T Shirt Logo For A Band

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  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/corbtt/191863926/

    To be used on the back of the tshirts. I'm thinking of putting a larger version of the "point" on the front somewhere but seeing as half the band have yet to see the actual logo it doesn't really matter yet.

    Everyone (involved anyway) is happy with the type and spacing. >_>


    So yeah, comments? It's meant to look a bit grotty/messy. www.fultonspoint.co.uk
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    It's solid. I like it, I think.

    I don't know that I would like a larger version of the point on the front, but that's just me. I think that the reverse– this image on the front, the point on the back– would look better than this on the back and the point on the front.

    Think about placement, too. Maybe put the point on the front, but up in the shoulder area or something...just ideas.
     
  3. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was thinking of having it so it looks like it's been stencilled (but really stylised) over the shoulder/armpit area. Quite large like.



    Any suggestions for tshirt printers in the uk?
     
  4. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    I would place a distress .tif on top of the logo, to give it a crackled, "aged" look. I would then have the distressed logo printed over a non-distressed clear base (with maybe 5% white added) underlay, to make it look like the ink has peeled off over the years. You'd wind up with something like I've shown in the attachment...

    just my opinion, but it makes it look a bit nastier...

    sponge puff ink might be a neat treatment for this, too...the black areas are large enough that there shouldn't be any problem with the logo "closing up."
     

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  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    agreed i like this one a little bit better, it fits with the rest of the design. very nice, i'd buy a shirt with that on it.
     
  6. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    Distressed better.
    Sorta off topic but I need some suggestions for US based tshirt suppliers. I've used threadless.com loads of times, but over the past few months they've become too 'ooh-look-I've-got-IllustratorCS-aint-I-neat' and as a result have lost any urban credibility imo.
    There seems to be stacks of sites around that offer 'funny-cool' design that are anything but.....so any pointers?
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Me too
     
  8. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    here's a few sites, though they're not necessarily American:
    http://www.mambo.com.au/mambo.html
    http://www.tshirthell.com/
    http://www.attitude.uk.com/
    http://www.digitalgravel.com/
    http://www.dustybrand.com/
    http://www.riotwear.com/tshirts.html
    http://www.cracksmokingshirts.com/
    http://www.youhatemyshirt.com/main.php
    http://www.bountyhunterinc.com/
    http://www.80stees.com/
    http://www.vintagedge.com/designs.html

    and this one's good just to see what's out there
    http://www.t-shirtcountdown.com/t-shirts/index.php?0

    cheers...
     
  9. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    Its solid. You should give some out for free. People wearing your t-shirts are like free, walking billboards.
     
  10. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    wow, so anybody with a copy of photoshop/illustrator is suddenly a fashion designer eh? a lot of those are pretty bad and not even cleaver.

    eh whatever keeps them out of web design I suppose :p
     
  11. chrismccorkle macrumors regular

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    my 2¢:

    1st version is fine. 2nd with texture is awful.
     
  12. pavetheforest macrumors regular

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    How can it be awful? He just added a little texture, same design, just texture. not awful.
     
  13. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    for my money, I'd like to hear what the original poster has to say...
     
  14. chrismccorkle macrumors regular

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    it's just my opinion! you can respect it or disrespect it.
     
  15. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really like the distressed look - it has it's places but they aren't a particularly retro sounding band. Thanks for all the input anyway guys :]



    Cheers.
     
  16. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    ah, to each his own :)

    in any case, I would think about using some kind of puff ink for this. It'd really give the logo some dimension, and I don't think it requires a special screen for printing (printers: capillary film for puff? I seem to recall that my old firm never used it for that) so it shouldn't be too expensive.

    Just my opinion...
    cheers :)
     
  17. mactib macrumors member

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    I think it will be much better looking if the scratches (or the scribbling behind the layer of the font) were more random... for eg. the scratching at the round point thingie..its not so good..you know what I am saying?

    And why don't you try out putting in the "eyes" for the p's and o's. I think it might just look better..
    good luck
     
  18. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I would buy one . . .
    Skinny fit though me thinks . . .

    [​IMG]

    Back | Front
    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  19. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    cool placement...I guess you could easily belt-print that, though I wonder how the ink would handle going across the seam

    I'd guess puff would definitely be inappropriate for this particular placement. It'd be a liability so close to the hem
     
  20. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  21. iHao macrumors newbie

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    When looking at that, I find that there is way too much activity on the lower part of the shirt. Maybe make the lower design smaller?

    :confused:
     
  22. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]


    I'm diggin' the Logo.
    What do you think of this?​
     
  23. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's kind of what I'm looking for - there is still a lot of tweaking to be done though.


    And I've just been quoted £290 for 50 shirts in various sizes with my 3 logos on them.


    We'd only be making about £100 profit over the whole thing.


    *speaks to band*
     

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