Re: [eigen] Owls

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I tend to agree with Gael. The owls are very nice, but the complexity of the hand-drawn lines are not easy to reproduce and make it a bit cluttered.

I made an attempt at capturing the style of the silly professor in a logo, but I'm not a very good artist. I fear it looks a bit like Tux in a snowsuit.

Gael Guennebaud wrote:

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Hi List,

    I just got back in touch with David Benjamin, who had drawn our owl
    pictures 2 years ago. Indeed, with Eigen 3 on the horizon, I was
    thinking that some new graphics on our website would be very welcome.
    He's still interested in Eigen (actually using it) and potentially
    available to draw owls!

    But before asking him to, I'd like to check with you if our original
    vision for Eigen's mascot is still in line with the Eigen developer
    community. Indeed, our mascot dates back to March 2008...

    Let's give again this link which has most of the owls that David drew:

    Do you like them? OK to continue in that direction?

I still like the idea of a owl, and having such a series of 4 variants is really cool. Now, honestly I've never really liked the style of the drawing. Don't misunderstand me, the drawings are good, but for a different context. IMO they do not work very well as a logo and/or to illustrate a website. I'd prefer something more modern, abstract, ...


    Needless to say, _I_ like them a lot. Just checking if I'm still in
    sync with the developer community...

    If you are interested in a storyline, here's one: Eigen is a big
    clunky steam machine and is actually manned by an army of stupid
    little engineer-owls who work frenetically in the lower levels.


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