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Re: Fedora Art Team Now Open



On 4/3/06, Warren Togami <wtogami redhat com> wrote:
> Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > First, a relatively minor issue that is nevertheless quite annoying.
> > It's the Fedora distribution art, the images in Anaconda and the
> > Fedora-customized graphics in the admin tools and elsewhere. It has
> > never been much better than mediocre, and in FC5 it hits a new low
> > with backgrounds that look like a Teletubby hocked loogies into a
> > dish full of soap scum. And whose bright idea, I have to wonder, was
> > it to abandon the attractive and recognizable Fedora icon for
> > something that's...not a fedora?
> >
> > Cripes. By comparison, even the original BlueCurve was superior. And
> > original BlueCurve wasn't much to cheer about compared to the
> > decorative art on a Windows or (especially) a Mac -- acceptable, but
> > not a competitive plus, not something that would actually attract
> > users. The FedoraBubbles stuff is bland and tacky goo that I expect
> > will repel them.
>
> It didn't become terrible, but I personally believe that the artwork in
> FC5 was a small step backwards.  I think maybe we could improve this
> situation in the future by treating artwork as a community project with
> feedback and (maybe) voting, rather than impose it on the community.
> Perhaps the FC6 desktop background could be made into an art contest
> with judging and prizes.

I completely disagree.  I think the artwork in FC5 is a step forward. 
I didn't hate the artwork in FC4 but it was kind of dark and cold
looking.  The bubbles are a little weird but there is a brightness to
the desktop now that wasn't there before.  A step forward, but room
for improvement.

Benjy


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