[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs Emacs 2.0 - Icon survey

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Mon Jul 13 17:59:23 EDT 2009

I agree with the arguments below: I do prefer the current icon (#1).

On 13 Jul 2009, at 23:39, Stefan Vollmar wrote:

> Dear David,
> On 12.07.2009, at 01:00, David Reitter wrote:
>> please take part in our Icon survey - we'd like to get your  
>> feedback regarding candidates for the new application icon for  
>> Aquamacs 2.0, which is in development now.
> My problem with the new icons is that they overemphasize "writing".  
> Granted, Aquamacs is an "editor" - but it is a lot of other things  
> at the same time: think org-mode or nXML-mode. I am also not fond of  
> writing tools like cheap, blue biros (call me a snob; however, cheap  
> pencils are fine with me). "Aquamacs" as text in the icon does not  
> work well for smaller icons, this is particularly true for Icon #5.  
> A minor point of criticism is the "white circle" in the animal's  
> left horn. I certainly agree with Peter Dyballa that #12 is not  
> suitable as Emacs is no painting application.
> Icons #7-#14 suggest some sort of "artist's/college paper block"  
> association. Maybe it is a personal thing, and I am apologizing  
> immediately for this longish explanation - the "ripping things out  
> nature" of these "paper collections" leaves a bad feeling with me  
> and this is because I prefer a "lab-book" kind of document which  
> works like a source code repository in
> many respects.
> I am actually quite fond of the current icon (and I would suggest to  
> change some colouring details there). However, icon #4 is my  
> favourite from the new collection (again, similar reasons as given  
> by Peter Dyballa). Maybe with a different pen (I like pencils!) and  
> a small cogwheel (or similar) to hint that this is a tool for way  
> more than "just" writing.
> Warm regards,
> Stefan
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