[ubuntu-art] Counting Down to Ubuntu 10.10

Matthew Nuzum matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
Tue Sep 14 18:04:48 BST 2010

Hi, I've published the banners at www.ubuntu.com/community/countdown

Add them to your website and tell your friends. Unlike previous times, there
is no Javascript. It's purely an <img /> tag so it should be compatible with
any system.

Thanks to everyone who contributed!

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Matthew Nuzum
<matthew.nuzum at canonical.com>wrote:

> Announcing the chosen banners:
> First, it was a very tough decision. The entries this time around were
> fabulous! It took us a whole extra day to decide which ones to use because
> there were so many great choices. But, we have to choose and so we did.
> Our first choice was Martín Césare's "logo as a progress bar" shown at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/MaverickCountdownBanner#Mart%C3%ADn%20C%C3%A9sare%27s%20Mockups(he has made some minor adjustments to this so the final version does look a
> bit different)
> Great job Martin!
> Our second choice was Thorwil's "circles" shown at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/MaverickCountdownBanner#Circles We loved
> the way it progresses inwards, it really builds excitement.
> Our third choice was a split decision, we couldn't pick only one, so we
> chose:
> Alejandro Rojas'
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/MaverickCountdownBanner#Alejandro%20Rojas%27%20Design
> and
> Koichi Akabe's
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/MaverickCountdownBanner#Koichi%20Akabe%27s%20Design
> Congratulations to all of the winners!
> I've received almost all of the final artwork and will be working to
> publish it this week. Expect one more e-mail from me once these get to their
> final resting place.
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Matthew Nuzum <
> matthew.nuzum at canonical.com> wrote:
>> OK, the time to enter designs has come to an end.
>> You have done outstanding work! Choosing will be tough, but
>> fortunately, it's not my job to make the final decision. :-)
>> I've had a meeting with the decision makers and they're going to
>> discuss the entries and decide tomorrow. At that point I'll
>> communicate privately with the authors to ensure that we'll able to
>> get a full set of images. Once I've succeeded I'll announce the
>> outcome here on the list.
>> Beta release is this Thursday but due to a longer than usual beta
>> period we will not be releasing the countdowns for another week. I
>> think it puts less burden on you artists to aim for about 30 days.
>> --
>> Matthew Nuzum
>> newz2000 on freenode, skype, linkedin, identi.ca and twitter
>> "Never stop learning" –Robert Nuzum (My dad)
> --
> Matthew Nuzum
> newz2000 on freenode, skype, linkedin, identi.ca and twitter
> "Never stop learning" –Robert Nuzum (My dad)

Matthew Nuzum
newz2000 on freenode, skype, linkedin, identi.ca and twitter

"Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way." –Robert Nuzum (My dad)
summarizing an old military quote
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