So let me share with you all my dream... that the Pandora is as well branded and represented as possible. Obviously, it is the hardware and this community surrounding it that makes this platform what it is. However, probably due to myself being a visual artist, I also want to see the Pandora presented as well as it deserves.
Large companies have the ability to hire advertising agencies create an image and an aura (panda?) for their product. In turn their products appear enticing and attractive to potential buyers. Unfortunately openPandora does not have the luxury of a professionally crafted image, even though I think it is much more deserving
So, I have been thinking a lot on this topic and decided it would be good to start bouncing the ideas for branding off the community. I really have no idea what the end result of this would be, and I'm not sure how it all would come to fruition. I'm hoping that everybody can see the benefits of a strong image. And the amazing thing about the Pandora, is that it can back up a good image with depth (which is where most other products fall short). Perhaps in the end we can put together a fairly competent identity package.
I'm glad that most of the responses like the early 80's retro technology look (Speccy and Companion cube!). I think it's strong and unique when appropriated into a more contemporary design. The hearts
have been hit or miss, and I'll confess that when I used them, they were more of a stop gap solution to the need of some more detail. I think they are awesome; however I am sure other options will work as well (like Bubble bobble).
The following is another idea I had for some lines you might see on a website or in a magazine. The fun thing about the Pandora, is that it is so powerful and unique, that you can use its most mundane attributes to promote it in a dry-wit sarcastic way.
The look for these is a bit more trendy, especially with the reflections. I'm not sure how excited I am about that direction.
I have a ton more written down; not all good. Of course I am open to thoughts on this, and on my whole spiel.