[Mageia-marketing] Is it full of colours?

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 23:11:24 CET 2011


work on the logo is moving further, our first alpha release is coming
soon and we will need soon a colour scheme for the project as a whole
(distribution theme, website), and for the logo declination.

So it ought to be multiple in complexity:
 * because the logo will rely on two, or at most three different
colours (and depending on the context, it will use shades);
 * the website may use a few more;
 * distribution theme may use a few more as well.

So, defining and selecting the story behind these colours may help.

You can have a look on the last artwork meetings notes, you will get a
smell of what's brewing:
 * http://meetbot.mageia.org/mageia-artwork/2011/mageia-artwork.2011-02-02-18.06.html
 * http://meetbot.mageia.org/mageia-artwork/2011/mageia-artwork.2011-01-26-18.08.html

To fuel your thoughts, among other things, you may check (for what it's worth):
 * http://ooogear.co.nz/mageiawiki/index.php?title=CoreValues
 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_symbolism
 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_psychology
 * http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/colours-in-cultures/
 * http://www.colourlovers.com/
 * http://kuler.adobe.com/

There is at least one important basic colour scheme to exclude: the
blue/orange/yellow one that is tied to Mandriva. And of course, there
are others tied somehow to other Linux projects.

Thanks a lot for your participation! and do not hesitate to share your
thoughts in and out this list!



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