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From Mark Lundquist>
Subject Re: [graphics] Masthead artwork for
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:02:39 GMT

On Nov 30, 2006, at 2:42 PM, hepabolu wrote:

> This sounds like a good idea, although I do think that the 
> masthead/banner has a large part in the definition of the "look and 
> feel" of the site. In other words the final choice for the banner is 
> also a global decision for the look and feel of the rest of the page.

Absolutely true, the artwork drives the rest of the styling... this is 
in fact the reason I suggested this approach.  Once we've settled on a 
cool design concept, as represented by one of the masthead comps, then 
(a) we have some momentum, and (b) someone with the right skills + 
motivations + access could complete a re-skinning of the site 
essentially as an elaboration of a "theme" suggested by the new 
masthead artwork.  For instance, I have enough design sensibility to do 
something like that, but I am not a graphic artist by any stretch of 
the imagination, so I could never produce the artwork; I think this 
community must have a lot of people like me in this regard, so if we 
can get the "creative" aspect done by somebody with actual graphic arts 
talent+skills, there ought to be somebody who can take that and realize 
an actual redesign :-).


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