Gentoo Archives: gentoo-pr

From: Benjamin Coles <sj7trunks@g.o>
To: gentoo-pr@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pr] Theory on Poster(s),size info, printer friendly.
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 22:53:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pr] Theory on Poster(s),size info, printer friendly. by "Simon P. Hough"
Posters Poseters, come get your posters!
	I think poster size and specifications depend on the theme. Personally
I like collecting a few posters so I'll give you my input. Technical
posters should only have technical information with a nice backround.
Now the reversed and also in the advertising world is cool picture and
small logo.
	Landscapes are especially awesome but I think aiming for something cool
with Larry the Cow and a gentoo penguin doing something cool like
wearing matrix glasses and suits *don't use this idea* like the movie
would be eye catching and people would get it. Posters are more of an
advertisment to those who love Gentoo and just gives the people that
don't know Gentoo enough question to ask, whoa what is that. This would
aim for the media and the freestyle groups while putting us at ease and
not seperating the two catagories.

Benjamin Coles
Gentoo Infrastructure 

On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 11:32, Simon P. Hough wrote:
> Hey Bob, > > As Sven says, contribute, contribute, contribute!:) (Ok maybe not so > many times:) ) > Memebers of the PR team would examine the contributions, which would in > my mind > be under two groups, one which would be directly aimed at > advertising/media/pr etc > and the other would be a freestyle arena.. > > If you send contributions to the PR group then youre work will be > checked to see > if it adheres to the details given, i.e colors/font style etc... I am > not the "Standards > Nazi" :) Just keeping things to spec.. > > The Freestyle section would have no rules, obviously the common sense > rules. They > would propably be catagourized upon the webpage for users to download, and > probably get requests from us on alterations to spec them up for PR > purposes if > they had the time or wished to do so. > > The more and more I think about it I feel that one of the primary things > which we need > to get sorted is a spec sheet.../me ducks a slap from Sven ;) > > Cheers > > Si > > > Robert G.Waycott wrote: > > >============================================================ > >From: "Simon P. Hough" <shough@×××××××××.net> > >Date: 2004/01/03 Sat PM 11:22:34 EST > >To: <gentoo-pr@l.g.o> > >Subject: Re: [gentoo-pr] Theory on Poster(s),size info, printer friendly. > > > > > >Everyone should/do contribute. What I am saying is that if the visual media > >is going to promote Gentoo to a large audience I personally feel it should > >stick > >to a few guidelines to keep the identity of Gentoo. Eventually I feel there > >should be like a "fan pack" where people can put pieces togther for a > >meeting/ > >presentation..By fan pack I mean the sort of thing you find when you go to > >an official game website for instance, they usually have a zipped up file > >that > >contains loads of images for you to assemble and use in your webpage or LAN > >party posters... That pack insures that the style portrayed throughout > >the game is kept, so its identity is kept intact. > > > >Cheers > >Si > > > >gentoo-pr@g.o mailing list > > > >============================================================ > > > >Si, I think you are right on with your thinking. As a guy who has headed up several organizations, created and directed several publications, and been responsible for the PR end of all these projects, there is nothing worse than trying to make sense out of chaos, and nothing as frustrating as getting a group of people to understand the necessity and benefits of consistency. I am pretty intrigued by your 'CSS' idea for posters/fan-packs/etc. I have been checking out the artwork that I've seen posted to the list lately, and it has been pretty good. I think there is a great need for consistency in any posters and other published visual goods meant for PR. This is, of course, the essence of public relations, right? That people ought to be able to look at something and say, "Yep, that's Gentoo." And this entails more than just slapping the Gentoo G on everything, doesn't it? Just to clarify my own intentions, my question was an inquiry on whether submissions/suggestions for PR materia are generally accepted/considered/encouraged--given that they are aligned with the Gentoo [PR] philosophy and media-specific standards. I hope that helps. > > > >Bob. > >[Neuros] > > > >--***-- > >'Esse quam videri.' > >To be, rather than to appear. > > > > > >-- > >gentoo-pr@g.o mailing list > > > > > > > > > > > -- > gentoo-pr@g.o mailing list >


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