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Hi Joey!

Firstly, I want to say I'm very glad to see your great artwork. I'll comment more on your work-in-progress; I just wanted to say It's very very good!

On 22-02-2011 13:17, Johannes Bausch wrote:
Although funding is the main concern atm I have been working on the logo
this afternoon and tried to incorporate your citicism. You can see my
step-by-step improvement on my user page on the wiki:
*The Ligatures*: I think the ligatures in the "fi" letters was a very welcome surprise. It's true they remember a serifed font, but I personally love the way you put this serifed feeling on the LibO logo! I think it makes the logo very particular and organic. I don't see any reason to don't mix serif and sans-serif font when it's obviously look intentional and well done. And for me, that's the case. Although, the Alternative 2 is very well done too and looks particularly authentic to me. It would be a great choose too. The Alternative 1 has the same good conceptual base, but for some reason it reminds me the OpenOffice logo... I don't know why, sorry... :P

*Manual kerning*: Well, I'm not the right person to talk about it, but I'm not sure if it's worth, since you can ever make use of a sharpening filter for images. But the changes you've done on the letters shape are a great improvement and make the things much... sexy [I can't find a better adjective]. A note: It seems the "D" on Document has not a correct kerning, but like I've said, it could be easily adjusted with a sharpening filter.

*The sharper corners*: As Christoph said, the softened corners actually make the friendly "look and fell" of the logo. I think the sharp corners are good too, but you lost a lot of the organic feeling and help the "fi" original ligature you've proposed.

I tried to explain every step I did and why I think it was necessary.
Finally, I've done a quick render in blender (see bottom of page).
The blender render was a good especial surprise! Very cool! :D

Please, keep the great work. I think the best moment to propose a change on the logo is right now. So it's important take this discussions seriously, like you're doing.

Paulo José O. Amaro
Computer Science Student
Federal University of São João del-Rei
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