[matroska-general] 1. Any comments from the design Team on the Japanese matroska logos from Ayaka ? 2. Anybody interested in looking at logo and webpage for our sister project USF ?

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Thu Mar 6 15:17:40 CET 2003

Hi Matroska Design Team !!

1. Its been quite from you people lately, i hope you didnt loose 
motivation ? RathO, your arms better again ? Does anybody please find 
the time to have a look at Ayaka's latest work here :


Marlena, folks, i know this must look a bit weired to you, as you are 
the design team offering help to us and then all of a sudden we all get 
crazy about the contribution about an 'outsider' , but this logo design 
of this young Japanese guy ayaka is so simple and brilliant, we just 
have to love it !!

Now, what i would appreciate a lot was if you could have a look again, 
and maybe do some more variations around his basic idea, so we can 
decide on a final version. Please note that Steve and myself have plans 
to invest the 1200,- US$ and register this logo as a trademark or 
servicemark for the non-profit organisation matroska ass. , at least in 
the USA, France, UK and Germany.  The organisation is still to be 
founded, but we plan to make it a non-profit one, with the goal to make 
matroska widely accepted, even by the movie and music industry ( a 
dream, of course ). Is this acceptable for you to have a look at Ayaka's 
design and play with it a bit ?

2. USF , the Universal Subtitle Format, is a kind of 'sister' project to 
matroska, aiming to become to standard for subtitles in the audio/video 
encoding community. They are hosted on corecodec.org as well, more 
precisely on


As you can see the USF homepage is very basic and needs serious 
overworking. Also, even USF is in need of a logo and an icon. Anybody 
interested in the job ? You would have to work with one of the biggest 
pedants in the internet, the Corecodec.org founder Dan 'Betaboy' Marlin 
( have a look at http://corecodec.com and http://corecoded.com and you 
know his design level ;)  ).

Dan is a great resource for design and his suggestions will almost 
always lead to a great result, so working with him is pretty demadning, 
but big fun if you like to be proud of your results in the end.

Anybody volunteering ?

Dan, do you have an idea how a USF logo could be looking like ? What did 
we want to express with the logos ?  Hint to the powerful 
colours/effects of USF ? I have no idea, you may have noticed i am a 
complete fool about good design ... LOL




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