I liked the Duke Java mascot. The other two seemed too cartoon-ish for me.
I have seen many horse mascots - not for any computer field item - and
those looked nice. I fear that if the mascot is too cartoon-ish, then
it might give some people the idea of LO being non-professional. Tux,
Duke, Firefox, Thunderbird, and some other mascots do not look too much
like a catroon as some others do.
Google "horse mascots logos" in their image section. There are a lot of
them, including some nice ones. Maybe we could use some African animal
like a gazelle or similar looking animal.
On 03/31/2017 10:22 AM, Edwin Lee wrote:
> Hi all,
> How about a mascot based on a horse, signifying freedom for OSS and ODF, speed for a rapid release cycle, many breeds for the different versions available on a variety of platforms.
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> Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] LibreOffice Mascot
> Hello all,
> additional to the unique branding of LibreOffice today, we want to introduce an alternative to TDF's trademarked logo/icon elements that can be used by the community with minimal restrictions: a mascot.
> The idea is similar to "Duke" from Java (https://kenai.com/projects/duke/pages/Home), SuSE's chameleon "Geeko", Mozilla has a lizard/godzilla/tyrannosaurus, Linux' "Tux" is famous, KDE is going with the dragon "Konqi" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konqi) and Krita has "Kiki" (https://krita.org/en/kiki/).
> The first step would be to find some metaphors that enables designs to be creative. Something like Freedom, Documents, Openness etc. Ideas for the realization are of course also welcome. The mascot could be an animal like a (grumpy old) cat to refer to the seven lives of LibreOffice or something more symbolic.
> Based on your input we would later start the actual design task, and ideally have a few options where the community can choose the best.