Re: Linux logo (prototype 1)

Jan Hubicka (
Thu, 9 May 1996 12:16:37 +0100 (GMT+0100)

On Tue, 7 May 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > I am not expert for logos...but my mother (professional artist) says that
> > logo have to be simple, in both color and blackwhite variants etc.....
> > Because you need to place it into lots of various
> > places sometimes very small and low quality printed...
> Your wife is certainly correct. What I'd like to have would be to have a
> stylizied penguin as the logo (outline - "Penguin Books" has something like it,
> but theirs is way too "real", and I'd like a fatter version of it if you've
> seen the "ccpenguin.jpg" you'll know what I mean).
No..I am sorry I have just text terminal
Yesterday I asked my mother and she also did stylized penguin as logo...I
really like it..It is very early version-my mother is very busy so I just
quiclky redrawed what she did on if you will like it it will
be inproved..I think that it is pretty nice logo...the penguin looks like
i so it can be raded as Li also it can be very very uses just
circles and rectangles so it can be drawed by very simple program....and
I think that it looks quite first version is not very tunned..I
am also very week I have very signifficant exams..but better
version can come later.
> The problem is that doing that kind of logo is non-trivial - it really takes
> talent to give the image of a fat penguin in just a few strokes of a brush..
> Linus

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