|Re: [eigen] another idea around owls|
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Absolutely awesome! I had a good laugh. Frankly this makes a great logo and an even better illustration for an "internals" documentation section. It's funny, it's cute, it evocates technical skills without looking serious. Love it. I also see you changed the scheme for the head, and I like it much better this way. Suggestions? Well I don't know; perhaps the only thing is that the lower half of this owl doesn't particularly evocate an owl: the clothing hides much of his body and the feel are not owl-like; so perhaps experiment without clothing, with rounder body and with mostly only claws visible under the body? That's just a wild idea, I don't know. It's definitely not a problem that the lower half isn't owl-like, I noticed you like to anthropo-ize your owls so I should just accept it :) Please keep them coming! Cheers, Benoit On Wednesday 02 April 2008 19:43:54 Ronnie Tucker wrote: > Hi > > This sketch is based on the 'Engineer Owl' theory. :) > > Here, we've caught him as he's about to clock off for the day and > someone's asked him to do one last job. This is his 'are you crazy?' > look. :D > > As ever, all comments welcome :) > > Benoît Jacob wrote: > > Hi List, > > > > Just another idea for the artists out there (Hi Steve! Make sure to > > register to this list if you want to receive further mails!) > > > > Yesterday I was coding very technical things for eigen and some picture > > occured to me. > > > > Deep down in the internals of eigen, the hard work is getting done by... > > owls. > > > > You could see Eigen as a big machine or factory, with little > > engineer-owls operating it... it could even be very rudimentary, powered > > by dozens of silly owls pedaling like crazy... or just frenetically > > flying around being busy with 10 different things at once. They could be > > silly as in "hey let's pull that lever, I don't know what it does but > > it'll be fun... oh noes i made the factory explode!" > > > > If somebody made one, I'd love to use such a picture in a "Eigen > > Internals" documentation section. So you see there's work for more than > > one artist as besides the mascot it'd be super-cool to have that kind of > > illustrations in the documentation. But I'm also saying this to explain > > my point of view on owls. The mascot owl should be emblematic of the > > hard-working owls in the eigen factory. Both kind-of-wise (operating a > > math factory, after all) and silly/desperate/frenetic/enthusiastic as > > there's just too much work in eigen for those poor little owls. I think > > I've unconsciously been thinking about that for a while and that's what I > > really mean when I asked for owls that are both wise and silly. > > > > This is very compatible in spirit with the owls on the 2nd image sent by > > David. Also the engineers idea is very compatible with Ronnie's beta2. > > > > Cheers, > > > > Benoit
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