Fedora 11 Alpha - release banner

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 14:53:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:35:36AM +0100, Paolo Leoni wrote:
> Hi there,
> we are almost near to F11 alpha release, so I propose to you some
> candidates for the alpha release banner.
> Since we are still in a initial session for the official F11 theme, I've
> used a simple image to point the birth of a new fedora version.
> http://pleoni.altervista.org/fedora11-banner-alpha5.png
> http://pleoni.altervista.org/fedora11-banner-alpha5.svg
> http://pleoni.altervista.org/fedora11-banner-alpha6.png
> http://pleoni.altervista.org/fedora11-banner-alpha6.svg
> The great music of the Boss (a.k.a. Bruce Springsteen) has inspired
> these :-)
> About background image copyright: the image is a piece of a sunset photo
> that I've taken personally. If is necessary I'll provide the original photo.

I had a constructive comment to make, but I think it might apply to
more upcoming Fedora 11 work than just your banners -- which are
lovely!  Excuse my lack of familiarity with the precise jargon used
for describing fonts and spacing:

Our complementary font used for our artwork is the MgOpen Modata font,
and in this font, the numeral "1" has quite a bit of space around it.
That means that the number "11" as in "Fedora 11" looks very oddly
spaced compared to other text elements.  Wherever we write "11" I'd
recommend that people use the manual kerning (?) function in Inkscape
to move these numerals closer together.

If we can do this in a standard way, that's fine -- or if we just
leave it to the eye, expecting that if it's way out of balance someone
will identify that problem and tweak the design, that's fine too.  I
just thought it was worth mentioning as we head into the time where
people are working on banners that might include "11."

I now have the "Good Eleven" song from Schoolhouse Rock in my head! :-D

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