We are getting great feedback on the design concepts for an updated Eclipse logos. Changing an existing logo can bring out a lot of passion in people and based the feedback changing the Eclipse logo is no exception.
We started with four different concepts. Based on the feedback two seem to be the most interesting:
Concept 1 was the most popular based on the feedback from the web site.
Concept 2 was the most popular when I asked Eclipse committers, including the architecture council.
The next steps were to try to improve on both concepts. Concept 1 was a big change from the existing logo so we tried to make it look a bit more like the existing logo by adding the lines. Concept 2 needed some clean-up on the proportion of the graphic to the word. We also changed the font and colour to be those from concept 1.
We are going to test out these concepts to gauge the community perception of these two concepts. Based on the feedback we might also try to experiment with different colours and gradient. This will be a process but I do expect we will get an updated logo for the Eclipse community.