The FSF's 35th anniversary event



Since last summer, I'm in contact with the Free Software Foundation. I know the name and actions of the famous foundation since decades, but I really started to met the team when I proposed a livestream for their LibrePlanet2020 conference back in March. You remember? The one where I created the tiny GNUess character.

So, we kept contact and they shared with me their idea to make something special for their 35 years anniversary: a poster, a tee-shirt, a pin and a livestream event. We shared many references and I collected feedback from the team; we quickly get a folder with pictures of retro futuristic architecture and undersea pictures for the "coral anniversary". My main constrain was lead by the tee-shirt printing technique: four spots colors only could be used; but not dithered as for classic CMYK printing. I could just use flat areas of colors. It wasn't easy; I'm used to paint a lot of shading with brush strokes and this technique felt a bit too restrictive at first. But then I started to love the impact and work on each shapes induced by this unusual way to paint for me. I then decided to use this set of constrains for the poster too even if this one was printed in CMYK and could in theory get all usual range of printed colors. I spiced it with gradients and texture to take advantage of that extra freedom. All in all, I used a lot of software on this project: Krita, Inkscape, Blender, Scribus, Imagemagick to make it; and applied my recent knowledge in 100% FLOSS printing to it.

The tee-shirt, pin, and poster are all available to purchase in the FSF35 eShop.

I'll speak more about the making of and process in today's livestream online event;

You are invited to join the livestream:
- When? Friday, October 9th, from 12:30 - 13:15 EDT, New York time ( = 18:30 to 19:15, CEST, Paris time).
- Where? https://www.fsf.org/ and chat on #fsf on IRC (freenode)
Full program of the anniversary livestream event:
https://www.fsf.org/events/fsf35




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2 comments

link raghukamath   - Reply

The poster has come out really well and really highlights the retro vibe. Good one.

link Jorge   - Reply

This is awesome, shows how versatile you are as an artist, and how flexible free software is. The coolest looking stuff in the FSF's e-shop!

I just hope it wasn't a printing nightmare this time.

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