[ubuntu-art] artwork for the Ubuntu idea brainstorming website

volvoguy volvoguy at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 09:42:21 GMT 2007

On Dec 28, 2007 5:16 PM, Troy James Sobotka <troy.sobotka at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1 - I have long promoted the ditching of the Ubuntu title font
> in everything outside of the word "Ubuntu".  Are you against changing
> the 'logo' to a font outside of the Ubuntu title font family?  It
> is a sub-optimal font for anything other than the Ubuntu name.

You'll probably have to take that one up with Canonical / Mark
Shuttleworth himself. They paid for that logo design and unless things
have changed a lot in my absence, logo modification isn't an option.
The "Ubuntu title font" also really isn't a general use, full featured
typeface. I think Andrew  completed the additional letters (besides
"ubuntu") for Ubuntu-related uses (although the license allows other
uses) like adding other text to Ubuntu themed graphics that would fit
with the official logo. (Andrew, correct me if I'm wrong!)

I'm not trying to burst anybody's bubble - anyone can create graphic
elements for the UI or otherwise that don't use the typographic logo
or do employ fonts other than the Ubuntu title font, but as far as
getting the actual distro logo changed - I don't think it's gonna

That's just my $.02 (+/- $.02). :-)

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