My co-worker Ric Wheeler asked if I’d be interested in trying my hand at a design for this year’s Linux Plumbers’ Conference T-shirt. I wasn’t quite sure where to start so I asked around for ideas on identi.ca and it started a great discussion with the ideas I ended up using. One of the ideas was a fun play on certain overweight Italian plumbers: As you can see from my awesome notations, this is kind of not something we can do. Hmm. Jezra had the idea to form the letters “LINUX” using pipes – so I tried that with a much more subtle Tux popping out of the ‘I’ pipe. What do you think? Sources, etc. are available. I don’t know if this will be the shirt so stay tuned. I do think this is a nice story on how open discussion in the community can result in some great ideas, either way!