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Old 03-04-07, 07:08 PM
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Hey Guys,

I created a T-shirt design for my college cycling club and I don't think they want to use it but I thought that the members of bikeforums would wear one. This is really to see how many people are interested and if I should offer this to the other sub-forums. You can either respond to this post or pm with your response.


This is the front of the shirt



This goes on the back right where your shoulder blades are. I was thinking white and black or blue and yellow, with the design being the second color. I know the crank arms say UMR and Clycling club but that would be changed to saw bikeforums.net possibly in a different font. If you guys could get back to me as soon as possible with your yays or nays that would be wonderful. If I find that I have enough interest I will go ahead and organize and sell the shirts. I won't have a final price until after I have the final number but it should be around $10. Thanks a lot guys.
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Old 03-04-07, 07:25 PM
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Did you cross post this on the mountain forums too? Anyway, I'm not a major fan of the WordArt + ClipArt combination at all, so unfortunately I'd have to give this design a nay. We did a Bikeforums jersey a while back actually - that one came out sweet.
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Old 03-04-07, 07:45 PM
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thats a cool design, yeah the wordart is a no-go but other than that i want one!
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Old 03-04-07, 09:00 PM
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ok i did cross post this on the mountain bike forums as well. I figured that there are more people in this one forum. I think I will rework the design to the one that people will like and won't involve wordart or clipart
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I sometimes wish I wasn't a graphic designer so I could accept stuff like this.
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A few years ago in XC we designed a similar shirt "Run like you stole something" with our mascot stealing the state trophy. That was a big hit for most people that saw it. I think people would find your design entertaining.
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Originally Posted by entukay
I sometimes wish I wasn't a graphic designer so I could accept stuff like this.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:08 AM
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I'd buy a Bike Forums T shirt if it didn't say anything about stealing stuff.

Just a plain, B.F. logo would work for me.

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I do draw and have an eye for the obscure, but what's with the letters going in all directions? Simplicity should be the key.

For some reason, all the t-shirts I own with cutesy graphics and slogans end up as rags.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:35 AM
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I was trying to find something good about this, but, well.

Hint: Having Photoshop does not of thee make a graphic artist, no matter what your mom tell ye.

That crank look awfully flimsy too.
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Originally Posted by iNewton
I was trying to find something good about this, but, well.

Hint: Having Photoshop does not of thee make a graphic artist, no matter what your mom tell ye.

That crank look awfully flimsy too.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:47 AM
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Good idea in all, but it just doesn't hit home. It needs a designers touch, and I agree that perhaps I wouldn't be in favor of sporting a "stole it" shirt.
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One other forum you may want to post this in is Foo. Those guys really support the forum and would probably have some constructive comments for you. Personally I wouldn't mind having a bike forums shirt, I just really think the "ride it like you stole it" comment has been worn out.
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I have so many cycling jerseys, my wife would go bonkers if I bought another one . If it is my cycling club's new annual kit, she sort of understands. Now, t shirts, I can always forcefully stuff another one into my drawers. Neat logo. thanks. An idea, thanks for the work; but, many of us are more inclined to purchase such if another couple dollars finds its way to Bike forums. Personally, I think I favor the larger than life cycists atop the bike. Your top entry.
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I have so many cycling jerseys, my wife would go bonkers if I bought another one .
+1....count me in for a t-shirt
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weird crank. I had no idea the crank arms are oriented on the spider like that.

seriously—if you really had to do this, make the crank solid with the copy knocked out. as it is, it's really hard to look at, nothing distinguishes the object from it's background. or at leat give it a good fat perimeter stroke.

and I'd take out the left arm completely, make it asymetric—rings on the left, arm with the bf tat on the right.

or just do a hummer. hummers are better than bikes.
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Originally Posted by entukay
I sometimes wish I wasn't a graphic designer so I could accept stuff like this.
+1. Good effort. Despite being something of a simple design you've got way too much going on and none of it is very cohesive. It's got the clip-art feel in a major way. I'd say skip the little cyclist, take the crank-arms off and just have the rings with BikeForums.net either above or below the rings in an arc. Put that on the front small, breast pocket orientation. Then if you insist on having the "Ride it like you stole it" line, put that in big bold text across the whole back.
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I'd buy one....
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Originally Posted by John Wilke
I'd buy a Bike Forums T shirt if it didn't say anything about stealing stuff.

Just a plain, B.F. logo would work for me.

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+1

What is this 'sposed to mean ?
What is k3wL about stealing something ?
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I'd buy one....
Here we prove the taste of Bianchi owners.
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I have the CS2 suite so I must be a really really good designer! Also very very bored. I've also found someone to blame all the stealing on...
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^^^Just add a bit of gratuitous sex, and you're there...
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Ah ha! That's what's missing!
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