[ubuntu-art] yet another mockup (greenish one)

Philip Newborough mail at philipnewborough.co.uk
Sun Nov 25 23:15:13 GMT 2007

On Nov 25, 2007 10:54 PM, Troy James Sobotka <troy.sobotka at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Perhaps a few questions and you can evaluate it yourself:
> 1) Do you feel gloss is contemporary?  Can you site any
> contemporary trend from a designer / art / photography
> magazine that would suggest that glossy / shiny is
> heading back into mainstream?  Are there perhaps other
> styles that might be not only more fresh but more evocative
> of a potential Ubuntu 'identity'?
> 2) Does green feel close to Ubuntu's lineage considering
> its brown hues of past?
> 3) Does grass seem distinctive and innovative considering
> the operating system landscape?  Leopard pre-releases and
> Vista have both featured grass wallpapers.  Is duplication
> and imitation something that you wish Ubuntu to forward
> as a trend?
> 4) Ubuntu has strict rules regarding the presentation of
> its official logo.  Were you aware that there are rules
> governing the colours laid out in the official logo?  Do
> you think that Mark Shuttlworth would be willing to stray
> from the default logo colours presented in the past three
> to four years?  Do you think it would be wise for a company
> such as Coca-Cola to stray from their brand logo of red and
> white?  Pepsi to stray from their brand logo of blue, white,
> and red?
> 5) On a technological note, is the mock you presented viable?
> Does translucency currently exist as you have it presented?
> Is the visual styling of the menu etc. currently attainable
> with the codebase?
> 6) Having considered the audience you are designing this for,
> do you believe it helps to create an emotional attachment to
> the Ubuntu identity?  Does it have a clear voice or tepid
> delivery?  Does it have enough body to create a full fledged
> motif from for marketing and further material?  Is the palette
> rounded out enough to support such a presentation?
> Hope these questions help to illuminate possible future direction.
> Sincerely,

Is it just me or did anyone else find this message a little rude and
rather intimidating?


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