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Old 08-19-05, 02:04 PM   #1
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a tee shirt idea

i owen a small t-shirt company its all bike related t-shirts. i want to make a new one i htink its a good idea but im afraid some people will take it the wrong way so please give me your opnion on the front it would have an image of a bike above it would say "because i want to "and below "not because i have to" i dont want offend any one, but i want people to understand.
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Old 08-19-05, 05:21 PM   #2
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clear and benign from where i'm sittin'
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Old 08-19-05, 05:38 PM   #3
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Perhaps a little too benign.

My all-time favorite bike shirt has a picture of a depressed looking cartoon man with a gas pump nozzle to his forehead, as if it were a gun and he wanted to commit suicide.

On the back, it says "Friends don't let friends drive."

I still have it, but it is so ratty by this point that I can't really wear it. Maybe you could make some more of these shirts? And send one to me?
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Old 08-19-05, 06:03 PM   #4
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I like it. People always think I'm poor because I ride my bike, but, I have money because I ride my bike. Oh well, first round is on me! How about one that says "Because I'm a patriot"?
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Old 08-19-05, 06:42 PM   #5
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Perhaps a little too benign.
Maybe Cabana is thinking the shirt could offend people who ride out of necessity, instead of choice. It might sound a little uppity to someone who does have to, as in "I'm not like one of these poor bums who ride bikes because they have to, I'm doing it because I want to." Maybe a better idea would be the bike image with the words "My Choice."


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My all-time favorite bike shirt has a picture of a depressed looking cartoon man with a gas pump nozzle to his forehead, as if it were a gun and he wanted to commit suicide.

On the back, it says "Friends don't let friends drive."
I love it! But, you know what? I think it's even stronger without the words. I think the image works pretty well without on its own.
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Maybe Cabana is thinking the shirt could offend people who ride out of necessity, instead of choice. It might sound a little uppity to someone who does have to, as in "I'm not like one of these poor bums who ride bikes because they have to, I'm doing it because I want to." Maybe a better idea would be the bike image with the words "My Choice."




I love it! But, you know what? I think it's even stronger without the words. I think the image works pretty well without on its own.
Bingo.

The gas pump suicide image (or something similar) with a short & sweet caption underneath is perfect, and loses that unintended elitist feel.

Props for actually going forth w/ a T-shirt design -- I've had thoughts about stuff like this in the past, but could never get my lazy behind in gear to make it happen.
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Old 08-19-05, 07:58 PM   #7
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Maybe Cabana is thinking the shirt could offend people who ride out of necessity, instead of choice. It might sound a little uppity to someone who does have to, as in "I'm not like one of these poor bums who ride bikes because they have to, I'm doing it because I want to." Maybe a better idea would be the bike image with the words "My Choice."




I love it! But, you know what? I think it's even stronger without the words. I think the image works pretty well without on its own.

thanx for your info i like the my choice or maybe a bike and "pro choice" well back to printing shirts
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I just scored some of Giant's "It's My Duty To Ride" stickers, very cool! Has a kid with his hand over his heart, with an outline of the US behind him.
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Old 08-20-05, 09:10 AM   #9
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sounds cool, i was up late last night doing a new design, ill post pics in a little bit
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Old 08-20-05, 10:43 AM   #10
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this is my latest let me know what you think
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Like it. Will there be a boys version?
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Like it. Will there be a boys version?
I second that. I saw that shirt on your site (Cabana) and dug it. If you make a male version put one aside for me.
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Old 08-22-05, 05:47 PM   #13
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ya check our site the male version is done and up i just got some great pink in for the girls katie the mail girl loves it
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Old 08-22-05, 09:14 PM   #14
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How about a shirt that says,

I get 100mpg.
ASK ME HOW!
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Old 08-23-05, 07:23 AM   #15
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How about: "I AM the motor!" ... "PPV: Pizza-Powered Vehicle" (or other food, lol) ... "My gas is FREE - & so am I!" ...
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this is my latest let me know what you think

That's ridiculous.
How are you going to go 40 miles in January at midnight? (In Muskegon)

Oh yeah, don't go anywhere. LOL

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That's ridiculous.
How are you going to go 40 miles in January at midnight? (In Muskegon)

Oh yeah, don't go anywhere. LOL

Wha?
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Just nod and smile, and look the other way. It seems to work 90% of the time.
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here this what the mens look like
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Cabana - I want one of those freedom shirts! (the girls version, preferably NOT in pink) How can I get one?
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Cabana - I want one of those freedom shirts! (the girls version, preferably NOT in pink) How can I get one?
are you sure the pink is super cool, i was not trying to promote myself here but all the info is in the for sale thread. i would just give you the info here but i dont want to get in trouble.
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Cabana, how about " Burn calories, not gasoline" If you do decide to make t-shirts with a cycling theme let me know, I would like to get one.
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love the t-shirts
you got a web site?
cheers
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are you sure the pink is super cool, i was not trying to promote myself here but all the info is in the for sale thread. i would just give you the info here but i dont want to get in trouble.
ok to the mods sorry for posting this here

the web site is www.1lesscar.com
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Thanks. I'll take a look. I'm just not a pink sort of girl.

Didn't mean to get you in trouble, just wanted to know where to find the shirt.
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