New "flower power" Packaging

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  1. AdamZ macrumors regular

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    Does anyone else just hate the new graphics Apple is using for its iLife, iWork boxes and various elements throughout the site. They don't look that good to me, and what is this obsession with green everywhere. My favorite graphic is held by the Logic 7 box. I realize that Jobs likes colors and that these are consumer type Apps, but come on these are kinda ugly.
     

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  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    I love the iLife box art, much better than the others.
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    its a fresh new look i dont particularly like it, but hey it might grow on me
     
  4. kettle macrumors 65816

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    reminds me of the swap in style from OS 8 to 8.5.
     
  5. maya macrumors 68040

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    I like the new iLife box, its vibrant in a green sense. :)

    The previous iLife box looked a bit serious, this one looks fun. :)
     
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Green is my favorite color. :D

    Not a huge fan of the artwork, but at least it's good software!
     
  7. macaddictann macrumors member

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    I think the new packaging is creepy, and I'm no big fan of this comtemporary use of green everywhere. But then I also figure it doesn't matter what's on the box, just what's in the box. Put the most amazing software ever developed into a box with blood and guts all over it, and I'd still buy it. :D And no, I'm not saying iLife is the most amazing software ever. I can't see any reason to have it myself; it just "comes with," so it's harmless.
     
  8. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    huh. I was about to start a thread about how GOOD the new packaging looked. I think it wooes in users by making the iLife suite in particular look friendly and creative, rather than WHITE and SILVER professional-style. Don't get me wrong, i LOVE the styling of the pro series, but i think most consumers may want something a little more friendly to create their home movies with.
     
  9. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I love the new style - very organic and not as stuffy as the old - feels more like home than the "puzzle" lookthat was to pro-level corporate looking.
     
  10. An naoscaire macrumors newbie

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    The first thing I thought of when I saw that iLife 05 packaging was "Katamari Damacy".


    perhaps I'm going nutty. :confused:



    la la la la la....
     
  11. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I am more disappointed it didn't have another app added to the mix for drawing or web site creation. Plus iTunes is getting long in the tooth. The box artwork didn't bother me. I throw away the packaging anyways.
     
  12. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    The first thing I thought about the iLife packaging was "A Bug's Life." Hehe. :D
     
  13. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    I can't say I like the artwork any less than before. It's just a little different and that's why it's Apple.

    There's something very asthetically(?) pleasing about all of Apple's "packaging". From their software all the way up to the stores. The software boxes are very pleasing to the eye. So much so that we put all the boxes on our bookshelves because they look better than most books. When I walk into a store, everything about it is very comforting.

    Living in a "red" state, there's never a "art for arts sake" mentality. But with Apple, there seems to be. And it's nice to have it around.

    I hope whenever the next major OS is released, be it 11 or whatever, they are able to come up with something as pleasing to the eye as this one. I've always loved the aqua look.
     
  14. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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  15. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    When I first saw it I thought "Oh, god! Why that green" but now it has grown on me. I am more drawn to that kind of vector art (that's what I hope to do in the future) than most photoshop packaged images.
     
  16. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Assuming that was an intentional pun:

    Ha ha ha ha ha! :D
     
  17. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Very 50's look! (Opening of Monsters Inc.)

    Personally, I wish they'd give the OS an entire overhaul that makes it more graphic, with less fake-realism (like gumdrops, brushed metal, etc.). This could look very classy as resolutions increase toward a print-like level.
     

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