more natural colors

Leif Gruenwoldt leifer at
Mon Dec 11 02:23:35 UTC 2006

Mike, I agree with you that mockup looks nice. By the sounds of it
you've got a lot of great ideas and energy for a complete theme.

However it's important that fedora "as a brand" not flip flop with
it's image. It's fairly safe to say there are at least two things in
the art department that are working out really well for fedora:

1) the colour blue
2) the fedora logo


On 12/10/06, Mike Chalmers <mikechalmers70 at> wrote:
> On 12/10/06, Máirín Duffy <duffy at> wrote:
> > Mike Chalmers wrote:
> > > On 12/10/06, Gabriel Hurley <gabriel.hurley at> wrote:
> > >> See
> >
> > Those mockups were made by 'Gentleman' and posted to as
> > the 'Gentle Gnome' mockups [1]. The wallpaper in those mockups is made
> > by a very talented artist on Deviant Art who goes by '-kol' [2]. Neither
> > work has a whole lot to do with Fedora, unfortunately.
> >
> > > That is nice and pleasant, but will Fedora's logos, etc. change to
> > > more natural colors. I think it would be great if they got very
> > > natural.
> >
> > Fedora's logo will not change - it has been trademarked and already has
> > brand recognition. We can certainly try for theme artwork with a more
> > 'natural' color palette, though. If you look at some of the mockups for
> > flying high with Fedora you'll see some examples of this, and Fedora
> > Borealis has some potential in that direction as well, the aurora being
> > a natural phenomenon (are you the person who posted a request for more
> > colors in the latest borealis mocks? I tried out the changes you
> > suggested, just haven't posted them yet. :) )
> >
> > ~m
> >
> > [1]
> > [2]
> >
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> No I am not that person. I just want to say again that, going very
> natural would be great. There are so many shades of green, yellow,
> blue, white, etc. that I am sure y'all could find something that is
> great for Fedora. Also, y'all could be known as the best free distro,
> and most natrural! Personally, I would change the logo colors but I
> know y'all are better at art than I.
> The futuristic technological colors are not that great in my opinion.
> I think y'all should keep the logo the same, but change the colors of
> the logo and backgrounds. Have some very natural things, like 3d bark,
> trees towering thousands of feet with mountains around them, villages
> built in trees??? (maybe something like that), beautiful colors of
> grasses (ex. blue mixed with green and yellow), plant life that is
> pure that is not of this earth, y'all could create plants and trees
> and name them and stuff, different color skies and sunsets, very
> defined things in 3d that look very very real and nice, crystal clear
> lakes that move on your desktop with natural things around them, the
> list goes on, etc., etc., etc. Use natural creativity.
> This is just an idea, but I thought it was pretty good. That theme was good. :-)
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Leif Gruenwoldt
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