PGDP promotional materials
This began as an attempt to consolidate promotional materials that were discussed in the DP Promotion forum.
Users are encouraged to upload new material and update the links here. Additions are most welcome! Please use only images that are not under copyright.
It is recommended also that you have a look at the DP branding guidelines. These will help you produce materials that fit in with DP's branding identity.
DP Web Banners and Graphics
Find copies of the official logo and mark at the DP Branding Page, including:
From Ben Courtney, license CC Attribution-sharealike :
DP Printable Flyers
- Here is the flyer that was used by DP and PG at a Word on the Street Conference. I've updated it to reflect September 2020 figures and to add the new PG banner. There have also been some textual changes:
- https://www.pgdp.org/~gm/flyers/dp_pg_flyer_2020.pdf (One side of the page covers Distributed Proofreaders and the other covers Project Gutenberg.)
- Here is a version of the flyer that includes our 20th Anniversary banner: https://www.pgdp.org/~gm/flyers/20th_anniversary_dp_pg_flyer.pdf
- Here is a large version of our 20th Anniversary banner: https://www.pgdp.net/d/dp-images/Gutenbuck-20.jpg
- Here also is a 20th Anniversary DP Press Release: https://www.pgdp.org/~gm/flyers/20th_anniversary_DP_press_release.pdf
- Here is a flyer created in honour of our 40,000th unique projects posted: https://www.pgdp.org/~gm/flyers/DP_20th_flyer_newspaper.pdf
Here is an infographic that details the achievements accomplished by DP in 2019: Link to PDF (Google Drive)
Here is a Smooth Reading poster: https://www.pgdp.org/~gm/bookmarks_posters/dp_smooth_reading_poster.pdf
Note from DANewman:
- Obviously, I'm not much of an artist, but I liked the idea of someone trying to carry all the books in PG. I hope someone with more artistic talent or graphic design skill can improve upon these... These are in black and white for economical printing.
(updated in March 2019 to display 58,000 books at Project Gutenberg)
All of the good copy above was derived from this forum post.
DP Printable Bookmarks
Bookmarks prepared for the 20th DP Anniversary
- "There are two kinds of people" bookmark
- "Sleep, proofread, repeat" bookmark
- "Shop, Party, Proofread" bookmark
- "Keep calm and read" bookmark
- "I think therefore I proof" bookmark
- "This looks like the start of a beautiful e-book" bookmark
Other Printable Bookmarks
These were just thrown together to put something here. Hopefully someone will take it a step further and make something that looks nice. (Edit: See Below!)
(And here is a similar set of bookmarks done in PDF format updated with the new PG URL and figures:
A coloured version of the bookmarks above: PDF Link (Google Drive)
Project Gutenberg Promotional Materials
See Promote Project Gutenberg for Project Gutenberg's promotional materials. These mainly consist of animated web banners and buttons one can add to a website.
How to Help Out
Here are some project ideas for additional promotion materials:
- A "DP By the Numbers" infographic (a summary of what DP has achieved since it was created)
- A flyer to promote DP. This doesn't have to be too complex, just outline the benefits of joining a site like DP. Or you could focus on certain groups, like people who are looking for an easy way to volunteer or developers who are looking for a project to help out with.
- In the past there has been a call for someone to make several video guides to DP. See more here if you are interested.
- A standardized presentation (and perhaps speech to go with it) would be handy for anyone who wishes to promote DP at a local club or society.
- Simply blogging, tweeting or telling your social media followers can also increase awareness of DP.
- Website banners that link to DP could also be effective for anyone who maintains their own website. The banner could be designed like a normal, digital advertisement (albeit, without the privacy-violating trackers) and the image could be inserted into any website and linked to DP.
- A business card template and an email footer would help the people in charge of certain aspects of DP look more professional when communicating with others.
- Of course, you could also contact anyone you may know who might be interested. Of course, the idea of reading OCR output and comparing it to a scanned image may sound mundane to some, so try to focus on some of the benefits or some other ways in which others can help (e.g. donations, software development, graphics etc.). There have been suggestions in the past on the DP forums to "recruit" students from universities, as well as spreading the word at local retirement villages, churches and other gatherings. You may wish to try something similar. A sample email template you can use is available here.
Graphic and design tools
If you are looking for programs and tools to create promotional materials, here are some websites which may help you:
- Canva is an online design website that allows you to create media like presentations, infographics and even websites. Registration is free, however, be wary of "premium" elements in the editor libraries (marked with a "$" sign or a crown) where you will need to pay for inserting that element. Nonetheless, there are many free elements including icons and images which you are allowed to use freely in a Canva design. Canva does not have a desktop application, but you can use the service on your iOS or Android device by downloading the Canva app. Note that, however, you need to be connected to the Internet to use the app.
- Draw.io is an application that allows anyone to create flowcharts and other diagrams for free. Since it is open source, there are no fees associated with using the tool. No user account is required to start using Draw.io, however you may choose to save your project to Google Drive or to your computer in a specially designed file format. The application can be accessed via the link above, and for offline use there are native applications available for Windows, macOS and Linux.
- Pexels provides free images that are copyright free and can be used freely. Crediting the photographer is optional when you download a picture, and Pexels has many high resolution photos for you to choose from. No account is required to browse and download images.
- Unsplash is another free image website that provides free images to download, like Pexels. As with the above resource, no account is required to browse and download images.
- Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator. However, unlike Adobe Illustrator, it is free, open source, and support Windows, macOS and Linux. To familiarise yourself with Inkscape, it is recommended you try out the tutorial file which will ask you to complete some basic tasks in Inkscape.
- GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
- GIMP is a free and open source image editor. It is an alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Similar to Inkscape, it has cross-platform support. GIMP can be used to edit existing images or to create illustrations and drawings. Please note that you should never edit images that you don't have permission to use.
- Scribus is a publishing application that allows you to produce brochures, flyers and even books. It is cross-platform and open source, like Inkscape and GIMP. There are a variety of guides on how to use Scribus, and you can get started by reading the documentation on their website.