Draft raptor logo for NY.pm

Last summer, NY Perl Mongers (NY.pm), NY Perl Seminar and NY Perl Meetup agreed to unite under the NY.pm brand, using the old NY.pm mailing list for communications and the meetup.com website for event coordination. In addition to the social gatherings of the old NY.pm, the new NY.pm has added some technical talks, much like NY Perl Seminar used to have. We recently had an event-based programming talk, and in April, John Napiorkowski is presenting on Modern Perl and Moose.

Meetup.com wants a group logo and, for a long time, the NY Perl Meetup site used the Joe-Camel-esque Gnome2 Perl bindings mascot. Now that the Meetup.com site is for all NY Perl community activities, I though we should have a fresh logo that reflects a more Perlish (and less Gnomeish) identity.

Using kraih's open source Perl 5 raptor mascot/logo and a NY skyline image from DragonArtz Designs, I whipped up a draft of a new logo for NY.pm:

I'm not a graphic designer and I'm sure a professional would do better, but I think it will do for now until something better comes along.

I encourage other Perl Monger groups to do something fun with the Raptor — let's make it as widely known as the Camel and the Onion.

Source files for my logo work are available on Github: https://github.com/dagolden/nypm-logo

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  1. Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I know that the Perl Velociraptor logo is over a year old now and I haven't mentioned this before, nor have I seen others mention it, but there's something that doesn't sit well with me: this is a fictional Jurassic Park–style velociraptor.

    The more that we learn about these animals the more we find that there is basically no difference between birds and their closely related dinosaur ancestors like velociraptor. Both have wishbones, brooded their nests, possess hollow bones, and were covered in feathers. If animals like velociraptor were alive today our first impression would be that they were just very unusual looking birds.

    Thanks for working on a new NY.pm logo though. I like the idea and kraih did make a nice logo.

    • Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

      Mostly, I just care that it's free to use and the camel and the onion are not.