On Mon, 2004-11-08 at 19:48, Richard Smedley wrote:
On Mon, 2004-11-08 at 10:19, Phil Driscoll wrote:
This message was recently posted to my local LUG mailing list:
After seeing the walls of my sister's ICT lab in her school in Harrogate I feel compelled to try and gather some good OSS/Linux posters to in some way dilute all the microsoft posters. I'm especially interested in getting a good Linux poster to go next to the microsoft anti-piracy one. Not one of the microsoft posters give a positive message about computers. They're all "Keep Patched", "Use Antivirus", "Don't Pirate". Ugh, it makes me cringe. Any of you fine folk know of a good source of such things?
Anyone know of any good posters, or should we design some!
Designing some seems like a good idea for a school project, covering whatever curriculum areas you wish it to (after all, posters involve language, communication, graphic design, could also be part of business studies, etc).
Suggestions? How about starting with a cross-platform one for Mozilla/ Firefox (Mozilla head, slogan about an end to annoying pop-ups/viruses etc, and something about tabbed browsing), or OpenOffice.org - OOo has a separate logo for education use.
OpenBSD has some good logos, and a security record that can easily be put into a poster slogan.
Slogans beginning ``Choose...'' seem popular because of some film, so ``Choose Free Software, choose the freedom to do it your way, choose GNU/Linux'' or something
Also feel free to try and make an AFFS poster from our graphic which we used (in slightly different form) in some print ads: http://www.affs.org.uk/AFFS-adv-v.jpg
Maybe we should run a competition for schools to design a poster. We can commercially print the best ones. There is some art work already on the OpenOffice.org website
and there is of course Tux and OTTO the Linux and OOo schools mascots.