Hi all! I’d like to unofficially announce that Haiku is partnering with Freewear (https://freewear.org) for merchandise. An official announcement will be published on the website once ordering for Haiku goes live. Unfortunately, this time of year Freewear, being a small company is really swamped with orders and thus the Haiku store will only open sometime in September. Thus, ordering 20th Anniversary merchandise will only begin then as well.
First of all, here are the “normal” designs which will be available for order:
There were some concerns raised that people who see our merchandise (who don’t know about Haiku) might think we’re fans of the Japanese poetry, not the operating system. Should we consider adding the words “OPERATING SYSTEM” under the logo in these designs?
Next, we’re thinking of having some sort of 20th Anniversary logo displayed across all of Haiku’s websites etc. Here’s a basic design I made by inserting the cake icon bundled with Haiku with the Haiku logo (note the logo is white so you might need to switch to dark mode to see it):
What does everyone think? I’m not very good with designing logos etc., so if you have any ideas/logo designs to share please do!
For our 20th Anniversary, as you may know, we’ll have some special merchandise to order via Freewear once ordering opens in September. thaflo on Matrix has made two designs:
These consist of the Haiku logo, a haiku (as in the poem), and some sort of graphical element from Haiku (in this case, the blue leaf and the boot splash icons). The haikus need some work so any feedback/suggestions on these are welcome, as is feedback for the designs themselves! We will also need to replace the Haiku logo here with the 20th Anniversary logo once that is decided.
Finally, if you have any design ideas of your own, either for normal Haiku merchandise or for our 20th Anniversary merchandise, don’t hesitate to share them! If you’re interested, you’ll need to follow these design requirements:
The designs must be in vector format and in flat colors without gradients (except for white t-shirts), and our most common techniques are screen printing (for slightly large print runs, from approx. 30 t-shirts or more) and high-quality textile vinyl (when they are few shirts, or when we do not know how many will be). Fine details, with a thickness of less than 0.55 mm, are problematic. In screen printing, the maximum width and height of the design are 30 cms. (this limit has some flexibility).