Magnetic Scrolls logo

Hi there

What are the background text in the logo? I can see a word here and there, but are curious to know where it comes from and what it says :)

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  • Here is a bigger version of the logo;

    You can make out various words in the background. They ought to be latin, but they're not. I think they were from a book, but i don't know which one.

    Would be interesting to find out.

  • From top to bottom :

    Habit. With
    Her food
    Not
    Is
    Feeding the lone
    You are thinking is the
  • Googling for those fragments (I can't be the only one who did that, can I?) turned up a poem called "Crabbit Old Woman" by Phyllis McCormack. (Wikipedia lists several alternative titles, but that's the article's primary title.)

    The part in the logotype seems to be the first stanza of the poem:

    What do you see nurse, what do you see
    Are you thinking when you're looking at me
    A crabbit old woman, not very wise
    Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes
    Who dribbles her food and makes no reply
    When you say in a loud voice, "I do wish you'd try"
    Who seems not to notice the things that you do
    And forever is losing a stocking or shoe
    Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will
    With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill
    Is that what you're thinking, is that what you see
    Then open your eyes nurse, for you're looking at me

    I've seen some slight variations in punctuation and spelling, but that should be close enough.

  • All hail the Master of Google-Fu.

    It do seem to fit the word fragments.
  • Hey! great find with the poem. I didn't know this.

    I think it might now be possible to remake the logo using text as the underneath layer.

  • edited November 30

    @hugh said:
    Hey! great find with the poem. I didn't know this.

    I think it might now be possible to remake the logo using text as the underneath layer.

    I assume you will remain true to the original logo, and not do a "reboot and change it" thing?

    Vector graphics that can be scaled upwards without jaggies?

  • The above picture was made from a vectorised version of the original.

    We took the original scan and vectorised it, then cleaned it up a bit. The idea going forward would be to take the current vector and delete the words from inside,
    then add a new layer below with the poem words (in the right font).

    Right now, it's the words that did not vectorise quite perfect. So this would fix that!

    There would be no plan to make some sort of "remastered" logo that was different to the original.

  • this is a great find!

  • Baaaah. Guild of Thieves will steal the new logo before it's unveiled :)
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