I don't mean to sound mean or not appreciative (I sure do realize the amount of effort involved in creating art), but most of the entries, including the "winner" appear pretty average (not to say mediocre, no offense). I've recently stumbled upon the pr09studio
page (even the name suggests "Mint 9, look over here!"
), which has many pretty decent designs, some of them also targeted towards specific distributions (Ubuntu mostly from what I gather), but mostly unbranded or. Many of them also have various color versions. Either way, my point is that perhaps giving the lot over at pro09studio a shout could have been a good idea (realizing that part of this message should have been directed to that very same lot
). The "lot" appears to be a person called Leo L. (note: I am in no way associated with the site or the persons involved with it, I have just come to appreciate the art presented on it).
In this line of thought, I am kinda missing the earlier creativity and inspiration of the MintArt team. There have been pieces certainly worth eternal appreciation, but the number of such pieces has been dwindling in recent times. Again no disrespect or offense to any of the in-house artists in any way, just a (subjective) observation on my part.