Another try

(let me know if you want the XCF; I don’t have a good place to upload it right now. The SVG sources for the original gear shapes that Nicu created are available here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/F10Themes/Gears)

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


15 thoughts on “Another try

  1. nice! I’d like the xcf!

    Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008, 5:14 pm
  2. Awesome…one, teeny tiny nit…

    This is awesome, I’m loving how it’s turning out.

    I have a tiny nit, though – the four gears directly to the left of the upper rivet on the large gold band form a loop that wouldn’t work – if you tried to turn one, they would stick. Just the sort of thing that would drive me crazy. 🙂

    The artwork itself is great, though. 🙂

    Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008, 7:19 pm
  3. Good work

    Good work! Mixes cold and warm colors very well (blue and yellow/copper/etc.)

    The overall result is warm and classy, very nice.

    For some variation, maybe adding some little gear in a corner to hold the fedora “f” logo in its radius (bah, not a good idea).

    PS: Oh, the xcf would be very welcome!

    Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008, 7:52 pm
    • Re: Good work

      I’d be happy to give you the xcf; let me know what your email address is and I’ll send it along.

      Posted by mairin | August 18, 2008, 1:17 am
  4. Kudos. Lovely work.

    Posted by marnanel | August 17, 2008, 10:03 pm
  5. I’m not sure…

    …this is the right direction for Fedora. Steampunk is just so… 1882, ya know?

    Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008, 12:29 am
  6. Hosting.

    Mairin, if you want, just send me the xcf and I’ll host it for you.


    Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008, 5:39 am
    • Re: Hosting.

      Or she could ask the infrastructure guys about a quota increase (which may be better in the long term)… the thing is, all those large .xcf files are volatile: sources for work-in-progress elements, they will be deleted at the next clean up of any hosting solution, so any link to them will turn 404 soon.

      I wonder if there would be any benefit in using a version control system (a Trac instance on fedorahosted)? We would escape the space constraint on our personal space, have the history for reference but on the other hand raise the barrier to entry, which is not good (require command line “black magic” from “artsy” people who sometime struggle even with scp).

      Posted by nicubunulj | August 18, 2008, 11:24 am
  7. As I said on list, I like this better than the version with the “weird gear gadget thingy”: the really big gears are big enough so they do not draw the attention and you made them partly transparent, faded. For me, this is the best “steampunk” take s far.

    Posted by nicubunulj | August 18, 2008, 11:17 am
    • now how do we make it more blue 😦

      Posted by mairin | August 18, 2008, 9:20 pm
      • We have to live with this fact: an image can’t be both completely blue *and* steampunk. Time for a choice…

        Maybe this is our chance to try something we talked about for some time: a graphic set for a release where blue is a secondary color?
        It was bad in my drawings, where the only color was gold/yellow but now the amount of blue may be good enough.

        Posted by nicubunulj | August 19, 2008, 6:05 am
      • i think it looks brilliant the way it is. sufficiently blue to be fedora, IMHO. I love it

        Posted by spevack | August 19, 2008, 8:37 am
  8. XCF

    Would love to get the XCF too. deviantART let you post XCFs, I think?

    Posted by salimma | August 27, 2008, 6:41 am
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