2010-11-13 12 Comments
The LibreOffice project has a preliminary logo. The symbol aside, I see some issues with the type. The combination of the top of the 2nd f and the dot of the i is a little unfortunate. The b and r might work for body text, but not here. Setting Libre in bold only emphasises the unfortunate proportion of the 2 words (close to, but not quite the same width).
I don’t get the The Document Foundation tag-line. Usually you put something there that further describes the thing in question. Would have to be By the Document Foundation, then, but that’s not hot, either.
The current logo on top, followed by the name set in the same type (Vegur), without bold. My drafts below the line. I just had to play with the ffi ligature, but the connected-dot variant requires a thinning of the stroke that would be the wrong style if applied elsewhere.
Of course I thought a bit about the desired characteristics of the type, what it should express, ideally. LibreOffice is a very sophisticated piece of software and project. Suitable for use in business. There has to be a sense of reliability, precision, performance. It’s an open project, welcoming contributors, so I looked for wide and round shapes. The design should be contemporary (to not say modern), but not trendy (as in short-lived).