What powers your gear?
November 27, 2008
In the past, the imagery I’ve done such as “What does KDE mean to you?“, “Be Free“, and “Don’t Look Back” have all been fairly straight forward. I’ve intended these images to be suitable for printing and for posters. Similar to what you’d see in an magazine advertisement.
With the new announcement of KDE 4.2 Beta 1 and with KDE 4.2 being released right after we have Camp KDE, it was perfect timing for me to do some daydreaming. I didn’t want to do any real work, as I was pretty sluggish from a long night of Nine Inch Nails. Then a funny thing happened: that concert impacted my brainstorming a lot more than I would have guessed.
This new set of imagery isn’t the most cohesive. And I cast aside some of the previous rules such as:
- Using the same font in all images
- Always placing the KDE icon and tagline consistently
- Similar types of base images and text boxing
- High quality images and professional presentation
In fact, I was working on a different set when I stumbled over the line “What powers your gear?”. I talk a lot about motiviation to work on KDE – what drives our inner gear as GearHeads? And since KDE is on all of our machines, the double meaning of the phrase is complete. So these images are a mishmash of ones about the new 4.2 release and about this new tagline, and they’re breaking all my previous rules. But that’s what happens when you get a long overdue dose of Trent.
The new images are at my Picasa Gallery here in their original sizes. Here are some sample thumbnails, enjoy!