On 03.03.2015 00:50, Stefan Tauner wrote:
On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:03:59 -0800
Vadim Bendebury <vbendeb(a)chromium.org> wrote:
Not that I care much, but I can't help it:
this new symbol looks very
much like the infamous SS Bolts:
Yes, it could be mistaken for a sig rune although it clearly differs
(the rune is not formed as an arrow on the bottom but is symmetric). I
would not use two of this or similar symbols side by side because it
could easily be seen as a political statement I definitely don't want
This is one of the reasons the lightning bolt of the old official logo
looks the way it does.
The following features had been chosen to avoid any unfortunate visual
- close in design to the "high voltage warning" sign used in Germany
- a bigger distance between the two long strokes
- the long strokes are slightly angled and not parallel
- one of the long strokes is terminated in arrow form.
I do like Stefan's renderings of SOIC8 chips. They represent the current
form of hardware we're working with, and I would like to see them in
combination with the old official lightning bolt form. That would give
us a modern new logo and at the same time avoid any unfortunate visual
For easier comparison of the two bolt forms, I extracted them from the
original svg logos they were part of. No further
editing/clipping/rotation was done.