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 Post subject: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:43 am 
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Here's a new topic to discuss the proposal raised here, that of Infinite Summer t-shirts. Does anyone have any ideas for a design, or the graphical chops to create a print-ready image?

FWIW, if we (that is, infinitesummer.org) wind up being the point of purchase for these t-shirts, we will either sell them at cost or donate proceeds to a charitable cause (a literacy program, say).

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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:37 pm 
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I would love an IS t-shirt. I don't have an artistic bone in my body--but how about a design involving Hal's declaration, "I am in here"?


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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Or We are in here. what with it being a sort of social project?
I'm happy to have a play in Photoshop.


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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OverorExactly13YOA wrote:
Or We are in here. what with it being a sort of social project?


I like that. Maybe "We are in here." over an image of the book cover.

I have contacts at Little, Brown and could ask if we could use the cover on a shirt, but have no idea how they would react to such a request.

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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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T-shirt thread reminded me of the Howling Fantods poster contest of a while back (http://www.thehowlingfantods.com/dfw/df ... -comp.html )*,** -- not that these clever takes on the fake motivational posters*** are the way to go, but that they might be a starting point for anyone out there with a new clever image/words take for a t-shirt. Also, I'm sure there are also some ideas floating around (I have one or two seedlings of ideas) that involve stuff past the spoiler line, so might be worth seeing what ideas people have as that line creeps closer to the end of the book.

*looked through them and I believe the basic ideas of all are spoiler free to the current limit. I am a re-reader: perhaps another re-reader could check the link and post to chime in on whether they think the page is spoiler free...more a matter of emphasis on one or two than of actual new spoilerish data.

**Could not find the wonderful one I saw on someone's blog a while back with a picture of the book and the caption "Yes, it's long, but is it long enough?"

***I think the original satirical posters were by these guys: http://despair.com/viewall.html


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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No graphical expertise, but as far as a slogan I would vote for just "Infinite Summer" on the front of the t-shirt and if you wanted to put something on the back maybe a Boston AA slogan like, "One Day at a Time" or "Fake it till You Make It" or just the word "Eschaton". Either way I'm willing to give money to charity for a spiffy t-shirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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matthewbaldwin wrote:
OverorExactly13YOA wrote:
Or We are in here. what with it being a sort of social project?


I like that. Maybe "We are in here." over an image of the book cover.

I have contacts at Little, Brown and could ask if we could use the cover on a shirt, but have no idea how they would react to such a request.

Matthew

I did a couple of sketches. They're not spoilers, but they are in the spoiler tags so as to not be confrontational.
Spoiler! "Did you mean something a bit like this:?
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I realised as I started this, this might not be the cover you mean. It's not even the cover I have, just my favourite of the four I've seen. In mind that people don't all have the same 'home' edition, I wonder how others would feel wearing something with a cover they've not read? In light of that another doodle:
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Footnote could even go on the back if the printers facilitated.

Also I feel a bit conscious that people might see someone's put something out there and so not do or say whatever they were thinking, - hope that doesn't happen."


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:14 pm 
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oooh, i really like the second one, 13YOA. I like the incorporation of YDAU.


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I also quite like the second one.

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