[CREATE] LGM 2010 Website

Yuval Levy create07 at sfina.com
Wed Sep 30 20:16:19 PDT 2009

OK, I'll break the ice.

*beautiful*. *stunning*. *creative*. *elegant*. *attractive*. *informative*.

I would change a few details though - the most important of which being 
the logo. you want to show continuity from the previous years. Changing 
the font / writing is OK IMO, but I would keep the same splash of ink 
(in new color) as in the past years.

And I would slightly desaturate the yellow.

my 2 cents


Alexandre Leray wrote:
> 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: 
> http://lgm.alexandreleray.com/
> 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, 
> thanks to a small javascript. This gives to the readers unexpected 
> exploration of the territories of that "map of creative tools".
> A javascript free version of this SVG file is visible for demo purpose 
> at: http://lgm.alexandreleray.com/static/css/background-fixe.svg
> 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 
> whole homogeneous.
> 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 
> sites.
> 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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