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#1 Jairus

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 09:43 AM

Salem SPEED Shop and "Rat Hole Customs" asked me to come up with a few t-shirt designs. I have two done and wanted your guys opinions. Would you wear one? Would you buy one?
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This one will be printed in two colors on either white or black shirt.
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This one will be printed in three colors on black only. Not sure if I am ready to leave this one alone yet... but both shirts will be sold via the many forums I frequent and eventually by "Rat Hole Customs" web site. (When Mark gets it set up, but we are printing NOW)
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Estimated cost will be about $19.00 each plus shipping. But that could change. B)

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:00 AM

You can put me down for a Flatheads Rule, Black, 2x.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

Both are awesome! I like the first one better. Would buy both though.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:06 AM

Yes to both.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:55 PM

Both are cool... me likey! :)

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:17 AM

I like your designs.I would buy the Flathead rules T.But,sorry I won't advertise for any company.Unless they wear my shirt that says Terry Rules, :lol: Oh I'll take a large.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:29 AM

Sorry Jairus, but neither one does anything for me. The shirt you did for the NW show was much better.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:49 AM

The shirts are not printed yet. The printer has to get back from his Anniversary vacation to Las Vegas. Since then the two shirts have gone through some slight adjustments and changes. So, that said I still need opinions because nothing is set in stone yet.

The printer suggested we do one of the images with a "machine wash" filter. This creates cracks and voids in the image much like a t-shirt would after being washed a bunch of times. BUT, the shirts are brand new American Made... it's just the image that looks old.
I am not yet sold on the idea but think it does have credence when designing shirts that are made to look vintage.

This one might be printed with the filter in place... and yet again, we might do a test run both ways and see which sells better.
Or I could wait and do the 3rd or 4th image that way. At any rate this is the update so far.

Logo #1 with filter.
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The backs will feature a neat trick that Pat Redmond made me aware of, that of printed louvers. Cool huh?
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The second design has gotten some letter spacing corrected and a neat little pinstripe detail added to the Phaetons rear panel.
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Once again, I am not selling these shirts on this forum! When they are available for purchase I will simply post where and who to contact. My purpose on this and other forums is simply to get your opinions on what YOU guys think is cool. :lol:

Jim, these are being sold to a way wider market place and I really do appreciate your opinion. No worries.

Edited by Jairus, 29 September 2010 - 04:53 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:04 AM

The louvers on the back are excellent. Never saw that before.

The pinstripe is very cool as is your artwork on the phaeton.

There's just something missing on the Salem Speed Shop logo. I don't know how to explain it - it just doesn't knock my socks off. No piazazz??

#10 Jairus

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:09 AM

Well, like it or not it is and has been Glenn's logo since before you or I were born.
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When dealing with the oldest existing Hot Rod Shop in the U.S. you don't try to change things too much. :lol:

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:13 AM

I wasn't aware of that. The old time logo makes sense then.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:33 AM

I like both, but would be more inclined to buy the second "Flatheads Rule" shirt. (I may do so, too!) However, if I were to spend the money, I wouldn't want one with the machine wash filter effect. I have enough old shirts that look like they've been through the wringer!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:37 AM

My suggestion:

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#14 Jairus

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:55 AM

Hmmmm, noted. Not really retro based on old designs but definitely an improvement!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:42 AM

i love the "Flatheads Rule" shirt. the best in black!!!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 06:48 PM

I like Harry's version of #1. I would never buy any shirt with the "machine wash". The louvers on the back is a good idea if you have the logo on the front. Personally I don't want/buy anything on the front, only the logo on the back. That's the way it was. On the back.