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Re: The Icon Question



On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 17:50 -0400, fedora-art-list-request redhat com
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> Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:54:36 -0300
> From: Steven Garrity <stevelist silverorange com>
> Subject: Re: The Icon Question
> To: "Discussions about the artwork included with Fedora, including
> 	icons,	themes, and wallpapers." <fedora-art-list redhat com>
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> I don't want to sound like a broken record on this, so feel free to read 
> it and move on, but I wonder if it makes sense to create an entire new 
> icon style. With people running applications from so many sources (it's 
> not uncommon to see OpenOffice next to Firefox next to Evolution next to 
> Konqueror), will we ever be able to keep up with the needs for icons in 
> all of these apps if every distro has it's own icon style?
> 
> I can understand the need for visual differentiation, and make a style 
> worth converging on hasn't been created yet, but creating something 
> Fedora-specific when so much great work has been going up-stream doesn't 
> feel like the best path.
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> Cheers,
> Steven Garrity
> 

Hi,
Firstly, Let me introduce myself to this list. My name is Gavin ("Duh!")
and I was the author of two visual projects some time ago whi one was
'FireCurveBlue' the Bluecurve theme for Firefox and the other was the
"ArkPandora" Arial & Times New Roman Font Replacement which I
discontinued in favour of the Deja Vu Fonts.

Steven, I agree with you and sometimes it seems to me that work like
this could be re-inventing the wheel. Even Bluecurve itself had dropped
some elements and as a result, Bluecurve now uses Clearlooks.

The point I am trying to make here is that there are some really good
icon set out there already so can Fedora make their individual defining
appeal without starting from scratch?

Cheers,
Gavin Graham


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