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 Post subject: Silly Question Dept.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:19 pm 
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I had lunch at one of those restaurants that has a bowl of peppermints by the cash register. That Brach's branded candy did not look nearly as neat as your design. Just curios, what brand posed for that beautiful piece?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:03 pm 
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waldo wrote:
I had lunch at one of those restaurants that has a bowl of peppermints by the cash register. That Brach's branded candy did not look nearly as neat as your design. Just curios, what brand posed for that beautiful piece?


To be completely honest here's how our Peppermint candy came to life:

Kendall named the Distro as respectful nod to Linux Mint. We were just a tad "Spicier"

Because of Peppermint being extremely lightweight and super fast I tried to envision a Peppermint candy that had those traits. What would it look like if it were the fastest piece of candy that was electrified, like lightning....??

I told this to our graphic designer, Joel, and he produced the 'Peppermint OS' candy... We saw the first draft and knew he nailed it...

There you have it :geek:

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Question Dept.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:37 pm 
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When I first saw your logo, I was puzzled.
Here in Europe, no one would ever associate the color red with peppermint. For us Europeans, peppermint is like one of the strongest definitions of green. I had to google it to find out the people in the USA have a tradition of colouring mint-tasting candies and ice cream red.

That explains why we're called the old continent I guess :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Here in the UK specifically, Mint Humbugs are traditionally black and white, and the stripes wrap around a little differently:

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Question Dept.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:36 pm 
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Well folks....

At least this gives us more color scheme options for future releases :o

And.... I believe that the round peppermint candies were meant to be smaller, bite sized versions of Candy Canes?

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You can't convince me to have Black Candy Canes hanging on the Christmas Tree, Rich ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Question Dept.
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I would love to hang black striped candy canes on my tree. But I cannot even find a picture of them, so I doubt I can buy them anywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Question Dept.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:07 am 
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verbertus wrote:
When I first saw your logo, I was puzzled.
Here in Europe, no one would ever associate the color red with peppermint. For us Europeans, peppermint is like one of the strongest definitions of green. I had to google it to find out the people in the USA have a tradition of colouring mint-tasting candies and ice cream red.

You're close, but not quite right. We in the USA typically color spearmint flavored candies and ice cream green or leave it white, and peppermint red and/or white. I think the red coloring probably comes from the tradition of peppermint candy being a Christmas treat. They are two very distinctly different varieties of the mint family of plants. Spearmint is sweeter and cooler, while peppermint is spicy. We grow both in our herb garden. (Did you know basil is a mint?)

Here's one of the many discussions on the 'Net of this subject:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/300107


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 Post subject: Re: Silly Question Dept.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:22 am 
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Shane wrote:
To be completely honest here's how our Peppermint candy came to life:

Kendall named the Distro as respectful nod to Linux Mint. We were just a tad "Spicier"

Because of Peppermint being extremely lightweight and super fast I tried to envision a Peppermint candy that had those traits. What would it look like if it were the fastest piece of candy that was electrified, like lightning....??

I told this to our graphic designer, Joel, and he produced the 'Peppermint OS' candy... We saw the first draft and knew he nailed it...

You're right, he nailed it! It looks better than any real peppermint candy, but is instantly recognizable as one. Nice work, Joel.

Now I have an idea for a money making scheme. Get some candy manufacturer to duplicate Joel's mint, pack them in bags, and sell them with a FREE PeppermintOS DISK INCLUDED INSIDE! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Silly Question Dept.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:50 am 
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waldo wrote:
(Did you know basil is a mint?)


Catnip too, I'm led to believe. So keep cats away from basil, I guess :?:

And your computer, when running Peppermint :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Question Dept.
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Catnip too, I'm led to believe. So keep cats away from basil, I guess :?:
And your computer, when running Peppermint :lol:

Which leads to the great philosophy question:
Can a million cats walking on a million keyboards eventually create a new Linux distro? Time to give the monkeys and Shakespeare a rest.


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