[seqfan] Re: New logos needed for OEIS

Jonathan Post jvospost3 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 21:20:07 CET 2009

When I was a manager in Web Services division of Earthlink, I wrote
the (sorry, no electronic copy available) formal specifications for
Logos that our Search Engine partners could have on out main pages (as
subscribed to at the time by over 2 * 10^6 people).  They specific
logo in size of enclosing rectangle, max and min number of pixels
horizontally and vertical, nonflashing, number of colors, preferred
fonts, and more.  It is important to get this right.  Consider with
what care Googol optimizes their logo(s). Intellectual Property
considerations, software considerations, I also researched first the
statistical distribution of Platforms of users (PC, Mac, Other) and
browser version. This is serious, not "bells and whistles." It's an
"inner loop" part of the application, and must be highly optimized.

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Peter Luschny
<peter.luschny at googlemail.com> wrote:
> NJAS: ...  we will need one or two new logos! .. Probably it
> should say OEIS, with maybe some numbers?
> I have no answer. But I like the question.
> Wikipedia opens the article on "number":
> "A number is a mathematical object used in counting
> and measuring. A notational symbol which represents
> a number is called a numeral, ..."
> Then I opened the wonderful book of Georges Ifrah
> "Histoire Universelle des Chiffres", Seghers
> (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
> http://linealis.org/spip.php?article15
> and found so many extremely beautiful
> representations of numbers and sequences
> of numbers which all would be an adornment
> for OEIS. But maybe a little too poetic for an
> online-encyclopaedia.
> A modern variant which gives a symbolic idea
> of what OEIS is for me I found at mathworld
> http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/eps-gif/SchroderNumber_800.gif
> However, the seven days before Ash Wednesday begin
> tomorrow and so I dare to add another suggestion:
> Since a well chosen logo should not only represent
> numbers but also the editor and maintainer:
> www.funbrain.com/guess/magic.gif
> Cheers, Peter
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