New SeaMonkey Logo
The new artwork centers around an abstract figure resembling a "Sea Monkey", colored in a light, cyan/blue color, standing out from a dark blue circle with a wave pattern in the middle. This design, created by Alex Butin, not only looks professional and polished, but also fits perfectly as an icon on a modern computer desktop and is easily recognizable even in small sizes. Additionally, the look matches the rest of the mozilla.org family (Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird) quite well. And while the soft shapes and color shades create a very polished impression, the waves and the figure make people feel the new dynamic the internet suite application has gained through the new project.
The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to deliver production-quality releases of code derived from the application formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite".
An "abstract figure". It's literally a drawing of a real-life brine shrimp ("Sea Monkey"). I really worry about these people.
When I saw all the proposals this is the very one that I thought had to win. So I'm happy the team shared my opinion and selected it :-)
Wehn I saw it, my first thought was "flying spermato"... :-/Comment by Daniel Glazman at December 5, 2005 06:26 PM | Permalink
To be fair though, having an ugly icon is a good way of making sure no more mortals ever have to look at Chatzilla's prefs panel.
Attack of the Firefox fanboy! I guess it's encouraging that people like him see SeaMonkey as enough of a "threat" to whine about it at every given opportunity. :P
Anyway, in regards to the actual article, I think the new logo looks decent. Not my favorite of the choices, but not my least favorite either. I liked it a little better with the 3D effect (as seen in the original logo submission). Also, the 16x16 version of the icon looks a little jagged around the edges, but it will look pretty good once it is cleaned up.
Take note, fanboys. This is what _constructive_ criticism looks like.Comment by iatofxf at December 6, 2005 08:30 PM | Permalink