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Re: OpenBSD CDs design
On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 03:56:51PM -0500, Chris Hedemark wrote:
> Now who couldn't love this face?
There's a lot to be said for anthropomorphism; looking into a (real)
fish's eyes is not an empathetic moment for a lot of people.
> See the real thing still has the high "cute/cool" factor but doesn't
> come off as cheesy anime for adolescent video game packaging.
I found it has a much lower "cute/cool" factor, anecdotal evidence that
the same thing does not tickle everyone the same way it does you.
> The real thing has real value in it.
Then you should really feel free to take a real picture of one and make
up real CD sets using it.
I think the existing official images are fine, and if I ever have a need
for different images I can borrow a camera and/or use the Gimp to assist
me in creating new artwork specific to the purpose. I can even pay
someone else yo do it for me, if it's that important and I don't feel
I'm up to the task.
Remember that the artwork shares this quality with the software itself:
people are creating it to meet *their* needs as well as someone else's.
Creating stuff to someone else's specifications that you don't feel a
personal commitment to requires compensation, and I don't think OpenBSD
project funds would be well spent on commissioning art when we have
excellent art being donated (I assume?).