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What color shirt would you prefer?

Charcoal
26
38%
Military Green
12
18%
Olive
3
4%
Steel Green
4
6%
Uniform Navy Blue
23
34%
 
Total votes: 68

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Post by JeffM » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:33 pm

We are making good headway on the shirt front, so I thought I should show everyone what we have.

We had a number of design submissions, many of them very feasible. But sadly for this first run of shirts we had to choose only one to print. If everything goes well, we will most likely print other designs on future runs of shirts (All the art submissions are listed later in the post).

We ended up going with a design by our favorite BZ Artist, Saturos, as we felt it was the best overall design, and makes a very good 'logo' shirt for us. It will be our 'basic' shirt.

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This would be the back of the shirt ( logo not to scale ) if we printed on a charcoal colored shirt, and this would be the front;
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We are not dead set on the color of the shirt, in addition to the charcoal shirt, we are also deciding between the following colors.

Military Green;
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Olive;
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Steel Green;

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Uniform Navy Blue
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As you can see there is a poll up there, so please vote your preference. We will only print one color this time so we'd like to know what most people like. We are sure that we want to go with a darker colored shirt, but probably not a black shirt ( everyone does black shirts ;) )

We are also taking pre-pay orders for some special items, including;

A pullover hoodie, in green and black.
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A full zipper hoodie in green and black.
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And a sheer cotton athletic fit shirt in "smoke"
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All items will have the large logo on the back, printed in 3 colors ( white, gray, and black ), and a smaller logo with our URL on the front breast in white. The hoodies will be offered in both colors, because they are paid for in advance. Also please note these images are just samples we made to try and visualize the final designs, and do not exactly represent what will be printed.

Since we will be going with a 3 color design, the cost of the shirts will go up slightly (0.50$usd) per shirt. So that puts us at 13.50$ for small to XL and 14.50 for XXL and XXXL.

You can find the prepay pages on our store website at http://store.bzflag.bz . The images there will be updated later today to these that use the new logos.


Now on to the fun stuff.

We got a number of good submissions, and i'd like to thank winny, spazzy mcgee, saturos, blast and, think different for what they have done. A number of designs are good enough for additional lower run printings after we see how the first run goes. Here are the designs, if you like them or have comments please feel free to post ( be kind, and constructive please ).

Here is a larger version of the final design, showing both the front and back images.
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These are the designs submitted by others that we may print later.

#1a
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#1b
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#1c
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#2
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#3
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#4
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#5
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#6
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Post by JeffM » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:54 pm

And yes I know I put the front logo on the wrong side in the images :( it will be on the left side of the shirt when worn.

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Post by Anthony » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:57 pm

i like #6 :D

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Post by Peter » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:57 pm

Looks great, who did which?

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Post by JeffM » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:10 pm

I am leaving them anon right now to not affect the opinions ( disregarding the last 2 of course, everyone loves those ;) )

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Post by ducktape » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:55 pm

I like the one chosen and of course Number 6... let me guess was that Winny? or Blast? heh.
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Post by joevano » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:24 pm

ducky wrote:I like the one chosen and of course Number 6... let me guess was that Winny? or Blast? heh.
Good guess.. but wrong. I do like it, but I don't think I would buy a shirt with #6. It has great comedic value, but not much shirt value IMHO. I like #2 and #5
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Post by tw1sted » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:33 pm

I feel that #5 has too much going on at one time for people to actually realize what they are looking at. I like saturos's one the best, IMO. #3 is also quite nice.

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Post by dexter » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:50 pm

I'd go for Satu's and I also like the colors in #2. I'd probably end up only buying a t-shirt.
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Post by Saturos » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:18 pm

Vote for Navy! Charcoal is boring and depressive! :wink:

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Post by optic delusion » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:34 pm

#5 on military green!
I'll take 2 shirts and a zipper hoodie..
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Post by JeffM » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:19 am

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sadly this is not a mix and match :/ we are not printing any of the numbered designs, they are just here to show what has been designed and what may be printed later.

All the items will have the logo on the back like the charcoal shirt at the top. If you are serious about a hoodie, then those must be pre-paid.

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Post by Tedius » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:00 am

Olive is reddish brown? Kalamata olives?

That's the one I chose, maybe it just needs a different name, like "mocha blend" or "smokey chestnut" or "rotten kumquat" or something. I agree with Saturos, Charcoal is boring, but has universal appeal.
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:15 am

The printing company names the colours, Tedius.

I voted for navy blue, seeing as I already have shirts in the other colours. My favorite designs are #2 and #1a
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Post by z[h]ero » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:27 pm

Yeah, saturos seems the best for T-shirt purposes.
But i have the feeling that #5 is underrated. It's one of my most favorite logos.

Oh, and about #6: I thought coppa kids arn't allowed to be forum members cause it looks like from a talented 6 year old, but never mind.
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:49 am

Either Navy Blue or Charcoal will be absolutely perfect. Love what you guys are doing. Maybe look in to some mousepads. 8)

Besides the final version, #5 and #3 are particularly awesome. I like #5 a lot.

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Post by Gabriel G » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:21 pm

I like #5 too! :) It'd be cool if there was a computer screen and a keyboard though, with the screen displaying the logo of choice..

#6 is... whatever.
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Post by spldart » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:41 pm

I'm so excited :twisted:

When I get my tax return I'm gonna get a new BZ wardrobe :)

PS: Charcoal charcoal charcoal! :wink:
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Post by JeffM » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:57 pm

Well looks like the current plan is go with Charcoal, then once we sell enough to cover the costs, a navy reprint.

I'm having at least one shirt printed in each of the shown colors so I can take photos of them so we can see what they look like for a reprint.

We will be making our print order hopefuly on monday.

If you wish to order a hoodie please be sure to do so before then. Once we place the order, the pre-orders will no longer be available until our next print run. If you do wish to order a hoodie and a shirt, please order the hoodie now and contact me after, letting me know you will be ordering a shirt so we can combine the shipping and save you some money when you order the shirt.

On a good note we have been able to get a better deal on the printing, and lower the price of the shirts to 12$ and 13$.

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Post by JeffM » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:19 pm

Pre-order items are now closed.

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Post by JeffM » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:15 pm

The shirts have been ordered, and should arrive at the end of the month. An announcement will be made when they will be available for purchase on the store.

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Post by Avatar » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:42 pm

Yay for a Navy Blue reprint (someday)!!

Unfortunately, I'll have to wait for the reprints to order a hoodie. I wanted one, but it's going to be some time before I can afford it (even if I'm not actually being charged until the print run takes place).
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Post by ts » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:53 pm

ducatiwannabe wrote:Either Navy Blue or Charcoal will be absolutely perfect. Love what you guys are doing. Maybe look in to some mousepads. 8)
Just a personal note: Mousepads are one of the key factors of playing. Many people underestimate what a really good mousepad can change.

There are a lot of possible materials (e.g. cloth, plastic, metal and glas) and different sizes for low- middle- and highsensers. In addition to that the same mousepad types are often "feeling" totally different (e.g. one small mousepad made of plastic doesn't behave the same way a different small mousepad made of plastic does).

That difference to the shirts is that mousepads have a very direct impact on playing. Placing colour (custom logo) on top of a pad does also hurt the playability.


This is only my opinion, the shop is not run by me. It doesn't mean there will be never mousepads in BZFlag store.
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Post by bzflaginator » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:18 pm

I personally like the military green, as I will be hopefully joining at the end of the semester. It is by popular demand so it seems Navy is in the future.
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Post by Tank 52 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:57 am

I like #4 and #6 ,and I like them in navy blue,unfortunately voted for military green by accident...hey can you fix that?
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