[Grok-dev] Re: How to proceed with Grok character!

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Wed Jun 20 06:14:36 EDT 2007

Great work on the vector version of the original Grok character, Armin! 
Since I haven't spoken up on this whole issue, here are my €0.02:

* I absolutely *adore* the original Grok that absolutely doesn't look 
like Martijn and if you think it does you're mistaken, it's only a 
coincidence that Martijn's wife drew it... Riiiiiiight. Point is, don't 
take him away! So I'm happy to see that Armin has jazzed him up as a 
vector drawing.

* I also love the new website layout that Sebastian has proposed. As 
soon as it's in an implementable state, perhaps a volunteer could update 
the template that we have sitting in grok/www. That way we can update 
the website to the new layout easily. And let's not wait for perfection 
on this end, we can always make improvements later.

Armin C. Stroß-Radschinski wrote:
> Hi Sebastian,
> I am the maintainer  of the "classic" vector grok. I just entered today 
> the maillist and dived through the threads of this month. Without 
> knowing whats going on in the parallel cave, I independently came to the 
> same conclusions on the troubles with the use of the wooly original 
> pixel based drawings.
> I am very interested to see your work, but 
> http://www.urbantalk.se/DEVELOPER/grok_3/ is down for me.
> I am not sure if you have seen the latest flash version of my Grok. You 
> can download it from
> http://www.infopair.com/customer_area/download/grokcavenman10.swf/view
> Download the file and drag&drop into a flash capable browser (for those 
> others, not familiar with plain .swf files).
> The scale up and down the window to see the resulting sizes. Under 150 
> pixel height hand-optimization from the source file is useful.
> This is very close to the original with some production related 
> modifications. An optimisation for very small sizes is not done yet. As 
> you know, cover-artwork differs from the daily strips in complexity!
> This flash file is based on an original as a hierarchical structured 
> Illustrator drawing, drawn with a pressure sensitive Wacom tablet. We 
> have full control on line thickness and movement of parts (if the 
> view-angle fits ;-)
> Hope we have a successful exchange!
> Armin
> -- 
> Armin Carl Stroß-Radschinski, Dipl. Designer
> acsr infopair, Landgrafenstraße 32, 53842 Troisdorf, Germany
> Telefon +49 (0) 22 41 / 94 69 94, FAX +49 (0) 22 41 / 94 69 96
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