Some thoughts

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Tue Nov 26 14:38:33 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 13:15:02 UTC, berni44 wrote:
> On Monday, 25 November 2019 at 19:59:21 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
> Grøstad wrote:
>> Red is a good branding colour. Noticable and memorable. Yellow 
>> is a bit more noticable, but red is still very effective.
>> Very successful in marketing as well: Coca Cola, etc.
> Well, Coca Cola tries to address people who like risks. There 
> red is the right colour. But think of a company who calmly 
> decides between several languages. They don't want danger, they 
> want something serious.

I guess we just have to agree to diagree, red is a very common 
logo/profiling colour. But you are perhaps thinking of companies 
like IBM that use blue and black, which is very corporate and 
perhaps give an impression of something serious, but also very 
very boring. The original Microsoft logo was also pretty bad, but 
their colourful Windows logo was actually quite good. Same with 
Google, simple uplifting design (with red). Colourful logos are 
difficult to design, but I think they work better and are more 

Anyway, the original name for D was Mars, so red makes sense for 
that reason alone. I personally prefer logos that retain the 

Also I don't think a corporate profile is a good idea, because 
then expectations would be... a ready-made with no changes and 
little user activity.

But this is just bikeshedding anyway :) It probably doesn't 
matter much unless you target mainstream consumers.

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