Canvas is over!

And just like that, Canvas 2024 has come to a close. Here’s the final version of our logo as it appears on the final version of this year’s version of the Canvas:

Thanks again to everyone who participated! I hope to see you all back here next year for Canvas 2025!

The logo is done!

Special thanks to @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected] and anyone else I might’ve missed for getting this done so quickly! (Second special shoutout to the wonderful ategon for bringing p.d over after they finished their logo!)

For context, last year’s Canvas took about a day and a half and I only listed 5 other names on the ‘thanks’ post. Now 16 of us got it done well within the first 24 hours!

I must also note @[email protected] and @[email protected] for tarballing us lol

And congrats to our own [email protected], who also finished their logo just to the north east of us

The template is still available below for ongoing maintenance needs. Otherwise, get out there and contribute to other art (or find a place to start your own) elsewhere on the Canvas!


🔴 CANVAS IS LIVE!

Start placing pixels!

I put us in the bottom center, just over the upper left corner of programming.dev and south east of [email protected]


Original post

Hey everyone! In case you haven’t heard yet, the next instance of Canvas is almost here, starting on Friday the 12th at 12:00 AM EDT (July 12, 04:00 UTC). Canvas is a collaborative art project on the Fediverse, akin to Reddit’s r/place, where everyone gets a few pixels at a time to add to a shared canvas.

Last year, we added our instance logo to the canvas, and I think it would be great to do something like that again this year.

Here’s a template-ready version based on last year’s final result. It’s 71x47 pixels:

A pixelated version of the Lemmy.zip logo, with ".zip" added in the lower right corner with an orange underline

(in the actual final version, the orange line under the “.zip” was extended into a full border all the way around, but ran into the bottom of the nose and lower left whisker, so i trimmed it off. if we want to add that back, it should be nudged one pixel lower)

Here’s the template so you can see how it’ll look on the Canvas.

UPDATE: Here’s a version with the border, this bumps it up to 73x49px: The same image as above, with the underline under the ".zip" replaced with a 1-pixel wide orange border

You may notice the Canvas is only 500x500 this time (as opposed to 1000x1000 last year), and it’s also been opened to the entire Fediverse (versus just Lemmy last time), so we may have to fight a little to keep our space.

The big question is where to put it? Should we arrange a space for ourselves now or just wing it and find a blank spot a few hours in?

If anyone has any other ideas for things we could add alongside/instead of the logo, feel free to shout them out! If you’re in the Lemmy.zip Matrix space, you can also join the Canvas Talk room for discussion and coordination


If you want to join any other projects, I know our [email protected] has a plan, there’s a dedicated group organization post on the host community [email protected], and of course there’s nothing stopping from putting your own by yourself

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    Just a heads up someone is filling it in. I’ll try to help fix it, but I’m making sure no one messes with Squared Circle’s either.

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    9 days ago

    I didn’t join last year because I was still figuring out Lemmy but will definitely join the cause this time around.

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    10 days ago

    <3 ty for the squaredcircle mention! lol

    All of you are welcome to help should you have time as well, we got a great design ready to go, just figuring out best placement and such.

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    I just get a blank screen after it loads. Anyone else having this issue? I’ll post it over on the canvas community

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      7 days ago

      Yeah initally I also got blank and I started placing pixels and all of a sudden canvas loded. Try reloading multiple times.

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    8 days ago

    What’s the best app for working on canvas? Mine is kind of annoying to do from my phone.

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      Only the website unfortunately, it’s a separate thing from Lemmy/Masto/etc. Personally I’m using the Numbers style on the template. The number corresponds to the index of the color in the pallet (starting at White=0), so you just have to count to get the right color. That works for me on mobile

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        Thanks. It took me a min to figure out white was zero. I’ve been adding the #2 border.

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    Sweet, I’ll be placing pixels again this year to get us on the Canvas. I feel like we night have fewer active placers than last year but idk. We completed this size fairly early and last year and folks moved to other designs so I bet we can make the same size happen again As for location, we should probably pick a spot after the first hour or so to avoid immediately fighting with another comm

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    Could we do it over the top of the entire canvas? We could just appear out of no where and have a outline over the top.

    We probably don’t have enough people for that

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      11 days ago

      Gonna need a few more Germans for that, methinks 🤣

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          Nor did I! That was just a reference to German communities being incredibly prevalent on r/place (and the first Canvas), with giant german flags stretching all across the canvas. r/placeDE is a well-oiled machine, peak German efficiency

          A complex flowchart of r/placeDE's user structure, with roles like Designers, Diplomats, and Bot Devs, and their tasks and interactions through the entire process

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    8 days ago

    Do we have enough space to add Lemmy.zip now?