Ubuntu gnome logo

Patrik Bubák bubapa at privacyrequired.com
Sat Aug 22 11:51:34 UTC 2015

Better yet, I can illustrate a nice example that just came to mind,

- this is the logo of the popular Arch-based Linux distribution called
- this is the logo of a local university where I live

Look at both properly and I'm sure you will notice very similar
patterns. To me those two looks very much identical colour tones and
shapes, but still they convey something very different.

AAU (Aalborg University) was definitely the first one to adopt the
pattern and if they wanted to be really mean they could sue Antergos for
copying their patterns, but no one does such a thing, because it's a)
lame and b) totally not worth the effort since c) they have nothing in
common apart from the pattern.

There are so many results like these that people could sue one another
endlessly and nobody does that, because while one company may have a
gorilla in their logo for delivering bananas another company may have it
because they produce whey protein coctails and want to use the gorilla
as an expression of raw strength.

I hope this answers your question.

On Sat, 2015-08-22 at 13:37 +0200, Patrik Bubák wrote:

> This has been brought to our attention, but there's nothing to be
> worried about, because while some might see similarities the two are
> entirely different in colour tones, shape proportions, rotation and
> they both stand for entirely different things. Shazam's logo even
> applies gradients, which we don't.
> There are many logos out there that look quite the same but are
> different. You can observe repeating patterns everywhere simply
> because people draw what they see. How many logos have you seen with
> the same animal, a car, a rectangle, a circle or any other geometric
> shape or pattern? 
> Everything is a remix of something.
> On Sat, 2015-08-22 at 11:26 +0100, Andrés Muñiz Piniella wrote: 
> > Hi,
> > I have seen something similar to the proposed logo (or the last logo I saw).
> > 
> > It is some sort of music catching service called shazam [1]or similar. It is clearly very different thing to UG. But since things can happen the other way with names[2], I thought I'd mention it, just in case.
> > 
> > [1] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam_(service)
> > [2] https://www.gnome.org/groupon/
> > 
> > -- 
> > RichmondMakerlabs.uk
> > Ham United Group
> > 

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