[ubuntu-art] Wanted: Artwork for Ubuntu Software Center department screens

Vishnoo vish at ubuntu.com
Sat Dec 18 17:33:04 GMT 2010

On Fri, 2010-12-10 at 21:52 +0000, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: 
> While we're doing all those things, we would also like to make USC
> prettier. As part of that, we're considering adding some custom artwork
> to each of the individual department screens -- "Games", "Internet",
> "Sound & Video", and so on.
> I have written up a design brief for this work.
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter/DepartmentVisualDesign>

So, here is my take on the department screens.

The concept is to use Unity textures/elements for the department
screens, to maintain a consistent feel within the OS.
Basically, the background pattern is what is used in certain places in
Unity Maverick. ( so, If we change the material for Unity Natty we can
adapt accordingly)

First one is more subtle, we would need to adjust the colors so that the
pattern is more/less noticeable when other icons are on the screen:

Alternatively, We could use a cut-out, but it seems more louder:

I havent given much attention to the icons, we could either use the
icons similar to the categories or the same or use some new other common
stylized ones..

I'v done only for two departments, just to indicate the idea. (inkscape
gets reaaaaaalllyyy slow with such patterns :/)  
(On the plus side, while waiting, I ended up with a lot of other
interesting patterns. yay!)


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