Re: [Gimp-developer] gimp 2.8 splash screen suggestion

Not bad.

This is how I would improve it.
The “GIMP” is the brand. It should dominate the artwork. (Note: Splash is a brand image. It is not a fine arts work that we can stare for hours. It is on the screen for a short period of time. Therefore it should be simple, otherwise, its massage gets lost) The release number is unimportant. A couple months and it will be 3.00 and so on and so forth. Therefore, the brand name (Gimp) should be bigger, it should dominate the artwork and the release number waaaay smaller. Put somewhere at the end of the Gimp text. Centering everything is boring. Also ask yourself, does the white background add anything to the artwork; wouldn't it be better without that?

Every artwork (doesn't matter fine arts or design arts) has a strong hierarchical structure. No element should be there without function. Every element should support the main concept, otherwise the elements start competing for attention and the message gets lost.


From: Bernhard Stockmann <devvv devvv de>
To: gimp-developer-list gnome org
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:39:49 PM
Subject: [Gimp-developer] gimp 2.8 splash screen suggestion

hey everyone!

I made a startup splash screen in GIMP for GIMP 2.8. also filed a bug on it here:

If you like it you can use it!

Is there another way to submit splash screens? Or are there any official guidelines?

-- best regards,
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