January 30, 2007
The logo of lighttpd was choosen after a logo contest in April and May 2005). Several submissions have been reviewed and the users of lighttpd selected three logos for the final decision.
Paul wrote about his submissions:
So this is a very late entry, I thought I’d send it anyway.
Basically I was inspired by the work of Endturn and spoke to them about “remixing” their design. I thought this was an intersting concept considering everything is released under the CC 2.0 license. And in a way I think it just opens up these kinds of contests in ways that have yet to be explored.
To explain my design a bit…
I really like the idea of a paper airplane as it very directly relates 3 main ideas:
lightweight, vertical movement, and freedom. You could also argue that from the position of the paper airplane one has more perspective and objectivity, and so on. However when I saw the design I felt that it could be treated so that it would have more visual weight that would ground it (no pun intended).
I also had trouble with the name Lighttpd and decided to make it easier for others I would translate it through the type solution so what you have is Light-TPD, not Lighttpd which is impossible to pronounce as a single word.
Anyway that helps all those people walking around asking, “Have you heard of Ligh….something?” And I took the liberty of creating a new tagline and catch-phrase that plays off the idea of flight (the domestic kind) and instills that feeling of freedom, that you don’t have a lot of baggage…“Fly light.”
Hope you enjoy the designs, goodluck with your project in the future.
Lastly, remember kids, people judge books by their cover.
Paul @ openartist.net