From Fedora Project Wiki
Stop (medium size).png
This task has been completed
Christian Brassat completed this task Oct 2010. But please feel free to refer to the instructions on this page for help with other T-Shirt projects!
The artwork for this T-shirt is available
The print-ready artwork as well as the Scribus & Inkscape sources are available here on the Fedora design team file share.

Fedora Students Contributing T-Shirt Design

Final design by Christian Brassat:


Summer-coding-tshirt-design front.png

Source files and Print-ready PDFs


Color of the T-Shirt Up to you! You can choose white, black, Fedora blue, or any color you want to work with.
Number of Colors for Print 1-color screen print.
Sides of T-Shirt to design for You can create a 2-sided (front & back) design if you'd like! Or you can pick one design. It's up to you!
Main T-shirt design It must include the phrase 'Fedora Students Contributing' - Please use the font 'Comfortaa' for this text. (download below)
Logos The Fedora logo should appear somewhere on the shirt. There are also three corporate sponsors whose logos must be placed on the T-shirt. Those sponsors are in order, Red Hat,, and Indifex. I will email all of these logos to the designer who claims this task directly. Please understand these corporate logos are trademarked and need to be treated sensitively, which is why they are not posted on this wiki.


Maximum canvas size per side Your designs should fit within a 12" x 14" canvas, but don't feel obligated to take up this full space. Be creative! You can just do an upper right small chest print logo on the front, or a short design along the bottom, or a small logo aligned to the top of the back shoulders - it's up to you. The 12" x 14" is just the absolute max limit.
File Formats * The final file format for the printer should be PDF. * Please also save and provide your Inkscape SVG file(s) * Please also save and provide your Scribus SLA file(s).


Suggested Workflow

  1. Sketch out a few ideas/concepts and email them to the Fedora Design Team list.
  2. Once you've gotten approval on moving forward with one of your designs from Máirín on the design-team list, import your sketch into Inkscape and import the T-Shirt mockup template file into the same Inkscape file. Start implementing your design in Inkscape. Reminder to followthe design specifications!
  3. Once you've got a mockup or two or three that you like, email them to the Fedora Design Team list.
  4. Once you've gotten approval on one of the designs from Máirín, open up the SVG file of your design in Scribus, prep the design for printing using this tutorial. If your T-shirt has two sides, make sure you do this for both sides. Also make sure you set the designs to be the final printing size.
  5. Email all of your final files (Inkscape SVG(s), Scribus SLA(s), and final PDF(s) to Máirín Duffy. Also tell Máirín your T-shirt size and your postal address!


You will want to use the following software in creating this design:

  • Inkscape - Inkscape is a free & open source vector graphics program. You'll want to use Inkscape for the bulk of your design work.
  • Scribus - Scribus is a free & open source page layout program. You'll want to use it to convert the Inkscape SVG design you create to a print-ready PDF.
  • MyPaint (optional) - MyPaint is great free & open source software for sketching. You may use it for your sketches or you might just want to draw on paper and scan your sketches in.

All of this software is available in Fedora and is free for download. (yum install inkscape scribus mypaint -y).

Mentorship / Help

Please consider Máirín Duffy, the Fedora Design Team lead, as your mentor for this project. Click here for her contact information.

At any point if you need help, also consider the following two resources:

Comfortaa Font


You'll need to use Comfortaa for the 'Fedora Students Contributing' text.

Fedora Logo & Sponsor Logos Artwork

Máirín Duffy should have emailed you a copy of the logos. If you need another copy, please contact Máirín.

Also, make sure you follow the Fedora Logo Usage Guidelines when working with the Fedora logo, please! :)

T-Shirt Mockup Template

File:Artwork T(2d)Shirt tshirt.png

Please feel free to use this T-shirt template to mockup your T-shirt ideas. It was created by Fedora Design Team member Nicu Buculei. You can open it up in Inkscape.


We truly want this to be a street-wearable, fashionable shirt. Hereś some inspiration you might want to take a look at while brainstorming ideas / sketchings.