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Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Jernau on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:56 pm

The design concept: Simple, Clean, Elegant.
The font: DejaVu (open source).

logo:
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wallpaper:
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syslinux-splash:
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grub:
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sidepanel:
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***** EDIT *****
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby 3ARK on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:02 pm

This is incredible. Really compliments the "elegance" in the mantra. :D
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby msuggs on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:31 pm

Very nice :) You should add this to the Proposals for Mint 6 thread :)
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby akaNed on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:57 pm

Thought you had disappeared, then BAM :shock:
I like this. Way to think outside the box.
On my 15" laptop if I 'center' the wallpaper, the stripes show up, and the logo, etc. are fairly large, but if I 'zoom' I cannot notice the stripes, and the logo is small, which I actually like.
All in all...fantastic.
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Jernau on Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:43 am

Thanks for the kind comments. :)

akaNed wrote:On my 15" laptop if I 'center' the wallpaper, the stripes show up, and the logo, etc. are fairly large, but if I 'zoom' I cannot notice the stripes, and the logo is small, which I actually like.

The native resolution of the wallpaper (2560x1600) is designed for a 30" widescreen monitor and will definitely look poor when 'centered' on a small/low resolution screen, so you were absolutely right to use the 'zoom' setting; that is how I imagined the wallpaper would be used.

omns wrote:Very nice :) You should add this to the Proposals for Mint 6 thread :)

Good idea. *EDIT: done*
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Zwopper on Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:00 am

The Master is back - with a vengeance! 8)
Where the £$€¥ have you been! :?: :wink:
Leave us all in the dark like that! :(
Anyway, I for one am really glad to have you back! :!:
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Jernau on Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:25 am

Zwopper wrote:Where the £$€¥ have you been! :?: :wink:
Leave us all in the dark like that! :(

Life caught up with me. I found myself extremely busy and with absolutely no spare time for Linux Mint (or any of my other hobbies). However, that's no excuse for not popping in to say "hi" and "keep up the great work guys", so for that I apologize. :oops:

Unfortunately, I continue to have a lot less spare time than I use to - so I can't promise to be around as much as I was before. But it's unlikely that you'll ever get rid of me completely! ;)
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Zwopper on Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:34 am

We're delighted to have you!
And you brought a new fun logo for us all to play with as well, how kind! :D
Expect to see more of it! :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby kanishka on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:05 am

Woooot, Jernau is back! Yeah!
I like very much the new logo. The official one, however, has an advantage; it includes the L and M of Linux Mint, so it speaks Linux Mint by itself. Your leaf, anyway, is absolutely beautiful!!
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Zwopper on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:17 am

kanishka wrote:Woooot, Jernau is back! Yeah!
I like very much the new logo. The official one, however, has an advantage; it includes the L and M of Linux Mint, so it speaks Linux Mint by itself. Your leaf, anyway, is absolutely beautiful!!

Well, depending on how you look at it there IS an "L" and an "M" in Jernau's logo, I will show you on an upcoming wallpaper. :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Jernau on Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:40 pm

Zwopper wrote:I will show you on an upcoming wallpaper. :wink:

Zwopper (and anyone else who might want to use them), here are high resolution (and transparent) versions of the logo and mint leaf:

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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Zwopper on Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:34 pm

Thanks my dear friend!
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby dberg918 on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:03 pm

That font you used gave me goosebumps! Well done! I love this new logo. Simple and very elegant.

But the new font you use...oh my. It makes the old one look cartoonish. Which is a good thing :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby akaNed on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:36 pm

Jernau wrote:The native resolution of the wallpaper (2560x1600) is designed for a 30" widescreen monitor and will definitely look poor when 'centered' on a small/low resolution screen, so you were absolutely right to use the 'zoom' setting; that is how I imagined the wallpaper would be used.


Remember it's not the size of the monitpr, it's...how you...ah hell, I guess I have monitor envy. :(

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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Jernau on Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:50 am

dberg918 wrote:That font you used gave me goosebumps! Well done! I love this new logo. Simple and very elegant.

Thank you very much. :)

akaNed wrote:P.S. What font its that?

The typeface is called DejaVu, and the font is 'DejaVu Sans ExtraLight'. DejaVu is an extended version of the Gnome 'open source' typeface Bitstream Vera.

As an aside, the 'Bitstream Vera Sans Mono' font is widely regarded as the best programming font in existence (at my day job I use the DejaVu version of the same mono-spaced font in my IDE).
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Jernau on Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:32 am

Two new wallpapers using the Mint Leaf logo:

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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby knuckles on Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:40 am

@Jernau

Very nice, i like the new Logo, and with that form, it would be to a good Logo to make an Icon.

But all the Wallpapers are for widescreen, can you post them perhaps to in Normal-Screen??
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby Zwopper on Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:47 am

knuckles wrote:@Jernau

Very nice, i like the new Logo, and with that form, it would be to a good Logo to make an Icon.

But all the Wallpapers are for widescreen, can you post them perhaps to in Normal-Screen??


Since the content is centered, there really is no need for it...
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby msuggs on Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:14 am

Graphite Leaf is my favourite so far. Really great work :)
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Re: Linux Mint: Re-Imagined

Postby akaNed on Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:27 am

I love the new logo, and as always your wallpapers... :shock:

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