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[libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]


Hi Ivan, Thorsten, *

Ivan M. schrieb:
Hi Thorsten, Christoph, all,

On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Thorsten Behrens
<thb@documentfoundation.org> wrote:
[...]
Hi Chris, all,

hm, slightly disconnected from the whole icon topic - what's the
scope, surely not a complete icon set? If this is only about some
10-20 icons, and you folks are quick, that could be doable - I've
heard other people asking for another beta, too.

So let's speak about a few days (until Monday or Tuesday?) - would integration will be possible?

I don't know about Ivan's time, but I would spend any time I can afford, because I think this is one of the most visible areas of LibreOffice at all.

The scope would involve mimetype (file) icons - 28 in total according
to [1]... of course, with at least half a dozen sizes per icon, that
number escalates a bit.

Even if the different sizes would be good to be crafted one by one, it is more important that we have them at all.

I think we should have 16x16 and 32x32 created pixel-wise, while larger icons can be exported from the same SVG source.

In short, it involves new icons for
applications, documents and templates. So (presumably) there'd be 3
different designs (one design for applications, one for documents, and
one for templates)

In my eyes all the three icons should be based on a common design.

As already mentioned, I like Ivan's second draft best, because it uses the graphical elements of the initial branding without introducing anything different or new.

What I'd like to see is:

The icons should get the shading of the new logo (and their corners should be rounded as in the logo) and get the official branding colors.

We need to find a color scheme for the Math icon and the Chart document icon. For Math Blue3 might be a possibility, but I don't think that this would work very well.

Probably we need to define different colors for both icons.

With regards to application, document and template icons:

Is it really necessary to have a different icon set for the applications and the "normal" documents?

Both open the same application - the one with a document name just starts with an open document.

If we could start with the same icons for application and document, we would only need to differ between document and template icons (this seems to be a more important difference to me).

As an easy approach I'd just remove the filling of the colored corner for templates.

For future icons a much more detailed and sophisticated approach could be chosen. But for the time being we definitively need the work done - not to discuss the best possible approach for several days or weeks...

Ivan, Christoph, everybody else: Do you have an other / better proposal we can agree upon during the next hours ?

Ivan: Could you upload the sources (perhaps already with the shading integrated?) so that we can share the work on the icons among several people?

Who would be interested to do a piece of the work (I think Inkscape would be the source for larger icons, Inkscape or GIMP for the 32x32 and 16x16 ones)?

Best regards

Bernhard


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Follow-Ups:
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Christoph Noack <christoph@dogmatux.com>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Bernhard Dippold <bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
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