[Design-team] Constantine

Michael Beckwith michael.d.beckwith at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 22:46:38 UTC 2009

On 06/28/2009 05:24 AM, nicu buculei 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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Keep in mind everyone that just because the codename is "Constantine" 
doesn't mean that we HAVE to include the guy in the theme somehow. We 
can go off on some inspiration derived from reading about him and 
whatnot and just make sure the tie in is there.


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