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Re: Announce: DebianArt.org

On 5/9/07, André Luiz Rodrigues Ferreira <andrelrf@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

After some comments in debian-desktop list[1], the DebianArtwork Team[2]
prepared the DebianArt.org site[3].

DebianArt.org is a place for high quality artwork and themes for the Debian
Desktop[4]. The idea is use the website for contests, creating an archive of
user contributed artwork that can be freely used and included in upcoming
Debian releases.

The artwork should be pleasant, yet unintrusive. Ideally, it should work
well with the default user interface of the three major desktops: GNOME, KDE
and Xfce; but there's also room for more generic Debian related artwork like
t-shirts, labels and system sounds.
For example, the Debian Desktop team can create contests for create packages
of popular files.

The user can put the follows categories:
- Wallpaper
- Splash screen
- Icon
- System sound
- Logo
 - Usplash
- T-shirt
- Screenshot
- Generic

What do you think?
We think this is one of the available ways for a best desktop....

Can you test? Please register and put your artworking :D

Thanks to Valessio Brito and Gustavo Franco by their precious help !!!

[1] -
[2] - http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktopArtwork
[3] - http://www.debianart.org
[4] - http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-desktop/

Andre Luiz Rodrigues Ferreira (si0ux) <andrelrf@gmail.com>
Orlandia - SP - Brazil

"Unix is user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are."


Regarding the new artorg site, I have a few suggestions.

The main criteria for artwork creation would be better like "artwork
should be unified, and coherent rather than the current "pleasant, yet
unintrusive" Why? Because the latter ones are highly subjective terms
and hard even impossible to evaluate them since everybody has
different taste. While unity and coherence of the desktop can be
evaluated with objective terms.

Artists should be encouraged to develop entire sets rather than
individual pieces (wallpaper, splash and so on). This way unity and
coherence can be better maintained. When pick different pieces of
artworks and match them up later like a puzzle that always result bad
patchwork. A coherent but less artistic desktop always better than the
professional patchwork.

I am suggesting wallpapers without logo like ubuntu wallpapers. The
reason is because wide screen monitors can badly distort the logo as
they stretch the artwork, and a distorted logo looks very
unprofessional. This is a problem even with dedicated wide-screen
wallpapers because most novice users just don't bother changing them.


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