On Monday 03 October 2011 13:26:45 Marcus Moeller wrote:
The awesome brochure sources have finally been recovered. You can find them here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29347181/openSUSE%20brochure_v4.eps
There is a number of changes we need to do, all summarized in the document with the updated text:
- Text needs review
- Need to turn the Brochure in a 3-panel trifold on A4
- Remove 'links' pane on front
- Replace front text with shorter text (see below)
- Re-arrange back to fit A4 and use improved text (see below)
- Get rid of the SUSE and Novell logos, this is an openSUSE Brochure
- We need to make this Creative Commons, except for the logo's.
- The openSUSE Logo on the front page is some self made logo with
strange color in the text, needs to be fixed.
- There is only one small Geeko on the whole brochure. We need more :D
- A bit less SUSE Studio, a bit more other openSUSE projects.
Nice to have:
- We can use the upcoming 12.1 artwork on the front
- turn it into a SVG so it can be translated more easily!
See the above todo and text here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29347181/openSUSE%20brochure_v4.odt
Anyone who is willing or able - let us know what changes you can make, make them, get the result to me and I'll put the updated version back on the dropbox. As soon as we have a decent version we can start translating& printing.
A large change I made which I need feedback on is that I removed the app installer text to be replaced with openQA. See the document for the cool and cool++ points.
I personally have no way to open the EPS. Does ANYONE here have the ability to open and edit them? Any way we can convert it to a format we can all use (Scribus or Inkscape)?
We have the distro artwork so the flyer could be updated with the new artwork :D
Or you can read my previous comments why flyers should not contain distro artwork.
Well, I see why - problem is, we don't have the resources to get the Distro artwork done in time, let alone create TWO sets of artwork. Moreover - what I'd like to see is the distro artwork evolving instead of completely changing. That idea (which came up on this list) is very good imho and helps with this problem.
And yes, it IS a problem, it's better to have generic artwork as well as release-specific. But I'd rather print 50.000 flyers now with cool 12.1 artwork and have 1000 left after 12.2 is out than have no flyers or crappy artwork on them. So Bryen is right, let's discuss an artwork strategy AFTER the release. Let's get this out first. Once we have the flyer printed we can improve it, and maybe, we have time to create separate artwork.
Of course - if you want to make the flyers pretty, with distro-release-independent artwork, and can manage to do that in 2 weeks (notice the list of changes we still need to do, see my initial mail), awesome. Then we have time to print them :D