[ubuntu-za] Global Jam Cape Town Poster suggestion
David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk)
ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Wed Mar 17 09:37:01 GMT 2010
David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) wrote:
> maia grotepass wrote:
>>> As far as I can tell, the new Ubuntu colours are Naartjie AND Aubergine.
>>> Canonical has nothing to do with it.
>> Hmmm not what I understood:
>> "The strong use of Aubergine suggests that it’s more corporate
>> messaging (Canonical is heavily involved). Orange is used here more as
>> a highlight."
>> quoted from here:
> "The use of Aubergine indicates Commercial involvement of one form or
> another, while Orange is a signal of community engagement."
> I think Mister Shuttlepants is reading way too much into the new design.
> The Orange tang is really bad on its own, since its been overdone by so
> many corporates, Mango airlines is just one corporate carrrier which
> immediately springs to mind. As far as I'm concerned its the other way
> round. Brown always signalled community involvement and Brown is a lot
> closer to Aubergine in a palette than Orange tang. (Here is my blog
> posting http://indlovu.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/newlogobuntu.jpg)
> I'm also a bit dismayed by the way the new logo reads as if its Ubuntu
> TM. Ubuntu is based upon Nelson Mandela's Principle Number 1, its an
> idea about freedom and humanity, and now we appear to be dropping this
> all in favour of a very corporate looking identity. Let's just do
> whatever we feel like doing. I just think the poster is a bit wishy
> washy and needs to be a bit stronger. That's all.
Sorry, the link again, about how I feel about Orange Tang
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