Hi Design Friends,
In the last email I was inspired by the project name Laughlin and the phrase ' The
whole is more than the sum of its parts.' I saw this as an opportunity to push the
visual concept of cut and paste. Replication of the same simple shape to make a very
complex design. How far can you push it. Something as simple as a line can be pushed
pretty far. Here are some links:
(more or less)
(more or less)
The cut and paste concept would work with any shape. I am going to just take a simple line
and push it. I did a pencil concept sketch for a line illustration idea I had. Anyone is
welcome to pursue it with me.
There are a lot of great inspirational resources out there I use that are available to
Hope this helped with some inspiration!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Máirín Duffy" <duffy(a)fedoraproject.org>
To: "Fedora Design Team" <design-team(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2:59:42 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Design-team] Concepts for F14
> As for the deadline, AFAIK we have not yet the dates set, so it
> announced later, but it will probably be some time before Alpha
> (probably something between 1 and 3 weeks before Alpha freeze to give us
> enough time to decide on a final concept, to put it in enough shape for
> alpha and to package it).
One of the suggestions for visualizing the theme for Laughlin was,
"Something that can illustrate the emergence concept, like multiple
objects combined to create a new one (more complex). "
The work of Robert Laughlin, who "was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in
physics for his explanation of the fractional quantum Hall effect.
Moreover he argues for emergence which is a concept that says 'The whole
is more than the sum of its parts.' Fedora is more than the sum of its
Visually I think this concept could make a nice theme. It could be cool
to use objects or phenomena from nature to illustrate it. e.g., many
drops of water making a stream or whatnot. Do you have any ideas on how
we might visualize this?
BTW Tatica put together some mockups around a atomic theme:
I think the backdrop of atomos.svg is nice - with a bit of tweaking it
could make a nice abstract pattern.
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