A new logo for Hercules, maybe - Jay Maynard

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Thursday, 7 August 2003

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1442 - A new logo for Hercules, maybe

I've wanted a logo for the Hercules IBM mainframe emulator for quite a while now. Inspiration struck this morning, and here's what I came up with after a few moments in Photoshop:

The idea is to convey the idea that it's capable of emulating System/360, System/370, System/390, and z/Series mainframes, while not stepping on any of IBM's trademarks. I think I've done it. It doesn't look too bad, even at 64x64 pixels:

It does lose any sort of identity of the individual characters when shrunk further, however. I've submitted it to the Hercules users' mailing list for their comments. Hopefully, they won't shoot it down. I think it's sufficiently different from anything IBM does that they won't have a complaint.

current mood: [mood icon] accomplished

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