Artwork packages

jmak jozmak at
Wed Feb 21 19:11:52 UTC 2007

On 2/21/07, Jelle de Jong <jelledejong at> wrote:
> 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?

Here is a link to the screenshots.

But the approach you are suggesting doesnt hava much use.
This is not like cooking that is to say mix a bit of bean, lentil and
greenpeas and the supper is done.

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