[ubuntu-art] Getting real with glossiness and colors

Who mailforwho at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 13 10:29:49 BST 2006

I really like your work, as evidenced by bringing it to the attention
of the list to discuss a while back - hope you don't mind :)

I tried to incorporate some of the ideas into the work I did for
Produce here - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Specs/EdgyArtworkPlan/Produce/Incoming/WhoLsplash
some of the earlier designs were done as a way of trying to reconicle
the gloss from MaG with your designs. The colours are different, but
your work was basically the inspiration...

I think gloss works well on those, but I think If I was to tone it any
darker brown then it would start looking worse - in my opinion you are
right that if we are using a dark brown then it must be flat and
smooth - silky, maybe.

I am not sure where the commitment to dark brown has come from, or
even if it is a commitment. I think the oranges that we were moving
towards for Dapper were too bright, but using caramels and the colours
from the Dapper GDM I think we can get a more professional look -
admitedly it is less earthy


On 9/13/06, Alberto Núñez <nuakosta at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm new to the list so I will introduce myself first. My nickname is
> Nuak, I posted some images in the wiki and ubuntuforums a month ago
> (after seeing in Digg an entry about the new Edgy look), and yesterday
> I found by chance a discussion in this mailing list talking about the
> splash images of the wiki:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-art@lists.ubuntu.com/msg02641.html
> My opinion about this, is that while the current artwork is greatly
> done, it does look wrong. I'll try to explain. When you don't have a
> REAL glossy-transparent environment, using glossy effects doesn't look
> professional. The art team is trying to copy Mac OSX, and Ubuntu is
> not Mac OSX. Maybe when GLX and compiz jump into mainstraim and new
> technologies are developed, Ubuntu could look like that, but now, all
> that bump-glossy-transparent effects are alone in a flat environment.
> Hum, It's difficult to explain... I think that the main theme should
> be easy to the eyes. I mean simple while sleek. About the colors, I
> like the warm browns, but that candy-bar orange looks very agressive
> to the eyes.
> And, last think I want to comment: Ubuntu logo looks way better in white ;)
> I have attached an image with the splash that should look close to my
> idea, using tango icons and a supposed GLX environment with real
> shadows.
> Greetings,
> Nuak.
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