# Staticman Lab New Logos

The old icon for Staticman Lab was made by GIMP from Staticman’s icon in PNG in the GitHub repo. Recently, I’ve found the SVG version of this icon. To serve customers better, I’ve recreated the logo from this SVG file so that the edges in the logo become sharper.

This logo uses warm colors found in GitLab’s logo. Inkscape’s eyedropper tool (invoked by d) acts like GIMP’s color picker.

I’ve added a symbolic math representation of Markdown in red. This symbolizes the aim of my technical setup and writings over the past few months: to write math in Markdown freely. The red color helps the “Markdown symbol" to stand out from Staticman and GitLab logos. To import a $\LaTeX$ $\large\Sigma$ instead of a plain text Σ to Inkscape, it has to be imported as paths instead of texts. I’ve treated the down arrow ↓ in the same way.

\documentclass[preview]{standalone}
\begin{document}
$\downarrow$
\end{document}

To add the “H” of Hugo’s logo, I’ve used Inkscape’s clip set tool, which selects the intersection of the object and the selector. Its variant transformation leaves the selector visible after the clip.

To improve this favicon of this blog, I’ve to improve this favicon of this blog, I’ve recreated this with GIMP since it’s impossible to export SVG to ICO from Inkscape. If the canvas is too small, the icon will be unclear and blurred. If the canvas is too big, the icon will be unclear and blurred. If it’s too big, the file size will be huge. At last, the one with 64px × 64px works best. That’s the first time that I applied automatic crop in GIMP to finish a real job.