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Old 06-13-11, 02:45 PM   #1
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Cycling Shirt - Opinions Wanted!

This is a shirt design that I am working on that may go into production at work. I have spent the last few weeks getting critiques from fellow graphic designers on variations of this shirt design. I realized I wasn't getting anywhere and started talking to folks in my target market (cyclists) and they all said they liked the simplest versions where the bike itself is the featured largely in the design. This fits with my personal design philosophy, but I wanted to get a larger sample size of opinions.

So if you guys could help me out by answering a few questions, I would really appreciate it.

1. Do you like the shirt, overall?
2. Does the wording make a connection for you, do you like it?
3. Would you buy/wear this shirt?
4. What color combo do you like, is there a different color you would prefer?

Thanks again to anyone who responds. As a hobby cyclist, I think we can all agree that the message of the shirt is worthy of being spread to the masses.
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Old 06-13-11, 06:17 PM   #2
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I love it. I would wear any of those shirts. It would be even cooler if it had an earbud porthole on the back of the neck.
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Old 06-13-11, 07:25 PM   #3
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Old 06-13-11, 07:31 PM   #4
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add caption below the bike

"get the eff off the road"
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Old 06-13-11, 07:56 PM   #5
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I like the design. The yellow color looks very Lance Armstrong-ish. I like the blue or white better.
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Old 06-13-11, 08:06 PM   #6
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Personally, I like T-shirts with the design on the back. You might want to offer that option.

But overall a nice shirt. Maybe multiple color design would enhance it. Not sure I would buy one unless it supported some kind of good cause.
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add caption below the bike

"get the eff off the road"



2. Does the wording make a connection for you, do you like it? Not bad. I usually don't like text on clothing.
3. Would you buy/wear this shirt? Maybe if it was a tank top.
4. What color combo do you like, is there a different color you would prefer? teal and blurple.
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Old 06-14-11, 01:22 PM   #8
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the silver/gray haired faceless model guy is creeping me out.
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The font is sort of... meh. It just doesn't play well with the bike.
The design would be better as a small one near the usual pocket area given it's lack of balance. Centered designs are best centered in balance. This one lends it self to a more off-centered location.
Then find a way to alter it for the back of the shirt. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-14-11, 02:49 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for replying, I really appreciate your opinions!

Here is a revision I have done after researching the colors of the shirt company I will be using. I also decided to balance the design in order to keep it front and center on the shirt an make the bike a little larger.
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Old 06-14-11, 09:47 PM   #11
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the silver/gray haired faceless model guy is creeping me out.
I'm used to croquis drawings (that is what these are) as I use them alot to promote my own ideas before I make sample/prototypes of them. I like them myself. Simple, yet effective in promoting the designs.

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Thanks everyone for replying, I really appreciate your opinions!

Here is a revision I have done after researching the colors of the shirt company I will be using. I also decided to balance the design in order to keep it front and center on the shirt an make the bike a little larger.
Very good. I think you have a winner here.
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I'm not a big fan of the wording, "Live better". While I fully believe bikes can and do make people's lives better, I personally wouldn't choose to use a T-shirt to "spread the word" and tell people what they should do or how.

I do like the simplicity of the graphics and most of the colors you have picked out. You've gotten a lot of positive feedback already so definitely go forward with this as it is, but I would be curious to see what other designs you might come up with in addition to this one.
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The fork on the bike is bent.
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2. Does the wording make a connection for you, do you like it? Not bad. I usually don't like text on clothing.
3. Would you buy/wear this shirt? Maybe if it was a tank top.
4. What color combo do you like, is there a different color you would prefer? teal and blurple.
That caption is the most poular cheer I hear people yell at me from cars around here.It really motivates me and I would be proud to wear that.
Option#2 would be a big hand with the center index finger extended on the back of the shirt.
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Old 06-15-11, 05:58 PM   #15
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2. Does the wording make a connection for you, do you like it? Not bad. I usually don't like text on clothing.
3. Would you buy/wear this shirt? Maybe if it was a tank top.
4. What color combo do you like, is there a different color you would prefer? teal and blurple.
A wet tank top?
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Thanks everyone for all the feedback! I think I am ready to move forward with this project, thanks to you all.
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