @lubosz : The rectangles inside the M should represent screens, they also have the aspect ratio of actual HMD panels. The outline of the shape in the M also could be seen as two abstract persons with an HMD.
It might be tweaked, however.
Some of my sketches:
Things I like about it:
- clearly says 3D - and matches the openxr coordinate system convention
- top face "opening" represents open source
- if you look at my other sketches, it's also a hidden M
- m for monado, on the first axis
- in Open Sans Condensed, an open source font (Apache 2.0)
- lowercase for approachability, community, friendliness, sense of humor (see fanciful prose as part of our web persona)
- and, let's be honest, because lowercase is very hip, and also because a lowercase m would look better in this application than a capital M, which would be distractingly similar to the edges of the cube.
- Works as line art as well as spot color, and I bet somebody even moderately OK with blender could make a fancy full-color version.
Things I don't like about it or would improve:
- I literally used the axonometric grid feature of Inkscape, so it's an orthographic projection rather than perspective, which is both less fitting and feels less dynamic. This could be tweaked pretty easily, however.
- Maybe even make the top more obviously "open" by putting it at an angle while doing "perspective projection"
- Adjust the palette - I picked pretty boringly regular RGB colors from the Inkscape default palette with very little thought put in. The GTK colors look much nicer. (Tango palette maybe?)
- Kind of similar to the GTK logo, which is unrelated aside from also being open source. However, theirs is seemingly foreshortened/perspective projection. (Not sure how theirs works in line-art or small sizes though, with the white edges and drop shadow.) see the GTK logo: https://www.gtk.org/
I did another revision: This one is two-point perspective, has the M properly perspective-warped, and has the lid more obviously "opening". Probably could/should mess with the proportions a little bit. This one is now also using the GNOME HIG palette, which looked the best out of the ones I experimented with. Used the 3d box tool in Inkscape for better perspective. And, for optional bonus interest, there's now stars bursting forth from the box.