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JackOfAll
2013-03-19, 10:20
Having asked for someone to design a logo for "Community Squeeze", we have two candidates. Both have been produced in a very short space of time and I really appreciate the effort from both parties! (Especially considering they got to work with me and I'm about as artistic as your average garden variety turnip. My input was minimal in any case. If you saw what I came up with, just me and the Gimp, you'd understand why it needed to be that way! ;)) I doubt I need to say this, but while comments are welcome, please keep them constructive.

Below I will post the 640x480 image, that would be used on the start-up splash screen of Triodes' Jivelite application, and assuming you plugged the Wandboard into a hdmi port, would be the first thing you saw on the monitor/TV it is connected to.

I deliberately haven't created a poll, feeling that a direct vote would be rude. But if you have a preference for one or the other, please express it so that a consensus can be established for which would be the preferred default logo.

The first is by Bronwyn (wife of forum member rgro).

http://www.communitysqueeze.org/logos/bronwyn.jpg

The second is by forum member Fuzzy Logic (Olivier).

http://www.communitysqueeze.org/logos/olivier.png

Thank you again to both Olivier and Bronwyn for their designs!

castalla
2013-03-19, 10:35
Top one is better of the two - but I'd prefer the word 'community' to be in blue, not garish red!

erland
2013-03-19, 10:46
Top one is better of the two - but I'd prefer the word 'community' to be in blue, not garish red!

+1

Mnyb
2013-03-19, 10:56
I prefer the top one .

The bottom one may fit a smaller screen as splash screen , with some reworking of the accordion logo, it is almost in Logitech teal o_O

epoch1970
2013-03-19, 11:09
Top one is better of the two - but I'd prefer the word 'community' to be in blue, not garish red!

+1

JackOfAll
2013-03-19, 11:49
I hear what you are saying about the red, but in a less "shocking" color I don't think it is going to stand out enough when the logo is reduced down in size for the icon on the web gui page.

pperse
2013-03-19, 11:55
How about a more simplified logo like this?
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asplundj
2013-03-19, 12:12
I like the third one best. With the first one it's not obvious if it's community squeeze or squeeze community

Triode
2013-03-19, 12:23
I quite like the top one Clive... I think it looks quite good as a splash screen, so would be happy with that.

The red stands out quite nicely on the JiveLite screen which reenforces the community angle.

Adrian

JohnSwenson
2013-03-19, 12:29
I'm thinking about how these would look on a board or front panel, for 1 and 2 the shading is going to be difficult to achieve, and two different colors is basically not going to happen on a board.

#3 looks like it would be quite easy to implement on the board and front panel.

Thanks again to those that have produced these!

John S.

erland
2013-03-19, 12:42
I hear what you are saying about the red, but in a less "shocking" color I don't think it is going to stand out enough when the logo is reduced down in size for the icon on the web gui page.

I did a simple color replacement, it will look better when done properly, but just to get a feeling how a smaller with blue text would look like.

JackOfAll
2013-03-19, 12:49
I did a simple color replacement, it will look better when done properly, but just to get a feeling how a smaller with blue text would look like.

OK, that's much better than I remember it when Bronwyn was using blue for the word "community", but it was in a different font at the time.

JackOfAll
2013-03-19, 12:53
I did a simple color replacement, it will look better when done properly, but just to get a feeling how a smaller with blue text would look like.

Noted John's comments about the logo on PCB or front panel. From an aesthetic point of view, I detest the plain jane 3rd logo. I personally, don't really go for fussy, but I'd like the logo to have a little more style about it.

ftlight
2013-03-19, 13:05
I did a simple color replacement, it will look better when done properly, but just to get a feeling how a smaller with blue text would look like.

I like this one with these colors, but for anyone not already familiar with the product name the Q in SQUEEZE doesn't immediately look like a Q.

JohnSwenson
2013-03-19, 13:26
Noted John's comments about the logo on PCB or front panel. From an aesthetic point of view, I detest the plain jane 3rd logo. I personally, don't really go for fussy, but I'd like the logo to have a little more style about it.

For use on a board what you can do is quite restricted. We have the soldermask color, which can be many different colors, gold (the gold plated copper without the soldermask) and the silkscreen color, which can be either black or white (usually white). The limitations are that the silkscreen can only be applied to soldermask, not to the gold. Using the gold is assuming we have an area where we are not using the metal for signal routes.

What can be quite effective is opening up a reactangle of gold and using the soldermask color on top of that to implement the logo, or the opposite, where the logo is implemented as holes in the soldermask which lets the gold show through. It's possible to put soldermask on top of this, but only on top of the soldermask, not the gold.

#2 could easily be implemented (except for the shading), but #1 is going to be essentially impossible to come out right. We don't have to have the same logo on the software as on the board and front panel (I'm thinking of using PCBs for the front and back panel, so the same rules would apply there), but it might be nice to keep them sort of similar.

John S.

JohnSwenson
2013-03-19, 13:37
I have to check with the board house and see if soldermask can be applied to the bare gold. All the board software automatically deletes any silkscreen over the gold, it is assuming the gold is where you want to solder components, having silkscreen there would be bad! I should be able to hand edit the output files to prevent that from happening.

If that works then I could do #1 with a gold rectangle, with the "squeeze" in white, and blue (or red) soldermask on top for the community. Whatever color is used for "community" has to be the soldermask color for the rest of the board.

John S.

erland
2013-03-19, 14:33
For use on a board what you can do is quite restricted. We have the soldermask color, which can be many different colors, gold (the gold plated copper without the soldermask) and the silkscreen color, which can be either black or white (usually white). The limitations are that the silkscreen can only be applied to soldermask, not to the gold. Using the gold is assuming we have an area where we are not using the metal for signal routes.

What can be quite effective is opening up a reactangle of gold and using the soldermask color on top of that to implement the logo, or the opposite, where the logo is implemented as holes in the soldermask which lets the gold show through. It's possible to put soldermask on top of this, but only on top of the soldermask, not the gold.

#2 could easily be implemented (except for the shading), but #1 is going to be essentially impossible to come out right. We don't have to have the same logo on the software as on the board and front panel (I'm thinking of using PCBs for the front and back panel, so the same rules would apply there), but it might be nice to keep them sort of similar.

John S.

"What can be quite effective is opening up a reactangle of gold..."

Ok, now I know I'm a geek, feels kind of strange to look forward to study a logo on a circuit board.

My DualLite Wandboard should arrive tomorrow, so the fun will start soon :-)

ButC
2013-03-19, 14:40
Top one is better of the two - but I'd prefer the word 'community' to be in blue, not garish red!

+1

JerryS
2013-03-19, 15:21
I don't quite know how to put this without causing offence but 'Community Squeeze' is not a happy choice of name......... aka 'The Village Bicycle'?........
Sorry

Jerry

castalla
2013-03-19, 15:33
I don't quite know how to put this without causing offence but 'Community Squeeze' is not a happy choice of name......... aka 'The Village Bicycle'?........
Sorry

Jerry

Now you've mentioned it ... I don't like it either. It just sounds, well, rather creepy.

(I suggested Squeeze OS - or SOS

It could even be

. . .
_ _ _
. . .

!!!!!!)

JohnSwenson
2013-03-19, 17:46
"What can be quite effective is opening up a reactangle of gold..."

Ok, now I know I'm a geek, feels kind of strange to look forward to study a logo on a circuit board.

My DualLite Wandboard should arrive tomorrow, so the fun will start soon :-)

I've been doing PCB art since I was 17 (and that was a LOOONG time ago). I'm completely useless with disigning something visual, but I'm a pretty good craftsman at figuring out how to implement it.

Now what is REALLY esoteric is chip art, you need an electron microscope to see it! The really fun stuff is chip art animation. If you have the chip actually running while it is in the electron microscope, the image intensities vary depending on the voltages on the wires in the chip. You can overlay images on top of each other, sort of like the old NIXIE tubes, and run each one off a different phase of a slow clock and have animation that only shows up in an electron microscope.

You are lucky, I ordered my wandboard 3 weeks ago and I still don't have it. Hopefully this week sometime.

John S.

ajkidle
2013-03-19, 18:12
I don't quite know how to put this without causing offence but 'Community Squeeze' is not a happy choice of name......... aka 'The Village Bicycle'?........
Sorry

Jerry

For my two cents, I like SWAMP. Not sure where that name came from that John is using, but I like it.

pippin
2013-03-19, 19:19
How about a more simplified logo like this?
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I like the first one of those.
Pretty much resembles the original slimdevices logo.

Mnyb
2013-03-19, 21:35
I don't think it's necessary to do color on the device itself small print on the player can be bw or grayscale ?
Color can be for on screen stuff .

slate
2013-03-20, 00:54
I don't quite know how to put this without causing offence but 'Community Squeeze' is not a happy choice of name......... aka 'The Village Bicycle'?........
Sorry

Jerry

Just my thought

cliveb
2013-03-20, 01:12
Referring to the simplified logos offered by pperse:


I like the first one of those.
Pretty much resembles the original slimdevices logo.
+1

I have always preferred sober/non-flashy logos - and as pippin says, it reminds us of the good old days when Slim Devices were running the show.

Browny
2013-03-20, 01:15
+1 again. The 3rd logo is very evocative to the long standing Slim Devices customers....since they're the obvious target base for this device it makes sense to play on it.


Referring to the simplified logos offered by pperse:


+1

I have always preferred sober/non-flashy logos - and as pippin says, it reminds us of the good old days when Slim Devices were running the show.

Chunkywizard
2013-03-20, 01:38
I like 3 then 2 then 1. I am a fan of the non-flashy also, but like 'classic' fonts that hopefully will not age (like the one in no. 1 IMHO). I think logo2 could be improved by centralising the type face also but maybe that's just me.

CW

asplundj
2013-03-20, 01:45
I like 3 then 2 then 1. I am a fan of the non-flashy also, but like 'classic' fonts that hopefully will not age (like the one in no. 1 IMHO). I think logo2 could be improved by centralising the type face also but maybe that's just me.

CW

I agree for me it's 3,2,1 as well

Jubarend
2013-03-20, 01:48
I've made this mock-up a while back before discovering this thread (and before reading about the name "Community Squeeze").

Some basics points we have to consider are having a logo / identity that works okay in all forms of application. The logo should look good when applied very small, but also stay crispy when printed large. It should be okay when used in black and white (like silk-screened in white only on a PCB). It's also smart to have a "type" and "image" combined in a logo, this way you can use the "image" for an icon or something and still have people recognize the brand.

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Chunkywizard
2013-03-20, 02:24
Great mockup!

CW

vining
2013-03-20, 02:33
I think I like the Open Squeeze OS better than Community Squeeze but the earlier mentioned SOS which can stand for Squeeze OS or Save Our Squeeze is also a good choice and SOS makes a simple logo. I also like the orange color in the Open Squeeze logo previously posted. I think the Orange and Squeeze are suited for each other and it stands out.

toby10
2013-03-20, 03:38
I've made this mock-up a while back before discovering this thread (and before reading about the name "Community Squeeze").

Some basics points we have to consider are having a logo / identity that works okay in all forms of application. The logo should look good when applied very small, but also stay crispy when printed large. It should be okay when used in black and white (like silk-screened in white only on a PCB). It's also smart to have a "type" and "image" combined in a logo, this way you can use the "image" for an icon or something and still have people recognize the brand.

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How about the name Roku? :)

JackOfAll
2013-03-20, 04:14
I thought I had seen that image (or something pretty close to it) somewhere else.....

roku-xs-chart-pics.sflb.ashx (http://www.roku.com/Libraries/Products_Page/roku-xs-chart-pics.sflb.ashx)

castalla
2013-03-20, 05:03
I think I like the Open Squeeze OS better than Community Squeeze but the earlier mentioned SOS which can stand for Squeeze OS or Save Our Squeeze is also a good choice and SOS makes a simple logo. I also like the orange color in the Open Squeeze logo previously posted. I think the Orange and Squeeze are suited for each other and it stands out.

Glad you got the point!

SOS ... !!!

bakker_be
2013-03-20, 05:39
Top one is better of the two - but I'd prefer the word 'community' to be in blue, not garish red!

+1

Jubarend
2013-03-20, 05:54
I thought I had seen that image (or something pretty close to it) somewhere else.....

roku-xs-chart-pics.sflb.ashx (http://www.roku.com/Libraries/Products_Page/roku-xs-chart-pics.sflb.ashx)

Yeah it's a mock-up, showing the logo in a "real life" application, giving the logo some surroundings matching it's look and feel (not designing the layout of a remote or enclosure).

Jubarend
2013-03-20, 06:30
included a modified version with the "Community Squeeze" name instead of "Open Squeeze".

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castalla
2013-03-20, 06:36
[QUOTE=Jubarend;741573]included a modified version with the "Community Squeeze" name instead of "Open Squeeze".

No! Sounds like a Group Hug! or something even more risque ...

oktup
2013-03-20, 06:38
I've made this mock-up a while back before discovering this thread (and before reading about the name "Community Squeeze").

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I think that's great, good work! Love the cassette/hearts thing, nice combination of cute and coolly retro :)

If/when the time comes to produce real units, I hope the design is given due consideration (ie people with expertise and experience in this area). One of the reasons I finally took the plunge was that the SB3 had such a great design, compared with SB1/2 which (with all due respect) just weren't in the same league. As a programmer, I wouldn't trust an airline pilot to write real-world code for me, and similarly I wouldn't trust myself to do real-world design ;)

PS - Apologies if you are indeed a programmer without design experience, and are just really good at this stuff too - I'm jealous if so ;)

Jubarend
2013-03-20, 06:59
I think that's great, good work! Love the cassette/hearts thing, nice combination of cute and coolly retro :)

If/when the time comes to produce real units, I hope the design is given due consideration (ie people with expertise and experience in this area). One of the reasons I finally took the plunge was that the SB3 had such a great design, compared with SB1/2 which (with all due respect) just weren't in the same league. As a programmer, I wouldn't trust an airline pilot to write real-world code for me, and similarly I wouldn't trust myself to do real-world design ;)

PS - Apologies if you are indeed a programmer without design experience, and are just really good at this stuff too - I'm jealous if so ;)

The unit's design is an image from an existing media streamer. But off course it's important to design a good looking enclosure when there will be some hardware released some day. I've have some ideas but this will require more information about the pcb and connection layout to prototype. I like the design of the Squeezebox classic (3) the best as well, still looking good after all these years. But from what i'm reading the test devices won't be using a screen.

signor_rossi
2013-03-20, 08:13
I like the first one of those.
Pretty much resembles the original slimdevices logo.

+1

The very first logo with the strange appendage on the capital q depresses me somehow... ;)
The tape inspired logo with the hearts is nice.

epoch1970
2013-03-20, 08:39
included a modified version with the "Community Squeeze" name instead of "Open Squeeze".
Now that the competition is heating up, my say is :

- Name: S.O.S. (for "save our squeezebox" or "SqueezeOS")
- Logo: A heart in a box (like the double-hearted cassette logo, except we don't care for cassettes, and one heart is enough)
2 colors, plain.

Thanks to all contributers!

guidof
2013-03-20, 09:44
For my two cents, I like SWAMP. Not sure where that name came from that John is using, but I like it.

+1.

Personally, I much prefer the short SWAMP to the long Community Squeeze. Easier to design a nice logo for, too.

Guido F.

didjean
2013-03-20, 11:50
I really like the approach of Jubarend. Simple, neat font. This is looking VERY professional compared to the other designs IMHO.

didjean
2013-03-20, 11:57
- Logo: A heart in a box (like the double-hearted cassette logo, except we don't care for cassettes, and one heart is enough)
2 colors, plain.



I quite like the cassette thing. It is just a funny reference to the music devices evolution.

GeeJay
2013-03-20, 19:41
I like the cassette with hearts, too. And Community Squeeze gets the idea across that this is a user-driven project.

Mnyb
2013-03-20, 21:28
The cassete things is nice :) thats cool ,but will everyone get that ?

Do avoid orange or pink ( or Logitech teal ) as colours of the logo or as colour scheme that's the only thing I have against it , the heart should not be red iether imho , to much of a fisher price toy look with garishly coloured logos on the box . However the display and web GUI can have colours ,but maybe not orange or pink.

I can again see the cassette/heart logo in white/ligth grey on a black box or dark grey on a silver box or gold on circuit board .

erland
2013-03-20, 23:12
The cassete things is nice :) thats cool ,but will everyone get that ?

No, I didn't until someone called it "cassette"

JackOfAll
2013-03-21, 00:29
I received the following "examples" back from Bronwyn incorporating changes suggested by feedback received.

"community" in blue.
http://www.communitysqueeze.org/logos/Bluecommu.jpg

"community" in blue and moved above "squeeze".
http://www.communitysqueeze.org/logos/MoveBluCommu.jpg

"community" in red and moved above "squeeze".
http://www.communitysqueeze.org/logos/MoveCommu.jpg

JackOfAll
2013-03-21, 00:42
I quite like the cassette thing. It is just a funny reference to the music devices evolution.

Every time I look at that cassette logo, I think I'm looking at an advert for a kiddies tape recorder manufactured by Fisher Price. Or maybe I just don't get it, being the wrong side of 40, rather than a lovestruck teenager. ;)

http://www.fisher-price.com/en_GB/Images/landing-page-fp-logo_tcm169-11731_tcm174-11731.png

kesey
2013-03-21, 02:10
Or maybe I just don't get it, being the wrong side of 40, rather than a lovestruck teenager. ;)

Maybe even, a lovestruck teenager 40 years ago:-) For me, if the desire is to evoke thoughts of historical music players, then the HMV type image is much more attractive than that of the cassette. Vinyl tends to promote a wistful smile; the thought of cassettes brings to my mind magnetic tape getting jammed in the player, and of a short lived technology.

Jubarend
2013-03-21, 04:04
The image of the cassette is off course a reference to music and music devices lost in time. It's a device that revolutionised the way we listened (and recorded) audio at home just like the Slimdevices did for music files. For me personally it's nostalgia to think of the days i spend recording radio on cassettes and making my own mix tapes for friends, in a way like i use my squeezeboxes to play radio streams and compose playlists.

The hearts are symbolic for the communities love toward a product that's been "taken away" from us and the passion for music we all share. The orange colour works well with dark colours like black and grey when using in hardware enclosure and software, but also works good on white. It's also the inverted colour of the original squeezebox teal. The orange is fitting for the hearts as well, red would be a bit much in my opinion. You can also squeeze an orange, a joke that's been used as the name for an android squeezebox remote "Orange Squeeze".

The shapes and aesthetics are inspired by the original squeezebox hardware and software. The cassette is a bit the shape of the squeezebox touch, the rounded corners are similar to the shapes of all the squeezebox hardware and also the squeeze server interface. The typeface is also rounded and matching the thickness of the logo's lines and shapes. The design language can be translated to all sorts of uses like icons, buttons, interfaces, hardware and more to make it 1 matching and recognisable concept.

The total image is friendly like the squeeze ecosystem is to it's users (user friendly, accessible) and the community towards it's new product. Making it look like a device that is not to "hacker" but usable for the whole family. In a way the look and feel is about listening to the music you love in an easy way.

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JackOfAll
2013-03-21, 04:12
OK, that kind of makes a bit more sense to me now. (Which might be me anyway, maybe everyone else got it without any explanation.)

And I think that using orange and black as the primary 2 colors works, when you put it in context. (My initial reaction to the orange was that I didn't like it.)

castalla
2013-03-21, 04:14
I'm convinced!

pippin
2013-03-21, 04:19
Sorry to spoil but I really don't like that cassette logo. This is sooo last millennium.
What should the message be? We are so retro we don't just not accept the death of that darn old Squeezebox thingy, we would wish we even could get cassettes back?
In this context I believe it's not a good idea.

JackOfAll
2013-03-21, 04:39
Sorry to spoil but I really don't like that cassette logo. This is sooo last millennium.

Yep, and just to be clear, I get what the idea is behind it now, (the cassette), but don't like it one bit. Orange and black colour schemes, I'm warming to.

reinholdk
2013-03-21, 04:58
I also don't like the cassette logo too much, but I must admit that it makes a very recognizable logo, even without text. If we could find another item instead of the cassette...

chill
2013-03-21, 05:17
I also don't like the cassette logo too much, but I must admit that it makes a very recognizable logo, even without text. If we could find another item instead of the cassette...

If the logo was based on a number of images like the stylised cassette, but including, say, CD, Radio and Vinyl, would that work? Would it be obvious that this device represents the convergence of all these devices?

reinholdk
2013-03-21, 05:21
If the logo was based on a number of images like the stylised cassette, but including, say, CD, Radio and Vinyl, would that work? Would it be obvious that this device represents the convergence of all these devices?

No, I don't think it would work :)

simbo
2013-03-21, 07:01
Sorry to spoil but I really don't like that cassette logo. This is sooo last millennium.

OK, let's make it an 8-track... :-)

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epoch1970
2013-03-21, 07:28
…In a way the look and feel is about listening to the music you love in an easy way…
All very well sorted IMHO. I still don't like the cassette and would go with a rectangle w/ rounded edges and a single heart. Also, I think the font face works better with small letters than large ones. In the 1st images you posted I think the larger text, on white background, doesn't work as well as the smaller text on black bg. I like the color(s) fine, and I suppose John S. can find this design actionable if he wants to perform a bit of PCB art :)
Details, as you see.

guidof
2013-03-21, 07:52
Yep, and just to be clear, I get what the idea is behind it now, (the cassette), but don't like it one bit. Orange and black colour schemes, I'm warming to.

+1. Avoid the cassette, please. Even a simple (black) box would be better.

Guido F.

erland
2013-03-21, 08:08
A bit off topic, I wonder how Custom Clock applet with the following cassette style with turning wheels is going to look on a 1080p TV screen:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/uploads/9/9f/CustomClock_Cassette.png

:-)

MrC
2013-03-21, 08:11
If you're paying homage, in spirit, should the imagery lean towards an accordion (http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/lenm/lenm1211/lenm121100121/16552952-mascot-illustration-of-an-accordion-pressing-the-keys-of-its-keyboard.jpg) or concertina?

I also was reminded of a child's toy when I saw the hearts.

aubuti
2013-03-21, 09:19
The image of the cassette is off course a reference to music and music devices lost in time. It's a device that revolutionised the way we listened (and recorded) audio at home <snip>....
Very well articulated explanation for the thinking behind the design. The rationale sounds great, I like the color scheme, and I'm ambivalent about the cassette shape, but the hearts are way (way!) too cutesy for my tastes.

Mnyb
2013-03-21, 09:53
Very well articulated explanation for the thinking behind the design. The rationale sounds great, I like the color scheme, and I'm ambivalent about the cassette shape, but the hearts are way (way!) too cutesy for my tastes.

A bit like " my first Sony " google that for pics if you managed to forgot those .

Well a cute little heart *could* possibly do if the rest of the machine is a black rectangular box with sharp corners no rounded edges maybe even recessed front and back by some millimetres .

agillis
2013-03-21, 18:40
How about a more simplified logo like this?
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I like these a lot. They are very simple and could be easily used in a lot of different places.

It would be nice to have a symbol that could be used as an icon for community projects. Not just stylized text.

JJZolx
2013-03-21, 18:46
How about a more simplified logo like this?
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This. I like this logo a lot. The colors and fonts are reminiscent of the original Slim Devices logo. The word 'Community' could be a little thicker, but otherwise, it's just about perfect.

Muele
2013-03-22, 00:14
I have no involvement in this project (But I think it's exiting), so my vote doesn't really count.

But I think Jubarend's work is really good. I caught the cassette reference right away. It works well both in the small and big versions. Looks friendly. Has both the musical reference of the cassette and the passion of the heart.

Maybe if the cassette included a couple of black dots in the top where the little holes are suppoed to be, the reference would be more obvious. If people don't like the orange, maybe tone it a little more greyish?

JackOfAll
2013-03-22, 06:29
One place where I think we could use some snazzy, pop-art, style icons and I've completely stripped this back, (removing icons "borrowed" from another project), so you'd basically have a blank canvas to work with...... The Web Browser Configuration and Control GUI.....

So for each of the menu-items on the index page..... "About", "Server", "Player", "Wired Network Interface", "Wi-Fi Network Interface"......

Jubarend, what do you think? Perhaps use the cassette graphic for "Squeezelite Player" and come up with some other icons for the other options?

EDIT: That didn't work so well with the attachments....

index.png (http://www.communitysqueeze.org/gui/index.png)
ethernet.png (http://www.communitysqueeze.org/gui/ethernet.png)
player.png (http://www.communitysqueeze.org/gui/player.png)
server.png (http://www.communitysqueeze.org/gui/server.png)

welom
2013-03-22, 11:55
How about a more simplified logo like this?
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+1

asplundj
2013-03-23, 04:06
perhaps instead of a cassette one could make a simple symbol of a squeezed rectangle (a box) or circle (record). what would that look like? if you squeeze a rectangle it might look a bit like an accordian but very simplified

just a thought

autopilot
2013-03-24, 05:02
A bit off topic, I wonder how Custom Clock applet with the following cassette style with turning wheels is going to look on a 1080p TV screen:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/uploads/9/9f/CustomClock_Cassette.png

:-)

Sorry to go off topic, but can that screen saver easily be run on the touch? But with the tape filling the whole screen?

autopilot
2013-03-24, 05:16
Sorry to spoil but I really don't like that cassette logo. This is sooo last millennium.
What should the message be? We are so retro we don't just not accept the death of that darn old Squeezebox thingy, we would wish we even could get cassettes back?
In this context I believe it's not a good idea.

I agree in this context. I really like the retro look of that cassette logo, but in this case it needs to be more forward looking. Saying that, I'm no graphic designer and I have no idea how that would be represented. Although the current modern convention apears to be very simple flat design, often just text.

I still can't get my head around 'community squeeze', it just sounds a bit mental to me.

sbp
2013-03-24, 11:33
How about a more simplified logo like this?
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Hi I like these the most.

But maybe the name should reflect our legacy from both the Slim devices and the Logitech Squeezebox - So I thought that "Squeeze Devices" or "Squeeze Device" could be a good candidate:
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Edit: Actually the font used by pperse is better, but I don't know which one he used.

Steen

sbp
2013-03-24, 23:54
Hi

Maybe something like this for the different versions of the wandboard devices:
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The colours and the font could be different - but this logo clearly states the version of the Squeeze Device

asplundj
2013-03-25, 01:09
I played around with Jubarend's logo and created a "squeezed box" the dots represents the community that squeeze the box. We could also do without the dots

Within boxes one can have the acronyms suggested by JackOfAll:
CS == Community Squeeze (the community project)
CSP == Community Squeeze Player (the 'designed by the community' hardware player)
CSS == Community Squeeze Server (a community maintained LMS)
CSOS == Community Squeeze Operating System (the 'community maintained' OS for our player/server)

castalla
2013-03-25, 01:20
+1 Neat!

pperse
2013-03-25, 01:50
Edit: Actually the font used by pperse is better, but I don't know which one he used.
Steen

Its the same font and colors which is used by the original SlimDevices-logo.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgramma (You can google microgramma.ttf)

I think the others also should try this font.

bakker_be
2013-03-25, 02:54
I played around with Jubarend's logo and created a "squeezed box" the dots represents the community that squeeze the box. We could also do without the dots

Within boxes one can have the acronyms suggested by JackOfAll:
CS == Community Squeeze (the community project)
CSP == Community Squeeze Player (the 'designed by the community' hardware player)
CSS == Community Squeeze Server (a community maintained LMS)
CSOS == Community Squeeze Operating System (the 'community maintained' OS for our player/server)

I like it :)

Mushroom_3
2013-03-25, 03:20
How about a more simplified logo like this?
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This would be my choice also - clean and simple.

SlimChances
2013-03-25, 06:19
This would be my choice also - clean and simple.

+1

sbp
2013-03-25, 06:28
Thanks to pperse I found the correct fonts for my suggestion, and as he suggested it might also be better with the original colours.

The thinking behind these logos (and names) are that they resemble the style from the SlimDevice logo, without being too similar and at the same time it incorporate the name from the Logitech Squeezebox years.
A "Slim Devise" is something similar to a "Squeezed box" and could also be described as a "Squeeze Device" which is symbolized by the two red lines.

So for the coming 0.5 version of the wandboard player this could be a logo?

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Pascal Hibon
2013-03-25, 09:18
Thanks to pperse I found the correct fonts for my suggestion, and as he suggested it might also be better with the original colours.

The thinking behind these logos (and names) are that they resemble the style from the SlimDevice logo, without being too similar and at the same time it incorporate the name from the Logitech Squeezebox years.
A "Slim Devise" is something similar to a "Squeezed box" and could also be described as a "Squeeze Device" which is symbolized by the two red lines.

So for the coming 0.5 version of the wandboard player this could be a logo?

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Besides the fact that I like the look of this logo, it also pays homage to the original creators of the great Squeezebox product. Love it!

sbp
2013-03-25, 23:51
OK

My last suggestions.
The "Squeeze Audio Device"

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Or as requested by JackofAll

The "Community Squeeze"

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I like the name "Squeeze Audio Device" the best.
This name clearly states what we are talking about, and there is links back to both companies that made our previous players (SlimDevices and Logitech Squeezebox)

asplundj
2013-03-26, 00:28
please remember that this is the logo thread and not the name thread. there are other threads about the name. RE the latest logos, instead of 0.5 I would prefer P for player, OS for operating system or S for server

Johan

Pascal Hibon
2013-03-26, 00:57
I wouldn’t limit this thread to logo’s only. The proposed names in the other thread aren’t that good and this thread might be yet another opportunity to get to a good name.
@ sbp: love the work you did on the logo’s.

SlimChances
2013-03-26, 06:07
I wouldn’t limit this thread to logo’s only. The proposed names in the other thread aren’t that good and this thread might be yet another opportunity to get to a good name.
@ sbp: love the work you did on the logo’s.
+1

I think Squeeze Device looks the best and is descriptive;I had suggested on the other thread the name MainSqueeze but it didn't interest anyone

autopilot
2013-03-26, 09:41
But what about my existing Squeezebox's? Am I expected to rename them and start referring to them with a different name? Or will I end up with a mixture of Squeezebox's and Squeeze Device's (or whatever).

Sorry but I personally feel this whole naming and rebranding thing has gotten a bit ridiculous.

IMO, just refer to them a 'SB's and move on.

pufnstuf
2013-03-28, 15:28
I really, really like Jubarend's work. The cassette is great and instantly signifies music to me. Love the black, white and orange colours too. This looks fresh and very clean. Great work!

The majority of age groups do recognize a cassette, especially a simplified, stylized version - even Gen Y's. :D

aubuti
2013-03-28, 22:12
But what about my existing Squeezebox's? Am I expected to rename them and start referring to them with a different name? Or will I end up with a mixture of Squeezebox's and Squeeze Device's (or whatever).

Sorry but I personally feel this whole naming and rebranding thing has gotten a bit ridiculous.

IMO, just refer to them a 'SB's and move on.
No need to rename your SB3, Touch, Boom, etc. That's what they still are. You didn't rename the SB3 when Logitech renamed it "Classic", did you?

But a new name for a new product (or new incarnation) makes sense, because (a) they are different devices from what exists now, and (b) Logitech still owns the rights to the name Squeezebox.

autopilot
2013-03-29, 01:28
No need to rename your SB3, Touch, Boom, etc. That's what they still are. You didn't rename the SB3 when Logitech renamed it "Classic", did you?

But a new name for a new product (or new incarnation) makes sense, because (a) they are different devices from what exists now, and (b) Logitech still owns the rights to the name Squeezebox.

Exactly, that's my whole point. It will be odd mixing them. Why not chose a name that has the initials 'SB'. Then all devices in my system will be 'SB's.

simbo
2013-03-29, 01:46
The majority of age groups do recognize a cassette, especially a simplified, stylized version - even Gen Y's. :D
This is an interesting point. Stylized representations of dated products still regularly take on new meanings as they avoid ambiguity. For example, in the UK (and I expect elsewhere) an early-20th century box camera is used to signify traffic speed cameras. Likewise an icon of a 3.5" floppy disk is instantly recognised as a Save function despite them not being used for many years.

The point being, the use of a dated product to represent a new idea is not unknown, and does not suggest the new product is equally dated.

The 8-track suggestion was a joke btw. That's pushing things a little too far.

pufnstuf
2013-03-29, 02:27
The 8-track suggestion was a joke btw. That's pushing things a little too far.

I loved the 8-track! I would also wanna see an minidisc version of the logo. :D

bakker_be
2013-03-29, 03:55
I loved the 8-track! I would also wanna see an minidisc version of the logo. :D
Maybe a good idea for a boot animation: the progress of extinct formats to come to the Squeezebox/digital era :)