Re: Back-Cover

From: Christian Weerts (
Date: Sun May 19 2002 - 22:25:08 CEST

* Karsten Merker <> [020519 21:46]:
> On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 06:08:33PM +0200, Christian Weerts wrote:
> > > I like the DFSG background.
> >
> > Maybe you're the only one? I've got no other comments on
> > this!
> Sorry, not much time lately. I like it, too! Great work, Christian!


> > > Oh, now I see, there's a red-swirl variant as well, could you dim the
> > > red a little bit to make it not burn into ones eyes? I guess that
> > > would be best.
> For me the current "red-swirl" variant does not look "right". The swirl
> has a shadow on the background, so it floats above the DFSG, but in the
> "red-swirl" variant it looks like the text is printed over the swirl, which
> gives it an odd look for me. The grey swirl is solid and hides the text
> under it so it gives the right "feeling". If the red swirl is meant to be
> translucent, it should IMHO only be partially translucent, so that one gets
> the impression of it floating in accordance with the shadow.
> Regarding the color itself, I would prefer red above grey, but it should
> be either solid, or only a little bit translucent.

Hmmm... it's hard to make it evenhanded to everyone!

> > > The "fade-Rand" variant sucks. Hmm, let me check it again. Maybe it
> > > does not suck, but I need to see it on a carton around a cd...
> > > However, the red swirl is missing at least. I could imagine that the
> > > fading Rand (=margin) could look quite nicely... We'd have to try.
> >
> > Okay. I like the fading margins also. I'll see if time left.
> Matter of personal preference, I'd say. I like the "normal" margins more,
> but this should be the artist's, i.e. Christian's, decision.

I'll take my "artistic freedom" to make the last version of
the back-cover regarding all comments and hints I get by

> > I will only have the time to work _this evening_ on the
> > covers. On Monday I'll send the covers in RGB-Tiff to Grisu.
> > So if someone have comments - get in touch with me quickly!
> The current version still has "unteranderem" as one word - I am rather
> sure this has to be written as "unter anderem", even with the new German
> rules.

Surely, I fixed it already. Forgot to answer on the other
mail - sorry.

> Regards,
> Karsten

May the Source be with you...

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