Design/Whiteboards/4.0 Branding

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Create a new branding for the next version of LibreOffice, which, technology-wise, leaves a lot of cruft behind. This should be reflected by the new artwork.

See the former splash screen and start center whiteboards for further specifications.

All submissions must be original work, and you must be okay with releasing it under a dual LGPL v3/MPL license, if not under CC0.


Call for Proposals Analyzing Proposals Shaping Tentative Design Voting Implementation Process Implemented


The voting results are shown in File:LO4BrandingVotes.pdf and announced at design ml. As Alex doesn't have the time to ready his proposal for implementation, we're going with Maxim Darak's green proposal.

Proposal Deadline

Jan 26, 2013, 16:00 UTC prolonged to Feb 9, 2013, 16:00 UTC


We now vote for the proposals until February 9th, 2013, 16:00 UTC. Voting is done at google docs.


In Scope Out of Scope
  • Splash screen
  • About window
  • Welcome screen
  • Swiss style
  • Logo opacity between 60 and 100%
  • Violating the Branding guidelines
  • Alpha transparency in the splash screen design
  • Use of copyrighted material (with the exception of the official logo)
  • Additional UI widgets (e.g. buttons, links)
  • Moving/Changing the buttons on the Start screen

Splash Screen

Please try out your splash screen before you submit it. Be aware that it must be rectangular and opaque (no alpha transparency). If you're using Linux, to try out your splash screen, name your splash "intro.png", place it in your home folder, and execute the command "sudo cp intro.png /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/" in the Terminal.

You might also want to edit the look of the progress indicator. For details on that, see this page.


Proposal by

Splash Screen

Proposal by Javier Antonio Nisa Ávila

Splash Screen

Proposal by k-j

Part of a concept "Get involved", see User:K-j/Drafts/Concept-GIn

Start Screen

Source SVG for V2

Splash Screen

Source SVG for V2

Proposal by Medieval

Splash Screens

Proposal by Pedro

Splash Screen

Short explanation: this is a plain one color splash screen (using the LibreOffice Main Color) with a large white icon, in the spirit of the Modern/Metro UI

Proposal by Mateus.m.luna

Overview: Splash/Start/About

Proposal by Alexander Wilms

Proposal by Maxim Darák

Proposal by H.Sparks

Progress Bar

Proposal by G Sparks

Progress Bar