[Design-team] Constantine

wonderer wonderer4711 at gmx.de
Sun Jun 28 13:20:42 UTC 2009


I also think we should look what people also outside from Fedora would
and also should think if they see the theme ( goal of theme). My first
look was into wikipedia (as maybe many Users out there who did not know
history well). And maybe some of them get also confused by the very much
meanings around there.
But thats just some ideas we can think deeper. I also had the Logo of my
old University (see http://www.tu-darmstadt.de/ ) in mind as I saw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_I . and I did not know if this
is good, but I think many students would look into a Distribution wich
looks pretty much like the logo of their university...

Then I think nicu's mosaic idea sounds good and I suggest that we could
port this "old" mosaic style and "improve" it to a modern style. Maybe
some blue-metalic-rendering thingy (I just let this idea flow around
your heads ;-) ).
Also I had the the "Lion" we had in Fedora11 in my head and now maybe
another animal ... do we want the same theming or something new?
The Lion has a bit of an aggressive meaning, Constantine is en emperor
(also a bit aggressive) do we want the same way or make something smoother?
Questions over questions, but maybe some flowing ideas came out... just
brainstorming a bit...

So: what should be our intention and in wich direction should THEN be
the theming?

mit freundlichen Grüßen / best regards
Henrik Heigl - wonderer at fedoraproject.org

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Joost Elfering schrieb:
> although the idea is good and they have some things we could work on I
> think we need to take a step back before coming up with results and
> examples.
> i suggest we first take a look at the associations with Constantine.
> these associations will be the bases for out new style. so no
> examples, just conceptual works. is that a good idea to approach it?
> *my associations are: *
> - roman emperor
> -- roman architechture
> -- roman mosaic's
> - Constantinople (Istanbul)
> -- east meets west
> -- byzantine architecture
> *note:*
> with the name Constantine come association that have to do with
> religion. I do get the idea that we should avoid the religious themes
> a bit. But this theme is really heavily based on religion on it's own.
> We will probably have some angry faces just because of the name.
> keeping out religion on this one will be really hard!
> I think we should set up some boundaries on where we can go and where
> we can't. for example: Istanbul can be shown by the architecture in
> the city. This will always include some religious architecture, can we
> show this? can we give hints about his connection to Christianity?
> where is the border?
> yope out.
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 12:24 PM, nicu buculei
> <nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro <mailto:nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro>> wrote:
>     I am sure you are all already aware, the announcement is official
>     since
>     yesterday when Paul delivered in in front of the FUDCon audience, the
>     release name for Fedora 12 was voted Constantine.
>     When I think about it, I had in my mind Byzantine culture (Roman
>     emperor
>     Constantine the Great) and I think a graphic in the style of a
>     Byzantine
>     mosaic can be an effective approach. The major trick is to leave
>     out any
>     religious implications and stay only with cultural references.
>     Think of something like
>     http://www.flickr.com/photos/gauiscaecilius/2139332420/ but with some
>     modernist imagery and some blue.
>     It also  can work like this
>     http://www.flickr.com/photos/gauiscaecilius/2140942774/ with the
>     symbols
>     for our 4 foundations.
>     Get a better idea from those photos:
>     http://www.flickr.com/photos/gauiscaecilius/tags/mosaic/
>     I talked about this yesterday evening (night) with Mo and Paul and
>     today
>     with Samuele (FUDCon is awesome for such things) and it seems the idea
>     hs some potential.
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