Recently at VMworld there was a bit of a buzz around a humorous slant on the well known RUN DMC logo. To familiarise yourself with the classic, it’s here.
Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman brought this version to life, given there are many VMware abbreviations I think they chose the best one.
So, with this in mind I started thinking there must be a stack of ideas on this theme waiting to be discovered. I don’t mean variants on the RUN DMC idea, but other logos and tag lines. Since returning back from VMworld in Barcelona I’ve managed to recover from the late nights and canapé over indulgence with my thinking cap revived…
So, a few days ago I stumbled upon the idea of using the VW logo in some manner to represent VMware, after all their listed Stock Exchange code is VMW so I thought it’d be relatively easy to adapt. Last night and earlier this evening I pulled together this, my end result. I’ve placed the ‘M’ at the back and left it flat to give it the opportunity to merge in with the ‘V’ to make the ‘M’. Also, I didn’t want to clutter the clean lines of the VW letters.
My thought behind this also was that Volkswagen, when translated from German into English, means “People’s Car” (Wiki Article), so I thought I’d extend the mantra to “People’s Hypervisor”. I realise it’s not owned by the people but it’s certainly very much loved by the people ;). The VW Font is freely available from their website so the writing bit was easy.
I’ve exported a few larger versions if you’re wanting to download them, adapt and play around with. Let me know how you get on and how they get look.
|Logo with white background||http://vexpert.me/vmw01|
|Logo with blue background||http://vexpert.me/vmw02|
|Logo with black background text beneath||http://vexpert.me/vmw03|
|Logo with black background text rounded||http://vexpert.me/vmw04|
|Logo with blue background text beneath||http://vexpert.me/vmw05|
|Logo with blue background text rounded||http://vexpert.me/vmw06|
My MS Windows 8 desktop with the logo centred and background colour matched.
Have fun and remember this is not affiliated in anyway with VW, it’s just something I knocked up for a bit of fun.