[Design-team] Organizing our swag designs a little better

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Tue Mar 20 21:53:51 UTC 2012

Hi folks,

I think it would be good if we could make it easier for ambassadors to
order swag. Right now, our assets are kind of all over the place. I put
together a first stab at trying to organize some designs we've used


Do you see any designs that are missing that we should have here? Do you
have any ideas for new designs we could make that would be useful to
ambassadors? Let's brainstorm and see what else might be useful?

Some points:

- These are for materials ambassadors order to be printed. Let's not
worry about graphics or stuff you can print on a home printer, because I
don't think those are as much as a problem for ambassadors.

- Since they are for print, we'll need to make CMYK, embedded font /
fonts-to-paths, print-ready PDFs available for the ambassadors to grab
and send off to their vendors. (Common problems we've had with designs
in the past is RGB instead of CMYK colors, and incorrect or old fonts)

- Each design might have several different print files. For example, A-2
has been printed on both Fedora pens and Fedora lanyards, and I think
even tablecloths. Since different swag are different sizes, we'll need
different print-ready artwork files - one per application - even if the
design is basically the same.

- Any designs that use MgModata (besides the FUDcon logotype) should use
Comfortaa now, I updated the ones I could.

I'm going to send the ambassadors a similar email to see if what is here
so far works and to see if there is anything else they think they might
need. Maybe a blog post too :)


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