as far as I have followed the development so far it seems that both logo and
icons (which make the gross of our branding) for the current release (3.3)
have been used quite extensively and seem to be the ones we will settle on
in the long run. I still want to share some thoughts about that.
1. What happened to the community branding? As the current logo has been
used so much, I must say that I want to speak *against* changing it again.
2. The wiki branding site is still full of ideas for logos, mascots, icons
etc. and it seems as if nothing is decided yet. And this is the official
position, isn't it? Having said that, I'd like to encourage you (us) to
somehow finalize the branding. There are so many great artists (see the
wallpaper renders of the icons) who use, yes, which drafts? - The official
one? The ones they like most? - for their work. I think it would be better
if we had a clear decision regarding branding, and that as soon as possible.
3. There is no central place to look for resources (yes, since we haven't
decided upon an official version yet, I begin to repeat myself). The
wallpaper renders, for example, where are the source files for these icons?
They look like Bernhard's, but even better. *They *should be the ones used
in the application.
Now some minor issues which I still don't like about the current "official"
1. The "LibreOffice" still has no proper ligatures. From a typographic point
of view the text looks cheap.
2. There is no proper spacing/connection between logo and logo text:
For me logo and text look like two distinct parts. There are several reasons
for this. The edges on the logo are rounded while the text has sharp ones.
The lines of text and logo are not the same width.
3. I don't like the emboss effect on the "contemporary color" version (while
this might be my personal opinion, I still want you to consider that for a
second. In my eyes it just looks like a cheap gimp filter added to the
As far as I can remember, we thought about starting work on the official
branding after 3.3 is released. I am willing to spend some time on this
issue over the next few months, but only if we can decide upon a goal in
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