Need help to design a t-shirt for the Rust project in Research group

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Marketing
Design
RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Azita, Assigned: Rhonda Spencer)

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(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
Research group needs to order a t-shirt for all contributors to the Rust project.    
-- logo we like to use: https://assets.mozillalabs.com/Projects/Rust/
-- suggestion for color was black with rust-colored logo
-- Here are 2 suggestions for the text on the front or back
* safe, concurrent, practical: http://people.mozilla.com/~dherman/tmp/scp.png
* haiku: http://people.mozilla.com/~dherman/tmp/haiku.png

Need more help with font and staying within corporate guidelines.

Comment 1

5 years ago
Rhonda can you help with this ?
Assignee: tshahian → rspencer
(Assignee)

Comment 2

5 years ago
Hi Tara--
Sure. Can you give me a deadline for delivery? 
Thanks!
--rhonda

Comment 3

5 years ago
Azita, what is the deadline here for handing off designs?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Comment 4

5 years ago
Hi Rhonda,
As soon as we can get it done would be great. Can we have something in a week possibly to review together?  Thanks
(Assignee)

Comment 5

5 years ago
Hi Azita--
Thanks! I'll have something for you to review before next Friday.

John--are you still printing on American Apparel Tees?
:)
--rhonda

Comment 6

5 years ago
(In reply to Rhonda Spencer from comment #5)
> John--are you still printing on American Apparel Tees?

Yep!
(Assignee)

Comment 7

5 years ago
Created attachment 703034 [details]
RUST tee version 1

Hey guys--
here are two versions of the tee with different copy for each on the back. I added a mozilla logo on the sleeve.
Let me know what you think.
--rhonda
(Assignee)

Comment 8

5 years ago
Created attachment 703035 [details]
RUST tee version 2

Comment 9

5 years ago
I really like the colors on this! Will let the Rust team weigh in on the text on the back, but fwiw I prefer the one from comment #7.
Looking great. My thoughts:

- I prefer the shorter text ("safe. concurrent. practical"), rather than the haiku.

- I'd kind of like to see, for comparison, a version without the periods in it, if that's not too much work.

- I think the text should be all lowercase.

- We should definitely have the Rust URL at the bottom (www.rust-lang.org), with the "www." but without the "http://"

- Is the color a little too orangey? Could it be just a bit redder, to be a little more rusty? Dunno if that's just my monitor, or if there's a limit to the available colors.

Thanks,
Dave

PS Hi Rhonda! Thanks for your work. :)
(Reporter)

Comment 11

5 years ago
Hi Rhonda,
Thank you for your 2 designs.  They look great.
Same question as Dave about the color orange.  I think everyone wanted a rustic look, not sure if that's possible.  I think others prefer the shorter version as well. I'll wait for the version Dave asked for. Thanks again.
(Assignee)

Comment 12

5 years ago
Hey guys--
Just to clarify:
The RUST logo originally was in 4 color, its kind of a rust gradient. I read the original request as "rust color on black", so I made the logo one color. If you would like the logo to be the gradient rust/dark blue on black it will be printed in 4 colors and  not just one (which is fine, I just didnt know that you wanted that).
So do you want the original logo (above so you can see it in 4 color), or, do you want the logo in just one solid color, but to make that solid color a little less orange and a little more red?
--rhonda
(Assignee)

Comment 13

5 years ago
Created attachment 703069 [details]
RUST logo gradient 4 color
Ah, I meant one solid color that's a little more red.

Thanks,
Dave
(Assignee)

Comment 15

5 years ago
Created attachment 703958 [details]
RUST tee version 1

Here are the shirt versions with a more red "rust" color
Attachment #703034 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Comment 16

5 years ago
Created attachment 703959 [details]
RUST tee version 2
Attachment #703035 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Reporter)

Comment 17

5 years ago
Hi Rhonda,
Do you have the version Dave requested with all lower case and URL in the back?  Please refer to comment 10.  Thanks

Azita
(Assignee)

Comment 18

5 years ago
Created attachment 704141 [details]
RUST tee version 1

Hey guys--
In response for the change to lowercase, I would say that it fits the new Firefox and Mozilla font style best to use Upper lower case for the text, as that is the current style. There is no where in the current branding that employs all lower case, so I think putting the type in OpenSans and using Upperlower is best for sticking to current look and feel. I did omit the periods on this version, and added the new URL at the bottom.
:)
--rhonda
Attachment #703958 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Comment 19

5 years ago
Created attachment 704142 [details]
RUST tee version 2
Attachment #703959 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Comment 20

5 years ago
Created attachment 704143 [details]
RUST tee version 1
Attachment #704141 - Attachment is obsolete: true
A few more thoughts. Sorry to be difficult, but it still just kind of falls flat.

- Go ahead and kill the haiku version; it doesn't work. We'll stick with safe/concurrent/practical.

- If we're going with the capitalized words it looks betters with the periods. (Thanks for providing the comparison.)

- I would prefer a darker red, like a maroon. This still doesn't look rusty to me.

- Would it be possible to distress the logo at all? To make it look a little retro? As an example, I love this old-school Atari t-shirt:

http://www.target.com/p/men-s-atari-graphic-tee-charcoal-heather/-/A-14133196?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=|14131734&CPNG=Unassigned&kpid=14131734&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=14131734

This would go great with Rust's theme of drawing on old-school, retro technology and making them fresh again, as well as playing on the "Rust" theme.

- Would a dark grey / charcoal background, like the Atari tee, be possible? That adds to that distressed look. Alternatively, a white logo and text (again like the Atari shirt) would look good on a charcoal background.

Thanks,
Dave
(Reporter)

Comment 22

5 years ago
I think this is an example of the color combination Dave is asking with the distressed look. 
http://www.spreadshirt.com/gray-this-must-be-earned-red-t-shirts-C3376A6385591/vp/6385591T686A164PC23101846PA1450X0Y59S80#/detail/6385591T686A164PC23101846PA1450X0Y59S80

Is this close to the color you had in mind Dave?

The grey color can probably be a little darker, but not too much darker.  I tried it and there isn't enough contrast.

Thanks

Azita
(Assignee)

Comment 23

5 years ago
Hey guys--I'll try a more blue red, but  the original version of the logo that was created for this program and what I  was given to work with (see attached 4 color version) was somewhat distressed already. If you want the logo to be altered to the degree that you are asking for I would have you discuss that and make that change with the person who designed the original logo--that is out of my scope and I woundnt want to make that much of a change to the logo without permission. Once the logo has been altered by the designer I'm happy to finish the tee layout!
Rhonda
(Assignee)

Comment 24

5 years ago
Also now that I think about it--it's a good idea to check with the branding folks about whether or not it's ok to change the colors used on the logo away from the original to anything g besides black or white--the colors used (blue and orange) tie into the Firefox colors and that was probably intentional?
(In reply to Rhonda Spencer from comment #23)
> If you want the
> logo to be altered to the degree that you are asking for I would have you
> discuss that and make that change with the person who designed the original
> logo--that is out of my scope and I woundnt want to make that much of a
> change to the logo without permission. Once the logo has been altered by the
> designer I'm happy to finish the tee layout!

I'll talk with Sean Martell -- he's the designer of the logo (and also CC'ed).

> Also now that I think about it--it's a good idea to check with the branding
> folks about whether or not it's ok to change the colors used on the logo
> away from the original to anything g besides black or white--the colors used
> (blue and orange) tie into the Firefox colors and that was probably
> intentional?

I hadn't noticed it was orange (I remembered it as red) but I see you're right. The thing is, it gives the effect of looking like rust. I'm not sure if Sean intentionally was tying in with the Firefox colors, but we don't want to tie Rust to Firefox too closely. I'm happy with monochrome, but I still want it to be a color that looks like Rust. I don't want it to look too explicitly Mozilla / Firefox branded. We're trying to build Rust an identity to stand on its own. But we can talk with the branding folks.

Dave

Comment 26

5 years ago
Hey guys. As one of the branding folks, my main thought is that we are *way* overcomplicating this project. The ask to Rhonda was to put the Rust logo on a t-shirt with a cool slogan on the back...I totally understand the need & want to come up with something you're really happy with, but we're putting her through way too many iterations than should be necessary as defined by the original request.

My understanding is that the logo was already approved, and I assume that includes the color as well. If you're now unhappy with the color, that's something that can be addressed, but not immediately and not as part of this project.

My recommendation is to stick with the original color (generally speaking, altering the color of your logo isn't a great idea), go back to one of the early revs and get this printed. It's not my project, but my feeling is that we're asking Rhonda to jump through too many hoops for something that should have been defined more clearly up front.

How does that sound?
(Assignee)

Comment 27

5 years ago
Hey guys--
So you know, Im out on Friday and wont return until Tuesday Jan 29, so if you can decide what you would like to do about the logo before then, I can try to get you another proof tomorrow. Otherwise it will have to wait until Jan 29.
Thanks!
--rhonda
(Reporter)

Comment 28

5 years ago
Hi Rhonda,
Dave is out on paternity leave and I don't know when exactly he'll be back.  We're looking into other options as well, so let's discuss after Jan 29th.  Thanks

Azita
We'll look elsewhere, thanks.

Dave
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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