The Design of the Emacs Logo


Just as Homer's Odyssey begins in the middle (en medias res), so does this story of the creation of the GNU0 Emacs 21 logo (neé Gnus logo) from its initial concept, to the version that appears when you run Emacs. The story is told with email messages exchanged between the artist and the Emacs developers. The evolution of the logo is illustrated using scans from the artist's sketchbook.


Part I: The Logo That Wasn't
Part II: Four Letters and Some Lines
Part III: Gnus Logo Redux

0 "GNU" is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix!".

luis fernandes,

Last modified: Thu Dec 26 10:47:17 2002