[forge-dev] Fwd: Seam Forge logos round 1

Paul Bakker paul.bakker.nl at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 17:37:13 EDT 2011

I like the sword analogy, makes sense being a "craftsman" developer. Not sure if a sword would fit well in the logo (might get too complicated), but the idea behind it is perfect :-)

I agree on the lightweight part too. The only thing that should be clear is that you won't get any lock-in with Forge, but to my opinion a anvil doesn't say you do have a lock-in. It also implies Forge is a tool that supports your crafsman work.


On Jul 11, 2011, at 11:18 PM, Dan Allen wrote:

> I like the anvil because I often use the phrase "banging out code." In fact, creating software is a lot like creating a sword. You get a rough shape, then you refine it until you have a really sharp edge. Forge itself means to "Move forward gradually or steadily", exactly how swords and software are made (good ones).
> I don't think "lightweight" really has to be the focus. Naturally, we do want to imply speed, but I think each strike is an efficient one, like a master blacksmith. And there are different hammers for each part of the process (the right tool for the job).
> So I think the anvil fits very well. Perhaps we need to add the sword to portray the meaning.
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 16:54, Gunnar Morling <gunnar.morling at googlemail.com> wrote:
>  I can't
> really draw, so I tried to google for this and found
> http://www.fotosearch.com/CSP203/k2035148/ which goes into the
> direction I had in mind. A character would also give a nice mascot.
> This is a great way to communicate what you would like to see, without having to be an artist. We did this a lot during the Arquillian logo drafting process.
> -Dan
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