On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:31:34AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 09:44:36AM +0100, Erik Skultety wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > those who attended at least one conference for the past year have probably
> > noticed the rising trend (more like "sticker hype") of FOSS projects giving 
> > away
> > these hexagon stickers, it's very inexpensive way of making some promo for
> > their project and since we don't do many promos (AFAIK none to be precise) I
> > guess as a project that's been going strong for 12 years already we should
> > probably start somewhere, even baby steps count (as it turns out in this 
> > case -
> 
> I've got a pile of a 100+ stickers for libvirt still that I've given away
> at many confs :-)
> 
> > - literally...). So, I've taken our libvirt-publican repo and came up with a
> > few various color combinations for libvirt hexagon sticker design. Below you
> > can find links to my personal google drive (these are hexagon meshes, I can,
> > or anyone can for that matter, isolate individual designs and send them as
> > separate patches on demand), since each of the SVGs is over 1.5MB and I'd 
> > easily
> > run into message size limits for the mailing list, had I gone with sending 
> > these
> > as patches against libvirt-publican.
> 
> BTW I think the graphics in the libvirt-publican repo are the original
> logo image. I created brand new SVG based art when i redid the website
> last time. Aside from creating SVG format images, I fixed the totally
> messed up depth perspective that the original had in the inner penguins.
> The master files are all in docs/logos/  in the main GIT repo.
> 
> 
> > [1] https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xhn0GLvCKMcEOUnqn6boghaUOgjA8sOG
> > [2] https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b2MUyv0eo723F2rorWnmv1sTeCycUCN4
> 
> I think the second style works better, as having the 'VIRTUALIZATION API'
> line there pushes the main logo off to the left hand side, making the
> image unbalanced.
> 
> In the original stickers we had, which were round, we have the website
> URL and "VIRTUALIZATION API" done above & below the image
> 
>     https://www.berrange.com/~dan/libvirt-sticker.jpg
> 
> Perhaps we could try and do the same layout but with the hexagon, as
> that would get rid of the big white space above & below the main
> graphic.
> 
> In terms of background & border, IMHO, it really should be the white
> background - the logo doesn't stand out well when you have it on the
> green background. Green background is ok for the wbsite banner as we
> don't want the logo to be too distrating, but for a promotional sticker
> having a prominent bold style is desirable.
> 
> I'm undecided whether having a green border or not is neccessary. If
> we have the border, the logo has to be slightly smaller, to allow
> it space it breathe within the border. Do you have any reference of
> what other proojects have done wrt borders ?

To answer my own question:

  http://hexb.in/

There's no real majority either with or without borders.

Regards,
Daniel
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