I really like the idea of the latest Rhino5 Logo for its simplicity. I raise the topic because I just had a discussion with Carlos Perez that a lot of users expect the old detailed 3D Logo. I feel that it should develop into a more abstract simple way. This idea to just use the eye of the Rhino is brilliant and very iconic. I would vote for keeping it :)
Apparently there are some concerns that it looks like a "bloody bandaid" etc. on the Rhino Newsgroup: http://news2.mcneel.com/scripts/dnewsweb.exe?utag=&group=rhino&.... Personally I am a bit on the fence on this one. I like the idea of a simpler and more "graphic" logo which scales well and looks a bit more, well, modern and sleek! The old Rhino 4 logo kind of sticks out like a sore thumb sitting on my taskbar..
Ah the good old newsgroup. There is where the discussion is boiling. Thanks. I get the point with the band aid. on the other hand how would one connect a rhinoceros with an advanced NURBS modeling software in first place... Rhinos success is in the product itself and has matured as a brand where I believe it would be suitable to modernize and simplify the logo. If you look at the evolution of other brands like apple: They started with a handdrawn logo looking like a 17. century etching. The Rhino Logo is a great piece of art but if it works as a logo for another 5 years should be discussed.
I know, it's too bad that this forum appears to be somewhat "dead". At least compared to the Newsgroup and the Grasshopper Bing forum. It totally agree what what you're saying. To add to that I would say that having only one official name for the software would be a good idea as well (you see both Rhinoceros, Rhino3D and Rhino on the official site). So in conclusion, a bit of streamlining and a "sleekness" would be nice :)
Hmm, I assume this is the "final" one before Rhino 5 officially starts shipping. Looks a bit fuzzy with those gradients and what not, doesn't seem to scale very well. But hey, thumbs up for trying out several designs. If you're taking votes I think that the one before this (black rhino on white background) is definitely cleaner and more "modern" than the this one.
How could I get this old icon to use in my rhino icons? Mcneel could provide it...