[ubuntu-studio-devel] Default Wallpaper Design, WAS: Re: ubuntu-studio-devel Digest, Vol 106, Issue 15

Jimmy Sjölund one.com jimmy at sjolund.se
Wed Feb 17 21:33:15 UTC 2016

On 2016-02-17 22:23, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016, at 08:44 PM, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016, at 08:39 PM, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
>>> I have an idea, which I do think we should be able to get done. It's
>>> pretty simple, and symbolic. It should not be hard to make it look good.
>>> These are some possible elements of the image that we could develop
>>> together:
>>> * Incorporate the CoF somehow
>>> * A fairly dark and neutral background color.
>>> * Three fuzzy lights, like stage lights, each one representing a main
>>> category (blue for audio, but the exact colors for graphics and video
>>> need to be reevaluated).
>>> * Visual elements from the kind of digital tools we provide, like
>>> sequencer graphics (not a real sequencer, but a simple design), 3D model
>>> fundamentals, a photograph, that sort of thing
>> The visual elements could be in a single color, using the category
>> colors for each. That way, three fuzzy lights may be superfluous, and
>> the image would be even more focused.
> # Did a mockup, but not going to show you yet
> I took some time to play around. I found that using three colors for the
> background works pretty well. It sits right, both visually and
> symbolically. So, I really feel like doing something with the three
> colors as basis is the way to go. I don't have a mockup worthy to show
> you, but just want to spill my thoughts on that, in case someone wants
> to pick this up and do some stuff with it.
> # About the colors
> The colors that feel the most right to me are:
> * blue for audio (our standard blue, used for our CoF)
> * orange for graphics
> * purple for video
> The logic behind the colors:
> Purple is a mix between red and blue, just as video is a mix of audio
> and graphics. Orange is not red, but close enough. Pure red may be too
> aggressive. On top of that, both orange and purple are used a lot of
> Ubuntu vanilla, so there's that too.
> If having the colors side by side, purple seems the best fit to have in
> the middle, considering the relationship between the colors. I would put
> blue to the left (which from a western POW is the start of a page).
> We are already using those colors in ubuntustudio-menu, but that doesn't
> mean we can't change them, if we want. I would like to revisit the exact
> hue of those though.
> # Schedule
> I'm not going to work too intensively on this myself during the next
> week, at least. But, I will revisit as soon as I'm able.
> We should have a final candidate of the default wallpaper ready about 1
> month before release (final beta), but we can always make last minute
> changes, if we really need to.
Sounds like a plan to me!

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