Ubuntu Manual Project Logo

Logo/header variations for the Ubuntu Manual Project.

This work is primarily meant to be inward facing, not necessarily for the audience of the manual. I decided to focus on the project being a collaborative (several sources) process to build a document.

The font is Biolinum, to be used for titles in the manual, in combination with Libertine for body text.

The CoF in an orange circle looked too aggressive in this context.


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8 Responses to Ubuntu Manual Project Logo

  1. Ernst says:

    1) looks awesome!

  2. nasser says:

    yeah I think the first one is the best
    the rest looks like windows95-ish 😛

  3. Alex says:

    The edges are too light to display on a white background (this is a problem I often see, designers tend to have better/better calibrated monitors than most people).

  4. Martin Owens says:

    Turn 3. around 90° Anti-Clockwise and you get an M made of paper.

  5. Adam says:

    I’d vote number 1 for two main reasons.

    First, it’s clean (as opposed to busy) because the elements (Circle of Friends arms, Circle of Friends head, paper) are aligned along the Circle of Friends logo’s three axes of rotational symmetry. There are only three major directions for the eye (or mind) to travel.

    Second, it’s the best at portraying a collaborative document-building process. The smaller pages trail behind the individuals in the circle of friends, implying several people bringing pages together. The bigger the angle between the papers’ “approach” to the finished-product large page, the better at implying convergence from diverse sources. On the other hand, the parallel lines of “approach” in 2 and 3 imply a single authority, source, or point of view.

    2, 3, and 4 are better than 1 and 5 at implying “process” since they’re flowchart-like. However, it seems the idea of “collaborative” is more of your goal than the idea of “process” is.

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  7. Mark Beck says:

    wow this is a great post.. thanks.. did a good job 🙂