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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [WWW] Do we need a new site logo (for graduation) -- call for volunteers
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2012 07:18:59 GMT
Sounds like a great opportunity to clean up the graphic resources 

Do we have an inventory of all locations where the logo occurs throughout the product touch
points: web, applications, docs etc?

On Oct 4, s.2012, at 11:17 AM, Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon.oo@gmail.com>wrote:
> 
>> I agree, an updated visual identity would be a great way to refresh our
>> application visuals and appear more contemporary. Website branding should
>> align with this broader brand direction.
>> 
>> Updating the logo should be part if a broader branding initiative which
>> includes creative new artwork for app icons, file icons as well as graphics
>> for install, start screens, wizards, about box and others.
>> 
>> I have been sketching and created some mockups for a number of these
>> elements. I'll upload when back from vacation.
>> 
>> I'll volunteer to lead this activity.
>> 
> 
> 
> I actually don't agree with having a new logo, simply because even the
> current  one hasnt been completely integrated with the product and is
> creating  huge lag between this logo proposals, the trademark and the
> actual look and feel of the application.
> 
> I applaud the efforts on maybe having a new design on the website, but a
> new logo? Just the wiki had a change from the old Oracle logo to the new
> one (orb logo) last week.
> 
> Today I point out a lot of discrepancies between the logo on the Visual
> design site (an old one from OOo 3.2 days) and the current status of 3.4
> and it hasn't been implemented. [1]
> 
> Even at the moment, there are different orbs floating around such as the
> orb on the start center of OOo 3.4 is different from the 8-bit solid orb.
> [2]
> 
> [1]
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-ooo-dev/201210.mbox/%3cCAMK9kTiqEUcghLksDaBP2sgCSkhP7VuVpxF2asE9k-r6XdXX=g@mail.gmail.com%3e
> [2] http://imagebin.org/230827
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Kevin
>> 
>> 
>> On Oct 4, 2012, at 7:11 AM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 10/03/2012 04:00 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>>>> I notice that Apache Forrest does use the Apache feather: there are
>>>> three of them stood on their quills as if they are a small stand of
>>>> trees.
>>> 
>>> Dennis--your powers of observation are incredible! I did NOT see this!
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> It seems to me that the incorporation of the feather can be a little
>>>> strained.  The cases where it is in shadow, on the other hand, are
>>>> easy to overlook.
>>>> 
>>>> The orb with stylized gulls is very convenient at a lot of sizes and
>>>> formats, including as a download button, an icon on directory entries
>>>> on downloaded exe and oxt files, etc.  If the feather is to be a
>>>> feature of that, it will be tricky.
>>>> 
>>>> It would be useful to see some examples, as Kay suggests.
>>>> 
>>>> - Dennis
>>>> 
>>>> PS: I also wonder whether generic icons should be part of the source
>>>> release and distinct icons be used in the Apache-provided "authentic"
>>>> builds.  In that case, it would be great if the generic icons did not
>>>> have the feather in any way. That's a half-baked notion, and it
>>>> simply might not be acceptable.  It is something I wonder about --
>>>> differentiating builds produced by the project from ones produced in
>>>> some other manner and the source only having the generic icons.
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message----- From: Kay Schenk
>>>> [mailto:kay.schenk@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
>>>> 15:30 To: OOo Apache Subject: [WWW] Do we need a new site logo (for
>>>> graduation) -- call for volunteers
>>>> 
>>>> We all love the orb with gulls, but maybe it's time for a slight
>>>> update to our logo? Or the header line on our websites (project and
>>>> user portal).
>>>> 
>>>> I took a look around at some of the Apache projects and the use of
>>>> project logos and web site headers seems to fall into a few
>>>> different categories.
>>>> 
>>>> Sites using Apache feather but not in product logo --
>>>> 
>>>> http://camel.apache.org/ http://forrest.apache.org/
>>>> http://cocoon.apache.org/
>>>> 
>>>> Sites incorporating feather logo into an existing logo --
>>>> 
>>>> http://mina.apache.org/ http://jakarta.apache.org/oro/
>>>> http://axis.apache.org/axis2/java/core/ http://activemq.apache.org/
>>>> http://ofbiz.apache.org/ (???)
>>>> 
>>>> Sites not making overt use of any Apache logo (feather) --
>>>> http://click.apache.org/
>>>> 
>>>> So, any preferences? Ideas?
>>>> 
>>>> There already exists a AOOLogo proposal page,
>>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOOLogo+proposal
>>>> 
>>>> so we could just add items to this, or change some that are here, or
>>>> add a child page, etc.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> MzK
>>> 
>>> "Just 'cause you got the monkey off your back
>>> doesn't mean the circus has left town."
>>>                   -- George Carlin
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Alexandro Colorado
> PPMC Apache OpenOffice
> http://es.openoffice.org

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