International logo contest/Final logo variants/Gutza

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historical pages 2003 Wikipedia international logo contest (logo comments, Gutza)
This was an international contest held from July 20 to August 27 2003, gathering 150 proposals. After the early proposal by Chuck Smith on October 12, 2002, the contest was first proposed on June 14, 2003 by Erik Moeller, who argued that the logo (adopted in January 2002 from the Logo suggestions) was unaesthetic, not international, and portrayed a text-only Wikipedia.

Gutza's variant[edit]

PM logo Gutza 01.png

A little too dark, a little to plain, but maybe a direction worth pursuing? Please comment. --Gutza 04:09, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)

It's a good start. Having seen it now without any text, I think the pieces should have something on them. They look too blank. I like the perspective, though. What settings did you use? -- Nohat 06:42, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)
yeah--im of a mind that PM's logo as it was is pretty good-- Ill do some more moderate variations of the logo, focusing on the finer touches. But i like what you and dave are doing here--do continue to show us your experiments.Stevertigo 08:03, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)
PS--Note that the opening at the top creates a "V" symmetry, which seems to me an optical distraction.-SV

I really like this direction. Maybe some subtle use of colour? -- Pde 13:10, 28 Sep 2003 (UTC)

This is the one I prefer too: edges are not too sharp, space is well done. Just a little bit of colour would be nice. Joseph Papier 18:17, 28 Sep 2003 (UTC)


(Colors, shadow and font by Eloquence; font+text can be altered easily; here's a GIMP file with layers)

Better, but way to colourful. Only three or four coloured pieces, rest plain gray? (and the font is to bold). -- Tillwe 13:58, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)
What I like about the mixed white and coloured puzzle pieces is that the coloured pieces can symbolize active projects, and the white ones projects yet to be begun, Adding grey bits of the back pieces do give a better impression of depth. Eclecticology 01:13, 28 Sep 2003 (UTC)
Finally, I played a bit with it, getting this: