Iterating on Fedora.NEXT Brand Concept #1

Last week I shared a concept for the Fedora.next logos with you, and I received quite a lot of feedback. Thank you for that. 🙂 The feedback I received mostly clustered along these lines in some form or another: The server logomark doesn’t read as a server to everyone – it’s too rounded. The workstation logomark looks too much like a flip phone to read as a laptop. Okay. I thought I might take that feedback and fart around with the designs some more, and record a bit of a stream of consciousness of what the heck I did so you can follow along and see where it’s coming from. I opened up the SVG source of the original designs in Inkscape and poked around a bit. Making the server more… server-y? So the thing is, the initial stab at this concept here was made using minimally modified versions of the Fedora logo bubble. That’s why the rounding was so extreme. So for server, it was pretty simple to just tone down the rounding, and I think it reads better, if not as ideally as it should. More cowbell for the workstation This one required a bit more iteration. As …

Fedora.NEXT Brand Concept #1

A while back we talked about designing the branding for Fedora in a Fedora.NEXT world. We’ve kind of fallen behind on the design process. So I’ve been spending some time with the questionnaire answers from the Cloud working group and the Server working group, and I put together the following boards as sort of a design research exercise: Fedora Cloud Logo Research – items from the survey answers plus some other visualizations of cloudy stuff. Fedora Server Logo Research – items from the survey answers plus some other visualizations of servers and whatnot. Brand Systems – sample ‘brand systems’ of the sort we’ll need to make the Fedora.NEXT Fedora products hang together and look related. Photographic Pixels – just an attempt at putting together some samples of inspirational artwork for this particular concept and maybe some others – I wasn’t sure what else to call it. Spending so much time putting this together made me really antsy to design something – so I just threw this together this afternoon. It may and probably does suck, and it is something we can totally throw away if we want. But I thought it might be good to mock something up to start …

Fedora 21 needs your beautiful photos!

We need your submissions to make beautiful wallpapers available for Fedora 21! The supplemental wallpaper submission process is open and we’re ready for your work! Questions You May Have I don’t want to upload photos to the wiki. It’s a pain!! Haven’t you fixed this by now? Zzzzzzap! Excuse removed! It is easier than ever to submit supplemental wallpapers – our lovingly hand-crafted custom wallpaper submission app, Nuancier, is now ready for your submissions! No more wiki submissions! (And the crowd goes wild!) Can I have a cookie if I submit some wallpapers? We’ll do you one better. Yes, even better than a cookie are the special-edition, Fedora 21-specific Fedora Badges you will earn for participating in the supplemental wallpaper process. In order, we’ve got: Nuancier 21 – Voted in a supplemental wallpapers election for the Fedora 21 release Keepin’ Fedora Beautiful (F21) – Submitted a Supplemental Wallpaper Idea for Fedora 21. Def Keepin’ Fedora Beautiful (F21) – Got a Supplemental Wallpaper included in the Fedora 21 Release! So go out and get ’em, tiger! When do I need to submit by? You’ve got plenty of time – the deadline is August 16 2014 at 23:59 UTC. But!! The luxury …