Monthly News – February 2019

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Monthly News – February 2019

Post by clem » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:09 am

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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by MadmanRB » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:36 pm

Oh god dont change the logo to a boring flat circle, its bad enough Fedora is losing its iconic infinity logo in favor of what look more like a deformed letter P then something iconic like its old logo.
https://blog.linuxgrrl.com/2019/02/06/f ... gn-update/
This movove to flat boring uninteresting icons is a plague that apple started.
Apples old rainbow logo was nice to look at and made apple feel uinique.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ainbow.svg

Now its black boring and flat:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _black.svg

Then there is the windows logo once colourful, bold and dynamic:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... 5_logo.svg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7 ... -_2006.svg

Now its just a bunch of boring boxes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_1 ... 0_Logo.svg

Whats next the Debian logo just a square?

Tux just a pile of bricks?

Stop rainbows with iconography!

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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by Schultz » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:07 pm

I agree with MadmanRB. We live in a colorful, 3-D world. Not a flat and b&w one.

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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by grady_vuckovic » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:03 pm

Hey everyone, I made up a mockup design for a logo as an alternative, what do people think? It's a halfway between the new design and the old design.

Logo design here:
https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s ... Design.jpg
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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by MadmanRB » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 pm

Yeah far better than a boring featureless circle.
Honestly I blame apple for this "material design" crap, its boring, featureless and everything just blends into eachother

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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by murray » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:51 pm

MadmanRB wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Honestly I blame apple for this "material design" crap, its boring, featureless and everything just blends into eachother
Actually Google invented Material Design.
Running Mint 19.2 Cinnamon on an Intel NUC8i5BEH with 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD

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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by grady_vuckovic » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:25 am

I think the main thing which could be cut out of the old logo design is the white border around the logo. That prevents the logo from working well on an all white background, since the white border doesn't show up. But with a few tweaks like I did with my design, most of the original 'spirit' of the old logo can be kept while still improving how the logo looks at different resolutions.
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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by PhilippeH » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:08 am

I actually like very much the new logo proposal, as I like material design.

However, I believe it would be difficult to please everybody, and I think it is a trivial detail. If one does not like the icon, it is very simple to replace it...

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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by Night Wing » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:12 am

I do not care for the modern flat look for the new Mint logo with it's featureless circle. Boring and unappealing as month old stale bread. I like MadmanRD's colorful designs as alternatives.

On a side note, I tried the modern flat looking Mint-Y themes in 19 (and in 19.1) and just do not care for it. I reverted back to the Mint-X themes that were the default in the previous 18 versions so I hope Mint-X themes will not be dropped as an alternative in favor the flat looking Mint-Y themes from here on out.
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Re: Monthly News – February 2019

Post by MadmanRB » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:24 pm

I actually made a edit to a icon redesign i like:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=280401&start=40#p1606132
What do you all think?
I am no artist so i did the next best thing

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