LLVM Logo

Hi All,

I'm happy to announce that Apple has agreed to let llvm.org (and anyone else) use the great LLVM logo they designed for WWDC. If you're interested, you can see the full version of the logo on this page:
http://llvm.org/Logo.html

I personally think that this is a pretty great logo/mascot for LLVM, because it is very abstract, can be adapted in a variety of ways, is alpha channeled correctly, and probably looks great on shirts/mouse pads. If nothing else, it seems a lot more compelling than a wildebeest jumping out of an egg :wink:

That said, I'm not a graphic artist. I simply down-sampled the image to get the "Small" one that I'd like to use on the sidebar. The image is complex enough that it will probably take someone who knows what they are doing to make it look good. Any help is definitely appreciated with this.

-Chris

I think it would be best to use Mozilla's way for this. If we have any
skilled vector artists, they could try to recreate the image as a vector
graphic (it is not so complex as to prevent this) which would allow for
free scaling.

Sebastian

my 2 cents but it looks like the logo was drawn using a vector
graphics editor, so you may directly ask the author the .svg version
:wink:

- Christophe

And now, of course, HE NEEDS A NAME!!! :slight_smile:

-bw

This image look like vector art. Isn't it possible to get a vectored version from Apple ?
Else it's possible to "vectorize" the png but if such a version already exists it would definitely be easier.

Chris Lattner wrote:

I'm happy to announce that Apple has agreed to let llvm.org (and
anyone else) use the great LLVM logo they designed for WWDC. If
you're interested, you can see the full version of the logo on this
page:
http://llvm.org/Logo.html

Looks cool!

I'm awful at this kind of stuff, but maybe someone could do a small
version of this with "LLVM Inside" or some such phrase on it, to be used
on websites of compilers using LLVM as their backend? LLVM is getting
much "brand recognition" in programmer circles these days, and the logo
should help to further promote that.

Albert

Albert Graef wrote:

Chris Lattner wrote:

I'm happy to announce that Apple has agreed to let llvm.org (and
anyone else) use the great LLVM logo they designed for WWDC. If
you're interested, you can see the full version of the logo on this
page:
http://llvm.org/Logo.html

Looks cool!

I'm awful at this kind of stuff, but maybe someone could do a small
version of this with "LLVM Inside" or some such phrase on it, to be used
on websites of compilers using LLVM as their backend? LLVM is getting
much "brand recognition" in programmer circles these days, and the logo
should help to further promote that.

Just a little sketch.

Andi

Albert Graef wrote:

Chris Lattner wrote:

I'm happy to announce that Apple has agreed to let llvm.org (and
anyone else) use the great LLVM logo they designed for WWDC. If
you're interested, you can see the full version of the logo on this
page:
http://llvm.org/Logo.html

Looks cool!

I'm awful at this kind of stuff, but maybe someone could do a small
version of this with "LLVM Inside" or some such phrase on it, to be used
on websites of compilers using LLVM as their backend? LLVM is getting
much "brand recognition" in programmer circles these days, and the logo
should help to further promote that.

Okay, now with "LLVM Inside" (in a double sense)...

Andi

If we need to name the llvm mascot, how about lleweelyn.... or perhaps
even better, LLeVeelyM

Nick

Actually even if you had an SVG source it would be best to
simplify the drawing before downscaling it, see [1] for example.
Of course having the SVG without an artist is already better than
having none of them :).

[1] Tango Icon Theme Guidelines - Tango Desktop Project

Felipe Lessa wrote:

I think it would be best to use Mozilla's way for this. If we have any
skilled vector artists, they could try to recreate the image as a vector
graphic (it is not so complex as to prevent this) which would allow for
free scaling.

Actually even if you had an SVG source it would be best to
simplify the drawing before downscaling it, see [1] for example.
Of course having the SVG without an artist is already better than
having none of them :).

I'm not an artist, so the simplifying is not so easy for me, but its
true that that is the really hard part. So I did two full-scale sketches
with different texts.

http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0325716/LLVM_Bleeding.png
http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0325716/LLVM_Inside.png

@"the mailing list moderator": my previous (too big) messages with these
files are not necessary anymore :slight_smile:

Andi

Andreas Neustifter wrote:

I'm not an artist, so the simplifying is not so easy for me, but its
true that that is the really hard part. So I did two full-scale sketches
with different texts.

Looks nice, even at 256 pixels. Just for the fun of it I sticked it on
http://pure-lang.googlecode.com/ (scaled to 128 pixels, though, to make
it fit).

It really needs the gray background from this version. Without the background it doesn't contrast well enough with a white webpage.

Nick Johnson wrote:

If we need to name the llvm mascot, how about lleweelyn.... or perhaps
even better, LLeVeelyM
  

How is that pronounced?

-- John T.

Hi Albert,

Albert Graef wrote:

Andreas Neustifter wrote:

I'm not an artist, so the simplifying is not so easy for me, but its
true that that is the really hard part. So I did two full-scale sketches
with different texts.

Looks nice, even at 256 pixels. Just for the fun of it I sticked it on
http://pure-lang.googlecode.com/ (scaled to 128 pixels, though, to make
it fit).

Well it does look not too good the text is getting to small in this
case, what do you think of this 128x128 version?

Andi

PS: If this is too off-topic for the Developer-List please let me know.

LLVM_Logo_small_v2.png

Did you mean to spell it as in the Welsh name? The usual spelling is Llewellyn or Llewelyn

Someone asked about pronunciation. The 'll' sound doesn't exist in English: it's an aspirated 'l'. Say an 'l' while hissing out of one side of your mouth, and you'll get a crude approximation of it.

Llewellyn: hlew - EHL - in Llewelyn: hlew - EL - in

However, I have heard English speakers just say the 'll' as an 'l' and not get the ew quite right, giving lou-ellen. That's probably the most common pronunciation of it in the US.

--David

Nick Johnson wrote:

my 2 cents but it looks like the logo was drawn using a vector
graphics editor, so you may directly ask the author the .svg version
:wink:

I'll definitely try, but no promises. I don't know if they kept it (!).

-Chris

He?

-Chris

It looks like an sprite coming from a Megaman game :). My humble
opinion is that while the dragon looks nice when large, when
small it just feels childish and unprofessional.

My 2 cents.

That said, I'm not a graphic artist. I simply down-sampled the image
to get the "Small" one that I'd like to use on the sidebar. The
image
is complex enough that it will probably take someone who knows what
they are doing to make it look good. Any help is definitely
appreciated with this.

And now, of course, HE NEEDS A NAME!!! :slight_smile:

He?

I had the same thought. She's a "she", for sure.

Trying to match mnemonically while keeping a "sound" from typical fantasy literature:

  Lyla Vemo?

  Lyla Vizdom?

  The Laidley Wyrm? <http://www.dragonorama.com/famous/l/laidley-wyrm.html >

  Daveed