That is quick and dirty! If you're going to embed the png in the svg then you might as well also set the image-rendering attribute to "pixelated"!
@aaronpk Those badges should really have
alt attributes to make them accessible to people with disabilities, too. Let’s create an indieweb for all! :-D
You're right! I'll update my examples.
You could probably sneak in an image via CSS that way, yea!