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Evolution of a cube

written 3867 days ago

Over the years, Jonathan, our talented designer, played wnd tweaked the POG logo to represent the POG features, as they evolved.

When it started about 2 years ago, Jon was assigned the task of designing a logo for what was then, a rather crude code generator. How do you faithfully represent something as basic as a generator, yet make it visually appealing? This was the first iteration:

php code generator

Simple and to the point. We decided to use it on our frontpage. The hand-drawn look illustrates exactly the raw/undeveloped state in which the PHP objects currently are when they are being defined by the user.

We then needed a variation of this idea for Page 2, when the objects have been generated. Jon came up with a ‘golden’ look for the cube. The generated code is as good as Gold, he reasoned. We decided he was right.

PHP code generator - What is POG?

Then came the time to design some other variations of the cube for our Setup process. Once again, the design was simple and elegant.

PHP code generator - What is POG Setup?

Now, as we get ready to release version 3, we wanted to tweak the logo a bit more so that it reflects more accurately what we’re trying to achieve:

1. Flexibility
2. Speed and
3. Simplicity

And the result is:

php code generator 3

I personally think that once again, Jon was able to capture what this next version of POG is all about and translate it to something as simple as a cube. To him, I say thanks once again for a job well done. Questions, Comments? Talk to us


a further modification to the latest design might be to somehow incorporate the name POG in the design. This could be achieved by left vertical face having a smaller loop that represents the P, the top horizontal face would be the O, and a simple horizontal line coming in at the endpoint of the right vertical face would be the G.


justin opitz    Mar 20, 01:31 AM    #

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