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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:18 pm

Is it me or has the RPi logo changed colour (as well as acquiring a TM)? On my monitor it used to look a bit pinkish and now it looks a bit more reddish.

[edit by scep: it had pasted in the png binary as text for some reason )
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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Its definitely redder on my Android phone and as you say it has a "tm" now
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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:23 pm

I was wondering the same thing - I think you're right on both counts.

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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:23 pm

Would a moderator please edit my previous post to delete the attempted image attachment which doesn't display properly? I've tried to do it, but it crashed my browser twice.

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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:31 pm

Yeah, I noticed this too. Especially noticed the TM icon, and I initially thought my monitor was slightly off. Personally prefer the original slightly purpler version. Wonder why the colours were changed?

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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:32 pm

Here's the old one:


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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:03 pm

alexeames said:


Would a moderator please edit my previous post to delete the attempted image attachment which doesn"t display properly? I"ve tried to do it, but it crashed my browser twice.

Thanks



Sorry, I tried - but it crashed mine too! Not sure how you managed that

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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:09 pm

Lynbarn said:


alexeames said:


Would a moderator please edit my previous post to delete the attempted image attachment which doesn"t display properly? I"ve tried to do it, but it crashed my browser twice.

Thanks


Sorry, I tried - but it crashed mine too! Not sure how you managed that



I tried to paste a small screen captured image of the new logo directly into the post without saving it as a file first. It neither loads nor is deletable.
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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:10 pm

jamieoliver22 said:


Yeah, I noticed this too. Especially noticed the TM icon, and I initially thought my monitor was slightly off. Personally prefer the original slightly purpler version. Wonder why the colours were changed?



I first noticed this about 10:30 this morning (UK time) but I'm not sure when it first appeared. The TM mark is to protect the design and logo for the Foundation, as it is being used commercially, unofficially and without permission (such as on eBay) by others.

I too prefer the original colour - personally, it looks more strawberry-coloured to me!

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Re: New logo?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:14 pm

Are all our stickers and fedora remix logos now out of date?

More importantly, is the raspberry getting more or less ripe?  On the assumption that it is getting more ripe, I wanted to compare the colors that Farnell and RS are using.  Farnell's is nearly magenta in many places, which seems to confirm that their raspberries are months away from even being edible:



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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:20 am

RGB values

old   = 188:17:66

new  = 231:62:54

New one is noticably redder and brighter. A straw poll comparison with a few pictures of actual raspberries suggests that the levels and RGB ratio of reds are much closer to the original logo

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:36 am

jojopi said:


Are all our stickers and fedora remix logos now out of date?


actually there are many reasons why the colour of branding can change. most probable is the actual colour previously used is already subject to a trade mark. coca cola actually have the red they use trademarked and nobody else can use it for a drinks container.

it may also be that the colour previously used is too hard or too expensive to produce across all different mediums, say plastic or print.

either way the logo has changed and trade marked, so our stickers are out of date.

keep hold of them though. some merchandising stuff can be worth a lot of cash some day. Particularly early logos.




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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:05 am

Is there an official red and green colour?

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:42 am

Definately looks more Strawberry than Raspberry now.

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:46 am

Skygod said:


Definately looks more Strawberry than Raspberry now.



I was just thinking that too - colourwise at least, the shape is still more a raspberry with the grooves

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:24 am

I was only cutting down last years raspberry canes this weekend in preparation for this years growth.

The new colour is much more raspberry than the original. Slightly unripe but the original was a purple-tinge that raspberries don't get.

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:25 am

Really??  Strawberry??

FYI - this is what Raspberry's look like:


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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:31 am

Those look rather unripe to me. That looks like the colour commercial ones are picked ready for storage and distribution, not the colour you'd want to eat them from your own garden.

Hey ho. Maybe the logo will ripen a little each day until the first batch get shipped out, at perfect ripeness.

These look better:


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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:08 am

The Favicon still appears to be the darker colour. I agree with those who think the colour is much more Raspberry-like than the original, which was way too magenta.

If this is the new official colour scheme then those of you with old merch may well have a collectors item.

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:31 am

Today (at work - I didn't notice this at home, but it may have been the same) The new logo on the site header is missing the white outline at its tip: the image seems to need to be raised slightly wrt the black bar of the header?

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:20 pm

Old color was better.

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:21 pm

You're all wrong:


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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:21 pm

Lynbarn said:


Today (at work - I didn't notice this at home, but it may have been the same) The new logo on the site header is missing the white outline at its tip: the image seems to need to be raised slightly wrt the black bar of the header?



Really?  I see the white outline all the way around?

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:32 pm

I was going to start a new thread before searching for logo colour comments just in case there was one already, and found that I'm clearly not the only one who thinks that the logo is turning into a strawberry!

The original raspberry colour was much nicer.

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Re: New logo?

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:55 pm

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I was going to start a new thread before searching for logo colour comments just in case there was one already [...]


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