two recent contests that I saw produce good designs include
1) To create an international symbol for the Indian currency (Rupee)
similar to the Dollar Mark $:
This was run in India and saw the creation of a new design, which has
attracted strong opinions, both for and against, from everyone here.
2) Artwork by an 11 year old in India for a Google4Doodle competition
I believe that this got more attention mainly because of the artist's
But it did get strong publicity in India, a very large market for Google.
the logo for the product/brand should come from professional artists after
a detailed discussion and analysis.
Once the logo is in place, and branding and marketing communications begin,
TDF could use a logo competition for publicity and marketing.
This competition could happen in the summer of 2011, when school is out.
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:00:21 +0800
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Logo/mascot competition
I've been watching this thread accumulate some responses to the idea
of a logo competition, and I also had responses in a couple of
off-list messages, so I guess one could say that I've been answered.
To summarize: "No - in any case, certainly not at this time. Maybe a
narrower process involving a small selection of designers, basically
within an in-project design team, possibly giving rise to a few
variants to be chosen from."
In any case, I'm glad there's fresh input from the people taking an
interest from Ubuntu Artwork. John and Thorsten both seem to favor an
organized and methodical approach  and, IMHO, that would be very
beneficial. I hope their involvement is going to be a regular,
Anyway, I'll be looking forward to seeing what this all produces. :-)
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