I’ve been thinking about LibreOffice, which comes pre-installed and is a key app for most Ubuntu users.
Unity 7 didn’t have squircle-shaped icons, but it did place each in a squircle-shaped glassy button. In Ubuntu 12.04 at least, these included backgrounds in complimentary colours. That meant the LibreOffice icons were each contained in a colour-coded squircle:
@frederik-f, I know you prefer Suru icons where the whole squircle is the object. I did once try to do a “squircular” icon for Writer. But that might have been too radical, because the shape of the LibreOffice icons (which are normal shaped pages with the corner cut) is such a big part of this brand. Also, some people might think it’s a bit too “cute” to do LibreOffice icons for Suru in this way.
Today, I wanted to try revisiting the Ubuntu 12.04 approach for LibreOffice, but updated to the Suru style. I’m really happy with these two icons - what does everyone think?
I’d actually really like to do all the LibreOffice icons like this for Yaru, if it’s allowed and desired. I think it’s a nice nod to Ubuntu’s past; I think it looks pretty nice, and blends well with the rest of the icons (without being so different to the official icons that it looks “wacky” or unprofessional); and I think it’s instantly recognisable as LibreOffice, because it preserves the famous shape.
- I’ve used colours from the Suru palette, but there’s no reason why we can’t try it using the same hues as the original icons;
- I’ve drawn the pictograms myself, but we could check if the licence on the originals allows us to take the official pictograms exactly as they are, which would be better IMO.