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Inkscape About Screen 1 by Anarres Inkscape About Screen 1 by Anarres
Attempt to create an About Screen for Inkscape. The idea was to reproduce the looks of an old ad for Higgin's Eternal Black Ink and, while keeping that old-print look, convey the necessary info.

I don't think the outcome was bad, but it could be refined.

Update: changed "The vector is stronger than the bitmap" by "the vector is mightier than the bitmap". These things happen when you don't really speak enghlish.
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lordkhaos0 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
nice :D
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hjhornbeck Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
Excellent! I love how well you've captured the old-time look, while keeping a lot of energy in the final design. You're quite the pro!

HJ Hornbeck
(PS. Cool, another Inkscape user!)
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Anarres Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
I am glad you like it -- you may have noticed that it was selected for the splash screen of version .42 (though, due to me not having connection when they requested it, the second-runner was used instead, and this one was used in version .43).

Although I do like some of the other designs I presented better than this one, I am very happy that people liked it enough to use it for the splash screen. Thanks again, to you and to everyone that voted.
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hjhornbeck Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
(double-checks his copy of Inkscape)

Gaah! I thought it was familiar.... :o

HJ Hornbeck
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Anarres Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
:D
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jennee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
I was going to comment on this, then I forgot. I like this one better, don't know why. It's not a scary commie thing :D And on a more serious note, it's easier to read, and I like the colors more. About your devs not showing up, it's a DA bug. They do show up in devwatches when you upload them, but it takes a while to appear in the gallery too.
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Anarres Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
Yep, I already found out the DA problem. It's quite annoying, but a minor issue once you know what's happening. Good to know they appear in DeviantWatch.

You like the colours? But it's plain black and white? Well, brown and paper.

As for the commies... Well, I myself am one, sorta. I don't eat babies, though. Too much fat.
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jennee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
I like brown and paper :) When I say commies I think of how things were here, 20 years ago, and it wasn't pretty.
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Anarres Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
Ah, communism is like living in the country: those who were born within, want to leave, and those who were born outside, want to go live there. :D

Anyway, I am well aware that we do brag a lot when we talk about communism. And without experience, so we are all theorics -- that's why I respect highly the oppinion of anyone who has lived under a self-proclaimed communist government. In the name of communism, great atrocities have been made.

That said, I do think there is one thing that redeems communism: its paradigm, it's fundamental principles ("freedom, equality, solidarity", "from everyone according to their ability, to everyone according to their need", "the greatest good for the greatest number of people") are still laudabile. They just need to be approached in different ways. Not so much for other movements who proclaimed the supremacy of a certain race, the existance of one only god, or the benefit of a few.

The seek of Communism (for many disagree that it has ever really existed) brought terror and misery, yes. But so did the path to democracy: remember the Months of Terror of the French Revolution, and Napoleon conquering Europe (and the regression democracy suffered as a result). We learn from our mistakes, or so I hope.

As K.S. Robinson put it, the misery of the XX century was trying to implement a philosophy of the future with the tools of the past.
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Simarilius Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
very nice, did a great job of capturing the old style. Love the idea of putting the feature additions in there, would make a great ad too :)
Only thing i can find wrong with it is you mean node editing not node edition :)
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