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Re: [Fsfe-uk] LinuxExpo approaches...

From: Richard Smedley
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] LinuxExpo approaches...
Date: 13 Aug 2003 09:45:43 +0100

On Sun, 2003-08-10 at 10:37, Alex Hudson wrote:

> So, I've made an initial attempt at the business-side of a 2-fold A3
> leaflet, a bit like the FSFE have. Obviously, we will be wanting to
> out-do their leaflet :o)
>       http://www.alexhudson.com/images/Leaflet-A3.pdf (81k)
> Works for me in xpdf, but gnome-gv/ggv/gs appear to fall over hard. 

This looks a good start to me, thanks Alex :-)

> The idea is that we have a double-sided leaflet that is folded on the
> fold marks (equal thirds). It's single-colour (i.e., blue and black),
> because I'm fairly sure it would be cheaper to print than full colour.
> I'd love to know what people think about this idea, in general, and
> whether or not they think this line of design is worth persuing.

If we can get sponsorship for the leaflet, we can
print 10,000 for the LinuxExpo. Blue and black is
fine - the FSFE leaflet looks good like this.

> My personal feeling is that A3 is going to be a bit too big, I think -
> you can stick an awful lot of information on them, A4 might be more
> appropriate for us. A3 is also difficult to pocket. It's possible to
> resize the above to A4 at the same ratio, so if you want to print it in
> that format I'd be interested in how usable you think it is (I don't
> have a printer, but suspect the font size is big enough to work at A4).

Well three-folded A4 is a little too small - and 
can look a little ``cheap''

How about 50% bigger - folding down to A5 from 3 sides?

> We need to think about the information that should go on this. Comparing
> again to the FSFE leaflet, there is an awful lot of information on the
> FSFE leaflet which is not FSFE-specific (i.e., it's about Free Software
> in general). I think it would be appropriate, then, for AFFS to produce
> something which was completely AFFS-oriented, and not attempt to
> replicate this information. It may also be the case that we want to
> include a small amount about other organisations in the UK who are doing
> things we're interested in (e.g., AFSP? Neil?)

********* REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS ***********
Does anyone want to do some work on this - we could
do with a person/group/list-thread to move this

> I would also be very interested in people who know good printers.

There must be many on this list who've printed
in this quantity and have printers to avoid
and/or recommend :-)

 - Richard

Richard Smedley
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