[ubuntu-art] Ubuntu Jersey's

Trey Ethridge tethridge at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 15:50:16 GMT 2010

Hello all!

I'm riding in two charity bike rides this year.  One is for Multiple
Sclerosis and the other is for Diabetes.  I've requested and received
permission from Canonical to create custom jerseys for use on these rides.
 My team is going to be called "Team Ubuntu".

This is a chance for the community to show that we can roll with the best
jerseys that we often see for companies like Microsoft, Red Hat, Cisco, and
Nortel.  I'm am hoping that we can use some Ubuntu culture for the theme of
the jersey.  Ubuntu has a unique mascot for each release.  My thought was
that we would design a jersey that incorporated the mascots of our releases.
 The style of the Hardy Heron wallpaper was pretty popular and would
probably look good on jerseys.  Here is a link to the wall paper I'm
referring to: http://images.google.com/images?q=hardy+heron+wallpaper

The jersey could include the current supported releases or we could try to
incorporate them all.  The jersey isn't limited to a predefined set of
colors, so we really have a lot of leeway in our design.

Here is the list of mascots so you don't have to look them up:

Lucid Lynx
Karmic Koala
Jaunty Jackalope
Intrepid Ibex
Hardy Heron
Dapper Drake

Gutsy Gibbon
Feisty Fawn
Edgy Eft
Breezy Badger
Hoary Hedgehog
Warty Warthog

I realize that there is a wiki page for Ubuntu Jerseys, but I feel that we
want to push the boundaries more than these designs.  The jerseys appear to
be limited by the number of colors that they can contain due to
manufacturing limits.  Plus, they appear to just reuse a lot of logos and
I'm hoping for something new and exciting.

Here is a link to some designs that another cycling team in the Multiple
Sclerosis ride received when they placed a bid on the crowdspring.com design
site.  http://www.crowdspring.com/project/1283223_cycling-jersey-logo-vin/

Check out the Ubuntu jerseys here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuCyclists

I've picked out a company to print our jerseys.  They require that the
design be in the SVG format.  Here is a link to the templates that they
recommend using when designing.

Jersey template:

Shorts template:

They have some notes about the black areas of the templates.  The black area
can be one of seven pre-dyed colors.  I recommend checking out the notes on
the page.


The Diabetes ride is in June and the Multiple Sclerosis ride is in
September.  The manufacturing process takes 6 to 8 weeks, so we have some
time to design.

I look forward to hearing from the group.  This is an exciting opportunity
for your artwork to be seen by thousands of participants in these events.
 Please let me know if you have questions or need additional information.

Trey Ethridge
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