[Design-team] [Echo Perspective] Presentation and user-desktop

Kris Thomsen lakristho at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 11:52:40 UTC 2009

Hi ;)

Thanks Nicu, glad to be here :)

Martin, I have moved the icons like you said, I have worked a bit on the
shadow on 22x22 and changed the 32x32 frame - it's better now :D
Just refresh the images from before. I will now take a look at some more
detailed icons in the big sizes.

// Kris

2009/8/7 Martin Sourada <martin.sourada at gmail.com>

> On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 23:33 +0200, Kris Thomsen wrote:
> > Hi Design-team, Echo Perspective artists!
> >
> Hi again.
> > My name is Kris Thomsen, I'm 18 years old and from a little country in
> > Northern Europe called Denmark. I have used Linux since 2005 and this
> > year I started to contribute to Fedora - as it is my favorite. I'm the
> > Danish translation maintainer, but now I am almost finished all the
> > translations for Fedora 12 and want another little side-project to
> > contribute to. I have chosed Echo Perspective, as I really liked the
> > first icons Martin S. made.
> >
> > I am new in this area (art, icons and Inkscape) and have worked on the
> > user-desktop icon today and I am now confident enough to show it to
> > you ;-)
> >
> > http://code-geek.baah.dk/Echo/user-desktop-kt.png
> > http://code-geek.baah.dk/Echo/user-desktop-kt.svg
> >
> > Please come with comments on this icon - I hope you like it.
> And welcome to the Echo Project :)
> You've addressed already all the comments I gave you on IRC and the icon
> is very good. I think it would be also better if you made the frame in
> 32x32 also 1px (instead of the current 2px) wide, I think it will look
> better. Now what I hadn't noticed in the png -- move the 256x256 16px
> lower, the 48x48 icon 3px lower, the 32x32 2px lower, the 22x22 1px
> lower and make the shadow in 22x22 more visible by expanding it and
> making it more blurry. That's in order to be better aligned horizontally
> with and look more consistent with folder icons.
> If you'd like you can also work further on the two icons that are
> present on the desktop so they would look more like real icons, although
> this would be probably only for 256x256 and 48x48 -- in smaller sizes
> there isn't much place for adding more details ;-)
> Now for Luya, Nicu and others who might want to comment on the icon.
> I've suggested (along with other icons, but he chose this one) this icon
> to Kris when he asked if he could help with Echo Perspective and
> suggested that he use similar metaphor that is in GNOME-Colors [1] as
> opposed to current Echo metaphor (not that is very different). I believe
> it works better, and even though it is a little similar to
> video-display, due to the different contexts in which these two icons
> are used (device vs. directory/place) I believe they cannot be confused
> by users.
> Martin
> References:
> [1] http://code.google.com/p/gnome-colors/
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