Sam Lantinga (formerly of Loki, currently of Blizzard) has posted this announcement that a contest is being held to create a new logo for the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL for short). The requirements for appropriate submissions are:
- Looks really good.
- More representative of SDL than the old one. (I suppose he means this image.)
- Vectorized would be preferred but a 1600×1200 PNG would also be acceptable.
- Uses a white/transparent background for better commercial use, for example on game boxes and T-shirts.
You can view the current entries at the contest page and submit your own entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, for reference, the SDL FAQ points to this page of unofficial logos created by the community at some point in the past.
I figure that all you high-brow, articulate art critics lambasting the new LG can turn that negative energy into positive effort and come up with something nice for the community.
UPDATE:As pointed out in the first comment below, the contest’s submission phase has apparently ended and the voting phase has begun. I checked the date on the email from Sam and it’s dated 30 January 2004, so we aren’t completely to blame. Oh well. The focus on positive effort has been called off and negativity can flow freely again as you argue over the various designs. Enjoy.