[CREATE] LGM 2010 Website
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Wed Sep 30 15:54:49 PDT 2009
Dear Create members,
OSP and myself are happy to finally present you our proposal for a logo
and new website for LGM 2010.
The logo is here: http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/documents/LGM2010/logo/
The site is visible at this temporary address:
Our main design concern was about how to represent digital tools in
their diversity, from Desktop Publishing to 3D modeling, from typography
to batch processing etc., showing by this means the multiplicity of the
projects gathered at the Libre Graphics Meeting. This is the role
assigned to the background, a static SVG composition of some of the most
significant digital tools from the libre projects. This background,
present on all the pages, zooms and pans randomly on each page loading,
exploration of the territories of that "map of creative tools".
We for sure forgot a lot of tools (we are familiar with only a small
part of them) so all suggestions are welcome!
The logo is a play with the M of Meeting, shifting between 2D and 3D
perception; between static and movement. 3 squares for a flag. A flag
for a meeting. A flag for a place, and for a space. A typographic flag
for an italic M. 3 squares for pixels. 15 degrees rotated squares for
vectors. 3 squares of progressive sizes to evoque movement. 3 sizes
overlapping for 3D optical effect. 3 windows floating. The typeface
used, is OSP-DIN.
As the background is very present, we decided to base mainly the website
on text. It is set with Dave Crossland's open typeface Cantarell,
available for download at Open Font Library. This humanist sans-serif
font was designed for on screen reading therefore it is very legible
even on small sizes. This choice was made to promote the Open Font
Library, the GPL and Fontforge with which was made the font, but also
the new @font-face CSS rules newly (re-)introduced in Firefox 3.5 (among
other web browsers). Not to mention that Dave is a very active Create
member and a professional type designer.
We picked up the yellow color as a way to keep the foreground legible.
The latter is made of two colors, a navy blue and a brown, to
differentiate two levels of information. We also decided to "mute" the
partners logos by converting them to a single color in order to keep the
The 'donate' square would be live-updated as funds are added; there
should be a subscription form, and probably other pages added etc. for
this we will use the code a.l.e. developed for already for earlier LGM
We hope you'll like our proposal; even if it is quite a bit different
than before ;-) We're looking forward to hear your
response/suggestions/improvements (for example on the SVG coding, done
by hand for weight purpose)!
All the best,
Alexandre + OSP
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