F11 visual concept idea - greek

Michael Beckwith michael.d.beckwith at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 04:36:33 UTC 2009

Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Hi Samuele,
> Samuele Storari wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I work on the Acient Greek theme for this Fedora's release I think is the best one.
>> Mo I'd like your idea to create a collage from different landscape or other image.
>> For this theme I try to work on the Spartan "Leonidas" idea, I work on the Acient Helm so we don't have discussion on violence or other not connected idea.
>> I started looking some inspiration photos on flickr 
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghost_of_kuji/2763629314/
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/protectorrr/2714125326/
>> then I draw my own.
>> Let me suggest to you guys my idea and let me know your guess and your suggestions.
>> Maybe someone could help me to find some more dettailed photos of the helm?
> For F11 we're trying to work together on the same concept,
> we aren't doing competing ideas anymore.
> Our deadline for a decision on the visual concept
> (basically, how will we visually depict 'Leonidas') is
> February 1. Do you think there is a way we can integrate the
> idea of your helmet with a landscape of Greek architecture
> for the wallpaper, and maybe we could integrate the helmet
> in other artwork too? Do you have any ideas on what a
> landscape with the helmet integrated into it might look like?
> I do think based on the wallpaper poll results that we
> should try for a landscape for the wallpaper, but that
> doesn't mean we can't have a helmet placed in it or somehow
> work the idea of a helmet in it? I like the idea of having a
> helmet somewhere because Leonidas was from Sparta and Sparta
> was very militaristic, but at the same time a helmet is for
> protection so it's not too violent a symbol as you said.
> What do you think? Do you have ideas on how we can work
> together?
> ~m
How about four spears stuck in the ground, which are forming a totem like shape, with the helmet supported by or on top of the spear points? It could symbolize the 4 F's that make the basic support structure of Fedora, as well as be themed by the codename.


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