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Re: Poster revision

On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 10:25 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > 
> > I'm wondering if this could be tied into the F10 artwork theme.... I've 
> > been sketching up some steampunky doodles lately. Maybe I'll do some 
> > along these lines. Here are some steampunk-inspired ideas:
> Those ideas are just awesome, I like a lot the way you are thinking. 
> However, not sure how practical: they are the opposite of the I/F/V 
> posters, which aimed for simplicity.
> I for one have doubts I could draw myself such images. But you are 
> better at drawing than me.

I think these ideas rock too.

> > =======
> >   - person strapped to a Wright-Brothers-esque flying contraption 
> > (flight is usually associated with freedom... or maybe a steampunky 
> > blimp/zeppelin ride with a crowd of steampunky people together waving on 
> > the balcony, you also get the community aspect there)
> I think I like better the blimp take, only careful to not be to much 
> like the F7 balloon (and not too much like the mozillaZine blimp).

Oh, now you're talking, the Fedora zeppelin!  (Cue "The Ocean"...)

> >   - a steamboat floating down a wide river towards a rising sun on the 
> > horizon (open spaces, sun coming up, flowing water can all symbolize 
> > great potential and/or freedom, I think)
> The steamboat is fading into the sunset, just like a movie ending "this 
> is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"

And the steamboat is flying a Fedora flag.  In fact, all of the tableaux
feature a Fedora logo somehow -- and that's the only occurrence of blue
in any of the pictures.  The rest of each picture is all that steampunky
sepia tone.

> > =======
> >   - steampunky sailors toasting on deck, their pewter mugs of grog 
> > clanking together
> I like the sailors take and we can say Fedora is Free as in Freedom but 
> also free as in free grog.

Nice, but...

> >   - maybe a silly idea, but a group of victorian/steampunky clad women 
> > in a circle, each knitting a piece together. Maybe what they're knitting 
> > is a Fedora flag?
> And nobody can accuse us that Fedora is a community unfriendly for women :p

...this version includes a Fedora flag/logo, which I think is key to
each picture to make it our own.

> >   - Or maybe a few steampunky people sitting at a steampunky piano 
> > playing piano together? (collaboration!)
> > 
> > ========
> >   - a steampunky rube goldberg machine? (but maybe that gives a false 
> > impression that we overengineer!)
> It does not need to necessarily be a rube goldberg machine ("a 
> deliberately overengineered apparatus that performs a very simple task 
> in very indirect and convoluted fashion" - wikipedia), only a very 
> complex apparatus (leaving alone the part about the simple task). Maybe 
> include a hamster wheel into the device, just for fun.
> >   - a clockmaker with wearing those funky spectacles working on the 
> > gears inside a pocket watch (could represent infinity also, if you draw 
> > the gears right)
> To simplify the drawing, the clockmaker can be seen from the back, 
> leaning over the device: we see only the back of his head, part of the 
> hands and part of the device.
> >   - old-style movie camera projecting onto a wall, 3... 2... 1.... fedora!

What if every picture was oriented on the steampunky steamboat?  So this
one would be a shot of the engine room, with a big lit-up Fedora logo as
an incandenscent light on the wall.  Maybe the logo is a stained-glass
front for that light.

> > =====
> >   - a steampunky astronaut putting a Fedora flag on the moon?
> A good reference could be 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Earth_to_the_Moon (which does not 
> involve the landing but is close).
> >   - a steampunky rail-cart (eg 
> > http://www.die-cast-toys.com/plastic-soldiers/swoppets/railcart.jpg) 
> > race with the coolest-looking rail-cart driver clearly in first place 
> > (maybe he has a Fedora logo on him somewhere or somehow represents 
> > Fedora; maybe he has a more interesting wardrobe than the rest so he 
> > stands out)
> >   - or maybe a steamboat race instead of a railcart race :)
> I think one of those (rail-cart or boat) can work. Maybe use the boat if 
> we also used a boat for freedom and sailors for friendship.

Right, the boat ftw!  Or we could show the sailors planting a Fedora
flag on an undiscovered island...

Paul W. Frields
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