Re: [Rd] R-Project logo in SVG format

From: Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch_at_stat.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Mon 04 Sep 2006 - 09:54:32 GMT

>>>>> On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:55:38 +0100, >>>>> Barry Rowlingson (BR) wrote:

> friedrich.leisch@stat.uni-muenchen.de wrote:

  >> After you created one and submitted it to us probably at the same place as
  >> the bitmaps. In the meantime it will have to suffice that you use all we
  >> have, and that are the bitmaps (the logo was done by a volunteer who chose
  >> to use a bitmapped graphics program). It is not like we keep the good
  >> stuff back on purpose ...

> It does look like it would be near-impossible to parameterise the logo
> efficiently into a vector format - all that shading and 3-d effect
> stuff. The largest PNG file there is 1450x1100 pixels which at 300 dpi
> gives you a 4-inch logo. Although looking at it full-size on my monitor
> reveals some artifacts in the 3-d shading...

> Do any other materials exist for making the logo? A description of the
> fonts used, a 3-d model R and O-shape, a layered PSD or XCF file, or a
> Gimp/Photoshop macro set for getting that effect? I dont believe this
> was painted pixel-by-pixel...

No, certainly not. But you would have to ask Stefano Iacus about details, he contributed the files. IIRC a relative of Stefano did the actual work.

> When was the last time the mailing list had a 'need a new logo' thread?

;-)

.f



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