[Foundation-l] [Announcement] Wikimedia promotion committee

Elisabeth Bauer elian at djini.de
Sun Oct 1 11:01:38 UTC 2006

I'd like to announce here the creation of the Wikimedia promotion 
committee. It is a new subcommittee of the Communications committee 
which deals with the production of promotion material for Wikimedia and 
its projects and establishing guidelines to ensure that promotion 
material follows some quality standards.

== Membership ==

The subcom is currently composed of Arne Klempert and me. Some 
background: Arne has worked as media designer for some years and he has 
created much of the printed material for Wikimedia Deutschland. I'm a 
typesetter's daughter, interested and educated in typography since 
childhood and worked as a journalist for some years where I also got 
some insights into professional layout.

The procedure for becoming a member of the committee is simple: submit 
good work ;-) If you have a skilled hand for design and like creating 
needed promotion stuff, we're happy to welcome you as new member.

Of course you don't have to be a member to create promotion stuff - if 
you do on a regular basis, we're very happy to hear from you, review 
work together and help.

== Visual identity guidelines ==

The committee works on developing visual identity guidelines for the 
projects. In the absence of project specific guidelines, the guidelines 
for the Wikimedia logo are valid:

If you design promotion stuff for your project, please follow them as 
closely as possible (or we'll come and hunt you at night ;-)

== Production of promotion material ==

It's obvious that two people can't do all the necessary design work for 
all the projects in the different languages. Currently, we focus on 
creating a basic set of necessary things:
* Brochure (threefold, DIN A4), see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leaflet
* Cheatsheet (DIN A long), see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cheatsheet
* Information kit for journalists, sponsors and business contacts (DIN A4)

The first steps towards an achieved corporate identity are currently 
done on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leaflet/cover (title page of 
brochures for wikimedia and all projects), please voice your opinion on 
the talk page about the drafts and/or submit own proposals.

== Logos ==

The promotion subcom will act as intermediate institution between 
community and board in the process of choosing new project logos. It 
will check if community chosen project logos fullfill the necessary 
requirements (format specification, copyright situation etc., see 
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logos) to become official project logos 
and submit them with a recommendation to the board for approval.

== Contact ==

You can contact as on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Promotion, on 
IRC in #wikimedia-cc (akl and elian) or by email to elian at djini.de and 
arne.klempert at wikimedia.de

If you are interested in the activities of the promcom, please get in 
touch with us.


More information about the foundation-l mailing list