Fabian M. Schindler wrote:
Good day, Mr. Barnes.
I am currently the Graphic-Dept. Manager of Yoper Linux Ltd. and thus
have to do with design of Logos, websites, icons and such things.
Apart from Yoper I also use Fedora, thus I found the Fedora-Wiki and
the logo design topic. I have thought a bit about solutions for Fedora
and it is logical that an good logo needs to be simple, easy for
printing, with minimal distraction, attractive, dynamic and easy to
distinguish from other logos, like e.g. Nike or Mercedes. Most of the
propositions in the Wiki do not really fit the one or the other basic
aspect of logo-design.
After some sketches, I came up with the following logo concept. I hope
you can add it to the logo list in the Wiki.
Now, some explanations to the design:
- Blue is a "must" as it is already established as the
- The circle shape is used as a reference to the RedHat logo, which is
round, too. As Fedora is a testbed for RedHat, it is only logical to
tie both Distributions one to another without making the logos twins.
- The "F" got curved/smoothed down in order to make it look more dynamic.
- At the "foot" of the Fedora-F there is enough space left for
additions to the logo: Core, Extras, Legacy, etc.
- The Fedora-Core logo (as seen in the sketch) will have the current
number of the Fedora release added in a very light grey/silver shade.
This adds some distinction to the logo without distracting the overall
I hope that the concept will be useful. In case that the svg-sources
should be required, I can mail them to you.
Fabian M. Schindler
Fabian M. Schindler <fabianmschindler(a)yahoo.de
*Yoper Linux Ltd.*
I will place your image on the wiki page.
Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes