[ubuntu-art] .doc, .xls, etc icons in Humanity Update

Chris Tooley euxneks at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 22:37:50 GMT 2010

>> Thank you, if you look through this thread, there are a few other
>> variations
>> I did.
>> Adding stroke, trying a different version of the Ubuntu Title Font.
>> http://old.nabble.com/file/p27617704/humanity-msword.svg Stroke
>> http://old.nabble.com/file/p27626085/humanity-msword2.svg Stroke with
>> alternate font

I like the second one.

Why? I think it seems more dynamic, and may convey the idea of
"filetype" better. The reason I say this is because a W fully
contained within the document could give the impression of it just
being a text file - "letters in a document".  Whereas, a W partially
inside but slightly outside would, in my opinion, give the impression
of it being part of the document and at the same time, _not_ part of
the document, perhaps giving more meaning to the typical user  - i.e.
W being the filetype, which is in essence ephemeral to the end user.

:) Just my attempts at logically laying out why I like the second one
better :P  Feel free to rip apart my statement.


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