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Hullo Design!

It's open-season on the Motif. *We have hit the week-long (business-week) Design phase!* So get your preferred tool of awesome-vector-creation out, whether that is Inkscape, Illustrator or even pencil+paper (not so scalable =).

Here is a summary of the ideas resulting from the brainstorming phase;

   * History
   * Revival
   * People / Community
   * Imagination / Creativity
   * Possibility
   * Freedom
   * Openness
   * Security
   * Individuality
   * Professionalism
   * Others are listed in more general descriptions on the motif page

Here is what our branding specifies;

   * Clean
   * Balanced
   * Friendly

Recommended visual tools;

   * Colour
   * Pattern
   * Shape
   * (I would add: texture)

So we have ideas and concepts, *It's time to Design!*

   * Pick a concept you'd like to convey and, while adhering to the
     branding, create a first draft of your motif.
   * Upload it to the Wiki page
     ( under the new
     "Motif proposals" section (bottom of page).
   * Add a preview image (jpeg/gif/png) if possible (svg preview is
     quite bad).
   * Explain what you were aiming to do with the Design, or more
     importantly, what it communicates.

   * If possible, please provide a preview of how the Design would look
     in context: it should be the same context to keep everything
     So the context should be: An A4-size letterhead for LibreOffice*
     (210mmx297mm). This is so you don't have to worry about creating

And you can add this letterhead-info to make your life easier;
Name Surnameson
123 Roadly drive, Suburbia
SinCity, Countria. 54321
Tel: 9876 54321 Fax: 9876 54322

Just add the logo somewhere on the letterhead too and your Design motif somewhere on the page. You can fill the page with Lorem Ipsum dummy-text ( to add realism.

Head over to this page for more information:

On 3/6/2011 10:32 AM, Christoph Noack wrote:
Hi Nik!

Am Samstag, den 05.03.2011, 03:33 +1100 schrieb Nik:
Hi Design!

2 more days to go until the "brainstorming" of motif ideas is over and
we begin design proposals (on Monday).
Head over to this page for more information;
I still try to figure out how to catch up with some of the older
tasks ... if I won't manage that (well), I'll simply upload what I have
tomorrow evening (my time).

On 2/28/2011 10:45 AM, Christoph Noack wrote:
Am Sonntag, den 27.02.2011, 22:36 +0100 schrieb Bernhard Dippold:
I'm glad to include these on the page, but we should expect that these
previous elements will have no significant bearing on the Motif
I don't like carrying-over elements just because they have been used, I
think it would be better to craft new elements from scratch with clear
purpose+intentions+context from the beginning.
True, but I hope that gives an impression what we've used so far - maybe
it is inspiring - maybe not :-) I still like it somehow, since the
show-to-the-upper-right triangle (whether it is varied in size, color,
position) is still a strong link to the Document Symbol.
Hi Christoph,
I think the triangle is great, but to continue to use it in exactly the same way as in the logo, I think that would be a mistake. It seems too obvious and repetitive (not in a consistent way, but in a tiring way) to use it in many places. And adding more clipped top-right corners and floating triangles will reduce the impact of the current logo's appeal. But that is just my opinion, obviously no-one is restricted from creating whatever motif they want to propose!

personally, it does have some meaning for me (progress, freedom,
direction, guidance).

See you tomorrow ...


*C'mon crew, let's drop some jaws! =)*

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