SkateWeb: The Logo

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The new logo for my skating pages is based on a black and white photograph used in an advertisement for the 1985 US Figure Skating Championships.

I scanned the photograph on a Macintosh equipped with an Apple scanner. Then I transferred the image to my Unix workstation (a Sparc running the X window system) and did some colormap tweakings to quantize it with high contrast and give it a blue tint. Then I painted parts of the image by hand with color highlights. As usual, I used xv and xpaint to do the image manipulations.

I came up with this logo because I was looking for a distinctive "signature" to identify my skating pages. For this reason, I would appreciate it if you would not copy the logo or re-use it on your own pages.

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