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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Comix Connection T-shirt Update


OK, I've got a t-shirt guy (the one who did them *gulp* ten years ago) and he mocked up a couple of shirt images (see above) with the YELLOW logo image. The one on the right is the forest green one. I'm still debating over whether to put "www.comixconnection.com" along the bottom of the logo, or just let the pure Comix Connection logo fly free, without any extra text. What do you think? Also, it looks like we will be able to sell the shirts for a reasonable $10.00 each, so at this time I'd like anyone who wants one to let me know what shirt color (black or forest green) and what size you would want, so I can gauge the size of the order. By the way, these are quality 100% pre-shrunk cotton Ts, not some crappy shirt that will "pill" after a few washings. Leave your order in the comments, or email me at the bill (at) comixconnection.com address (using an "@" and no spaces).

And yes, if it was up to us you would ALL be entitled to a FREE t-shirt for all the years of being loyal customers. We really wish we could do that, just to see the hordes of Comix Connection t-shirt-wearing comic book fans wandering around... and if I win the lotto you will all get one, GUARANTEED! Until then, ten bucks isn't so bad is it?

12 Comments:

At 2/15/2006 1:07 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

The art is kind of screwed up. You should send him the mock-up I did for you so he can see the changes he should make; either that, or I could do them. The letters should be black, and so should the triangle in the background.

 
At 2/15/2006 2:53 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

AAAGH! You're right... I have sent him the other "negative" logo...

 
At 2/15/2006 5:27 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

There... the proper logo is now up. Much better. Plus the one on the left has the full website address, and the one on the right has just a little ".com" below the logo... which do you all prefer?

 
At 2/15/2006 8:25 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

I like the color on the left and the .com on the right, though maybe a little bit bigger on the .com part.

 
At 2/15/2006 8:42 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

You read my mind. Creepy place, isn't it?

 
At 2/16/2006 5:08 AM, Blogger zell said...

Personally, I think it would look a lot cleaner if you took the full web addy and had it placed on the inside of the top edge of the inverted triangle.

That way the overall look isn't cluttered, and the addy is still there. Just my two nickels. (Would have said 2 cents, but had to adjust for inflation). If that messes with the logo too much, go with the .com addition.

 
At 2/16/2006 10:49 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

zell... well, I sorta like the "clean" logo... it resembles a superhero logo costume that way...

And, hey, we can always change it for the second batch of shirts! I've already gotten quite a list of folks who want shirts at this point...

 
At 2/18/2006 12:16 AM, Blogger smylegirl said...

I suppose it's more expensive to print on both sides of the shirt, right? If it's not, I would say put the web address all by itself on the back of the shirt.

Otherwise, I think I would just leave it off altogether. Even though I know the Comix Connection logo itself is an advertisement, it doesn't really seem as much like one as the web address-- perhaps because it is more 'stylish.' (yes, I guess it's kind of like a superhero logo...)

Plus, on the examples you've posted, the web address is so small, a person would have to be really close to the shirt-wearer to really be able to read the address... I just don't think putting the address in, or below, the logo, enhances the look of the shirt, and I kind of doubt the website would get that many more hits from adding it to the front of the shirt...

Of course, what do I know? I'm not a fanboy or a fashion designer or a marketing expert! :-)

 
At 2/18/2006 8:56 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

You know what, smylegirl? I think you're absolutely right. I think I'll just drop the web address completely... I can always change it on "second printings" of the shirts, or as Marvel would say, "Limited Editions"...

 
At 2/20/2006 1:01 PM, Blogger Ned at Comix Connection said...

I agree with smylegirl. Drop the web address and just go with the logo. I mean we did spend "thousands" on that thing, why clutter it up with the web address. Oh right, I think Steve got credit for that... still...

 
At 2/21/2006 9:19 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

I totally dig the idea of the web address being on there, but who would listen to a suggestion by someone named "Linnen" when someone named "SmyleGirl" is offering contrary advice?

 
At 2/21/2006 11:33 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Everything SmyleGirl says is brilliant, everything linnen says... eh, not so much.





KIDDING!

But I do want to try just the "clean logo" first. You may have your day in the sun eventually. (Reader Nick S. emailed me and suggested a RED logo on a black shirt, which I think would be pretty cool too.) I'll probably contact my most excellent Shirt Guy soon and get these made...

 

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