F11 visual concept idea - greek

david leray david.leray at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 15:50:37 UTC 2009

Hi everybody !

I just wanted to mention that, after reading this thrad, I uploaded a few
pictures I've made during a trip in Greece. I don't know if it is usable for
graphical work, but I thought it could give some inspiration to someone.

Here is the url :


Besides that, you did a wonderful job on Fedora 10 and I'm looking forward
the next step :)

(sorry for the bad english)

David Leray

2009/2/1 Martin Sourada <martin.sourada at gmail.com>

> On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 09:54 -0500, 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
> >
> I think adding a helmet would be great. I have an idea of small bronze
> Greek helmet laying on the ground - either on the bottom left on grass
> (here I'd use some older helmet, let it blend with nature), while the
> bigger temple being on the bottom right, or having the helmet laying on
> one of the stairs leading to temple (if we make a temple with stairs;
> here I'd use rather shiny new helmet).
> Either way, my idea is focusing rather on the spiritual part of the
> image, I'd draw it how it could look if the temple was new and still
> used by old Greeks, perhaps around the columns could be some grapes or
> some other plant growing, I can also imagine hot springs (with vapour
> flowing up from the springs, creating a mist) and maybe forest or small
> bushes nearby, possibly with Mt. Olympus being seen in a distance.
> Though I am not sure if we'd be able to do such complex art from scratch
> with inkscape; or if we'd be doing photo-realistic one, if we could get
> hands on fitting and properly licensed photos... Maybe if I have enough
> time I'll try to sketch the idea in inkscape, but do not expect
> something that will look good >_<
> Martin
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