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New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby Troken on Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:50 pm

After what I've read in topics about the Linux Mint slogan and logo, I thought it could be a nice idea to stretch those thoughts to a complete graphical profile and a graphical manual. I am aware that there might already exist a graphical profile, but if so, I think an update would do good.

With this, I do not think that the current visual elements are bad, on the contrary: its really good. But I think it might be a good idea to make a proper profile with specifications for colors, typefaces, logotypes etc. The current logo and its font is nice, but somewhat outdated. I played around with a new logo, with the current as a base, and came up with a sketch that hade many positive comments so far. I dont say that its a final suggestion, more a starting point for a discussion.

As I mentioned in another topic: Mint is great and it is worth an elegant, professional and modern look.

You can download the current work document here (a 10 mb EPS): http://web.comhem.se/troken/linuxmint/mintlogotype.eps
Feel free to use it, adjust it or tweak it. As long as Linux Mint is free, the logotype will be too! :)

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Re: New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:37 pm

May I use your logo on my desktop to ID it as Mint, like so:
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Re: New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby Troken on Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:07 am

tdockery97 wrote:May I use your logo on my desktop to ID it as Mint, like so:


Of course, feel free to use it as you wish.
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Re: New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:39 am

Thanks :D
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Re: New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby Troken on Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:06 am

Jernau did a great suggestion for a new visual appearence for Mint, check it out:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=18751
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Re: New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby GodofAnotherWorld on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:43 pm

I think that logo on the left would be awesome for a new logo.
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Re: New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby Troken on Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:52 pm

A visual identity needs unified colors - a color scheme. I've noticed that Linux Mint use many different colors in the different channels (desktop, logotype, website etc.), the colors sprawl in different directions. I have made an attemt to make a color scheme, based on all the different colors that exist in todays world of mint. You can see the suggestion below. I am very interested in opinions and comments about it. The goal would be to give Linux Mint a stronger and clearer visual identity.

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Re: New Linux Mint graphical profile?

Postby kbkatz1 on Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:26 pm

I agree, Mint should incorporate your logo. I liked it so much I copied it.
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