Infinite Summer

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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:31 am 
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I really like the 2nd one as well!

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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:27 am 
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I love all the ideas so far, and the submitted graphics, 13YOA (add my thumbs-up to #2). Just thought I'd share: for a slogan, how about something like "E.T.A. Eschaton Survivor, Infinite Summer 2009"? I'm envisioning that "Property of . . . "-shirt-type lettering. Perhaps it's too scene-specific . . .

Thanks to Matthew and all for helping to make this such an engaging and rewarding experience for this first-time reader.

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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:18 am 
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I actually started working on a design, but don't know when I'll have time to finish it, so I'll just describe it. On the front would be sort of an ETA crest, with the motto* divided so that "TE OCCIDERE POSSUNT" appears above the crest and "SED TE EDERE NON POSSUNT NEFAS EST" appears below. It should be done in grey on a red shirt, to match the ETA school colors. The crest featured a tennis racquet hitting, instead of a tennis ball, the section-dividing annulus symbol.

On the back would be "Infinite Summer - Y.D.A.U."**

If anyone wants to take this and run with it, go for it. If I ever get around to finishing it, I'll post it.

* Yes, this is not actually the school motto, but only those who have read the book will know that, and it makes such an awesome motto.

** Is that what 2009 was calculated to be, or is this Y.G.?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:24 am 
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like the use of the circle. kind of would like it to be a bit more isolated.
like the use of the "we are in here"
like the footnote, though in combination with "we are in here," it feels a bit like declaring we are in diapers.


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:10 am 
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Thanks for the positive response! Feel free to chop it up and rearrange it in a different placement if you want, doubtful geste.
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I actually started working on a design, but don't know when I'll have time to finish it, so I'll just describe it. On the front would be sort of an ETA crest, with the motto* divided so that "TE OCCIDERE POSSUNT" appears above the crest and "SED TE EDERE NON POSSUNT NEFAS EST" appears below. It should be done in grey on a red shirt, to match the ETA school colors. The crest featured a tennis racquet hitting, instead of a tennis ball, the section-dividing annulus symbol.

On the back would be "Infinite Summer - Y.D.A.U."**

If anyone wants to take this and run with it, go for it. If I ever get around to finishing it, I'll post it.

* Yes, this is not actually the school motto, but only those who have read the book will know that, and it makes such an awesome motto.

** Is that what 2009 was calculated to be, or is this Y.G.?

I love the idea of the motto shirted as well (it's a great motto, I'm putting it up in my bathroom once we've painted, my bathroom being the closest thing to a locker room I have). Also secretly want at some point a grey on red ETA shirt to complement the red on grey one I made, but can't quite be arsed to get the screen printing stuff out... If you want to collaborate, maybe post what you've done or PM me and we can pull something together?

I take it to be YDAU, the dates match this years dates, and most things seem to fit. Wikipedia seems less sure but I was confident enough that I recovered my diary:
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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:35 am 
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That is an awesome diary cover.


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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Love the annular symbol too, and incorporating the Subsidized Year instead of 2009. Of course there should be a footnote, of course! :D
How about adding, "And but so, we finished like, the entire book."

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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:40 pm 
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I like the second one too, but suggest that the phrase Infinite Summer be together on the first line and Y.D.A.U. (with the superscript) be on the second text line. I like the white on black hand-drawn and lettered version of it, too. Good job—completely inexplicable, which is a strong point in its favor, and maybe the whole idea.

Another idea would be a box (8 inches x 8 inches or so) with the blue cloudy sky (on either white or black t shirts) with infinite summer spelled out in random orange, blank, and white, like the web page header up there; text in the bottom (or the top) of the box, with maybe 2009 either on the same line or below. I guess that would be a feeble attempt at 'branding,' which is kind of a pleasantly silly idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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I. too, really like the second design. I found some Tshirts Online, but what the heck? More than one Tshirt for reading such a long, complicated book isn't too much.


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 Post subject: Re: Infinite Summer t-shirts?
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I like the second t shirt too. Someone on the blog suggested the ONAN crest, which I think would be fantastic. Maybe for the back? It'd be great if someone drew it just for fun, if nothing else.


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