I see some issues with the type of the preliminary logo. The combination
of the top of the 2nd f and the dot of the i is a little unfortunate.
The b and r might work for body text, but not here. Setting Libre in
bold only emphasizes the unfortunate proportion of the 2 words (close
to, but not quite the same width).
I don’t get the "The Document Foundation" tag-line. Usually you put
something there that further describes the thing in question. Would have
to be "By the Document Foundation", then, but that’s not hot, either.
The current logo on top, followed by the name set in the same type
(Vegur), without bold. My drafts below the line. I just had to play with
the ffi ligature, but the connected-dot variant requires a thinning of
the stroke that would be the wrong style if applied elsewhere.
Of course I thought a bit about the desired characteristics of the type,
what it should express, ideally. LibreOffice is a very sophisticated
piece of software and project. Suitable for use in business. There has
to be a sense of reliability, precision, performance. It’s an open
project, welcoming contributors, so I looked for wide and round shapes.
The design should be contemporary (to not say modern), but not trendy
(as in short-lived).
thorwil's design for free software:
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