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Some t-shirt ideas for the Expo; you might be interested in MugIdeas too


We could do something with a graphic and some quotes of famous people. Suitable quotes might be:

  • "Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves however contented never know." - Cowper
  • "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela, S. African black civil rights leader (1918 - )
  • "Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it." - Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks (1965), US black nationalist leader (1925 - 1965)
  • "Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus, French author and philosopher (1913 - 1960)
  • "What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice." - Archibald Macleish, American poet (1892 - 1982)
  • "Freedom is the right to live as we wish." - Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55 - 135)

Although, quotes from individuals such as Cowper (18th century poet) would have fewer connotations with other movements.

Other Text

Slogans, etc.

  • "born free"
  • "freedom to develop innovative free software"


Black sells well, but is fugly and makes our logo look even worse. Would prefer lighter colours (white/sand), but is design dependent. White on black/blue and black/navy on sand sounds appealing. Royal blue would also suit us, but has same problems as black. Mix of tee colours may affect price...


Finally, some proposed designs: