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Written by Sven   
Thursday, 05 November 2009 09:36

From the TeXnicCenter team: With the new TeXnicCenter 2.0 on the horizon, we are seeking out to our talented users to create beautiful new logos for our latex editor. We are looking for icons to be used for the program itself and for latex documents. In other words, the result of your creative work could be seen by half a million users every day when they double-click on it to start TeXnicCenter.  Of course, it will also be used on our websites and wherever we publicize about TeXnicCenter.

This will be an open contest, i.e., your logo will be showcased together with the other submissions here on our website. There will be a possibility to vote for each submission. The one with the most votes will become the new official logo of TeXnicCenter 2.0.

Here are the details:

Schedule

Phase 1: November - December 2009

Submit your work. Make sure you follow the guidelines, format specifications and rules (see below).

Phase 2: January - February 2010

Vote for the logo you like the most. The one with the most votes will be  the new official logo of TeXnicCenter 2.0. We will release a new alpha or beta version of TeXnicCenter 2.0 in March 2010 with your new logo.

Guidelines

We need to replace two kinds of logos. First, an icon for the program itself, which will be used in the start menu and on the desktop to start TeXnicCenter. Second, an icon for latex documents, which will be used in Windows Explorer to indicate that a file is a LaTeX document. Below you see the old versions of these icons:

Old TeXnicCenter Logo Old TeXnicCenter program icon (the main logo)
Old icon for LaTex documents Old icon for LaTeX documents

Please keep in mind that a logo needs to be clear and not too detailed. A logo is a logo and not a detailed artwork. It should be as simple as possible (but not simpler). There is no need that the name TeXnicCenter is part of the logo.

Format Specifications

The logo should be in one of the following formats:

  • Vector format: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
  • Bitmap format: Portable Network Graphics (PNG). You need to provide the resolutions 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64, 256x256, and 512x512.

Note that we need to display the logo also at very small resolutions such as 16x16 pixels. It would be nice to have a simpler version (with less graphic detail) of the logo for that purpose. 

While the resolutions are quadratic, the logo itself, i.e., the visual content, does not need to have that aspect ratio.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the technical details.

Rules

  • When you submit your work to this contest, you acknowledge that it is your original work, it is not used elsewhere and you are the sole copyright owner.
  • If you win the contest, you license your work to the community under the GNU General Public License Version 3.
  • We reserve the right to remove submissions from the contest as we see fit. In particular, it must not exploit or offend anyone's sex, race or religion, or propagate violence.

Submission

You submit your work by sending an email to icon@texniccenter.org

Please send your files packed in a ZIP-file called "txc-logo_Firstname_Lastname.zip". The ZIP should contain at least the following 14 files:

  • The TeXnicCenter application logo in the seven sizes named "txc-<resolution>.png" where resolution is the image size. Example: "txc-32.png" for the 32x32 image.
  • The LaTeX document icon in the seven sizes named "latex-<resolution>.png" where resolution is the image size. Example: "latex-32.png" for the 32x32 image.

If you have SVG-files, please name them txc.svg and latex.svg.

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