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Re: [libreoffice-design] Rebranding result


Hi Charles, Italo,
The links to the proposed artwork are here:
* TDF artwork <http://ubuntuone.com/3PVMix5hDrBtqARcYR298r>
* Community artwork without ® <http://ubuntuone.com/5Egi8UftNSNL3jNwxncC3r>
* Community artwork with ® <http://ubuntuone.com/5PDYO8aos1BOa8CVId8NS9>
* sofficerc <http://ubuntuone.com/3lYToGq77OfnItEDKsAhBO>
* SVG sources <http://ubuntuone.com/25bFNEcUwK8VAJcCK04iRx>

Please try it out before making a judgement.

On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM, Charles-H. Schulz <
charles.schulz@documentfoundation.org> wrote:

> Well. This mail is a bit difficult. I took a look at the design. It IS a
> non standard logo on a white background.
> There are two major issues.
> * the logo is NOT the standard logo. You're using an old one from 2010.


The logo in the proposal comes straight from
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Marketing/Branding, where it's listed
as a valid option.

That said, we opted for a lighter, if a bit less standard, version of the
logo, as seen in Mateus's proposal.

>

* I don't have much to say for the startscreen, but honestly... the
> splashscreen is something I could have done myself and I'm a profound idiot
> when it comes to design. This looks bad, unfinished, and I obviously do not
> have the documented rationale for your choice, but it's a bit like any
> other choice would have been better.


A complex design doesn't necessary mean a good design. Here, simple tends
to be better.
And if you look, that's the design ethos of most successful software
companies.
To give examples -- look at Microsoft Word's new splash
screen<http://better-tablet.com//HLIC/d07e244bfbe53f6531eb17c87114c138.png>
.
And while iWork doesn't have a splash, it does have a
box<http://www.downeu.net/uploads/posts/2010-07/1279860460_iwork09-box.jpg>--
and the front is occupied solely by the logo.

On our social sites, the feedback seems mostly positive.

>

I am very worried about this choice (again, I'm constraining my comment to
> the splashscreen), I'm worried for our image, I'm worried for the
> impression millions of people are going to get every time they'll start
> LibreOffice.
>
> I would like to thank you all for your contributions, I know it's not easy
> and we all have lives outside here, but somebody must have gotten really
> tired or something.
>
> I don't even want to suggest what to do at this point, what process to
> follow, I don't want to choose for the team as it would be disrepectful
> (and this mail is disrespectful enough already) but I can't shut up on that
> one. Please reconsider or do something. It's terrible.
>

Again, I'd encourage you to try it out before judging.
If you're still firmly opposed to it, we can revert back to the 3.6
branding.

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Follow-Ups:
Re: [libreoffice-design] Rebranding resultItalo Vignoli <italo.vignoli@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Rebranding resultSophie Gautier <gautier.sophie@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Rebranding result"Charles-H. Schulz" <charles.schulz@documentfoundation.org>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Rebranding result"Mirek M." <mazelm@gmail.com>
References:
[libreoffice-design] Rebranding result"Mirek M." <mazelm@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Rebranding result"Charles-H. Schulz" <charles.schulz@documentfoundation.org>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Rebranding result"Charles-H. Schulz" <charles.schulz@documentfoundation.org>
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