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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Invite a pro graphic artist to contribute logo/icon design [was: Conference call tomorrow]


Le 2010-10-24 21:25, David Nelson a écrit :
Hi, :-)

I mentioned this idea in another thread but did not see any conclusive
responses... so given the potential importance of the issue, I am
broaching the subject in a dedicated thread...

A project's logo and a software's icons (to represent Calc, Write,
etc.) are among the most prominent visual information that users and
potential users see.

IMHO, LibO could maybe benefit from the creativeness of one of the
talented graphic artists working the Web. For instance, Everaldo
Coelho is one name that comes to mind
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/commons:Crystal_Clear).

I'm suggesting that one could invite one or more of them to provide
logo and icon artwork.

For example, maybe they could create something like a new Tux. Linux's
Tux is a friendly, endearing character that projects an image of
approachability and ease of use. Such an animated little character can
play a very useful role in communications. So I'd suggest the creation
of a "living" mascot, which could be named LibO...

Such a mascot could make a great ambassador for the project, that can
easily be turned into derivative images
and animations.

I'd be delighted to make contact with artists on the project's behalf,
if I got a clear go-ahead.

If your responses are encouraging, I'd throw the idea on the table at
the ConfCall later today. Thoughts about this?

Original discussion:

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 08:35, Bernhard Dippold
<bernhard@familie-dippold.at> wrote:
Hi David, *

David Nelson schrieb:

Hi, :-)

I'd be interested in talking briefly about the idea of getting new
logos/graphics
designed for the LibO components (Writer, Calc, etc.) by one or more
of the highly talented graphic artists to be found on the net. Is this
something that is discussable, or have firm choices already been made
in this respect?

I'd rather like to see someone joining the community not only for one single
task - future updates, additions, derived graphics are much easier when the
artist is a member of our group.

But if we could use the sources the artist used, this might be possible
nevertheless.

Kami asked the same on discuss already and I designed a first draft:
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Marketing/Ideas#First_Draft_Bernhard

All these ideas are not fixed in any sense, so we should discuss it at the
ConfCall today (I'm still not sure if I can manage to participate) and on a
new thread...

David Nelson


I would also agree with Bernhard, that it would be better if the artist in question is part of the LibO membership. We should try to keep to our own membership as much as possible. But, I don't see anything wrong with sending them an invitation to join the group with the idea of helping out with the design of a logo/icon set. We just have to be careful not to upset our graphic artist membership by getting these service done by outside individuals.

If we invite them, I would assume then that we would have to expect remuneration somewhere along the way?

Marc


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