Wikibooks/Logo/Proposal/I

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
< Wikibooks‎ | Logo‎ | Proposal
Jump to: navigation, search

Gallery[edit]

See examples with other Foundation logos below.

Proposal[edit]

Note: I reformatted this page to match the layout of the other proposals for easier comparison. Ezra has a lot of REALLY good detailed information about this proposal that should be considered in addition to the basic logos shown above. Please visit the Details page for additional information about this proposal, including alternate colors and sizes, localization information, and much more. --Willscrlt (Talk) 10:29, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Current discussion[edit]

Note: older discussions and logos were archived to reduce page length and help focus the discussion.

(I1) The original proposal
(I2) A simplified variation
  1. This is a well drawn picture, it's just that the concept isn't good. I would suggest choosing a different logo other than this one to adopt.
  2. I think this looks great, it looks refreshing against the other logos, the pages flipping also evoke image of a tree which I like.
  3. This is definitely my favorite proposal. The only thing I'm not sure about is the gray cover, but that can always be edited. I really, really hope this one wins... - Mirek2
  4. This one is okay. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was the hydra or Scylla from Greek mythology. It's better than the puzzle-book. Νεοπτόλεμος 09:12, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
  5. I only like this one. --217.202.3.164 21:13, 28 April 2008 (UTC) (Xania from Wikibooks English)
  6. I'm shocked, and afraid, for me it resembles Medusa. Sorry, I really do not like it, and I feel fear when I look at it, yes I'm serious about that! --217.229.13.146 13:21, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
    Any other serpentine beasts from Greek mythology we can come up with? :) Νεοπτόλεμος 22:00, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  7. I like this one, expecially the sun-rising version (where is it?). --Ramac 16:48, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
  8. I like this logo very much. It's simple and clear and illustrates well the idea of Wikibooks. --Pietrodn · talk with me 12:56, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  9. This is my favourite. --AdRiley 13:06, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  10. Very nice, but the grayscale version dosn't look very good - maybe you can improve it? Michi 88.217.21.136 12:24, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
  11. Sorry, but I hate this one. The image is too concrete and has no symbolism. --penubag 06:57, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  12. I like this logo but don't support it because I dislike the colors and the overall shape of the design. It is confusing at first glance. 207.157.239.252 16:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  13. This logo seems to me to be the most respectable, the one most lacking in 'commercialisation' -- if you see what I mean? The others have a certain ring of a 'company' logo, which I do not think is suitable for Wikibooks. I would be happy to see this one on the spine of a print-version on my bookshelf (black tooling on dark green buckram, I was thinking…)! — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 22:17, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  14. I simplified the pages a little. Look to the right. Hope you all like! Tkgd2007 01:06, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  15. This is my fav too Pengo 05:52, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  16. It's OK. Because some of the pages are curved, it doesn't really look like a book at first glance. Juliancolton 17:36, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  17. Oppose - This logo at least looks like a wikibook to me. However, I feel it is too whispy and relies too heavily on the English text to get the point across. As mentioned in several of the other proposals, it would be best if the logo didn't have to rely upon the text to make sense in international versions of the site. Overall, I like the concept and the imagery, but I don't think it is the best choice for the final logo. (How come there wasn't a discussion section in this proposal before this?) --Willscrlt (Talk) 19:53, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
    We are not voting on these logos yet so your "oppose" comment is a bit out of place. There is plenty of discussion on the discussion page. I would like to address your comment on the English text here though, because it seems to be a big issue for some. Wikibooks is the only trademark of this project owned by the WMF. They do not have the resources and it is not practical for them to register every possible language variation of the name. Additionally, it would be impractical of them to try to register all the different domain names of these variations. If I wanted, I could register wikilivres.org today and put all sorts of interesting things online. It is important that the logo include the English trademark to protect the wikibooks image and ensure the maximum brand recognition. Now that I think of it, it would be a plus to include the ".org" somewhere too. --Ezra Katz 22:47, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
    Sorry. I didn't find the talk page discussion before I added this. Good point about the trademark. I didn't know that, but it makes a lot of sense. It also just helps with brand identification. Even if you can't comprehend the English name, you can probably recognize it. --Willscrlt (Talk) 22:59, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
    Since this was the only proposal using the talk page for discussion, I have merged current discussion into this page (like the other proposals) and split the intricate details of the proposal (which most of the other proposals do not have) into a sub-page to help standardize all the discussions. I hope you do not mind, Ezra. I can tell you put a lot of thought and work into this proposal. Also, I would like to see one of the versions of this proposal be included in the final round of voting. --Willscrlt (Talk) 10:29, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
  18. Neutral - the design isn't bad, but it doesn't suits very well Wikibooks: the choice of the colors and the peaceful design would be perfect for an ancient library. -- RaminusFalcon «…» («it.wikipedia») 07:30, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
  19. I would say this is one of the best drawn logos, but for reasons stated above, I don't think it works well as WB's logo. Rocket000 02:02, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  20. This logo is certainly the best. It is different and so stands out, and it looks right as the Wikibooks logo. DineshAdv 19:49, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
  21. Neutral - agree with RaminusFalcon. I quite like the realistic solidity of the book, but I prefer the other logo proposals --Mcld 11:25, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
  22. Screams Cleopatra meets the computer-age. The awkward bend of the pages looks unnatural and appears to symbolize architecture or structure or form. Not fierce. Davumaya 19:47, 16 July 2008 (UTC)


  1. oppose Too close of a monster to be attractive. This logo doesn't represent the multiplicity of books in wikibook. --Gdgourou 10:54, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
  2. oppose This logo at least looks like a wikibook to me. --213.182.117.84 11:37, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
  3. oppose I like this logo, but it is really similar to one for the Contra Costa County library system, which might cause problems. (see http://ccclib.org/). 68.126.206.155 23:31, 18 October 2008 (UTC)Q
  4. oppose Look likes a medusa. --Dante Cardoso Pinto de Almeida 22:28, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
  5. Oppose Oppose The pages are too thin to be clear at small sizes. It is not a instantly recognisable book form - in my opinion, the logo should feature the inside of an open book, not the end. I also think it looks like a medusa. Inductiveload 18:11, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Gallery appendix[edit]

Note that these examples include a proposed WikiJunior logo that coordinates well with this proposal, but apparently did not make it into the current selection round.


Gallery example: (I1) Standard form[edit]

Here is how Wikibooks logo Page Fan.svg looks with other Wikimedia Foundation logos:

Wikipedia-logo-en.png Commons-logo-en.png WikiNews-Logo-en.svg MediaWiki logo without tagline.png
Wikiquote-logo-en.svg Wikibooks logo Page Fan.svg Wiktionary-logo.svg Wikiversity-logo.svg
Wikimedia logo text RGB.svg Wikisource-newberg-de.png Wikispecies-logo-en.png Wikijunior logo Page Fan.svg
Meta-Wiki Meta-Wiki - Coordination Wikipedia Wikipedia - Encyclopedia Wiktionary Wiktionary - Dictionary
Wikisource Wikisource - Sources Wikibooks3 Wikibooks3 - This is the example Wikiquote Wikiquote - Quotations
Wikispecies Wikispecies - Species Wikinews Wikinews - News Wikiversity Wikiversity - Learning tools


Gallery example: (I2) Simplified form[edit]

Here is how Wikibooks logo Page Fan B.svg looks with other Wikimedia Foundation logos:

Wikipedia-logo-en.png Commons-logo-en.png WikiNews-Logo-en.svg MediaWiki logo without tagline.png
Wikiquote-logo-en.svg Wikibooks logo Page Fan B.svg Wiktionary-logo.svg Wikiversity-logo.svg
Wikimedia logo text RGB.svg Wikisource-newberg-de.png Wikispecies-logo-en.png Wikijunior logo Page Fan.svg
Meta-Wiki Meta-Wiki - Coordination Wikipedia Wikipedia - Encyclopedia Wiktionary Wiktionary - Dictionary
Wikisource Wikisource - Sources Wikibooks3 Wikibooks3 - This is the example Wikiquote Wikiquote - Quotations
Wikispecies Wikispecies - Species Wikinews Wikinews - News Wikiversity Wikiversity - Learning tools