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From Graham Lauder <g.a.lau...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Need new logo for openoffice.apache.org
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:56:12 GMT
On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon.oo@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Graham Lauder wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org
> <javascript:;>
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Alexandro Colorado wrote:
> > >
> > >  On 10/22/12, Kay Schenk wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> hmmm...well, OK. I think I remember something like this now. Should
> we
> > >>> use Alexandro's new one at:
> > >>>
> > https://cwiki.apache.org/**confluence/download/**attachments/27834483/**
> > >>> ApacheOpenOfficeTM.svg<
> >
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/27834483/ApacheOpenOfficeTM.svg
> > >
> > >>>
> > >> AFAIK there was no resolution on the fonts, the discussion ended on
> > >> asking Michael Acevedo, but he never replied.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Exactly. And this means we cannot use Alexandro's SVG since it is not a
> > > 100% reproduction of the bitmap by Michael Acevedo (the orb is
> perfectly
> > > done in SVG and it is the only SVG version of the orb we have
> available,
> > > since we never received one from Oracle; but the text has a slightly
> > > different formatting).
> > >
> >
> > The SVG was done by Alexandro from Michael's bitmap IIRC.  Michael's was
> > never "official", it was just the one that happened to be available.
>  There
> > was never any consensus that Michael's was going to be anything other
> than
> > a stop-gap for a first release from the ApacheOO podling.  Going forward
> > there needs to be proposals and discussion and a new branding that
> reflects
> > the New OpenOffice.
> >
> > KG01 - agreed, lets start exploring design directions. I'll share my
> designs shortly. On training this week, just need some time at home office
> :)
>
>
I like the "Flying Page" idea you proposed on the wiki, once we have a
pallet I'd like to explore that further.  I'm working on a graphic text for
the logo, I'll post some ideas tonight my time.

Cheers
GL



>
> > >
> > > We have two separate issues here:
> > > that reflects this community
> > > 1) Collecting and consolidating all versions of the logo we are using;
> > > here a 95% accuracy is not acceptable. These versions should be placed
> > > under http://www.openoffice.org/**images/AOO_logos/<
> > http://www.openoffice.org/images/AOO_logos/>or anyway under SVN.
> > >
> > > 2) Collecting proposals that can be useful as inspiration for a new
> > visual
> > > identity; here it is of course acceptable to have variants of the
> > > "official" logos, but these should remain proposals and be placed in
> the
> > > wiki or such, possibly in pages that do not confuse a reader who types
> > > "OpenOffice logo" in a search engine.
> > >
> >
> > The new branding should have been discussed when I first brought it up
> last
> > year.  Any logos that are in use now, are stopgaps nothing more.  They
> are
> > simply rehashes of an old brand, we need shake off the Oracle detritus
> and
> > make our own mark, one that is owned and created by the Apache OpenOffice
> > community.
> >
> > Cheers
> > GL
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >   Andrea.
> > >
> >
>

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