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
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?
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:
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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