Ubuntu Studio 11.10 Oneiric artwork brainstorming/discussion

G M Slater precipitous.media at cox.net
Mon May 23 20:55:34 UTC 2011

On 5/23/2011 1:09 PM, Jorge G. Mare wrote:
> Hi Cory,
> Thanks for making the effort to include the rest of us in this
> discussion. Can't speak for others, but personally, I really
> appreciate it. ;)
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM, C K<coryisatm at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> As noted in the "Artwork FYI" thread I've reached out to Izo
>> (www.design-by-izo.com and http://tinyurl.com/42t496w) for help on
>> developing an overarching thematic idea to use for the disrto and
>> website in time for our 11.10 release.
>> Things are still early but here goes: (hopefully the formatting
>> doesn't get screwed)
>> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Izo<designbyizo at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> I had a little bit of a brainwave over the weekend, largely influenced by the interface of Tweetbot. Have a look at the app:>http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/
>>> Ubuntu Studio uses a very similar colour scheme, so if the GTK theme uses mainly darkish grey with blue highlights, kinda like Atolm but with lighter>blues, that would make sense. Plus, the Faenza icon theme would work lovely with this kind of GTK colour scheme. Furthermore, influenced by the>Tweebot interface, the word "etched" very much entered my consciousness as a possible overarching concept for this releases artwork.
> For those who (like me) may not know the Stolm theme:
> http://skiesofazel.deviantart.com/art/Atolm-191381339
> This theme does not seem to depart very much from the current one
> color-wise, which I think it is good, as IMO the existing UbuntuStudio
> theme colors already have some brand equity that you would want to
> build on top of. So, FWIW, I think this is a good direction to take.
>>> With that in mind, here's a couple of wallpaper examples, so you can see what I mean.
>>> http://imageshack.us/m/683/6924/ubuntustudiowallpaperdr.jpg
> Just as a general observation: I like the simplicity, as I believe the
> current wallpaper is too busy/distracting (as in, it gets visually in
> the way to using the computer). So, style-wise, I like the direction
> of non-obstructive simplicity.
>> I do dig this look. I'll let others chime in. (and note: this isn't a
>> wallpaper we're gonna use. it's just an example of the style we're
>> going for) I'll get those technical requirements I gave Izo up on the
>> wiki ASAP.
>> So what this thread is for is to brainstorm on the overall look and
>> feel for the distro and website. To determine exactly what images will
>> be needed and formatted. On the distro side, I know it will be the
>> wallpaper and images for LightDM. (i've yet to look into theming for
>> it but will very soon) As far as the website goes, that's where Jorge
>> and Scott will come in the most.
> Thank you again for sharing; this early insight in the thought process
> makes it a lot easier to start building in my head images for the
> website that would fit well in the overall theme of the distro. Thanks
> again Cory.
> Jorge
I think that the Atolm theme looks great. That coupled with the Faenza 
icon set and a few very minor color tweaks should make for a killer 
looking UI.


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