Fedora Badges Design Resources

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Fedora Badges
Poster by riecatnor
March, 2014

I am excited and proud to present the Fedora Badges Design Resources page on the Fedora Badges trac wiki. Here you can find the Fedora Badges style guide, templates, content, palettes and theΒ  Fedora Badges poster shown above.

I have put a lot of effort into making this page a conclusive and thorough resource for ALL people to create badge artwork, not just graphic designers. I know there are those of you out there who may believe they are not “artistic” enough to design badges, but I am here to tell you different. In theory, there is enough content available that you can cut and paste different parts to make your own badge designs and you will not have to draw anything (but you can!). I have provided everything from templates down to detailed instructions on things like the numerical value of the stroke you should use or how to categorize your badge. The Design Resources page even has a file full of backgrounds. If you would like to get involved in designing badges be sure to visit #fedora-design (irc.freenode.net) and ask those lovely folks for help!

Today is my last official day as an Outreach Program for Women & Fedora Badges Intern, and a bittersweet day it is. If you remember my first blog post, you will be happy to know that I have completed everything that I set out to do.Β  I could not be more thrilled with the outcome of my internship, but I have to admit I am sad that it is over! I had a really fun time illustrating full time and I met awesome people who were constantly a positive force in my work. I have also gained new valuable skills/experience such as: a better understanding of how to get involved in FOSS projects, designing a style guide from scratch, navigating an online wiki/trac system, and successfully working remotely. Even though I have used Inkscape for years before this internship, I have also gained a considerable amount of ease navigating the program and its shortcuts.

Lastly, but for me possibly most importantly, the chance to almost exclusively illustrate for the past three months has seriously leveled up my artistic skills all around. Working with vectors so intensely has helped further develop a certain perspective of how I see the world and mark it down, whether it be in Inkscape or with a pencil and paper. I have seen improvement in all my personal artistic endeavors (and therefore myself) and that is a very rewarding feeling.

Fedora Badges Official Style Guide

Exciting news: I have finished the Fedora Badges Official Style Guide! I am still in the process of making a page on the Fedora Badges trac to post the style guide, templates and badge content for all to download. Hopefully this guide will prove to be a useful tool for designers and non designers alike to create new Fedora Badges πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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Note: Some of the guidelines contradict preexisting badges. This was inevitable because of the 100+ badges that were designed previous to this guide being created.

Week 7

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This week I have been working on the style guide for Fedora Badges pretty much nonstop. Originally, the information was not going to be sub categorized quite as much but after I realized how many categories existed I decided to break the information down fully.

I wanted to share this little brain storm I wrote for how the guide will tentatively be organized. In this set up each number (1, 2, 3…) will be a chapter, and each letter (a, b, c…) will be a page in that chapter.

Oh and here is a sneak preview of a badge coming soon to Fedora Badges πŸ™‚

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FAS Account – Life Cycle of a Frog

Today I would like to share a fun badge series that I created. These badges are awarded to account holders in the Fedora Account System after 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years. The artwork for theses badges was inspired by the life cycle of a frog πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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Egg

(Awarded 2117 times)

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Embryo

(Awarded 1716 times)

fas-account-tadpole

Tadpole

(Awarded 1402 times)

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Tadpole with Legs

(Awarded 824 times)

fas-account-froglet

Froglet

(Awarded 269 times)

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Adult Frog

(The Adult Frog badge has not yet been awarded!)