In this section, we cover the Fedora Artwork Project.
Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei
Easily Customizing the Wallpaper
William Jon McCann forwarded a MSDN blog post about wallpaper customization in Windows 7 and Nicu Buculei observed the similarities with "Wallpapers Extras", a project of the Art Team which lately had little activity. "[T]he plan there is to gather as many as possible images from the larger community and figure out a way to select some which we think are both good and diverse." Nicu was also reminded of an old idea by former Fedora contributor Bryan W Clark: 'background channels'.
From here the discussion went to discuss Máirín Duffy's question about the need for gallery software: "Would some gallery software help us out? E.g. we could maybe talk to Fedora Infrastructure about having a gallery install for our usage" and debates about the way to set the wallpapers from inside desktop applications, which Jóhann B. Guðmundsson identified as important and Matthias Clasen as already solved by Firefox.
Media Art for Fedora 11
Clint Savage asked on @fedora-art about one of the last design pieces needed for the Fedora 11 release, CC/DVD labels and sleeves and he quickly followed with an initial design "I've created some initial artwork for the sleeves, but I think it needs some help" which was further improved by Máirín Duffy: "I've moved much of the lion off the design. I also removed a lot of the styles that were there to get this effect" until a final design. In parallel Susmit Shannigrahi tried a version in richer colors, suitable for printing on a smaller scale.