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Hi Tobias and Johannes,

On 2/20/2011 2:36 AM, Johannes Bausch wrote:
The coulored backgrounds would look good for the app icons, the ones with
white background for the file icons. The ones with black border look better.

2011/2/19 Tobias Bernard<>

the proposals;)
Tobias, first, welcome to the Design team, I'm sure one of the leads will drop in momentarily to give you the run-down =) Your Designs are nice, the coloured ones though, lack a visual-association with a paper "document". If you were going for more of an application look, it might be better to hint at the UI a bit more? And while I understand the Design temptation to space the "lines" in the writer icons more evenly, they now lack a semblance to "dummy text" paragraphs.

In any case, I just wanted to mention some back-story about the reasons for the colouring of the icons. - The coloured outline of the icons was used to suggest a coloured/categorised "folder" containing the document - The light-grey inner outline was used to communicate the depth of a paper stack - The white interior was retained to capitalise on user's familiarity with the affordances of paper (white: write-able, greyed corners: flip-able)

It took Bernhard, Christoph, Ivan, Jaron and Paulo many iterations before it was just "right". And now that they are finished, to the satisfaction of this team, our focus has shifted to the next Design task: fund-raising. While I don't mean to dissuade you from contributing work on the icons, I think it's only fair to tell you that the icons are pretty much "done" and won't need to be touched for a while.
Well not re-designed anyway, only finalised, by the above Designers.

We could really use your hand on the fund-raising drive though;

Would you be up for that?
Alternatively, there's plenty of stuff going on here;

and be sure to add yourself to the new page of Design contributors;


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