Pidgin merchandise

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Feb 12 04:12:22 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 10:23 -0800, Mark Doliner wrote:
>> 1. Free advertising!  Our logo is cute, why not get people to wear it
>> around town?  It makes our brand happier.  I know I know, some of you
>> don't give a damn whether people use Pidgin.  But I do.  More users =
>> more important project = more developer interest = more developers =
>> faster development and better product.
> Yay! I would buy one. And I know several coworkers who will probably buy
> one too.
>> One problem I've had is that our images aren't very big.  When
>> printing stuff onto a t-shirt you really want to use a freaking
>> gigantic image.  So I made an svg version of our "Pidgin" text
>> (attached).  I think it looks pretty good.  I made it by tracing over
>> the png version in Inkscape (Inkscape is awesome, by the way), and I
>> left the png version as a layer in the svg, so if it looks a little
>> goofy then make sure you've turned off that layer.
> Can I suggest that for the back we have the launch icon and put "pidgin"
> in the chat bubble?

Yeah that's a cool idea.  We can have both designs available.  How's this?

The image I made isn't a perfect... it's a little weird having the
speech bubble start behind the Pidgin's head while the text starts to
the right of the head.  It might be better if the entire speech bubble
were moved to the right a little bit.  If anyone else wants to whip up
an image I can send you the large version of the Pidgin text and an
svg of the Pidgin head+speech bubble.

Also, Lee Roach sent me the Adobe Illustrator vector image of the
original version, so I swapped out the images on Zazzle with super
high quality ones, and set the commission down to 15%.  I can't vouch
for what any of these designs look like when printed, but feel free to
buy something and let us know how it is.  I'll probably buy a few
things now and do a little quality checking.


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