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Re: Fedora 7 CD Labels & Covers



Hi Nicolas,

Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
So? Are you suggesting it would be a good thing if CD/DVD look diverged
significantly from the Fedora desktop ones? We sync the sleeve
decorations and colours with the release default background. Why should
we not sync the sleeve fonts with the default desktop fonts? Fonts
contribute to the theming too.

Maybe I can help give a little perspective here?

That the fonts complement each other on the desktop and in marketing materials like wallpapers/theme, and print materials like DVD sleeves and posters, etc. is important, of course. They do not, however, have to be the same font. It does indeed *sound* like a good idea but from my POV as someone who has a lot of experience designing both for-print and for-screen materials, who'd like us designing compelling print and marketing materials, I don't think it's a reasonable thing to expect.

Maybe I am just being a silly designer here, but fonts that look good in print can be quite different than fonts that look good on screen! Fonts that are used for marketing materials, eg for titling ('Live CD x86') are not necessarily the fonts you want to use for large bodies of text meant to be read comfortably on a screen! Does that mean we should limit ourselves to using fonts that were designed for screen on marketing materials? I don't think we should.

Moreover the desktop and art team have mostly the same font constraints
(put FLOSS projects first, provide readable text to the same users with
the same langages & scripts, etc). So distribution font choices are
certainly relevant to the art team.

Readable on screen != readable in print. Stylish for a creative treatment != readable on screen. Etc. etc :)

My POV, the more free & open fonts provided by default in the distro, the merrier.

~m


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