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Gedit want a new logo

Gedit needs a new logo. Judging by their current one (see below) I’d add the adjective desperately into proceedings.

gedit-logo

This is somewhat old news, and I’m not sure if the Gedit team are still looking but it’s only just been brought to my attention (thanks Steven!).

There are a few caveats to bear in mind if you intend to flex your digital-art muscle in creating a new logo:

  • The logo should be under a free license compatible with gedit’s license
  • The logo should be in a format editable with free tools and possibly realized with free tools
  • The logo should say gedit, not Gedit or GEdit or gEdit
  • The logo should be stylish but simple with not too many colors
  • The logo should have a transparent background to fit in different contexts like web-pages, about dialog etc
  • Avoid cartoonish logos and cartoonish fonts
  • Do not simply take the text-editor icon and stick “gedit” on top
  • For historical reasons we would like to keep the current dark red color

If you’ve got time to spare then come up with something and send it to

  • pborelli AT gnome DOT org
  • jessevdk AT gnome DOT org
  • icq AT gnome DOT org

Also, don’t forget to share your designs with the rest of us in the comments below!

Thanks to Steven