noise wrote:It's even Chank font for local designer cred.
It's an horrific Chank font. Please let's not use Dickwhipped Lincoln
either. <anecdote>Chank & I were on the same BBS once, 12 years ago. I started designing fonts in Visio 'causa Chank, except the first two I did sucked so bad that I decided it wasn't worth it to continue designing fonts in Visio. But they were BOTH better than THAT one.</anecdote> No offense to Chank; he's done oodles better. (For 12 years.)
I'm tempted to do a simple 3-color design of a fez with TC Maker
"embroidered" on it, but that would make sense only to Hoot and Noise (er, Krista and Pat). And going that route might mean I would eventually be expected to actually wear a fez.
A stencil font sorta makes sense for us, but it's hard to find a stencily typeface that's both clear and attractive. The design itself should reflect our interests without having to explicitly spell it out, y'know, like the AT&T logo says "global technology company". And the better the design element can stand up to being reduced to the most basic rendering possible, the better -- like 2 contrasting colors with bold lines and only 1 simple pattern. A strong logo should be stencil-able without losing any of its clarity.
OK, I'm just gonna start barfing examples here; I don't specifically mean we should adopt any of these... but lots of hand tools stay recognizable when given the logo treatment. Hammer, screwdriver, drill, ruler... ooh, skull and crosswrenches! ARRRRR!!
(no really, I don't mean to do that last one, unless and until we actually have cause to build a vessel with appropriate yardarm upon which to hang such a dastardly device. Shivered timbers optional.) ...Hard hat. Steering wheel. Rotary saw blade. PCB traces. A simple IC chip on a contrasting background, with the POV skewed over and up a bit, so you appear to be looking down at one corner of it, with X/Y/Z axes all diagonal. Ones and zeroes. A bicycle wheel with stencil-friendly tire treads & spokes. Lightning zap. Modified "DANGER - HIGH VOLTAGE" warning. Coffee mug. (What? It's a tool!) No Bleen
. (Let me repeat, I'm just spewing.)