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From Juergen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL]: Apache OpenOffice Next-Gen logo...
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 04:34:05 GMT
On Wednesday, 9. May 2012 at 04:52, Michael Acevedo wrote:
> Hi,
> I have decided to move forward and give you an early preview of how I think
> we should move for the logo of Apache OpenOffice 4 which I think is the
> general consensus of the next major release of our project pending Apache
> approval. The logos I am proposing are basically the same but there are a
> few modifications to the current logo. Below is a description:
> AOO Next Logo Changes:
> - The AOO Next logo has a smaller spacing between the letters and
> changes the word "Apache" to "APACHE" in caps (idea taken from Kevin
> Gringon's proposal in the Wiki).
> - The color of the "APACHE" word is now gray (idea taken from Kevin
> Gringon's Proposal in the Wiki).
> - Integration of the "AOO" initials (for one of the logo proposals).
> - Retirement of the Orb logo and substituting it with a refined concept
> of the previous OOo logo prior verson 3.2.1. I did this new icon in a
> conservative manner and I think it will fit best the next release of AOO as
> it will match with the post AOO 3.4 Application (Writer, Impress, Calc,
> etc.) icons. The new logo makes a nod to the post-PC era when it comes to
> how an application icon now looks in our devices.
> - Keep some commonality with the current Orb Centric logo by keeping the
> name of the suite with the current font that is being used for our site's
> logo.
> Without further waiting, I present to you my logo proposal for AOO 4.
> Please follow this link:
> Hope you like it and suggestions are welcomed. I would like to credit Kevin
> Gringon for the changes in terms of font spacing in the word "OpenOffice"
> and the "APACHE" word capitalization suggestions.

You asked if we like it, I don't like it. It looks old fashioned to me and both elements don't
fit together. But I am no designer.
We should really search for something new and fresh if we want to change it.
A d that is from my pov not the old s-curve logo.

Just my 2 ct


> -- 
> Best,
> Michael

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