I asked afgs about a possible logo for Wary Puppy, based on the official logo but looking "wary" or "cautious". Afgs posted this response:
I have done some study on it, considering these factors:
- 'wary' definition by Merriam Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wary)
- tubeguy's wallpaper showing a dog lurking behind hills (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=440624#440624)
- paulhomebus' drawing showing a puppy looking through a hole (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=445517#445517)
- your suggestion to use a modified version of the standard logo, I think that's good since Wary is part of the official releases.
- your suggestion to modify the eyes (glancing to the side)
- wary faces I've seen don't have smiles, so IMO the smile (on the logo) will make the face look 'sneaky'.
And afgs has created this:
...a Puppy warily peaking out from a hole! Afgs has also created a very nice wallpaper with logo on it.
So, what do you reckon?
Comments:Posted on 12 Oct 2010, 17:53 by BarryK
Further down in hole?
I am looking at that logo, trying to visualize how it would look if the pup was even further down in the hole, peaking out with nose showing but not the mouth.
Posted on 12 Oct 2010, 22:16 by Iguleder
I think it could be cooler if the Puppy was a 'lil bit moved to the right with its "hands" helping it leap out of the hole. The current logo is awesome, don't get me wrong - but without the "wary" next to it one may think it's some mean Puppy.
Regarding your comment, Barry - I think it's a bad idea, too much black and not enough Puppy imho :)
But that's just my opinion, which doesn't matter much.
Posted on 13 Oct 2010, 8:20 by scsijon
sorry, the one white eye looks like how one of my dogs looked when it went blind in one eye, would be a good symbol for a disabled puppy version though. maybe a eye outline in black with both of the eye centres looking "half sideways" would be better.
Maybe even an oval shape rather than circle representing coming out of a rabbit-hole with no mouth on show.
Alternately a paw covering the mouth nose and part of the eye from the side with the eyes looking "upwards at you", as if the puppy is saying something like, "i'm not sure what's going on, am I in trouble or something"
Posted on 13 Oct 2010, 9:38 by Raffy
Tronkel's wary cat
Tronkel posted an interesting image of a kitty . It peeks from under something, and its ears must be "wary".
Posted on 17 Oct 2010, 9:26 by BarryK
Revised Wary logo
Afgs has created a revised logo. Afgs sent me a pm with this comment about the revised logo:
Erect ears facing forward means the dog is very attentive (Although dogs with drop ears, like Beagles, can't use these signals very well.)
Mouth expressions that indicate aggression include the snarl, with lips retracting to expose the teeth, although some dogs also use this during play.
Raised eyebrows suggest interest, lowered brows suggest uncertainty or mild anger, and one eyebrow up suggests bewilderment.
The leaning of a dog's head to the right or to the left often indicates curiosity.
Here it is:
Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 10:55 by Raffy
Yes, nice, although the right white eye needs to be shown as focused, too. Since the smile is missing (that complements the bigger right eye), I guess both eyes can be identical (black like the left). Thanks, afgs!