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.
What's been done
- Sebas and others have registered a storefront on Spreadshirt which you can see at http://gearwear.spreadshirt.com
- Sebas designed 2 shirts and posted them
- Sebas asked for volunteers to help with getting this going and Justin agreed to lend a hand
- Justin sent out several calls for help in designing shirts in blog entries on Planet KDE but got little to no response
- Jos spurred a discussion about the status of this in which Stu suggested brainstorming for ideas on specific designs which we could then ask artists to act upon for us
|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||n/a||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.
|KDE art past and present
||Chronological design that showcases KDE artwork past & present
||p.daniels (@teeahr1) on Identi.ca
|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|
|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|
Work in progress designs to be built upon
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.
Updated to add some new logos for back of tee:
Or an alternative back:
With some happy KDE software using guy on the front perhaps... Might be better to split the front window on the box into four panes to make Windows?
KDE Logo in progress
Ingo's, based on Celeste's suggestion:
Ingo's alternative take:
What still needs to happen
- Identify artists willing to create designs based on these ideas (or based on ideas of their own)
- Collect these designs here on the wiki
- Obtain e.V. Board approval on proposed designs
- Upload them to Spreadshirt
- Ensure accounting/billing details are properly arranged and configured
- Advertise the existence of the store to the community
Longer term plans
- Work with sprint/conference organizers to provide event related designs
- 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