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Contributing Writer: [[NicuBuculei|Nicu Buculei]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[NicuBuculei|Nicu Buculei]]
  
=== Theming Fedora 11 ===
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=== Fedora 11 Release Banner===
  
For this release cycle, the Art team is trying a slightly different process with linking the desktop theme to the release name, so just after the codename "Leonidas" was announced for Fedora 11, the process started with [[MairinDuffy|Máirí­n Duffy]] proposing on @fedora-art two possible approaches, navigation "We could get some inspiration from traditional nautical tools, like compasses, navigational charts, telescope, all that kind of stuff. It could have a kind of steampunk look" and water "Or we can get some inspiration from water and water traffic. For example, imagine time lapse photos of a river in a city over the course of a day, with folks rowing crew in the morning, sailing in the afternoon, with tour/party boats coming through in the evening - for the time-lapse wallpaper".
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With the Alpha release of the upcoming Fedora 11 approaching fast, [[User:Deepsky|Paolo Leoni]] created[1] a banner[2] to be used on various websites for the announcement "Since we are still in a initial session for the official F11 theme, I've
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used a simple image to point the birth of a new fedora version".
  
[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00034.html
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[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00061.html
  
[[NicuBuculei|Nicu Buculei]] observes[2] that even if the release name is based on a historical ship, most people will associate it with the ancient Greek hero "Technically the vote was for the ship but I am sure (and the reaction after the announcement are a reassurance) most people voted for the Spartan" and support a theme based on the Ancient Greece culture "So I am thinking about the Golden ratio, used a loot in the Ancient Greek architecture, notably on the Parthenon and probably a graphic based on the Golden ratio would be fit", a take endorsed[3] by [[SamueleStorari|Samuele Storari]] "The Hellenic age was the top of the acient greece time and it spouse the first concept as well, maybe we can use a steam punk, futuristic theme for the old art" and [[KostasAntonakoglou|Konstantinos Antonakoglou]][4] "Basically, I imagine a trireme-like, or even an ancient fish-boat (with or without the Fedora logo on its sail :P) sailing on a sea of stars (with splashes on its front). I guess it can be combined with the golden ratio , math etc."
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[2] http://pleoni.altervista.org/fedora11-banner-alpha5c.png
  
[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00045.html
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=== Artwork for the Education SIG ===
  
[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00046.html
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Following a request[1] from [[SebastianDziallas|Sebastian Dziallas]] for updated graphics for the Education SIG, [[MariaLeandro|Maria Leandro]] posted[2] a couple of very cute graphics, with one of them[3] being the favorite of the team. She still to add some improvements, incorporating the feedback received.
  
[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00047.html
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[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00070.html
  
At the same time, [[CharlieBrej|Charlie Brej]] noted[5] some possible inadvertent uses of the release name "The only problem is the theme should be as acceptable to as many people as possible. So, for the Leonidas theme we should stay away from: violence, nudity, blood, glorification of war, nationalistic sentiments etc..."
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[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00080.html
  
[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00048.html
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[3] http://tatica.fedorapeople.org/EduSig/thumb_wallpaper3.jpg
  
[[Mark]] reiterated[6] his old idea or reusing the theme of an older release, "How do you guys feel about a full theme in the old fedora (Core 1 till 4) colors? The link with the F11 name is (just making it up now) : Reviving old days. (the name represents something old and the theme represents the beginning years of fedora)", an idea not liked by the rest of the team, as noted by Máirí­n Duffy][7] and [[LuyaTshimbalanga|Luya Tshimbalanga]][8].
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=== Wallpaper Survey ===
  
[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00053.html
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirí­n Duffy]] reported[1] on @fedora-art about the results of an informal survey she ran on her blog[2] about the wallpapers used by various people "So far as I've been able to read through them, they seem to
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fit into 3 categories: #1 stick with the default (distro default or desktop env default) or flat solid color #2 personalized no matter what (photos they took themselves or photos of family members) or a photo of an interest hobby (racecars, bikes, hometown, etc) #3 beautiful pictures of nature, usually with some depth". Máirí­n is trying to use this data so the Art Team can come with more useful wallpapers "we should think about these wallpapers that folks are actually using and try to create something that they will like having as their desktop background as much as possible".
  
[7] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00054.html
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[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00088.html
  
[8] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00055.html
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[2] http://mihmo.livejournal.com/68292.html
 
 
[[MairinDuffy|Máirí­n Duffy]] started[9] a wiki page[10] to collect all the proposals, keep an eye on it to follow the development.
 
 
 
[9] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00050.html
 
 
 
[10] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/F11_Artwork
 
 
 
Closely related tot he theme development is the draft scedule[11] for the Art Team proposed[12] by [[JohnPoelstra|John Poelstra]].
 
 
 
[11] http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-11/f-11-art-tasks.html
 
 
 
[12] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00058.html
 

Revision as of 18:11, 23 January 2009

Artwork

In this section, we cover the Fedora Artwork Project.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei

Fedora 11 Release Banner

With the Alpha release of the upcoming Fedora 11 approaching fast, Paolo Leoni created[1] a banner[2] to be used on various websites for the announcement "Since we are still in a initial session for the official F11 theme, I've used a simple image to point the birth of a new fedora version".

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00061.html

[2] http://pleoni.altervista.org/fedora11-banner-alpha5c.png

Artwork for the Education SIG

Following a request[1] from Sebastian Dziallas for updated graphics for the Education SIG, Maria Leandro posted[2] a couple of very cute graphics, with one of them[3] being the favorite of the team. She still to add some improvements, incorporating the feedback received.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00070.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00080.html

[3] http://tatica.fedorapeople.org/EduSig/thumb_wallpaper3.jpg

Wallpaper Survey

Máirí­n Duffy reported[1] on @fedora-art about the results of an informal survey she ran on her blog[2] about the wallpapers used by various people "So far as I've been able to read through them, they seem to fit into 3 categories: #1 stick with the default (distro default or desktop env default) or flat solid color #2 personalized no matter what (photos they took themselves or photos of family members) or a photo of an interest hobby (racecars, bikes, hometown, etc) #3 beautiful pictures of nature, usually with some depth". Máirí­n is trying to use this data so the Art Team can come with more useful wallpapers "we should think about these wallpapers that folks are actually using and try to create something that they will like having as their desktop background as much as possible".

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-January/msg00088.html

[2] http://mihmo.livejournal.com/68292.html