Closed Bug 927478 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Tshirt/sticker design for Mozilla Web Compatibility efforts

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RESOLVED FIXED

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(Reporter: miketaylr, Assigned: jbalaco)

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hiya,

The web compat team would like to make tshirts and stickers to distribute to community members and others who are helping us with our efforts for Firefox OS and Firefox for Android compatibility.

We don't have any specific designs in mind, but something that highlights the open web as being cross product/platform/browser would be idea. Karl Dubost suggested "Having the mention of Mozilla in small (The sleeve, a corner of the design, etc.)" [1]

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/mozilla.compatibility/NP50oSQ1934/sEZ17GzEn3MJ

Thanks!
Pseudo Design Brief:

* People are volunteers
* They help us fixing bugs
* They make the Web more open
* They make the Web more accessible to everyone
* They make it possible for more browsers to access the Web (not only Firefox)
* Women and Men
* Any countries (no specific languages)
Attached image open_web.png
Proposed logo.
Sorry, Sir Mike, but your design is mediocre! I'm applying to Moz Design Team tomorrow. Just the time to polish my portfolio.
Hi all. Looking at my team's current project list, my realistic answer here is that it's going to be hard for this to bubble up to the top of our priorities any time soon. Would instead recommend that we look to pull in some community design support here...this seems like the perfect set of projects to do that.

We'll talk amongst ourselves about the best way to enlist some help, and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!
Sounds like a glowing endorsement for https://bug927478.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=821184 ;)

Thx John, we'd love to have community involvement with any kind of identity design for our team.
Can we have please a chat regarding this? I wrote several times on IRC but didnt get any reply.
I might have a good illustrator friend who can help us with this
Sorry about the lack of update. We have a community member working on it and have actively been going back and forth on some concepts out of the bug. Will post as soon as we have something ready for group review - shouldn't be too much longer.
Attached image new_compatupdate-01.jpg (obsolete) —
Update for the web compatibility avatar/tshirt idea.
Intentional or not, it's got kind of a can opener gear[1] feel to it (which I dig). :)

[1] http://www.grainger.com/product/VOLLRATH-Can-Opener-Replacement-Gear-6PVG7
Looks good to me. I can see this on a shirt or on a site.
Sure thing! I'll add this to a shirt with the other ideas I came up with. Glad you guys like it :]
Attached image shirt_ideas.png
Here is the logo with one variation and another idea for a shirt. Color could also be added to this. Possibly suited to the persons favorite color or just a color for guys and and one for girls....
I think I like the 3rd shirt design the best, but maybe with the size of the circles (the dots on the interior of the gear) on the 2nd design? And we probably want "webcompat.com" on the sleeve or bottom of the shirt (or something like that).

If this was a sticker, I wonder where we could stick webcompat.com so it could still be printed as a circular sticker? Maybe if we solved that, we could use the same logo/design for a sticker and a shirt.
When I first looked at the t-shirt mocks I thought that "<compat/>" would be on the back of the shirt. Is that the intention?
@Mike: I have an idea regarding the sticker as a circular logo.
I could do it if you like.

@ Steven: Great job! Simple and effectifve! I like it :)
Could you maybe share the source material so I could show a proposal for a circular sticker which I mentioned? Thanks!
@ Mike I will create one with the circle change. Also for the stickers we could just get a die-cut sticker. That way it will be printed on a circle but peels off as the "gear" shape. 
I was also thinking maybe the words could go around inside of the circle in the place of one of the lines or the dots. 


@Lawrence It could be the back or front of the shirt. What ever we decided to go with.

@Elio Sure, Ill try to add the source tonight after work.
For the sticker, have you tested the design printed on something which is 2 cm diameter or 2cmx2cm. I like the idea that stickers can be small and more usable in that way in more circumstances. be laptop cover, notebook, etc.

I wonder also if it could become a "physical badge" to stick on a notebook. Let's say we have a scorecard with bug numbers and we put stickers in boxes each time we got a fix. Sense of visible progress.
@Karl not yet. I will try this weekend. That would be a great idea, possibly create bar codes or QR codes for the "bug numbers" for each specific project that the person helped out with or completed. On the website we can showcase the badges that people collect, kind of like achievement badges. We can have physical badges to have something tangible and for them to show off their expertise.
(In reply to Steven Brown from comment #17)
> @ Mike I will create one with the circle change. Also for the stickers we
> could just get a die-cut sticker. That way it will be printed on a circle
> but peels off as the "gear" shape. 
> I was also thinking maybe the words could go around inside of the circle in
> the place of one of the lines or the dots. 

+1 on both suggestions.
Hi all. Let's try to give Steven some summed-up direction so he can finish this up. Here's my take...feel free to amend or edit:

- option 3, but with smaller circles
- would recommend putting </compat> on the back...I like that. Also would recommend against putting the URL on the shirt...simpler is usually better, and I'm assuming you're not counting on this shirt to be a primary vehicle for driving people to your site.
- need to figure out URL placement for sticker...some good ideas in the exchange above.
- I do think this would work as a badge (perhaps the </compat> for simplicity?) but let's figure out the shirt and sticker first

Steven, can you take a final pass at the shirt & sticker based on the above? Feels like we're really close.

Thanks!
Attached image Feb_update.png (obsolete) —
Here is the update. Instead of putting the website on the front of the shirt I was thinking we can use it in the collar. So have: compat.com , size of shirt, 100% cotton.
Hi Steven,

Our team had a meeting to discuss your design ideas (during our work week). We feel like the design is really close--it's looking good. 

One thing we're trying to emphasize is a non-English-centric approach to web compatibility so we probably don't want to include the "</COMPAT>" part, on the back or anywhere else.

Another idea we'd like to explore is using the word "open" in various languages/scripts around the globe (where the dots are currently). Here's a list of languages that we're currently focused on:

* Spanish
* Polish
* Portugese 
* Hungarian
* Serbian
* Czech
* Italian
* Montenegrin
* Hindi
  - other Indian languages?
* Swedish
* Greek
* Japanese
* Chinese

Thanks!
Love the thoughts, thanks. My guess is that adding the languages will make a design that's already fairly busy into one that's *really* busy. Would recommend refining what Steven posted in comment #23.
To expand on Mike's comment, the logo in comment #23 includes the world, which is a common representation of the Web, and a gear like shape on the outside, which can represent fixing. We were trying to come up with some part to represent open as in "the open Web" or "opening up the mobile Web". Mike's comment about languages was to use some of the languages represented in his list to replace the dots in the middle circle with characters that spell 'open' in a few languages. This is just one idea.

To be clear, during our discussion the team agreed that the design looks good and that we're pretty close to a nice logo for our t-shirt or sticker. We definitely do not want to over rotate - no going back to the drawing board or anything like that. Just an honest question about whether we can include some representation of open with a small tweak.
Hi Steven. I had a chat with the web compat team after the earlier bugzilla exchange and the in-person discussion helped us resolve some things that may not have fully come through in the earlier discussion. So, I have a few recommended changes:

- they are very into the idea of stressing the 'open' concept, as discussed above.
- idea: let's keep the globe as the centerpiece, but eliminate the seal and other elements around it. Instead, let's have various translations of the word open going in a circle around the globe. (the compat team will post the translations here)
- related, I do think we should be using the color version of the glob here, so please show that in the next round of mockups. Also, if you could recommend a shirt color (or color options) for it to sit on that would be great.

To be super clear, I like the other style shown in the earlier mockups and think we can make good use of it for stickers, the badge, the website, etc. But for the shirt this feels a little cleaner and, having talked to the team, a little closer to what they have in mind.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks so much for bearing with us on this!
"open" translations:
open, abierto, otwarte, aberto, nyitott, отворен, otevřeno, aperto, खुला, öppet, ανοιχτό, ouvert, オープン, 开, 開, فتح, terbuka, 열린, открытый

Languages:
English, Spanish, Polish, Portugese, Hungarian, Serbian, Czech, Italian, Hindi, Swedish, Greek, French, Japanese, Chinese Simple, Chinese Traditional, Arabic, Indonesian, Korean, Russian
Thanks Brad. That's a lot of languages...would love to reduce that list by a bit (I think we'll still get the point across). What's the minimum # you think should be included?
Hi John,
What size font do you think would be best? Using 35pt font, these 20 languages fit in a 300px radius circle. 

http://dump.lassey.us/open.html
Maybe it's best to let Steven play around with it and see how it looks on the shirt.
Oh wow just read everything. I will get right on it guys. I should have something to review by tmrw night. If not by the end of the weekend for sure. Thanks for letting me tackle this project.
Attached image color_shirts.png
Updated shirts. here are my big bang theory colored shirts with update. I think we will have to decide on which languages to use. Too many and I will have to keep the font size small.
Attached image update_2_10-01.png (obsolete) —
These are the updates by themselves.
Comment on attachment 8373250 [details]
update_2_10-01.png

My personal preference is for the top two logos here, where the circle of "open" doesn't have a background.

A couple of thoughts:
* can we bump the font size to close the gap at the top of the circle?
* It might look cleaner if there wasn't as much space between the globe and the words (maybe make the glove bigger)
(In reply to Steven Brown from comment #33)
> Updated shirts. here are my big bang theory colored shirts with update. I
> think we will have to decide on which languages to use. Too many and I will
> have to keep the font size small.

I don't think we need to use all of the languages that Brad listed. You can select the subset of that group that best works in your design, which I think is looking really good.

(In reply to Brad Lassey [:blassey] (use needinfo?) from comment #35)
> My personal preference is for the top two logos here, where the circle of
> "open" doesn't have a background.

I prefer these two logos as well.

> A couple of thoughts:
> * can we bump the font size to close the gap at the top of the circle?

+1

> * It might look cleaner if there wasn't as much space between the globe and
> the words (maybe make the glove bigger)

I don't mind the space. Kind of makes the 'open' ring look like a rink around the planet.
(a useless comment to say that I like where this is headed, nice work Steven!)
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another update for you guys. let me know what you think.
Comment on attachment 8373407 [details]
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I like it alot. I think replacing commas with bars is a nice improvement (though you didn't replace them between the asian characters, is that intentional?)
Thanks! No that was an accident, noticed it right before I went to work. Ill fix it tonight.
Attached image open_green-01.png (obsolete) —
another update for review
Looks great. I noticed you're missing a bar between the Japanese and the Chinese "open"s
Awesome, thanks Steven.

Web compat team, what do you think? How close are we here?
I think this looks great. I say ship it. Nice work Steven.
I'm happy with this graphic (assuming a bar inserted between the Chinese and Japanese). Thanks a lot Steven.
Awesome. Did we agree on the color of the shirt & artwork? I know Steven presented a few options earlier...we should get that worked out before placing the order.
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here is a detailed update with everything separated and lined up.
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John,

(In reply to John Slater from comment #46)
> Awesome. Did we agree on the color of the shirt & artwork?

Not yet. So far the proposed design is monochrome.
Choice of colors depend also if it's a question of two tones tee, or if the logo is colored at the center. It changes the colors choices. The two colors (background with logo another color) helps to have more variety. I could give set of color combination I like, but not sure that would help in any way.

About the current design. 
I haven't understood why the bars in between in the words are two bars with 6 dots.


Finally: Men/Women size. Putting it as a reminder. It's about the shape of tee-shirt.

Also when the design is finalized maybe we should put the origin files used available with an open license so people can customize it and print it locally if they want.
As for color of the shirt--I'm partial to something dark, like a dark blue or gray. Open text could be white and the globe white or something more eye catching. It would be nice to see a few options.

Would it be possible to upload source assets (eps, psd, svg?) to this bug so I could manually tweak colors myself and get a sense of what might work?
I'm happy to let you guys make the colour decision.

Source assets will be useful as we discussed using this logo for open badges as well.
Thanks all. Steven, sounds like you should post your working file here, and then the compat team will prep the final version with their colors. Really appreciate all the work on this...turned out well!
Attached image edit_FEB_15-01.png
I added all the lines here in this png. Ill add the EPS and the Ai file next for you guys to tweak the color. I'll also do some color variations .
Attached file edit_FEB_.ai
Awesome, thanks Steven! Really appreciate all the work here.

Marking this as resolved.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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