New Kwant Logo
after personal communication with @cwg , I am very honored to have been invited to perform such a task (to make a new logo for kwant). Kwant is an amazing software and I have big respect for all the developers here, therefore I am more than happy to contribute in any manner.
Before I begin let me say as clearly as possible that my time is limited at the moment, therefore results may take a seriously long time!
Now, we can get into business. There are some important factors that you should vote/participate/decide before I start making template ideas.
The font used for the logo is in my opinion the most crucial part. Besides aesthetic purposes, there are also licensing issues, as the font used must be accessible from kwant (and maybe even be part of the source code?). Below it will become apparent why.
I have decided to not choose a font myself, and instead first invite you to share with me fonts that kwant has direct access, and they are licensed in such a way that we can use them. I must admit I have 0 knowledge of licensing and I do not want to make any wrong move. When I create digital paintings on my free time, I just download fonts from
dafont.com, assuming that they are all free and can be used for any (commercial or not) purpose. I haven't really checked though.
Share as many fonts as you like, I don't have a problem to go through even 100 fonts!
Let me know whether there are some specific colors, or color combinations you feel like the new logo should have.
These can be inspired either by personal preference or by a deep internal story of kwant. Having something like the latter would be truly inspiring, regardless if the users can give any importance to the colors or not.
On the current logo
The old font is a bit
and both me and @cwg agree on this fact.
However, after I learned it is produced using kwant, I can safely say that this is super awesome.
I really want the new logo to be in the same spirit: some base generated by kwant, with some artistic finishing touches. The plan is that from the new logo it is clear that it has been produced using kwant.
From the current logo is of course obvious that it ties to inspire something like some DOS / WF amplitude. What is not immediately obvious (at least for e.g. myself) is that it is a kwant script! I want to make this a bit more obvious with the new logo.
Please feel more than welcomed to give suggestions, ideas, things that you would like to see or things that you believe must be part of the new logo.
I think it is best if we all write suggestions/ideas in this issue. If you need to send me files (containing e.g. fonts), you can use my email
Other logos I've designed
I have designed 2 logos for 2 libraries I have developed (for Julia), with results:
In both libraries the logo is also an output of a library script, in part only of course.