Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Amiga Kit Amiga Store Iridium Banner AMIStore App Store A1200/A600 4xIDE Interface

AuthorTopic: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)  (Read 14884 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline paolone

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2010, 11:46:51 AM »
Quote from: obscurepanic;598562
I think AROS doesn't need a logo or a mascot makeover.

Perhaps Icaros needs one badly. I don't like being stared by a scary eye.

I'd also prefer being stared by Belen Rodriguez' eyes, however I think cat's eye just works for now...
p.bes

 

Offline paolone

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2010, 11:49:07 AM »
Anyway, back to the topic, I don't think AROS needs any fancier logo than the one it already has. This is just because you won't ever find any "aros-powered device", nor someone selling AROS to you, but - as like as linux - you will see different distributions based on the same, underlying technology. That's why you'll probably see Icaros Desktop and Broadways logos.
p.bes

 

Offline gertsy

  • Lifetime Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2006
  • Posts: 2303
  • Country: au
  • Total likes: 4
    • http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~gbakker64/
Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #62 on: December 14, 2010, 11:57:54 AM »
Quote from: Belial6;597972

And, I thought the cat's eye was the graphical logo.


Me too.

Perhaps you could have a picture of a Norwegian river's mouth.  Much more etymological.
 

Offline skurk

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #63 on: December 14, 2010, 12:32:11 PM »
Am I the only one who pronounce AROS as "aye-rows"?  To me, the whole arrow thing doesn't make any sense.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 12:35:55 PM by skurk »
Code 6502 asm or... DIE!!

[C64, C128, A500, A600, A1200, A3000, MBP+Mini, Efika/MOS2.1, Sam440 w/AOS4.1
 

Offline Franko

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2010, 12:40:04 PM »
Quote from: skurk;598593
Am I the only one who pronounce AROS as "aye-rows"?  To me, the whole arrow thing doesn't make any sense.


Glad 'm not the only one... :)

I've been trying to figure out what those pictures of arrows had to do with anything... :confused:

but I pronounce it as A Ros (eh Ros)... :)
 

Offline coldfish

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2010, 04:23:03 PM »
A-Ross?
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2010, 04:32:28 PM »
Quote from: coldfish;598631
A-Ross?


A Ross:

int p; // A
 

Offline kolla

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #67 on: December 14, 2010, 05:17:00 PM »
Quote from: Belial6;598235
If your IP is still being sold with the trademark on it, it is still in use.

Even when there's other parties also selling their IP with the same trademark on and you do not do _anything_ to prevent them from doing so? That's more or less the definition of abandonment.

Quote
How easy or hard it is to remove is irrelevant to the fact that it is still being used on products that are still being sold. The fact that there is more than one trademark does not make it legal for you to use.  The fact that you use it without getting sued does not make it legal for you to get used.  That fact that I think it SHOULD be legal to use does not make it legal to use.


The fact that none of the involved parties, be it Amiga in its various incarnations, Cloanto, Hyperion or anyone else care about it, have not cared about it, have not protected it, have not used any legal actions against anyone for using it, have not even registered it - makes it perfectly legal. The fact that it shows up on the boot screen of OS2.0-3,9 is irrelevant, by that logic you can also say that it's not legal to use the purple colour used in the background.

Quote
Of course, the point that you challenge ME to sue you for a trademark that someone else owns indicates that either you have absolutely no clue what a trademark is, you are intentionally misstating your position in a hope to derail reasonable conversation.

I challanging YOU since you obviously care so much, and my eyes the logo in question is just as much YOUR property as anyone else. Who in your eyes would be the ones to sue me? Cloanto? Amiga Inc? Do you really think any of them care about the checkmark logo? Appearantly not. The only one really caring about it seems to be you.

Quote
Anyone who had any clue what a trademark was, would know that only the owners of the trademark, or maybe someone they licensed the rights to would have any claim to sue over a trademark.
And as I've mentioned umpteen times now, noone owns that trademark, as isn't a trademark anymore. They have since _long_ failed the obligations they had as trademark owners to protect it as a trademark. The ticker was replaced with the boing ball all over the place, with OS4.0 it also replaced the ticker in the boot screen, and that's already plenty of years ago.

Quote
In this discussion, I am on the defendants team.  Or more accurately, suggesting that the group I want sticking around, not become defendants in a legal preceding.  It would be stupid for the AROS group to use a mark that in anyway could lead to legal trouble when there is nothing to gain by doing it.


If you're so afraid of that, then perhaps they should change the name to something different than the much occupied "AROS" as well then. There are far more legal trouble surrounding _that_ then there is with the amiga checkmark.
B5D6A1D019D5D45BCC56F4782AC220D8B3E2A6CC
---
A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A4000/CS060/Mediator4000Di/Voodoo5/128MB
A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM460 and Mac minis with MorphOS
 

Offline hardwired

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2010, 08:57:41 AM »
Quote from: anglosaxonusa;598145
I made this just for fun:
(...)

I've a small blog in that I write about AROS development, technical aspects, features and some PR from time to time...




But my last post is all about AROS  mascot Kitty... A well known character of the community but has been  forgoten for a while and does not gather the sympathy of newer (and even  some older) AROS users/fans!

So it's time time to address that -  read the full post on:
Blog post - AROS Kitty!

I believe that AROS mascot needs more work such as the one from anglosaxonusa. Great work!

@anglosaxonusa
Do you made this with a vector art package? Can you provide the vector file if so?
 

Offline anglosaxonusa

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #69 on: December 30, 2010, 03:20:09 PM »
Quote from: hardwired;601061
I've a small blog in that I write about AROS development, technical aspects, features and some PR from time to time...
 

 
 
But my last post is all about AROS mascot Kitty... A well known character of the community but has been forgoten for a while and does not gather the sympathy of newer (and even some older) AROS users/fans!
 
So it's time time to address that - read the full post on:
Blog post - AROS Kitty!
 
I believe that AROS mascot needs more work such as the one from anglosaxonusa. Great work!
 
@anglosaxonusa
Do you made this with a vector art package? Can you provide the vector file if so?

No problem.  Send me a private message with your e-mail and I'll send off the SVG.  The drawing was made with InkScape (on Windows), FYI.
 

Offline hardwired

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #70 on: February 21, 2011, 01:19:00 PM »
I've did just that! Sorry for being so late!... Could you do more? I really loved your impression!!

Also on a later note MANU's impression of kitty is also on the move, meting my Blog challenge! Here it's his latest work (still early stages):



 

Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #71 on: February 21, 2011, 03:02:32 PM »
too...much.....pussy (cat)!
 

Offline cecilia

  • Amiga Snob
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2002
  • Posts: 4875
  • Country: 00
  • Total likes: 1
    • http://cecilia.sawneybean.com/
Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #72 on: February 21, 2011, 04:07:22 PM »
Quote from: anglosaxonusa;598236
Third shot:
 

 
Detail shot 1:
 

 
Detail shot 2:
 

 
 
The image appears to read well at a small scale:
 

 
 
The heart is a play on "Eros" (love) and the assorted cupid connotations.  The arrow is a phonetic play on AROS.  The target-"O" is a foil for the arrow.  The drawing of the cat "arching" links the logo with the mascot, and the mascot herself, links with Eros through her sexyness.
 
The image (like the drawing of the cat) are scalable vector graphics and can be scaled to any size. I'm using photobucket to host the svgs as pngs, which caused some quality loss in what you see.
 
What do you think?


Quote from: anglosaxonusa;598238
Brilliant! I'll see what I can come up with...
 
I tried integrating the gradient into the arrowshaft but it didn't come out right. The yellow shaft seems to work a lot better than rainbow gradient when tying it all together:
 


this is excellent work! :pint:

I really need to learn how to use InkScape (linux)!!!
the no CARB diet- no Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld or Bush.
IFX CD Tutorial
 

Offline EDanaII

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #73 on: February 21, 2011, 11:25:56 PM »
You do realize that Inkscape is available for more than just Linux, right?

Just checking... :)
Ed.
 

Offline hardwired

Re: Logos vs Mascots (AROS)
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2011, 06:42:26 PM »


Alain Thelier has given another view regarding Kitty - Check it out on my blog:
http://aros-wandering.blogspot.com/