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For organization: Please put new projects at the top of the list. Completed projects should be removed or clearly marked as no longer applicable (I will create a space for completed art projects and link to it from here). --Nikki

Art Wanted

Title of Project Project Description & Contact (link to user page) Type of Art Needed (icons? character art? illustrations?) Artists Involved (link to user page) Notes/Comments


Logo design for XS Server XS logo required for branding the XS Server:

1. Chassis badge/sticker. 2. Grub background at boot time during install and normal boots. 3. Installer splash screen. 4. Logo on web-based tools - we'll initially be using moodle and mediawiki as the 'face' of the XS, so a small, easily identifiable logo will be good. 5. URL bar icon (favicon.ico). 6. T-shirts. (Edges/shadows with gaussian blur discouraged as it'll be hard to blend on CSS-based themes.) Contact: Jeff Brown

Logo, favicon, artwork. If you have access to XS, the following command will give you a list of most of what we need: "rpm -ql fedora-logos (pipe sign) grep '\.' (pipe) grep '\(grub\(pipe)rhgb\(pipe)anac\)' (pipe) xargs gthumb" Jeff Brown The submissions will be judged by members of the xs-devel mailing list.

Closing date: 15 October 2008.

Wordless XO Repair Manual Step-by-step visual guide to disassembling and reassembling an XO Drawings from photographs Meredith Lucks, Alexandre Van de Sande The model for this project is Roy Doty's Wordless Workshop.
XO Repair Shop An eye-friendly way of approaching XO Repair Center Clients. Helping Repair Centers to capture some of the touch and feel of the OLPC project to help Repair Centers participate in OLPC's 'corporate design'. (Without implying liability by OLPC for repair work)

Contact: Stefan

graphical guidelines / icons / templates AuniMame did it! (Thank You) Maybe something like the icon you see when shutting down your XO (second row, second from the left --> XO with broken display and wrench). Actually maybe two icons, one optimized for black and white (print) reproduction and one for color (--> print media and Repair Shop web sites). And some guidelines on howto create a flyer that quickly establishes a visiual link to the XO project. Maybe even an iconic sequence reflecting the http://www.laptop.org homepage theme but using only three symbols instead of four: The - broken - XO, the arrow, and a wrench (leaving out the '1' on the left). Or just create something you feel fitting.

AuntiMame offered this logo / icon: Image:repair1.png and I used it in this Flyer.

Colors! Example Paintings & Tutorials A simple natural media painting program.

Contact: User:Wade

Examples Colors! supports playing back the strokes that make up a painting. We need a series of interesting paintings of various difficulty to inspire kids, and we would also like to have a series of tutorial paintings showing simple techniques like shading and drawing people and animals.
Colors! Toolbar Icons A simple natural media painting program.

Contact: User:Wade

Icons loser Colors! needs the following toolbar icons:
  • Show Palette
  • Take Reference Picture
  • Show Reference Picture
  • Video Paint

Please try out the activity in the latest Joyride or at http://www.wadeb.com/Colors-3.xo to see how they are used.

Bounce Toolbar Icons A 3D action game.

Contact: User:Wade

Icons loser Bounce needs its activity icon to be updated

It also needs the following toolbar icons:

  • Show Game History
  • Clear Game History

Please try out the activity in the latest Joyride or at http://www.wadeb.com/Bounce-4.xo to see how they are used.

Food Force 2 A educational game based on FoodForce. The player must grow food and trade surplus with other villages in order to first achieve a balanced diet.

Contact: User:MohitTaneja

Illustrations of villagers are required, also some illustrations for a game character


Project IT Girl High school girls are working on 30 educational games that need art. See the project page for details.

Contact: Clare.

characters, objects, and background images
Health Content poster We could use a poster/flyer design incorporating the text of Health_content#Flyer_info_.2F_Criteria. See SJ poster/ flyer
logo for Music and for Math Can someone work on logos for the music and math portals, similar to the one for Health? See SJ. Logos AuntiMame, for one. See Template:Math1 and Template:Math2 for suggestions and Template:Health for example Seth 22:24, 5 March 2008 (EST)
Forum menu icons The community forum could use some better menu items. Currently, they are too generic to convey meaning (live chat, global map, calendar). See Mburns Current style. We could really use some improvements on the following 5 icons: Forum / Live (IRC) Chat, volunteer global map, current events, support portal. Themeing and general color changes are encouraged.
Google push-pin XOs for Forum The community forum, is going to have a Google Maps-provided page, showing what city (participating) developers and volunteers live in. Useful for meetups, organizations and awesome statistics. :) See Mburns Icons; 15x15px transparent PNGs. I would like XO icons with a couple different basic color combos. Volunteers, Developers, Translators, Educators, XO Users, etc... Pictures should be 15x15 pixel, transparent PNGs. The map marker guide explains it all.
Simplified user guide graphics Black and white or greyscale graphics of the XO to explain tasks with pictures instead of words. Top priorities are images showing the opening and flipping of the case, turning it on, charging the battery, plugging in peripherals, and a graphic of the XO created so that screenshots can fit into the graphic.


Additional requirements and more requests are here SUG Art Needed. See Annegentle isforinsects .

Graphics: EPS or JPG, with text layers. Jon Lee and Gryphus have given us wonderful images. There are still more that would be appreciated - plugging in peripherals, such as perhaps using the tablet and/or an accessibility device. This would make a wonderful portfolio piece for someone. Please help. There are several sample photos of the approximate areas we are trying to describe, in the laptop wiki. The general concept follows the Pixter manual's style as shown in this PDF.

The tool used for creation doesn't matter as much as the ability to reuse graphics in print or web, such as both EPS and JPG. Ideally it would be a program that uses layers for easier editing later. Especially important: text later separaable from the graphic for translation. There is further information about graphics formats for OLPC on choosing image formats. However, please keep in mind that we'd like to use these for print output, not just online output


ISIS - Adventure Stories adventure/rpg game creator, where children develop their adventure/rpg simple games, see Faga (August 2007) Make simple images like a bag for inventory, screen's designs Nobody yet. Please take this task!
Redesign Activity Grid The Activity Grid is where everyone (developers, contributors, and end-users, including kids) will learn about/download/use various .xo activities for the laptop. It needs to be easier and more pleasant to use - colors, graphics, icons, etc. See SJ Klein Graphic/ webdesign Needs an artist! Would be great to have this done by the end of September for Release 2.
"Translate/ Translations" icon Find or make an icon that means "translation/ multilingual/ translate." See Mel Chua Icon Eduardo For use in templates, translations, multilingual books, etc. Simple, small (legible at 32x32px), square, scalable, preferably monotone. Think standard icons (albeit w/ the option of being monotone) or the rss icon. Ideally usable outside the OLPC project to mean "translate" as well... there may already be such a standard icon, but I can't find one - look first, and ask around.


Review Squad wikipage banner Make a "splash banner" logo for the Review squad (for an example of a splash banner with text below it, look here - we want a similar picture w/o the text). See Mel Chua wikipage banner Eduardo Needs review squad icon, above. It will be easy to make the logo/banner from there.
Review Squad OBX Make an OBX for Review squad members to place on their userpages. See Mel Chua OBX Nobody yet. Please take this task! Should use the "Review squad" icon from the "Review squad icon" task above.
Review Squad webpage badges Make little (static, animated, whatever) badges that people can put on their webpages to show membership in or support of the OLPC review squads. See Mel Chua small webpage badges Nobody yet. Please take this task! Use the "Review squad" icon from the "Review squad icon" task above. There should be at least two badges - one for Review squad members (kids, under 18) and one for supporters, maybe a "Member of the OLPC Review Squad" and a "Join the OLPC Review Squad" one, respectively.
T-shirts see MitchellNCharity T-shirt designs and art everyone and anyone: Ongoing Community Art Projects
background creation Nikki or Mel vector art would probably work well for this, but I leave it to your discretion everyone and anyone: Ongoing Community Art Projects


Vision Screening Demo visual acuity and other tests for vision screening. see MitchellNCharity. toolbar icons: 'left eye covered', 'right eye covered', 'both eyes uncovered'. none Perhaps come by #olpc-content and chat.
support for activity programmers and artists assist creation of iso-luminance palettes. see MitchellNCharity. Find FOSS Lab or Munsell color pickers. And/or create tables of iso-luminance colors. none I want colorful activities. One obstacle is finding color values. Eg, "ok, I want a 128 gray line in direct sunlight, but I'd like it purple in color. What's the rgb value of a purple which becomes 128 gray in mono?". For tables, maybe {192,128,64,"very light, just a tint"} gray? In a few hues? Though finding a picker might be easier?

Xavi points out Munsell with a palette! :) A richer palette would be nice. We don't need to use Munsell's colorspace-smushing coordinates. There is also a Munsell color table in the sugar source. Display now has a code snippet which takes a gray-level, plus rgb, and returns a similar rgb which has roughly the given gray level.


olpc wiki Create a video, composed of existing footage, selected for appeal to educators. To draw them in, and help build up the olpc educator community. See MitchellNCharity (June 2007) video - clip selection, gathering and assembly. Finding good footage doesn't require editing skills, so that could be a separate task. none There is a lot of olpc-related video footage. Almost all unedited. When watching it, I think "oh, I wish I could show teacher friends that minute of that talk, and those seconds over there, and...". A video composed of these, perhaps posted in Educators, might help build up the educator community.
OLPC content bundles Improve design, colors and icons in these bundles. See Arael dicts(at)centrum.cz Nobody yet. Please take this task!
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