[GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?

Vincent Bain bain at toraval.fr
Wed Jan 21 02:37:37 PST 2015

Just for fun, I made a couple of tests there:

using :
- Fontin, a font by Jos Buivenga (exljbris a nice type foundry), licence
here :
- an arbitrary image picked somewhere on the web only fo the test
(probably not freely reusable).

Hope this helps,


Le mercredi 21 janvier 2015 à 08:47 +0100, Vincent Bain a écrit :
> Hi,
> quite long silent on this ML, I give my two cents to this very prolific
> topic ;-)
> Objectively : at such a high stage of maturity GRASS project clearly
> lacks a robust graphical identity; a "corporate charter" is perhaps a
> bit pedantic but it would be nice to lay down some guidelines for GRASS
> GIS logo/motto representation, in addition to "citing GRASS GIS
> software" section (e.g. here :
> http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Citation_Repository).
> Designing a brand new splash for G7 may be an opportunity to set these
> things (logo, main font, slogan, etc.); the recent website design
> certainly goes this way, and should be a good starting point.
> Subjectively : compositing and typography nowadays are sorely tortured
> by digital technology facilities, and results rarely withstand the test
> of time: one should always be very cautious with
> 3d/shady/glossy/translucency/and-so-on effects... 
> The welcome frame and splash screen should stick to a well-tempered
> style. To me a good design works if it still works in b&w (it is the
> case for the nice historical grass logo) and possibly without image.
> If inspired, I'll try to send a proposal.
> Vincent.
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