[Design-team] F12 names and themeability

Máirín Duffy mairin at linuxgrrl.com
Tue Jun 2 14:35:45 UTC 2009






----- Original Message ----
> From: Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro>
> After a quick read of the list, I don't see anything as unthemeable as 
> "sulphur", so any of the choices are acceptable IMO.

Yes that one was a real stinker... HAWHAWHAW :)

> I will take them one by one and emit some quick ideas:
> 
> > Quetzalcoatl
> 
> It may be inspired by an asteroid, but I would be tempted to challenge 
> the cultural taboos and use some pre-Columbian imagery (dragon serpents, 
> pyramids)

+1 I think the pre-Columbian imagery is a great idea.
> 
> > Constantine
> 
> Byzantine... 'nuff said :D
> > Hubble
> 
> Stars, galaxies, we can just stole the wallpaper from the Astronomy spin

+1

> > Umbria
> 
> I am pretty sure our Italian friends can come with a lot of ideas about 
> this (I don't think we will feature Star Trek ships).

+1
> 
> > Hippokoon
> 
> I am no big fan of this, going with (less known[1]) Spartan kings will 
> be pretty much repeating some motifs tried for F11, but is doable.
> 
> [1] even all wikipedia has to say about it is a stub: 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocoon

-1 I would definitely like to move on from the Spartan idea... 
> 
> > Heisenberg
> 
> Paul gave already an idea here

+1

> 
> > Goliath
> 
> Power, might, crushing everything around. But is it a good idea? 
> Ultimately Goliath was a loser, defeated by David.

+1 I think we could twist this around though, e.g. we could theme the artwork on defeating the target of Goliath, posing Fedora as the David... 
> 
> > Rugosa

+1 I LOVE this one. There are so many beautiful natural patterns we could use - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Haeckel_Tetracoralla.jpg
> 
> I think it may be interesting to have a floral theme, with roses and 
> stuff. We can claim the girls temporarily overpowered the geeks at Fedora.
> 
> > Adamastor
> 
> I have the same concern as for Hippokoon

-1 me too, please let's move on from Spartans!

> 
> > Orville
> 
> It may be interesting to have a graphic theme about music and shout 
> "Fedora 12 rocks!"

+1 http://fedorapeople.org/groups/designteam/Fedora%20Collateral/Guitar%20Pick/fedoraguitarpicks.png  :)
> 
> > Chilon
> 
> Good thing we can shift from Ancient Greek heroes to Swiss castles, I 
> would try touse this in a theme.

+1
> 
> > Wallace
> 
> We can try something dark, Sin City style or some Scottish references.

+1

> > Elvis
> 
> To go with "music" would be to obvious, we can try something like "is 
> not dead!"

+1 We could do something spooky maybe, Elvis' ghost... 
> 
> > Cimrman
> 
> The Czech character is, IMHO, a bit obscure for an international 
> audience so we may have to go here with the astronomy thing.

+1

> > Alexander
> 
> I would liked more to have in the suggestion list some references for 
> secondary meanings, we know is a common name, was a Greek king... 
> something else to try than the same old Greek theme.

+1 I think there's a lot of possibilities here tho. Alexander Graham Bell, Alexander Method, or maybe the movie Moondance Alexander which is about ponies which leads to a OMG!!!!! PONIES!!@!#!@$!@$ theme!
> 
> > Stradivari
> 
> Music, classic, fine art.

+1

> 
> Those are some ideas I got "on the spot", with some thinking I am sure 
> we can find some more, so any choice is doable (but I would not be happy 
> with repeating an "Ancient Greece" theme).

Same here, no repeats!

~m



      


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