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From: "Robert G. Waycott" <rgwaycott@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-pr@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pr] Theory on Poster(s),size info, printer friendly.
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 03:08:24
From: "Simon P. Hough" <shough@×××××××××.net>
Date: 2004/01/03 Sat PM 09:06:38 EST
To: <gentoo-pr@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-pr] Theory on Poster(s),size info, printer friendly.

Howdy.. :)

Sven, if we convert any artwork which is ment to be printed to CMYK format
we should be set to go, unless
the resolution is real small for the size of print... i.e a 640x480 image on
A4 is likely to be ok but not great..

So if anyone wishes to design posters or any visual media it really should
be designed for a specific size
below is the Euro paper size plus its physical size in millimeteres. If your
from the US then erm.. erm..:) US
Legal is A4 .... work from there?!?! :) :)  (I have lived in the US for 8
years and still use the A system) :)

4A01682 X 237866 1/4 X 93 3/82A01189 X 168246 3/4 X 66 1/4A0841 X 1189331/8
X 46 3/4A1594 X 84123 3/8 X 33 1/8A2420 X 59416 1/2 X 23 3/8A3297 X 42011
3/4 X 16 1/2A4210 X 2978 1/4 X 11 3/4A5148 X 2105 7/8 X 8 1/4A6105 X 1484
1/8 X 5 7/8A774 X 1052 7/8 X 4 1/8A852 X 742 X 2 7/8A937 X 521 1/2 X 2A1026
X 371 X 1 1/2SIZE                mm
A0            1682x2378
A1            594x841
A2            420x594
A3            297x420
A4            210x297
A5            148x210
A6            105x148
A7            74x105
A8            52x74
A9            37x52
A10          26x37

Peeps wanting to design there own posters/visuals for printing,  its real
important to work in CMYK mode, Gimp and
Photoshop support such modes, the default is RGB, I wouldnt advize working
in RGB then converting to CMYK due
to the shade differences which might screw up your design..

Visual branding is a horrible term divised by corperate idiots who wish to
sound intelligent:) but what it means is that
if you couldnt read, you would know that a poster/hand-out or any other
visual communication is designed for Gentoo.
At this point the G is the symbol of Gentoo, the visual-brand/logo.. but I
am thinking of style also

A Technical example would be  CSS for web, but this "CSS" would be for
Presentations/press releases/posters/hand-outs etc..etc..
If you look at the backgrounds I have done so far for the presentation
template they intentionally follow a style, pastle shades and
suble colour changes... I am trying to work on a CSS for it all, I am trying
to devise a concept for the other visuals now. I think
I may have a few ideas, I didnt really like the idea I had posted previous
(LUG poster) it was a style mixture and I dont feel
that is the way to go, let me play around with a few ideas before you shout
at me:)



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Just wondering if such things as poster design and creation of other visual media is something open only to the PR team, of if there is room for, at a minimum, submissions from users/community members who are not devs?


'Esse quam videri.'
To be, rather than to appear.

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