First, allow me to preface with incorrect use in logo guidelines:
By following the guidelines on how to use them you will help to build a powerful and united identity for the Ubuntu MATE brand. This section shows examples of incorrect use.
You must not:
- Change the spacing between the individual elements or characters
- Change the colour of the wordmark
- Change the colour of the Circle of Friends
- Change the arrangement of the elements
- Place the logo at an angle other than horizontal or vertical
- Change the proportion of the logo
With the above established, now for my supposition.
By default, Ubuntu MATE ships with an orange car background which has an orange wordmark and roundel. Isn't this a violation of logo guidelines, or are there exceptions for art pieces?
My intention is not to create a chilling effect on creativity, but rather, to request a clarification of rules and understand which exceptions, if any are applicable for desktop backgrounds. As they are representative of the product to some degree and may occasionally be used in grass-roots marketing efforts, I wish to understand why this violation is allowed, and whether it qualifies as a violation.
Just to be clear, this isn't the only image which violates logo guidelines by the letter, however it is the most outstanding example. There are others which had been included but for brevity I only mention the orange car background.