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  1. Atom Artwork
    1. General Selection and Design Criteria
    2. Our Logo Treatments
    3. Prior Art (sorry for the pun)
    4. Discuss

1.1. General Selection and Design Criteria

[JeremyGray] A few notes (and these are not specifically directed at your work, just general comments I happened to think of while writing):

1.2. Our Logo Treatments

[TimBray] I think there should be a textual version of the logo. Almost every font has U+00D8, O-stroke, Ý. So you'd write AtÝm. Or in HTML, AtØm, or Atøm. Downside: People from Denmark would make a horrible strangled sound when reading this phonetically.

[PhilWolff] Should we design version numbers into the Atom badge? Atom 1.0.

[ArveBersvendsen, RefactorOk] My suggestions for Atom Artwork. http://www.virtuelvis.com/download/102/atom16.png, http://www.virtuelvis.com/download/102/atom8831.png, http://www.virtuelvis.com/download/102/atom90.png, and an antipixel-style button: http://www.virtuelvis.com/download/102/atompixel.png, Valid Atom! http://www.virtuelvis.com/download/102/atomvalid.png -- please Note that hotlinking to these images from anywhere but this wiki is impossible. If you want to use them, download [WWW]the zip-bundle

[DeveloperDude, RefactorOk] I would avoid the Ellipse, which is present also in [WWW]Atomz logo.

[KenMacLeod, RefactorOk] The word "Atom" against a backdrop of a molecule -- how atoms fit together. Using a "blob" style of molecule diagram, rather than a spokes-n-atoms style. Like http://bitsko.slc.ut.us/2003/07/sugar.png, but by somebody more graphically talented than I.

[AdamRice] Flinging this against the wall to see if it sticks. Still very rough--the "o" needs work to scale down well. I like the second one better.

http://www.crossroads.net/misc/atom1.png

It just occurred to me that I have unintentionally depicted the Lithium atom, which has some amusing overtones, given the history of The Syndication Format That Shall Remain Nameless.

[JeremyGray] As soon as the name Atom started to resonate on the Wiki I started to visualize Atom artwork (as I'm sure many others did). ArveBersvendsen beat me to putting some artwork together and posting it and got remarkably close to what I had in mind. I figured I would spend some time tonight working up my take on a set of Atom artwork. You'll notice that it is quite similar to the submissions from ArveBersvendsen, but perhaps with a bit more refinement and a few more options worked out. No "antipixel" version yet (must sleep), but I do have:

Each of which:

So, here we go:

http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Logotype-Tiny.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Logotype-Small.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Logotype-Small-BW.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Logotype-Medium.gif [WWW]Atom-Logotype-Large.gif [WWW]Atom-Logotype-Huge.gif

http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Mark-Tiny.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Mark-Small.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Mark-Small-BW.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-Mark-Medium.gif [WWW]Atom-Mark-Large.gif [WWW]Atom-Mark-Huge.gif

http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-VPowered-Logotype-Tiny.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-VPowered-Logotype-Small.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-VPowered-Logotype-Small-BW.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-VPowered-Logotype-Medium.gif [WWW]Atom-VPowered-Logotype-Large.gif [WWW]Atom-VPowered-Logotype-Huge.gif

http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-HPowered-Logotype-Sample.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-HPowered-Logotype-Sample-BW.gif

http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-HPowered-Mark-Sample.gif http://www3.telus.net/jeremygray/Media/Atom/Atom-HPowered-Mark-Sample-BW.gif

Oooh, look at the pretty [WWW]depth [WWW]of [WWW]field :)

I hope [JeremyGray] is able to share vector art (SVG?) and an antipixel badge.

[KevinLawver, RefactorOk] ]I'm no artist, but here's my attempt. It could have the text with it or without and I think the concept holds up: http://lawver.net/gr/Atom_Logo_lawver.jpg

1.3. Prior Art (sorry for the pun)

[WWW]Google picture search

Surfing for the visual use of Atom. [PhilWolff, RefactorOk]

1.4. Discuss

[NickChalko, RefactorOk] SVG version would be very nice, and make it easier to produce "correct" derivatives.

[JonathanSmith] Could anyone who worked on the project be able to buy a t-shirt?

[MarkPilgrim] The [WWW]Feed Validator needs a "Valid Atom" logo.

[MarkPilgrim] I would also like to see an Antipixel-style 80x15 "Atom Feed" logo, with a small icon of an atom and the word "FEED" in Silkscreen.

[SimonJessey] All the work Arve has done is brilliant. His examples should be given serious consideration.

[TomasJogin] Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Just throwing around logotypes left, right and center will leave us in the same stupid corner as the RSS "logo" is in; oblivion -- there are so many RSS logos that there is no RSS logo. Let's reach a consensus on the name first, and then a consensus on the logotype.


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