You can download a compressed file containing apertus and AXIOM logos, colour palette, official wallpapers and fonts from here.
apertus° is the word 'apertus' (beginning with a small letter 'a') followed by a degree symbol.
To make the '°' symbol when typing, you can use these methods:
* On PC - hold down the Alt key and on the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, type 0176, or Alt+ 248 When you release the Alt Key, a ° should be there.
* On Macs - option shift 8.
open source cinema
... in lower case using Titillum.
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apertus° Logo w Tagline
apertus° Logo w Tagline w Slogan
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apertus° Standard Wallpaper 05 Download.
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apertus° Colour Palette
Hex Format: #B1ADA6
Hex Format: #FA8756
Hex Format: #ebebeb
Hex Format: #f8f8f8
Hex Format: #171615
Hex Format: #474747
Hex Format: #413F3D
Hex Format: #3D3B39
The logo uses the open typographic font: Titillium
...but in the open source spirit it was customized to form something similar but new.
Titillium is used for primary and sometimes secondary text.
Open Sans is used for secondary and tertiary text.
- The degree symbol represents a lens or an iris/aperture as seen from the front.
- The degree symbol represents our world, with the apertus° community existing as an international community.
- The degree symbol can be written in ASCII and is thus 1:1 transferable into code: apertus° - putting emphasis on the "source code" background of the project.
- There is the term "degrees of freedom" (DOF) in mechanics
- It can also be seen as the letter "o", standing for "open", "openness", "open source", "open source cinema" and collaboration.
- The "o" is placed where a "TM" symbol (indicating patents/trademark protection/proprietary thinking) would normally reside. Instead of a conventional trademark symbol we utilise an "o" for Openness, which is the apertus° trademark in effect.
When it became clear that apertus° needed a logo we thought it would be a good task to solve as a community. So, in February 2011, we started a forum-thread asking everyone to participate and put forward logo drafts, ideas and feedback. One year, 242 posts, and several hundred logo proposals later it became clear that endless discussions driven by taste and preferences meant that we were going in circles.
So Nathan Clark offered to ask a friend of his, a logo designer, Pete Flanagan, to take a look at all the user contributed logo ideas and drafts. Together they analyzed every draft that had been posted and developed an idea for a "digested" logo proposal. Unlike a common digestion process, wherein everything just gets mixed together, Pete realized that the perfect common ground, best summarizing the ideas exhibited through our community logo proposals, was "Simplicity". A clean and clear form that sums up all the ideas/backgrounds/ideology/etc: A perfect circle.
The apertus° core team and wider community loved the designs and Pete's work became the apertus° logo.