So today is the last Tuesday in May which means that next Tuesday is the first Tuesday in June. On that day, you can expect me to invite all SQL bloggers to participate in June’s T-SQL Tuesday. So I’m thinking about my invite post: What will be the topic? What illustration will I include?
The T-SQL Tuesday Logo
When thinking about an illustration to include, I began to look more closely at the T-SQL Tuesday logo:
The logo includes a cylinder which is the standard way to represent a database (did you ever wonder why?). That’s what ties “T-SQL” to the logo.
But I want to point out something that not a lot of people notice. If you look really closely, you can see that the grid is actually a calendar for some month and the second Tuesday is highlighted. And that’s what ties “Tuesday” to the logo. Here, I’ll blow it up a bit:
But the resolution makes it hard to read or notice so as an exercise (and for my invite post illustration), I recreated the logo:
Another Take on the Logo
I happen to sit near some really cool graphics designers. And after some discussions about what makes a good logo, I came up with
Now don’t get too excited, it’s definitely not Machanic-approved. And I won’t be using this logo, it’s just an exercise.
But here are some of my thoughts.
- It gets away from gradients which is a recent trend in logos and I keep it as uncomplicated as possible.
- I stuck with blue (or Cyan actually). Microsoft seems to do that with Azure for example and there’s no sense in changing that.
- I dropped the tie with Tuesday. When I think of T-SQL Tuesday, I think of databases and blogging, not the day of the week.
- It’s meant to remind you of ERDs. Join diagrams are such a visual thing already and they’re closer to what we deal with on a day to day basis rather than the stereotypical cylinder.
So… watch for the invite post in one week!