[Biopython-announce] Changing the Biopython Logo

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 9 14:05:01 UTC 2017

Dear Biopythoneers,

No one has raised any objections, so after 14 years of usage
we will transition away from the DNA structure inspired two
yellow snake double helix logo by  Henrik Vestergaard and
Thomas Hamelryck - and adopt the new blue and yellow
snake double helix logo contributed by Patrick Kunzmann.


I will always have a soft spot for the old logo, which was
introduced shortly before I first started using Biopython, but
am looking forward to seeing the new logo being adopted.

Thank you Henrik, Thomas, and Patrick,

Kind regards,


On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 6:07 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear Biopythoneers,
> In case you were not aware, Patrick Kunzmann has created a
> new logo for Biopython, and based on the positive feedback
> I am proposing we adopt it at the end of next week.
> See email below sent to the main mailing lists (with a different title),
> resending here also including the low volume biopython-announce
> mailing list as well.
> Thank you,
> Peter
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>
> Date: Mon, May 29, 2017 at 5:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [Biopython] Suggestion for a new biopython logo
> To: Patrick Kunzmann <padix.kleber at gmail.com>
> Cc: "biopython at biopython.org" <biopython at biopython.org>, Biopython-Dev
> Mailing List <biopython-dev at mailman.open-bio.org>
> Hello all,
> To recap for those not following the GitHub issue [1], based on
> the voting there was a clear preference for a monotone yellow and
> blue version of Patrick's logo using an overhead view of the snake
> heads with blunt nose and no tongue.
> We have confirmed with the Python Software Foundation (PSF)
> that they have no trademark concerns since the current Python
> logo is also a yellow and blue snake [2].
> If there are no objections here on the mailing list or on the GitHub
> issue, I propose we adopt the new logo at the end of next week
> (i.e. Friday 9 June).
> As a curtesy, I will forward this email directly to past major
> contributors including the named authors of the 2009 publication,
> in case they have missed these discussions.
> Thank you all - especially Patrick for coming up with a stylish fresh
> new take on our classic logo (and for getting involved on the code
> side of Biopython as well).
> Regards,
> Peter
> [1] https://github.com/biopython/biopython.github.io/pull/116
> [2] http://mailman.open-bio.org/pipermail/biopython-dev/2017-May/021703.html
> and https://github.com/biopython/biopython.github.io/pull/116#issuecomment-303666735

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