I will respectfully disagree on this point. If we have a Design motif,
we won't /have/ to "answer" the outstanding requests: we will empower
the community to do it themselves in a manner more consistent to the way
we would do it if we had the time. Having it as a basis will prevent
many community members thinking about creating a new Design from
scratch. I think this currently happens because there is a lack of
graphic resources for people to use if they have to make, for example, a
CD label. But with an easily available motif, we would be addressing
And I don't think its a matter of restriction, its a matter of
facilitation. It will help US as much as the community...
Imagine we are asked to make business cards tomorrow, urgently;
- We will use the logo, that is the one fixed element
- The rest is up to the Designer really, they will probably use the
"borders" from the icons because that is consistent with all the Designs
so far, but realistically, what good are borders on a business card?
especially when bleed is so crucial.
- They might use the vignette, but radial gradients "band" on poor printers
- They might use a corner, that would be nice, but overall the card
would look bland and unexciting.
Having a Design motif (or a few variations of one style) would give us
immediately an additional resource to use when tackling every new Design
It will also mean that every task will look more consistent than if
there were no recurring motif.
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