Dear marketeers, dear visual design loving people!
You may have noticed that the new LibreOffice icons "missed the boat" for the LibreOffice 3.3 final - as one of the developers said. Fortunately, they will be included in the upcoming minor release (see ReleasePlan).
But although the icons are not even included, there have been vastly improved - already. The guy who did that is the same person who initially led to the rumors concerning "interesting mockups" that have been extensively discussed on the TDF mailing list. Well, now he joined the Design Team and did not only provide deep insights in usability aspects, but also in his great design skills.
So this is what "Paulo" did for LibreOffice ... first, he improved the 128px icons (left side shows the old version, right side the improved one).
Next, he created the missing 256px icons that now provide a richness in detail, so that they can easily be used for marketing material. Click on it to see them in full size ... worth the effort :-)
Personally, I'm deeply impressed how much the icons gained - by keeping the metaphors. Now, I'm even more curious what the design team will come up with in the future. Both concerning making LibreOffice more usable, and caring about visual details.
And before I forget this: Thanks to both Paulo and the whole team for doing such great stuff! As Florian would say ... You all rock!