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

Marlena Deren Marlena at mail.1000ad.net
Thu Mar 6 17:56:50 CET 2003


I took a look at the page with all of the designs and I like all of the "outsider's," as Christian had put it :) variations of the logo, among others. I give Ayaka credit for making matryoshka not look like a bowling pin, which is the problem that I had. I know that I promised to post something on Tuesday and have not said anything about it since then, but for the past few days I have been editing a film project at school and barely was home. However, I have made few variations of the logo on the computer and have many more in my sketchbook. So as soon I get home and finally shower :), I will post them up and maybe you can decide to incorporate something into Ayaka's logo, which I agree, is pretty simple but brilliant! 

- Marlena

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Christian HJ Wiesner <chris at matroska.org>
Reply-To:  chris at matroska.org
Date:  Thu, 06 Mar 2003 15:17:40 +0100

>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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