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It's been discussed that the promo team should have a list of goodies like shirts, hats, mugs, pens, stickers, etc. It was decided that we could achieve this with the creation of a KDE storefront that sells these things.  
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It's been discussed that the promo team should have a list of goodies like shirts, hats, mugs, pens, stickers, etc. It was decided that we could achieve this with the creation of a KDE storefront that sells these things. Stores managed by the KDE Promo team have been created in 2 places so far:
  
== Design proposals ==
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#Europe - http://kde-gear.spreadshirt.net
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#North America - http://gearwear.spreadshirt.com
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Items are sold with zero commission and designs are posted freely in the "Spreadshirt Market" so that they can be freely re-used if someone wants to use these to create a custom product that does not currently exist in the store.  If you wish to submit a new design or design idea please add it to the page below. 
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== Design requirements for Spreadshirt  ==
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Spreadshirt has 2 ways of uploading designs for use.  Here are the simplified guidelines:
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# Pixel - This is the preferred method. Submissions should be in high resolution PNG format.  We can post as many of these as we like.  While Spreadshirt claims the quality on these is lower than the "vector" prints they do we've found that the shirts look fine.  The only major drawback is that pixel designs cannot be used on some items like coffee mugs, bags, hats, etc.
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# Vector - If you want to use a design on something besides a shirt you'll likely need to submit a vector design.  The file has to be saved in .EPS format and can have a maximum of only 3 colors (there are some other minor details as well).  Additionally, Spreadshirt limits the number of vector design submissions to a very small number until your store has sold enough products from your store so to start out we will only have a limited number of slots available for these designs.
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Once you have a design ready in one of these formats please add it below.  If you only have an idea you can add that to the Design Proposal table below and hope that someone else is willing to create it for you but you might have to recruit the artist on your own as we obviously don't have unlimited numbers of people waiting around to handle these things :)
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== Design proposals ==
  
 
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| [[User:Stu|Stu]]  
 
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| A merging of the gear logo and an analog clock (plasma?) with the K lying fully inside the clock as the hands of the clock, and the gear teeth running around the outside of the clock. Text above logo "It's Time", optional text below logo "For Linux on the desktop". Because Plasma is all about clocks :-)  
 
| A merging of the gear logo and an analog clock (plasma?) with the K lying fully inside the clock as the hands of the clock, and the gear teeth running around the outside of the clock. Text above logo "It's Time", optional text below logo "For Linux on the desktop". Because Plasma is all about clocks :-)  
 
| John Layt  
 
| John Layt  
| [[User:Leeolson|Lee Olson]]
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| [[User:Leeolson|Lee Olson]]  
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| n/a
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| Mass Appeal
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| A Shirt that will appeal to people that might not have even heard of KDE, a design that is not overtly technical but should be able to show some geek cred (for people in the know.) Something that could be used as a conversation starter about what KDE is.
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| Saleel Velankar
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| n/a
 
| n/a
 
| n/a
 
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== Design requirements for Spreadshirt  ==
 
  
If you upload it in PNG format (pixel based) then it can have a zillion colors and it doesn't seem to matter. If you make one in this format I suggest something very high resolution and high DPI. Things still look good when you make them smaller but stretching pixel based images is bad I think. In general this format seems OK for something like Ryan's design I think.
 
  
The vector designs are supposed to be EPS format (I think?). I need to investigate this a little more. In the vector designs it does matter how many colors you use and using more does change the price. This seems to only be important if you want to use the design on some of the fancier items like baseball caps or laptop bags or something. It may also just be generally higher quality printing on the shirt but it's hard for me to tell from the info on the web site. We might need to just try having a shirt or two printed to see what the quality is like and make a decision about whether PNG uploads turn out decent looking gear or not. Just FYI...the designs Sebas posted are pixel based and seem to look nice on the web site. Maybe he can tell us if they look good in person if he's ordered one?
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== Design Development  ==
  
Pixel based: - use as much colors as you want - it is printed on a transparent film which is glued to the shirt - transparent parts glitter a bit so you can see the rest of the film - with time the transparent parts become a bit grayish - it looses contrast over time
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Work in progress designs to be built upon
  
Vector based: - colors don't loose contrast over time - no ghost-borders surrounding the graphic - max three colors - no gradients - all pathes have to be closed - all elements have to be curves (no simple lines, no text) - overlapping elements are not allowed - no element should be smaller than 1.5mm (0.6 inches) - space between elements has to be 1mm (0.4 inches) or more - keep the number of anchor points low (max 2000 per color) - keep the number of holes low (any hole has to be removed by hand) - use eps format
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=== villan prototype 1 + 2  ===
  
== Design Development  ==
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side notes: i would put these in the center of the baseball cap or t-shirt. also, i have ordered 1 of each of my own products from them, and, i really must warn you, the manufacturing quality of the clothing, and the production quality of the print job, are both a serious problem, and i'm looking for, and recommend you find, a better service provider.
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prototype-1 is the original kde logo, stripped down to a raw solid color image with a translucent background, converted to svg (so you can use it on hats), with high resolution. prototype-2 is my own modification of the original kde logo.
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[http://community.kde.org/File:Villan-kde-prototype-1.svg prototype-1.svg]
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[[File:Villan-prototype-cap-1.png]]
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[[File:Villan-prototype-shirt-1.png]]
  
Work in progress designs to be built upon
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[http://community.kde.org/File:Villan-kde-prototype-2.svg prototype-2.svg]
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[[File:Villan-prototype-cap-2.png]]
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[[File:Villan-prototype-shirt-2.png]]
  
=== PC vs Mac vs KDE ===
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=== PC vs Mac vs KDE ===
  
 
Obviously needs a lot of work from someone who can do computer graphics (that's supposed to be an apple next to the second guy). We can change sex/race etc. Alternative metaphor for Mac would be to put the guy in a big rain coat. We want to avoid direct use of words like Windows and Mac or any of the trademarked logos.  
 
Obviously needs a lot of work from someone who can do computer graphics (that's supposed to be an apple next to the second guy). We can change sex/race etc. Alternative metaphor for Mac would be to put the guy in a big rain coat. We want to avoid direct use of words like Windows and Mac or any of the trademarked logos.  
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=== It's Time  ===
 
=== It's Time  ===
  
Here's an idea for "It's Time" based on John Layt's suggestion:
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Here's an idea for "It's Time" based on John Layt's suggestion: --[[User:Leeolson|Leeolson]]  
--[[User:Leeolson|Leeolson]]  
 
  
[[Image:Gear-clock-time.png]]
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[[Image:Gear-clock-time.png]]  
  
 
=== We are KDE  ===
 
=== We are KDE  ===
  
The idea is that it is supposed to look like a crowd holding up cards (like you see at football matches sometimes). Initially I think it could do with less cards (3x6, 2x4?) to make it simpler and maybe some hands holding them, or bits of people visible. [[User:Stu|Stu]]
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The idea is that it is supposed to look like a crowd holding up cards (like you see at football matches sometimes). Initially I think it could do with less cards (3x6, 2x4?) to make it simpler and maybe some hands holding them, or bits of people visible. [[User:Stu|Stu]]  
 
 
[[Image:Wearekde.png|thumb|upright=3]]
 
  
=== Input / Output ===
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[[Image:Wearekde.png|thumb]]  
[[Image:IO.png|thumb|upright=3]]
 
Give it almost any device and KDE can open up an amazing array of software and experiences. Designed to be free of text so it's a) International language friendly and b) Can be visually "read" in a glance. Is also deliberately OS agnostic. Why KDE "Vs" Mac and Windows? Don't we want people to use us on these platforms? (Yes, I run Linux :-)
 
  
[[Image:IO2.png|thumb|upright=3]]
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=== Input / Output  ===
Revised version
 
  
[[Image:IO-stars.png|thumb|upright=3]]
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[[Image:IO.png|thumb]] Give it almost any device and KDE can open up an amazing array of software and experiences. Designed to be free of text so it's a) International language friendly and b) Can be visually "read" in a glance. Is also deliberately OS agnostic. Why KDE "Vs" Mac and Windows? Don't we want people to use us on these platforms? (Yes, I run Linux :-)  
Revised version ([[User:Stu|Stu]]) using stars instead of brackets
 
  
[[Image:IO-sum.png|thumb|upright=3]]
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[[Image:IO2.png|thumb]] Revised version  
Revised version ([[User:Stu|Stu]]) using setting it up as a sum (loses the whole IO thing and probably a lot of the point)
 
  
== What still needs to happen  ==
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[[Image:IO-stars.png|thumb]] Revised version ([[User:Stu|Stu]]) using stars instead of brackets
  
#Identify artists willing to create designs based on these ideas (or based on ideas of their own)  
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[[Image:IO-sum.png|thumb]] Revised version ([[User:Stu|Stu]]) using setting it up as a sum (loses the whole IO thing and probably a lot of the point)
#Collect these designs here on the wiki
 
#Have the Promo team "approve" designs for publishing on the store
 
#Have Justin or someone else with access upload them to Spreadshirt
 
#Ensure accounting/billing details are properly arranged and configured (maybe? might not be necessary)
 
#Advertise the existence of the store to the community
 
  
== Longer term plans  ==
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[[Image:IO-flowchart.jpg|thumb]] Revision 3 by ([[User:Bugsbane|Bugsbane]]). I still prefer R2, but hopefully this works better for everyone. :0)
  
#Work with sprint/conference organizers to provide event related designs
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=== What is KDE  ===
#Work with event sponsors to get them to order KDE gear through our store rather than going through some other channel to have them made
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[[File:Kdeshirt.png|thumb]]
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Update with Konqi more confused.

Revision as of 04:12, 21 November 2013

It's been discussed that the promo team should have a list of goodies like shirts, hats, mugs, pens, stickers, etc. It was decided that we could achieve this with the creation of a KDE storefront that sells these things. Stores managed by the KDE Promo team have been created in 2 places so far:

  1. Europe - http://kde-gear.spreadshirt.net
  2. North America - http://gearwear.spreadshirt.com

Items are sold with zero commission and designs are posted freely in the "Spreadshirt Market" so that they can be freely re-used if someone wants to use these to create a custom product that does not currently exist in the store. If you wish to submit a new design or design idea please add it to the page below.

Design requirements for Spreadshirt

Spreadshirt has 2 ways of uploading designs for use. Here are the simplified guidelines:

  1. Pixel - This is the preferred method. Submissions should be in high resolution PNG format. We can post as many of these as we like. While Spreadshirt claims the quality on these is lower than the "vector" prints they do we've found that the shirts look fine. The only major drawback is that pixel designs cannot be used on some items like coffee mugs, bags, hats, etc.
  2. Vector - If you want to use a design on something besides a shirt you'll likely need to submit a vector design. The file has to be saved in .EPS format and can have a maximum of only 3 colors (there are some other minor details as well). Additionally, Spreadshirt limits the number of vector design submissions to a very small number until your store has sold enough products from your store so to start out we will only have a limited number of slots available for these designs.

Once you have a design ready in one of these formats please add it below. If you only have an idea you can add that to the Design Proposal table below and hope that someone else is willing to create it for you but you might have to recruit the artist on your own as we obviously don't have unlimited numbers of people waiting around to handle these things :)

Design proposals

Idea Description Proposed by Designs submitted by Approved?
PC v Mac v KDE 3 people standing next to each other saying, "I'm a PC" (or "I'm Windows" in box w/ window, "I'm a Mac" tied up in mouse cord/ipod earphone cable, "I'm free" standing happy/unbound.  Add KDE logo and "Be Free" slogan. Stu n/a n/a
What is KDE? Konqui, looking confused, asking "What is KDE?" with KDE.org and/or "Ask me" Stu n/a n/a
I am KDE "I am KDE" (optionally with "are you?") + some KDE logos or konqui Stu Saleel Velankar n/a
KDE logo "in progress"
KDE oxygen logo, with part starting out as a "blueprint" design (no colors, etc), but you have parts of the logo colored in and then part that is totally finished w/ gradient colors/details/etc. Transition of "in progress" to finished product type of idea.
Celeste Paul
Lee Olson
n/a
KDE art past and present
Chronological design that showcases KDE artwork past & present
p.daniels (@teeahr1) on Identi.ca
n/a
n/a
KDE people K logo (or Konqui) made up of faces of KDE contributors/users/anyone - slogan "KDE: The sum of its parts" Stu n/a n/a
Part of the KDE Family Konqi and Katie high fiving or engaging in other team/family activities with the text "Part of the KDE Family" (taken from our suggested branding for third party apps) at the front and the KDE Logo and a link to the "Get Involed" page. Ryan Rix Ryan Rix n/a
Application Specific Designs including app-specific logos or text (perhaps get feedback from each team) Justin Kirby n/a n/a
Team specific Designs geared towards certain teams in community, e.g. Promo team shirts or Artist team shirts, etc Justin Kirby n/a n/a
It's Time A merging of the gear logo and an analog clock (plasma?) with the K lying fully inside the clock as the hands of the clock, and the gear teeth running around the outside of the clock. Text above logo "It's Time", optional text below logo "For Linux on the desktop". Because Plasma is all about clocks :-) John Layt Lee Olson n/a
Mass Appeal A Shirt that will appeal to people that might not have even heard of KDE, a design that is not overtly technical but should be able to show some geek cred (for people in the know.) Something that could be used as a conversation starter about what KDE is. Saleel Velankar n/a n/a


Design Development

Work in progress designs to be built upon

villan prototype 1 + 2

side notes: i would put these in the center of the baseball cap or t-shirt. also, i have ordered 1 of each of my own products from them, and, i really must warn you, the manufacturing quality of the clothing, and the production quality of the print job, are both a serious problem, and i'm looking for, and recommend you find, a better service provider.

prototype-1 is the original kde logo, stripped down to a raw solid color image with a translucent background, converted to svg (so you can use it on hats), with high resolution. prototype-2 is my own modification of the original kde logo.

prototype-1.svg Villan-prototype-cap-1.png Villan-prototype-shirt-1.png

prototype-2.svg Villan-prototype-cap-2.png Villan-prototype-shirt-2.png

PC vs Mac vs KDE

Obviously needs a lot of work from someone who can do computer graphics (that's supposed to be an apple next to the second guy). We can change sex/race etc. Alternative metaphor for Mac would be to put the guy in a big rain coat. We want to avoid direct use of words like Windows and Mac or any of the trademarked logos.

Kdetee-swj1.png

Updated. This is front. Back could just be "Be Free", perhaps with KDE logo and certainly with web address. Probably I prefer the original Windows guy Stu

Kdetee-swj2.png

This is another graphic based on the idea. I think we should honor the community by saying 'we' instead of 'I'. If you have a question or are interessted in the svg source, just contact me Kame2

Kdetee-swj3.png

KDE Logo in progress

Ingo's, based on Celeste's suggestion:

Underconstruction.jpg

Ingo's alternative take:

Underconstruction2.jpg

(This one could even work with a headline like "connect the pieces", which is indeed a nice ad - courtesy of Nightrose) --Neverendingo 00:45, 29 January 2010 (UTC)


Here's another idea for "In Progress" based on Celeste's suggestion: --Leeolson

Kde-in-progress.png

Part of the KDE Family

It's Time

Here's an idea for "It's Time" based on John Layt's suggestion: --Leeolson

Gear-clock-time.png

We are KDE

The idea is that it is supposed to look like a crowd holding up cards (like you see at football matches sometimes). Initially I think it could do with less cards (3x6, 2x4?) to make it simpler and maybe some hands holding them, or bits of people visible. Stu

Wearekde.png

Input / Output

IO.png

Give it almost any device and KDE can open up an amazing array of software and experiences. Designed to be free of text so it's a) International language friendly and b) Can be visually "read" in a glance. Is also deliberately OS agnostic. Why KDE "Vs" Mac and Windows? Don't we want people to use us on these platforms? (Yes, I run Linux :-)

IO2.png

Revised version

IO-stars.png

Revised version (Stu) using stars instead of brackets

IO-sum.png

Revised version (Stu) using setting it up as a sum (loses the whole IO thing and probably a lot of the point)

IO-flowchart.jpg

Revision 3 by (Bugsbane). I still prefer R2, but hopefully this works better for everyone. :0)

What is KDE

Kdeshirt.png

Update with Konqi more confused.


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