Printed this for myself and a few good dudes I work with today (I run a printshop):
No, I'm not selling them and attempting to profit off Mr. Brown. Just figured I'd share.
cool idea. Duno about the obey logo
That is cool
Like I said, I'm not selling them so it's not like I'm dealing with copyright infringement or anything (just because I run a printshop doesn't mean I'm a 'bootlegger'). There are a lot of lame parodies of Obey stuff. I figured I'd make a good one. Besides, Sheldon Brown is (was) a rolling encyclopedia of bike knowledge. If anything, it's a wearable tribute.
Sheldon Brown is god among men.
Great shirt. Would have liked it better without the lame OBEY logo, but the photo of Sheldon came out really nice
I think the Obey logo works well (I hate obey stuff also) and I think it's pretty clear that you're using it ironically. Good work.
RIDE in place of OBEY would be interesting.
if you asked Shepard Fairey he may grant rights (if he owns the rights?) . Shepard seems like a cool guy with this stuff, but is having some trouble with the Obama thing.
you could sell to promote a non-profit bicycle advocacy - and/or to keeping Sheldon's site up and running.
anyway - your shirt just got me thinkin' ... 'would be nice anyway. i'd buy one.
EDIT: now that i've had a few to think of the //fair use// thing. with three PBR's and a really crappy day behind me... i dunno. IANAL.
Last edited by 777arty; 10-21-09 at 07:23 PM.
the sevens make an M... get it?
"RIDE" would be cool. I'm actually going to Harris to pick up a few things for my wife's bike this weekend (it's about a half-hour away)...maybe I'll wear mine when I go and see what kind of reaction I get.
I need to contact you about pricing one of these days.
damn, i wish you liked me!
thats a cool shirt....
Print it with Ride and sell it. For real. I want one. It's all kinds of awesome.
When you decide to market and sell put me down for one. Cashing in on the late Mr. Brown I wouldnt think of it that way, its more like carrying on his message (read his obituary if you dont know what it was.) His picture to a lot of us is a reminder on how freaking helpful he still is to this day.
Its also ok to be paid for ideas and work. People who ***** about it are just jealous they didnt think of it first.
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