Branding guidelines are as much about what NOT to do as it is what to do.
Notice that official project usage and regular public usage are different
sections of the design document for Libre Office. It's beneficial to
separate projects associated with GIMP development from other sub-sections
that may or may not be affiliated with GIMP.

Thus, it's not a dictation of what to do to copy the GIMP project website,
but rather preserve the brand so it is not diluded by, say 1000 different
wilbur fan art graphics, which is what you see when you do a Google image
search for "GIMP logo". I think there's benefit in providing some official
graphics and pre-made banners for things that link back to the official
GIMP website, and special versions of the graphic for things tied directly
to the GIMP project, and other graphics for general public use to spread
awareness of GIMP.


It's a good deal of work though, so if people aren't on board with it,
please do let me know now. :)

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Michael Schumacher <> wrote:

> On 06/23/2015 04:04 AM, Andrew Pullins wrote:
> > Over in the LibreOffice project the design and marketing team made
> > the LibreOffice Branding Guidelines [1].  It goes over everything from
> what
> > the official spelling of the name, acceptable abbreviations, how the logo
> > is to look with exact measurements, what colors are to be used with it,
> and
> > the official fonts. I think this would be a great starting point for
> > creating a design document.
> Some people already mistake for an official resource
> because it resembles the site rather closely.
> I really wouldn't like to encourage or dictate that any site should use
> the same colors, fonts and measurements.
> --
> Regards,
> Michael
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