[openstack-dev] [ironic] New mascot design

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at redhat.com
Mon Feb 6 12:32:01 UTC 2017

On 02/06/2017 12:49 PM, Miles Gould wrote:
> On 01/02/17 21:38, Lucas Alvares Gomes wrote:
>> But, let me ask something, what the foundation really wants to achieve
>> with this ? Cause I think we are conflating two things here: A logo (or
>> brand) and a mascot.
> I think this is an excellent point. The constraints on logos make a lot of sense
> *for logos*, but it'll be very hard to achieve something like Pixie Boots within
> them. Could we perhaps use *two* images for different contexts?
> 1) a stylized logo, matching the guidelines, for use in "official" settings and
> anywhere that it will be seen alongside other projects' logos;
> 2) our existing Pixie Boots mascot, for use in "unofficial" settings (laptop
> stickers, T-shirts, chatbots, The Bear Metal Adventures of Pixie Boots webcomic
> series*, etc, etc).
> It'll be much easier to agree on image 1 if we don't reject every proposal for
> not capturing every nuance of image 2.
> If that makes sense, I have a suggestion for the next iteration of the logo, if
> one is needed: take the head from logo version 3.0. AFAICT, that meets all the
> objections raised so far:
>  - it's simple and logo-like,
>  - it's not holding any man-made objects,
>  - it's friendly,
>  - it has heavy-metal facial markings,
>  - it's not making any potentially-obscene gestures.
> It doesn't look exactly like Pixie Boots, but if we can carry on using Pixie in
> unofficial contexts, that shouldn't be a problem.

+100 to everything written here.

> Miles
> * In which Pixie Boots, sysadmin by day and rock musician by night, solves a
> series of increasingly baffling deployment problems using AWESOME DRUM SOLOS.
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