Rails logo remixed by Olivier Hericord

Despite my initial resistance, Olivier Hericord pressed on and prevailed — against my own odds — to produce a remixed version of the new logo that was greeted by the majority of the community as an improvement. And I concur. The remix signals less rigidness and more fun than the original — two important properties to Rails development.

Original    vs    Remix

This process also proved that patches are not just for software. Once you share the source, improvements are bound to occur. That’s another reason that I’m welcoming the remix. The community protested, the community acted, the community celebrated change, and now, hopefully, the community moved on.

(Just in case you’re not quite ready for the last step: Source for the remix in AI format)

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