Design a great logo
Use Inkscape to make a cool t-shirt design, or just an icon for your hobby
Create quick and easy icons for work or for play using Inkscape
Logos aren’t just for big companies. They’re an invaluable way of showing who you are and what you’re all about. That might be a five-aside football club, a theatre group or a book club. If you have a logo, you’re far easier to recognise (and remember) on Facebook, Twitter and from your t-shirts when you visit events.
Creating your own design using free vector image software isn’t hard; besides, the logo’s mantra is ‘the simpler, the better’. This ensures it looks great on a website banner, a poster, stationery or in social media. Using a vector image program such as Inkscape means your logo can be scaled up and down, with no issues over the maximum size. Vector images don’t have a set resolution (unlike digital photos, which have a finite amount of detail). You can export your Inkscape images as SVG or EPS files from Inkscape. You can also use these techniques for more general designs, such as putting your favourite movie lines on a t-shirt. To start, download Inkscape (inkscape.org) and XQuartz (xquartz.macosforge.org), which it needs in order to run. Rosie Hattersley