Linked by Metin Amiroff on Thu 20th May 2004 20:00 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we interview two of the most popular artists in Linux world of art. Everaldo Coelho from KDE and Jakub Steiner (Jimmac) from the GNOME camp. Currently Everaldo works for Lindows inc. and Jakub works for Novell inc. They were very kind to answer our questions related with the art in Linux, its future and much more.
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Re: photographer
by Don Cox on Fri 21st May 2004 19:22 UTC

"And so, my computer looks very artificial. But this can be changed, if the icons are based on real photographs."

Any competent illustrator should be able to make something look "photographic" without using an actual photograph.

But is that a good aim? The main requirement for a set of icons is that they should be instantly recognisable - that means they must be as different from each other as possible. They should be clear and simple so that you can remember them.

IMO photographic images are too complicated and have too many colours to be functional. Have you thought why road signs are as they are?

Surely your computer _should_ look artificial? It _is_ artificial. What could be more artificial than a computer?