Ubuntu Studio Advertisement

ricardo lafuente bollecs at sollec.org
Wed Apr 13 11:13:10 UTC 2011

Hi everyone! I'm one of the Libre Graphics people that seem to be 
mentioned a lot in this thread :-)

We're still dealing with printing issues for issue 1.2. As it has been 
pointed out, the Ubuntu Studio ad would go in issue 1.3, which is now 
being drafted and planned.

Regarding size, the dimensions are A4 with a 5mm double-page bleed. So a 
document with exactly 215x307mm is what we need.

Regarding DPI -- 300 would be ideal, 200 is okay if you can't get to 
300. Ideally, using SVG would do away with the DPI issue, but that's not 
the case if you plan to include bitmap images in the ad.

Also, +1 regarding the idea of showcasing a new direction for Ubuntu 
Studio. The point about it being perceived as a mostly audio-oriented 
distro was true for me as well :-) This is a great opportunity to get 
noticed, so it's worth going through a little effort to make sure your 
intended message passes through. Nevertheless, in my personal 
experience, it's better to come up with a mock-up *quickly*, and then 
iron out edges from there.

Finally -- we're lurking and reading, trying to figure out where we can 
begin work without clashing with existing aesthetic perspectives. As I 
mentioned to Scott, we'd probably like to start by customising the UI of 
Inkscape and Gimp to begin with, in order to make them look smooth 
inside the UbS general UI direction.


On 04/13/2011 12:59 AM, Scott Lavender wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 4:54 PM, C K <coryisatm at gmail.com
> <mailto:coryisatm at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Jorge G. Mare
>     <jorge.g.mare at gmail.com <mailto:jorge.g.mare at gmail.com>> wrote:
>      > Once you confirm the actual deadline I will let you know if I can
>      > produce something or not.
>     Dude, I love that you use the word "howdy". :)
>     Anyway, I think the deadline would be quite a ways off. Say, a month
>     or so before 11.10's release. But don't make it live 'till release.
>     Along with a deadline, you'll need to be in on the theming chat that
>     we hopefully get together w/the Libre graphics guys as per Ricardo's
>     suggestion. We'll need to have a overarching concept/direction that is
>     cohesive.
>     @Scott - Can you head up scheduling a meeting with these guys on IRC?
>     Just something to brainstorm on concepts.  Hell, we still need to find
>     out if they are even interested.
>     --
>     -Cory K.
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> I think there may be some confusion.
> The Libre Graphics advertisement is independent of the website update.
> The offer from the Libre Graphics folks was for the next edition which
> is scheduled to drop in May.  I do not think we have the latitude to
> change this deadline without confirming with ginger, Ricardo, or Ana.
> I *think* Cory is suggesting that we schedule to roll the website out in
> time for 11.10.
> I had originally hoped to draw some attention to Ubuntu Studio and
> solicit some graphical design work flows from professional graphic
> artists who use open source tools with the advertisement.  If we have a
> definitive, exciting, and revolutionary plan for the 11.10 release
> (XFCE, new UI, etc) we might want to see if we can "hold" the ad to
> coincide with 11.10 and create some excitement.
> ScottL

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