[ubuntu-art] Whats Up with This?

Christina Eater christina.eater at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 17:44:54 BST 2008

Hey, list. I'm new, and chiming in for the first time here because,
well, I felt challenged to. I'm not particularly technical--my
background is in art--and I don't know the first thing about making a
theme besides having tweaked my login screen a bit, but I do know a
little about color theory and typography and design, and I'd like to
help. Is this the right place for me? I note:

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 4:42 AM, Julian Oliver <julian at selectparks.net> wrote:
> i really do think Mark needs to consult someone with provable
> understanding in colour-theory and design to ensure the next release
> actually looks good. it would seem no-one that can actually make a theme
> is near enough to someone that understands this stuff to pull off a good
> result for Ubuntu.
> i suggested it a couple of years ago on this list: in the absence of
> actual designers, perhaps a graphic design school could 'audit' the
> default theme as part of a class project, coming up with a few mockups
> within the scope of what's doable in GTK? at the least we could give
> them existing screenshots and have them manipulate the colour field
> until better results are found..

which certainly suggests an "absence of designers" on the list
(possible a niche I could help fill); but also

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 7:53 AM, Nick Russell
<thatnickrussell at googlemail.com> wrote:
> What I'm getting at I suppose is that
> whilst obviously there will be technical/accessibility issues which are best
> reported on launchpad, there will also be more abstract/vague
> art-critic/audience-critic responses which would be best place somewhere
> else (forums/wiki/individuals blogs)?

which seems to be saying that some on this list don't want "art
critic" responses here. Is there another place a creative,
non-technical person can be of help?



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