We are finalizing our design for Community t-shirts and we're having a hard time deciding between the below two designs! Click on each image to see the full photo and please vote for which you prefer!
I wonder, if we can have the shirts be a little more exciting.
Ok, so it's not a contest this year, but ... would my designs get any votes?
'2Bb || !2Bb' made me giggle, thanks.
They always get my vote Szymon Machajewski!
I couldn't figure out all of the morse code used in #1.... Definitely an "X" on top, but the bottom doesn't make any sense.
I thought they were just patterns. Ha ha. Oh dear...it doesn't spell out "If you can't read this you're not smart enough to wear it" does, it?
In the first one, the "community" font is too close to Comic Sans for my liking.I like the design around the "c" in the second one, as it gives me the impression of different ideas and thoughts building off each other; whereas the lines/dots in the first seem arbitrary.
Maybe stickers and other swag, in addition to t-shirts?
What Chris Corry said about the second C - I really, really like it. #2 gets my vote.
And I'd go for a sticker. Or a grocery bag, plastic bags being phased out here by the end of the month.
Chris Corry and Ian Holder- Great feedback and I agree on additional type of swag items (I like the idea of hats, thoughts?) In Washington, DC they charge 5 cents for every plastic bag someone opts to use, I'd love if they were phased out altogether!
Hats are always welcome.
Sorry, I spoke incorrectly trying to be brief. The single-use thin-style bags are being phased out; you can pay 15 cents for a tougher multi-use plastic bag or get a material one and re-use. A start at least.
Marissa Dimino (and all), I agree with the comments on option #2 as it is a cleaner and welcoming design. For swag, you could have premium limited edition swag like the lunch/cooler bags that Blackboard has in general and or an aluminum water bottle beyond shirts and of course hoodies while expensive to make are always nice or umbrellas. I am thinking of swag that folks could use long term.
The second one reminds me of Comcast ::shudder::
You mean this...
That's the one!
You have more branding opportunities with the second option. I can see the 'C' from the word "Community", along with the cool design around the C as a standalone when the brand is known.
Why have Community t-shirts? What's the purpose?
I'd wear them for fun. And at conferences you could spot fellow Bb-Communiteers.
And to promote the community here... Unfortunately we're a distributed uni (6 campuses...campii??? campodes??? ) and I'm on one of the smaller ones. I'm sure those designs would get comments about what it is about (or what conference junket I've been on recently!).
I'd like to see Dr. Charles Severance add this to the other logos on his arm: Dr. Chuck Tattoos !
I love the second design the most because it totally symbolizes the connection and constructive style of learning that community brings!
I"m not crazy about either of them, frankly. #1 is just kind of a hot mess of randomly-colored Morse code. #2 is cleaner, but the first impression is Copyright, not Community.
Ya know… I didn't see that before your comment, but now that you've commented I totally see it! So, I'm kinda with you now… I wonder if they could edit it some or how they came up with the graphic idea?
What if they took out the c in the middle and used the design for the c? I think that would be much better... what about you? Something like this...
Make the C a bit thicker and we have a winner.
It would be nice, and if it was the same thickness as the rest of the font, it would definitely flow better and be it's own unique thing. To create my version, I literally opened it in paint and used white over the text in the middle. Then, I couldn't help but follow the rabbit trail to someone else's comment on it looking like the Comcast logo, I Googled it, and it reminded me of copyright too (see below where I inserted the image using the direct image link from Google).
The Comcast logo doesn't read as "copyright" as much. I think it's because the color is very different - not just a different shade - and the ends of the outer circle (it's a crescent, really) taper to points.
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