[placement] candidate logo

Alexandra Settle a.settle at outlook.com
Tue Jun 18 10:45:59 UTC 2019

For those who have never spent an Australian spring getting chased by 
the damn things, this is exactly what a Magpie looks like.

I give you: 

Although I could understand why this may send the wrong message. Any 
thoughts towards the Cockatoo? 

On 17/06/2019 13:55, Chris Dent wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jun 2019, Sean Mooney wrote:
>> On Mon, 2019-06-17 at 11:02 +0100, Chris Dent wrote:
>>> https://burningchrome.com/magpie2.png
>>> Is the latest iteration of the candidate placement logo.
>>> Please shout out if it's not okay. It's been through a few
>>> iterations of feedback to get it to a form closer to what we
>>> discussed a couple of weeks ago.
>>> For those not aware: The image is of an Australian Magpie.
>> i like the image in general but i think the red and the angle of the
>> iris sets the wrong tone. it reads as slightly arragant/sinister
> It's red because it is an australian magpie, which has red eyes. It
> is supposed to be somewhat
> sinister/snarky/bossing-you-about-where-to-place-your-stuff.
> An earlier version was even more so, and a smile was added to make
> it look less so, and that was too much. So this tries to strike a
> bit of a balance.
>> its kind of hard to edit a 640*640 png without and get the quality 
>> you would want
>> for a logo but i mocked up a slight change that i think makes it more 
>> cheerful and
>> aprochable. i think the rotation of the iris is the main thing.
> If you view the image in a smaller size (which it will often be) the
> red goes more like a glint.
>> the more hoizontal placement of the in the origial makes the image 
>> look like the
>> magpie si look over its sholder at you where as the more vertical 
>> inclanation
>> in my modifed version read less like its stearing at you.
> It is supposed to be looking back at you a bit. Based on
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_magpie#/media/File:Magpie_samcem05.jpg 
>> looking at the original because of its stance and the perception its 
>> watching you it
>> read more like a raven giving me an edger alan po vibe but i think 
>> the modifed version
>> could be a magpie. the cyan/blue tones also read much more like the 
>> magpies i am used
>> to seeing 
>> https://download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/70580781/1800
> That picture is a European Magpie, completely different bird. An
> australian magpie isn't really a magpie.

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