On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 06:07:57PM +0900 Yukihiro Matsumoto mentioned:
> Hello All,
> 
> As a chairman of the recently formed Ruby Association LLC[1], I
> happily announce the result of our Ruby official logo contest.  
> 
> We received 203 logos from 103 people.  TLDs of their mail addresses
> are .ac, .am, .as, .au, .biz, .com, .cx, .de, .dk, .edu, .es, .id,
> .jp, .net, .org, .ru, .to, and .uk.
> 
> And the prize goes to Tom Schaub, from Lexington, Kentucky USA.  He
> will receive a winner plate and 100,000 JPY (roughly 872 USD).   We
> are now preparing a nice plate.
> 
> The selection criteria is following
> 
>  * avoid japonesque ones
> 
>    Even though Ruby is from Japan, and I am a Japanese, Ruby uses live
>    all over the world.  Relying on single culture may not suitable for
>    the world dominating language.
> 
>  * avoid cute ones
> 
>    In Japan, we have tradition to value cute things high.  But in
>    worldwide, cute things are often considered immature.  I don't want
>    Ruby to be considered juvenile.
> 
>  * avoid Rails related
> 
>    Ruby is far older than Rails, and perhaps will live longer than
>    Rails.  Ruby on Rails rely on Ruby, not in reverse.
> 
>  * select Ruby (jewel) related
> 
>    Alter all, the top image of the language is Ruby jewel.  So I
>    avoided rabbits, fairies, and other creatures.
> 

For me, the old logo looks much more simple, clean and stylish. The new
one is almost unusable on low resolutions and probably would look badly
on dark backgrounds (from my point of you).

Good work anyway, but will not be better to stay with the old one?

-- 
Stanislav Sedov
ST4096-RIPE