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Re: Cover page for Maverick
Can we add a picture of the meerkat on the cover? . It wont be a picture per
say, but more like a watermark. It can be done for every new release
symbolising the release codename.
Just a thought!
On 31 August 2010 10:46, Thorsten Wilms <t_w_@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-08-31 at 20:40 +1200, Benjamin Humphrey wrote:
> > We need to figure out whether we want to design a new cover page for
> > each cycle, or just update the same one each time. My personal opinion
> > and original vision was to have a new cover each time, to
> > differentiate the separate books, keep the style updated as the Ubuntu
> > theme and branding develops and it also gives us something fresh to
> > show off each time.
> Aside of the addition of "Second Edition" and thinner Circle of Friends
> and wave pattern, this is what we have:
> Using the same or similar design will signify consistency, stamina,
> intentness, build trust and reduce the workload.
> This should still apply to all design considerations:
> I think the current Ubuntu presentation values precision and confidence
> over friendliness. The orange is on the aggressive side and has to be
> used with care.
> > When people see a new cover, they associate it with something new, a
> > new book. If we just update the old one and keep using it, we'll lose
> > that excitement - people won't know whether it's the same old book, a
> > new book, or a new edition.
> There's a middle ground. Also, as the content won't be all new, we
> should not pretend it is. It's about maturing, not starting from scratch
> each time.
> > Bearing in mind that aubergine is for commercial and orange is for
> > community, I feel we should have something bolder and more prominent -
> > like
> > this:
> > While that uses aubergine, we can use Ubuntu orange as the most
> > prominent colour.
> Don't forget that we empower others and the cover should be in line with
> As long as the cover should be printing-friendly, we can't have edge to
> edge fills and large fills with a white margin can appear clumsy,
> Thorsten Wilms
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