Feature request #6688

Refined and vectorized QGIS logo

Added by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV about 7 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Severe/Regression
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Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15856

Description

QGIS has done a great lot of good for me and my organization, it's time to try and give back to the project ;)

As raised in a thread over the dev mailing list, QGIS would undoubtedly benefit from an improved logo. Just going to the QGIS' homepage shows two different logo within centimeters of one another (header and download button), highlighting the need for a vectorized QGIS logo that can be scaled up or down. IMO, QGIS would benefit from making sure one logo is used across the board (website, launcher icon, documentation, etc.). This is currently near-impossible to achieve without a vector-based logo.

The dev mailing list discussion also highlighted an emotional attachment to the current logo, which has followed QGIS' development for a long time.

Taking all of the above into account, I've tried to refine the current QGIS logo while coming up with a vector version. The resulting vector, as well as rasterized, logo is attached to this issue. Few random comments on it:
- The "raw" embossed style was removed in favor of a more subtle lighting effect (embossed is so 90s ;) ).
- The 3d arrow was reworked into a 2.5d one (beyond being vector-friendly, I also felt it was more appropriate for QGIS since it doesn't do 3d)

Hope this is an improvement to the current logo and can be used the improve QGIS' visual identity.

512_to_64.png - refined rasterized logo (64px, 128px, 256px, 512px) on gray background example (119 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 06:55 PM

splashscreen.png - splashscreen (improvement?) example (373 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 06:55 PM

logo-proposal.svg - refined vector logo (15.2 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 06:55 PM

unity-launcher.png (140 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 11:06 PM

unity-dash.png (168 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 11:06 PM

gnomeshell-applications.png (263 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 11:06 PM

gnomeshell-dock.png (40.6 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 11:06 PM

web-hub.png (60.5 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2012-11-13 11:27 PM


Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Feature request #7211: New splashscreen for QGIS Closed 2013-02-21

Associated revisions

Revision 0150799e
Added by Nathan Woodrow over 6 years ago

Update to new icon. Fix #6688

History

#1 Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV about 7 years ago

(note: vector logo was created using Inkscape, and would be best viewed / edited using that graphic editor)

#2 Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV about 7 years ago

In addition to the above, a refined, vector-based logo would integrate much better with the linux platform, especially on gnome shell & canonical's unity. See the "current vs proposed" screenshots of the QGIS icon in a variety of linux contexts (dock, launcher, dash, etc.) attached to this issue.

(In the screenshots, the QGIS browser uses the current icon, while the QGIS desktop uses the above proposed logo)

#3 Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV about 7 years ago

Lastly, a "current vs proposed" screenshot of logo in a web context.

#4 Updated by Tim Sutton about 7 years ago

This is really nice. Maybe for some it won't be a radical enough change from the original but I really like it. I think we have a lot invested in that icon - people around the world associate it with our project so I think your proposal is great in that it freshens the logo without losing its identity.

+1 from me

#5 Updated by Nathan Woodrow about 7 years ago

+1

I would like to vote to use this new logo, at least until/if we end up getting one professionally done. Having a vector based logo can only be a good thing.

#6 Updated by Larry Shaffer about 7 years ago

Hi nirvn,

Anita Graser's original Inkscape .svg file for the current logo is in the repository:

https://github.com/qgis/Quantum-GIS/blob/master/images/icons/qgis_icon.svg

#7 Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV about 7 years ago

I'm aware of this svg. If you open it, you'll notice that the version in there is not the logo that is being used for the website, not redmine, nor app shortcut / launcher.

#8 Updated by Antonio Locandro almost 7 years ago

I would seriously consider getting a professional logo done and also a splashcreen, no need to be changing the splashscreen every time. Although this is the logo of the project I guess for a long time it doesn't reflect the current state of QGIS which is much modern, efficient and useful.

A refreshed logo and splashscreen would be a welcomed asset

Nathan Woodrow wrote:

+1

I would like to vote to use this new logo, at least until/if we end up getting one professionally done. Having a vector based logo can only be a good thing.

#9 Updated by Matthias Kuhn over 6 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Severe/Regression

Changing to blocker. We need to decide on a (single) updated logo before we release.

#10 Updated by Anonymous over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#11 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 6 years ago

Anonymous wrote:

Fixed in changeset 0150799e78918c5f7a285372a9eef7389c0ee688.

Logos on website, plugin site, planet and redmine also replaced.

#12 Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV over 6 years ago

Jef, great. I will update the "download now (free)" button on qgis.org's main page to use the refreshed logo and attach it to this issue so you can update that graphic asset too.

Glad we're seeing an harmonization of the logo prior to 2.0's release.

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