OK, so I tried out making the N among other tuning curves, and I think it could actually be decent with a bit of tweaking. The key thing with the N among the tuning curves is that it makes sense to vary up the tuning curves a bit more, which skirts the pentagram / jester hat concerns. So here’s what the 6 curves look like with different colors:
Then something like this could be the full Nengo ecosystem logo:
using just this when we need a square / smaller logo (e.g. for the nengo_gui icon):
Each project could then take a different color for their logo; e.g.:
This would make it straightforward to brand each individual project, and would mean that we don’t really need a “Managed by Nengo team” badge; anything that’s had a release would get a logo like this, and projects with that style of logo are managed by Nengo team.
I would want to look at more options for the “engo” font/styling (for sure the thickness of that text should match the thickness of the tuning curve, didn’t notice that until now), and I think the N tuning curves are a bit too wide (and the joint at the top-left looks weird) but what do people think about this general idea? If there’s support I’ll teak it and then post some possibilities for font styles.