[Freedombox-discuss] T-shirt / Logo idea

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Mon Apr 18 12:52:12 UTC 2011

El 17/04/11 12:50, Joshua Spodek dijo:
> On Thu, 2011-03-24 at 18:08 +0000,
> freedombox-discuss-request at lists.alioth.debian.org wrote:
> > T-Shirt Designs
> > ---------------
> > 
> > One of the things we offered Kickstarter donors was a T-shirt. We
> > are thus soliciting T-shirt designs. The theme of the shirt is
> > Community Angels. It would be good to involve our current logo
> > http://freedomboxfoundation.org/images/freedombox_large.png. Sorry,
> > we don't have a bigger version of that.
> > 
> > The chosen design will be printed on t-shirts that we will give to
> > donors. Of course, if your design is chosen, we will cover you in
> > thanks
> > and make sure you get a shirt too. I will also buy you a beer next
> > time
> > we meet.
> > 
> > Send designs in a free file format to join at freedomboxfoundation.org
> > before April 15. I'd like vector graphics, but since the existing logo
> > is PNG, I recognize that will be difficult.
> A designer friend and I were talking about logo designs. The challenge
> is representing freedom, since boxes are easy enough. The gnu in the
> current works for people in the free software community but not outside
> it. Eagles work in the U.S., but may have opposing connotations
> elsewhere.
> We focused on the ideas of community, growth, friendliness, and mesh
> computing and hit on the idea of flowers with boxes as the flower.
> Flowers are friendly and colorful. They grow as individual plants and as
> fields of them. Their motion could be represented by the waves of a
> network connected symbol, implying connectivity and community.
> I put some simple examples at
> http://joshuaspodek.com/freedombox-logo-ideas. They aren't supposed to
> be the final word, just starting points for discussion.
> If the individual flower idea resonates, we can also create images of
> fields of colorful Freedombox flowers. Each can have its own color and
> variety (rose-like, tulip-like, etc) representing its individuality.
> A field of Freedombox flowers is like a mesh of computers, with messages
> going from peer to peer, represented by the network-connected waves. It
> could be animated with new ones popping up all the time.
> I’d love feedback on the design.

What about a hurd of little gnus, same meshing concept, but gnus instead
of flowers? :)

I mean, gnus are a good depiction of (software) freedom, well known around
the world, while eagles are a symbol of imperialism for most of it and I
bet flowers can be something similar in some places...

Nicolás Reynolds,
xmpp:fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
gnu/linux user #455044

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