[Linux-aus] penguin shirts

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Wed Feb 18 15:55:45 EST 2009

2009/2/18 Michael Davies <michael at the-davies.net>:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
> <sridhar at dhanapalan.com> wrote:
>> The limiting factor, IIRC, is that Aboriginal-style dot paintings are
>> as seen to be the reserve of native Aboriginal artists. I think this
>> is just a social matter of courtesy rather than the result of any
>> legislation. Nevertheless, non-Aboriginal use of such a style is often
>> frowned upon.
>> If anyone else has more information on this, I'd be glad to know.
> There's been no problem before, and this discussion has been had
> before (circa 2005).
> The key issue IIRC is that we only have a low-res bitmap version of
> the graphic, not a high-res or vector version.  This means the current
> already printed t-shirts become extra valuable.  Perhaps LA should be
> charging a premium for the remaining unsold t-shirts - they cannot be
> reproduced without a large amount of effort :-$

I think Janet Hawtin or Donna Benjamin were able to re-implement the
image as an SVG.

Someone please correct/confirm this.

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