Artwork packages

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Wed Feb 21 18:13:35 UTC 2007

jmak wrote:
> Hi,
> Here are a few pointers. The usplash should have a flat background,
> this is the rule. The other thing is that in the index color mode,
> images look best when the colors are flat or close to flat. That is
> why I toned down the colors in the text logo; just giving enough
> highlights to make sure that color banding wont happen. If anyone
> wants to see how bad the continuous tone artwork look in index mode
> take a look at fedora screen-shots.
> The login box. Please take a look at the images in context rather than
> in isolation. And when you suggest something articulate it, because
> saying like this should be lighter or darker of more blue or more
> artistic and so on are quite meaningless.
> The idea behind the artworks is to further refine the edgy artworks.
> Ubuntu, Kubuntu people are doing the same, as far as I can see. Take a
> look at Ubuntu herd4; the wallpaper is very simple almost flat.  We
> too should follow similar strategy rather than changing the look and
> feel of the distro radically from release to release.

Of course we have to continue developing the artwork. And I am not
saying you are doing things bad. You sort of have to learn to express
things we like and thins we don't like. My propoasal to help with this is:

"quote" >
Can you do some research for xubuntu and getter all the usplash screens
of the ubuntu destro's and zenwalk, fedora, redhat, suse, dreamlinux, ms
vista and some other popular distributions.

Than put them or links to it on the xubuntu art wiki, then we can see
what we like and don't like about them. And get some direction on what
would be a very nice usplash artwork.

This way we could give you specific answers that can help you a lot better.

Is this a good idea for your?

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