[TxMt] Icon colour thoughts

Douglas F.Calvert dfc at anize.org
Mon Nov 29 00:59:22 UTC 2004

out of curiosity did you do that by hand or do you have some neat 

On Nov 24, 2004, at 1:07 PM, Drew McLellan wrote:

> As we've been discussing the TM icon lately, and I'm one of those who 
> isn't keen on the current icon, I thought I'd do some research.
> When placing a new brand into an existing market, one of the things to 
> identify is the values presented within the brands of your 
> competition. For icons, the overriding value to consider is that of 
> colour.
> I'm no designer, but I've grabbed together a bunch of OS X editor 
> icons and placed them on a colour wheel:
> http://allinthehead.com/assets/img/osxeditorcolours.png
> As you can see, the main focus is on blues and greens. These colours 
> are already over-used and should be avoided. Strong yellow and red 
> have also already been claimed, although there's no strong orange in 
> use.
> The main gap on the wheel is obviously the pinks/purples and the cyan 
> end. Cyan is tricky to get right, as it tends to either drift into 
> blue or green, or contrasts badly against white.
> Therefore, I think that TextMate should have a pink/purple icon.
> drew.
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