Opinion on Logo usage?

Ian Weller ian at ianweller.org
Tue Dec 22 06:40:54 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 09:51:10PM -0700, Ryan Rix wrote:
> Hey everyone;
> I need some advice on how to use the Fedora logo. According to 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Logo/UsageGuidelines it's okay to use change 
> the typeface of the Fedora text to white if the color backing it is Fedora 
> blue (under "Never Use the Logo on Similarly-Colored Backgrounds"); Now, if I 
> wanted put the logo on top of the Constantine wallpaper, the contrast is very 
> bad, and nearly illegible, since it's very close to Pantone 2935 in many 
> places.
> Would it be a grey area to make the Fedora typeface white in this case? See 
> [1] for a screenshot of what we are talking about.. What would be the best way 
> to do this? 

CCing design-team's list -- good idea to ask logo-related questions

It's definitely recommended to make the Fedora typeface white in this
case -- if you can't read "Fedora" without squinting, change it.

> The code currently loads the png from /usr/share/pixmaps/fedora-logo-small.png 
> and generates the "Welcome to" text from MgOpen Modata Bold in the same 
> Panotone 2935 of the logo typeface. If the logo typeface was made white, it 
> would constitute keeping a separate image in the Fedora-tour data directory or 
> adding another image to the fedora-logos package, I'd assume? The former is 
> not a Good Thing, and the latter would probably take some intervention with 
> Fedora-legal? I'm not sure of the details, tbh. What are everyone's thoughts? 
> Any workarounds come to mind?

Filing a bug against fedora-logos and attaching the proposed PNG with a
rationale would probably do the trick.

Ian Weller <ian at ianweller.org>
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