File:Star of life2.svg

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Original file(SVG file, nominally 192 × 192 pixels, file size: 1 KB)
Description

Star of life, blue version. Represents the Rod of Asclepius, with a snake around it, on a 6-branch star shaped as the cross of 3 thick 3:1 rectangles.
Design:
The logo is basically unicolor, most often a slate or medium blue, but this design uses a slightly lighter shade of blue for the outer outline of the cross, and the outlines of the rod and of the snake. The background is transparent (but the star includes a small inner plain white outline). This makes this image usable and visible on any background, including blue. The light shade of color for the outlines makes the form more visible at smaller resolutions, so that the image can easily be used as an icon.

This SVG file was manually created to specify alignments, to use only integers at the core 192x192 size, to get smooth curves on connection points (without any angle), to make a perfect logo centered in a exact square, to use a more precise geometry for the star and to use slate blue color with slightly lighter outlines on the cross, the rod and snake.

Finally, the SVG file is clean and contains no unnecessary XML elements or attributes, CSS styles or transforms that are usually added silently by common SVG editors (like Sodipodi or Inkscape) and that just pollute the final document, so it just needs the core SVG elements for the rendering. This is why its file size is so small.

Date
Source Own work
Author Verdy p
Permission
(Reusing this file)

(c) 2006 Philippe Verdy, France. (this attribution author notice is required by french law, my country, and designates the XML/SVG work, not the logo design itself).

Public domain This image is a work of a United States Department of Transportation employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain. Seal of the United States Department of Transportation.svg

The logo displayed by this image was completely manually recreated by me (fr:Utilisateur:verdy_p) based on a Public domain US federal work. This new version remains in public domain like the original logo (and can then be reused in GFDL or GPL or Creative Commons works, as well as commercial applications, with or without this additional attribution.)

Other versions

Star of life.svg Star of life3.svg Barnstar of Life.png


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File history

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Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment
current03:28, 16 September 2010Thumbnail for version as of 03:28, 16 September 2010192 × 192 (1 KB)Zeus (talk | contribs)Cleaned up bottom-left edge of staff, wasn't a smooth curve.
18:16, 9 April 2006Thumbnail for version as of 18:16, 9 April 2006192 × 192 (2 KB)Verdy p (talk | contribs)larger eye, for better display at small resolution
18:07, 9 April 2006Thumbnail for version as of 18:07, 9 April 2006192 × 192 (2 KB)Verdy p (talk | contribs)Star of life, blue version. SVG file manually created to spécify alignments, to use only integers at the core 192x192 size, to get smooth curves on connection points, to make a perfect logo centered in a exact square, and to use slate blue color with sl
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