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K5 Stuff, Designed by You

By rusty in News
Mon May 15, 2000 at 03:05:55 PM EST
Tags: Kuro5hin.org (all tags)
Kuro5hin.org

Two axioms and a conclusion:

  1. T-shirts are an essential item in the hacker wardrobe (The priciple of minimum sartorial effort)
  2. All websites expand until they sell logo T-Shirts (a mutation of the Emacs conjecture: that all applications grow until they can send and receive email)
Therefore it is only natural and fitting that Kuro5hin offer some shamelessly logo-plastered stuff for you to waste your hard earned small, unmarked US dollars on. But what exactly is our logo? Well, I could be unoriginal and just go with the bridge logo up there in the top left corner. But that would be, well, no fun. So instead I'm going to open that up to you, in the classic "Design our promotional stuff for us" contest. I'm sure you're familiar with the general idea, but the specifics are below. Winners will be chosen when we have enough submissions to feel like we can pick a winner, or within a month or so, whichever comes first. The winning design or designs will be offered on t-shirts and coffee mugs through our CafePress.com store. So if you have any graphics talent at all, go for it. Maybe you'll be able to brag to your grandkids that you designed the first-ever K5 T-shirt. Read on for rules and guidelines...


What we need:

Images of a logo-type nature. Look at the store for the products we'll need to put your logo on. To summarize, there's the T-shirt, an 11 ounce mug, and a 15 ounce mug. The mugs just take one image, the t-shirt can take up to two, which can be placed:

  • Front: centered, breast pocket, or none
  • Back: Centered, shoulders, or none

The images must be at least 100 DPI, and in gif or jpeg or BMP format. The best way to do it is to create in BMP, and send me gif or jpg. If we pick yours, then I'll ask for the BMP. Try to make them the actual size that you think they should be on the shirt and/or mug. They can be shrunk, but not easily enlarged, so keep that in mind. Regardless, if we like a design but need the image itself tweaked, we'll work something out. I recommend you keep a high-res copy around though. :-)

What's in it for you?

Eternal fame, our gratitude, and a free one of each fine promotional item, besplendored with your winning design.

Guidelines:

  • If you simply lift graphics off the site, without doing anything original to them, we'll probably laugh at you.
  • Rule one aside, you are allowed to make use of any of the graphics that are already on the site.
  • Your design should reflect the general feel of the site, and include the URL somewhere in it.
  • All submissions will be posted on the submissions page. If you're uncomfortable with that, well, why are you submitting to a design contest in the first place?!
  • Feel free to include a small "designed by" credit in a corner somewhere if you want to.
The Rules:

  • As stated, you may use graphics from this site. However your submissions must otherwise be your own original work. No plagiarism!
  • All submissions will become the property of kuro5hin.org, and may be used in the future for other stuff, should we so desire.
  • You may submit as many entries as you like, and they may be designed for the mugs, the t-shirts, or both. Please tell us if you had one product in particular in mind.
  • Winners will be picked by Mrs. Edna Graustein, of Kansas City, Mo. Her decisions are final.
  • The editors, and Mrs. Graustein, may wish to modify a winning design slightly, and we'd be very happy if you were willing to tweak things for us. However, we realize we can't really require that. But do keep it in mind, if we ask.
Alright, enough rules! How do I enter?

Mail entries, with graphics attached, to contest@kuro5hin.org. Don't forget to attach the graphics!

I have more questions...

Ask 'em below. :-) Now get to work!

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K5 Stuff, Designed by You | 66 comments (66 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
All right! I can't wait to wear a K... (3.00 / 1) (#7)
by guppie on Mon May 15, 2000 at 01:28:53 PM EST

guppie voted 1 on this story.

All right! I can't wait to wear a K5-shirt to work and see all the suits go "huh? is that Japanise?" It'll be almost as good as the binary-shirt from thinkGeek.

What? The land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy.
-Zack de la Rocha

Hellyeah, every good geek cause nee... (none / 0) (#4)
by warpeightbot on Mon May 15, 2000 at 01:31:15 PM EST

warpeightbot voted 1 on this story.

Hellyeah, every good geek cause needs a t-shirt. Not that I'm a good enough artist to contribute, but I'll probably be buying one of these beautiful artifacts of the Open Source process once it's out of beta.... :)

Hmm.. the bridge logo is cool. Jus... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by mattc on Mon May 15, 2000 at 01:53:34 PM EST

mattc voted 1 on this story.

Hmm.. the bridge logo is cool. Just use it as it is!

Re: Hmm.. the bridge logo is cool. Jus... (2.00 / 1) (#19)
by Anonymous Hero on Tue May 16, 2000 at 01:25:17 AM EST

I agree, just use the bridge logo as it is. Very minimalist and stylish.

[ Parent ]
Clothing is important. But *when* ... (none / 0) (#8)
by scjody on Mon May 15, 2000 at 01:58:29 PM EST

scjody voted 1 on this story.

Clothing is important. But *when* are submissions due? Or can I not read?

Re: Clothing is important. But *when* ... (none / 0) (#10)
by rusty on Mon May 15, 2000 at 05:25:25 PM EST

You just can't read. :-) Well, ok, there is a lot of blather you have to wade through to get to it, but the deadline is "one month, or whenever we feel like we can pick a winner". So, um, just get submissions in soon. I'll probably give some warning when I have a definite "Due by" date, but assume a month from now.

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]
Spelling errors aside, this is an i... (none / 0) (#9)
by unayok on Mon May 15, 2000 at 02:04:40 PM EST

Athos voted 1 on this story.

Spelling errors aside, this is an interesting idea.

These should be regular occurances.... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by dlc on Mon May 15, 2000 at 02:13:35 PM EST

dlc voted 1 on this story.

These should be regular occurances. Maybe a quarterly thing, with a new product every few months? This is a fantastic idea, and keeps with the notion of the "community-run Kuro5hin.org".


(darren)

Sounds great! I can't wait to be ab... (3.00 / 1) (#6)
by madams on Mon May 15, 2000 at 02:19:17 PM EST

madams voted 1 on this story.

Sounds great! I can't wait to be able to sit at my computer wearing a K5 t-shirt and drinking coffee out of a K5 mug, all while moderating submissions on K5!

--
Mark Adams
"But pay no attention to anonymous charges, for they are a bad precedent and are not worthy of our age." - Trajan's reply to Pliny the Younger, 112 A.D.

Sounds neat to me... (none / 0) (#5)
by zeb on Mon May 15, 2000 at 02:22:35 PM EST

zeb voted 1 on this story.

Sounds neat to me
/ Zeb - Another Mega bytes the dust

Oooh! Might have to try my hand at ... (none / 0) (#2)
by Skippy on Mon May 15, 2000 at 02:34:32 PM EST

Skippy voted 1 on this story.

Oooh! Might have to try my hand at this. I know I'll... wait a minute! I'm not sharing my ideas with you people! :-)

I can hardly wait to have a new t-shirt for my geek wardrobe.
# I am now finished talking out my ass about things that I am not qualified to discuss. #

fine then... (5.00 / 1) (#11)
by feline on Mon May 15, 2000 at 05:48:09 PM EST

GIFs and JPEGs only? well, I guess rusty's gonna just have to live without my wonderful ascii art... :P
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'Hello sir, you don't look like someone who satisfies his wife.'

Re: fine then... (none / 0) (#12)
by rusty on Mon May 15, 2000 at 06:03:52 PM EST

Heh. Take a screenshot. :-)

This is not my restriction, BTW-- those are the only formats CafePress accepts.

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]

GIF and JPEG (none / 0) (#15)
by pin0cchio on Mon May 15, 2000 at 08:24:41 PM EST

those are the only formats CafePress accepts

We can't send GIF images because of that stupid patent problem. I guess that boils down to "they only take JPEG" unless you can convince them to install GIMP or any other PNG format compatible software.


lj65
[ Parent ]
Re: whaaat? (none / 0) (#18)
by CYwolf on Tue May 16, 2000 at 12:09:19 AM EST

A t-shirt-designing company that doesn't accept vector art? I'm quite shocked. Infinite scaling + no pixelation, what more could you ask for?
I'll try to think up something original, btw. ;)

[ Parent ]
Re: fine then... (none / 0) (#22)
by duxup on Tue May 16, 2000 at 07:12:23 AM EST

Actually I think ASCII art would be the way to go!

[ Parent ]
"It's like replacing.." (none / 0) (#13)
by driph on Mon May 15, 2000 at 06:30:45 PM EST

Okay, so who's gonna design the T-shirt with a bunch of Rusty quotes on the back? :]

Okay, maybe just a coffee mug...

Actually, a .sig shirt would be kinda neat..


--
Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave
Comment on the two current submissions :) (4.00 / 1) (#14)
by Marcin on Mon May 15, 2000 at 07:34:28 PM EST

I'm not really fond of either of the two submissions currently there. Sure that's probably because it's only been a few hours since the competition was announced (assuming the timestamp converted to my local time is right) and so they quality entries that are more than 5 minutes entering text or cutting and pasting into Photoshop (or Gimp if that floats your boat) aren't there yet.

Boxes is too busy. People would look at you funny. It looks like a tourist shirt.

.txt.. the front's alright (but a bit plain), but the back is again a bit too overdone.

I'm no good at designing arty things so I'm not going to put up a submission, but i'm more than happy to rip into ones that are already up based on whether i'd wear them or not. Heh.
M.

Re: Comment on the two current submissions :) (none / 0) (#16)
by madams on Mon May 15, 2000 at 10:54:15 PM EST

I definitely think the K5 community should give input on the design submissions (even if Mrs. Edna Graustein gets final say). Rusty, could you add the ability to post comments to the logo submissions page?

--
Mark Adams
"But pay no attention to anonymous charges, for they are a bad precedent and are not worthy of our age." - Trajan's reply to Pliny the Younger, 112 A.D.
[ Parent ]

Re: Comment on the two current submissions :) (none / 0) (#17)
by Marcin on Mon May 15, 2000 at 11:16:35 PM EST

I definitely think the K5 community should give input on the design submissions (even if Mrs. Edna Graustein gets final say). Rusty, could you add the ability to post comments to the logo submissions page?

The reason I posted where I did was because it says, on the Submissions page, "Let us know which one you like on the discussion page." and links to this forum :)
M.
[ Parent ]

Re: Comment on the two current submissions :) (none / 0) (#20)
by evro on Tue May 16, 2000 at 02:10:27 AM EST

Well, mine was sort of tongue-in-cheek... I couldn't come up with a back so I just put something there to take up space. On the front, I had wanted to use the "standard" pronounciation symbols, like the schwa (upside down e) but I couldn't figure out how to get them. I tried just doing an "e" and rotating it 180, but that didn't come out too well. so "ka ro zhin" is what I got stuck with.

Anyway, as I said in my email to Rusty when submitting this, "IANAA".
---
"Asking me who to follow -- don't ask me, I don't know!"
[ Parent ]
Re: Comment on the two current submissions :) (none / 0) (#21)
by Marcin on Tue May 16, 2000 at 02:31:32 AM EST

Well, mine was sort of tongue-in-cheek... I couldn't come up with a back so I just put something there to take up space. On the front, I had wanted to use the "standard" pronounciation symbols, like the schwa (upside down e) but I couldn't figure out how to get them. I tried just doing an "e" and rotating it 180, but that didn't come out too well. so "ka ro zhin" is what I got stuck with.

Yeah, the annoying thing about most 'geek' shirts are that they don't usually have anything on the back. So having one is a start. I liked the idea of having the pronunciation too, that's pretty cool.. most people would probably assume it's Japanese and say it like it is (brother!).

I actually have come up with one or two ideas during the day, so I might give them a go on the weekend. If they turn out alright i'll definately submit them, but like you IANAA and so my hopes aren't too high ;)
M.
[ Parent ]

Re: Comment on the two current submissions :) (none / 0) (#23)
by Anonymous Hero on Tue May 16, 2000 at 10:33:16 AM EST

What exactly is the standard pronunciation? I mean, I've never heard anyone say the name of this site. My only interaction with it, reference to it is textual. Where did you intend to put schwa's?

[ Parent ]
Pronunciation (none / 0) (#24)
by pwhysall on Tue May 16, 2000 at 11:23:52 AM EST

I seem to be pronouncing Kuroh5hin as Kurrer-shin.
--
Peter
K5 Editors
I'm going to wager that the story keeps getting dumped because it is a steaming pile of badly formatted fool-meme.
CheeseBurgerBrown
[ Parent ]

Pronunciation of Kuro5hin (none / 0) (#25)
by madams on Tue May 16, 2000 at 01:04:53 PM EST

The correct(?) pronunciation of Kuro5hin is, according to the this question on the faq,"corrosion". The entire faq is worth a read, BTW.

--
Mark Adams
"But pay no attention to anonymous charges, for they are a bad precedent and are not worthy of our age." - Trajan's reply to Pliny the Younger, 112 A.D.
[ Parent ]

Praise you my child (none / 0) (#26)
by rusty on Tue May 16, 2000 at 01:07:36 PM EST

I was starting to think no one ever read the faq anymore. :-)

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]
There's a FAQ? (none / 0) (#42)
by pwhysall on Wed May 17, 2000 at 07:15:42 AM EST

:)
--
Peter
K5 Editors
I'm going to wager that the story keeps getting dumped because it is a steaming pile of badly formatted fool-meme.
CheeseBurgerBrown
[ Parent ]
*Kick* (none / 0) (#45)
by rusty on Wed May 17, 2000 at 01:10:47 PM EST

:-)

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]
I like Alex-2 (none / 0) (#30)
by ToastyKen on Tue May 16, 2000 at 02:14:07 PM EST

The only one I really like so far is Alex 2.

Like I said, I really like the Tacoma Narrows image. :)

[ Parent ]

A few quick questions (none / 0) (#27)
by Rand Race on Tue May 16, 2000 at 01:23:20 PM EST

Mainly, colors. Are these shirts and mugs going to be spot printed or is four-color OK? If spot, how many colors? Also, what is the rough size of the printable area? I'm more interested in aspect than absolute size here.
"Question with boldness even the existence of God; because if there be one, He must approve the homage of Reason rather than that of blindfolded Fear." - Thomas Jefferson
Re: A few quick questions (none / 0) (#28)
by rusty on Tue May 16, 2000 at 01:41:11 PM EST

All I know about it is right here. Note that I screwed up-- you can send in BMP's too. They aren't any color restrictions, but I'd recommend keeping designs relatively simple.

Sizes are as follows, all they provide is max. height of the image:

  • Mug: 3 inches
  • Tshirt: 10 inches (all images)
Basically, I upload a graphic, and tell them how big to make it, and they auto-size it from the height. Think of it this way-- front/back of t-shirt centered images would be roughly 10x10 inches. Breast pocket, probably 4x4 inches, and back-of-shirt shoulders would be maybe 3x10 inches. Does that make sense?

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]
Just a bigass Tacoma Narrows? (3.00 / 1) (#29)
by ToastyKen on Tue May 16, 2000 at 02:06:52 PM EST

I personally would prefer just one BIGASS picture of Tacoma Narrows on the back of a T-shirt. I think that would make the perfect t-shirt for the engineer in all of us. :)

Re: Just a bigass Tacoma Narrows? (none / 0) (#31)
by driph on Tue May 16, 2000 at 02:15:30 PM EST

Yeah, I think that's a good idea as well. I liked the idea of a old black n white picture on the back, that's why I went with the overhead view of WWI/II trenches in my submission...something kind of obscure that gets em to glance again..

Feel free to knock my submission, I threw it together at the office while breaking from writing a help system...

--
Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave
[ Parent ]
Re: Just a bigass Tacoma Narrows? (none / 0) (#34)
by ramses0 on Tue May 16, 2000 at 08:26:02 PM EST

Wow ... It looked like a picture of a spiderweb, but it's much cooler to know that it's really a picture of WWII trenches. Very cool, only it doesn't ever advertise the http://www.kuro5hin.org/ address. Very nice design though.

--Robert
[ rate all comments , for great justice | sell.com ]
[ Parent ]

Re: Just a bigass Tacoma Narrows? (none / 0) (#41)
by driph on Wed May 17, 2000 at 06:18:26 AM EST

only it doesn't ever advertise the http://www.kuro5hin.org/ address

I was thinking about that too, but I figured that the image on the back is just obscure enough that someone might ask what it is, prompting the wearer to hand them one of their pre-printed http://Kuro5hin.org cards. :]



--
Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave
[ Parent ]
I like... (none / 0) (#32)
by evro on Tue May 16, 2000 at 05:20:29 PM EST

I like the Alex Hayes ones. Rusty, if/when a new logo is picked, will you be changing the one on the site to match? If not, won't that look weird?

Also, does anybody else think that NOTHING will look good on that t-shirt model? (my apologies if it's somebody in here!)

If anybody wants the .psd for my file let me know...
---
"Asking me who to follow -- don't ask me, I don't know!"
Re: I like... (none / 0) (#33)
by rusty on Tue May 16, 2000 at 05:36:08 PM EST

I don't expect to be changing the logo here. AFAIK, it's fairly standard to have t-shirts that aren't necessarily the same design as the site. Look at the slashdot shirts on copyleft for example.

The t-shirt model is just the standard image from the cafepress store. and yeah, we'll make sure they don't look lame when they're real. :-) Consider the submissions to be "design sketches". We'll be improving the image quality if needed.

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]

Re: I like... (none / 0) (#35)
by evro on Tue May 16, 2000 at 11:52:35 PM EST

Most of the Slashdot stuff did seem to incorporate either the official slashdot logo or the "/." (which is something I have always hated for no apparent reason). I wonder, why are there so MANY Slashdot shirts? At this point, when the site is no longer "underground," "cool," or even "31337," who would wear a Slashdot shirt anyway? I'd get a k5 shirt just because k5 is still unique / not mainstream -- and I when people ask me "what's that on your shirt?" I wouldn't have to say "News for Nerds." Some people just don't understand that that's not such a bad thing.
---
"Asking me who to follow -- don't ask me, I don't know!"
[ Parent ]
Re: I like... (none / 0) (#36)
by rusty on Wed May 17, 2000 at 12:04:38 AM EST

...and I when people ask me "what's that on your shirt?" I wouldn't have to say "News for Nerds."

Yeah, but you will probably have to explain what "Kuro5hin" means, which believe me, gets old really fast. I encourage all of you who get shirts to invent your own totally random versions of what the word means, and spread them religiously. In fact, invent as many different versions as you can, and tell a new one every time someone asks. I'll start doing the same when people ask without reading the FAQ. Hey, if you're all excited about having a silly word on your chest, you might as well have some fun with it, right? :-)

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]

Re: I like... (3.00 / 1) (#37)
by evro on Wed May 17, 2000 at 03:36:49 AM EST

Kuro5hin -- "When I worked at the NSA on Echelon-- oops! Well, the cat's out of the bag now so I guess I'll just tell you. When I was working at the NSA on Echelon, that was my password into the system. Really! Give me your SSN and I'll be back in a minute with the transcript of every phone call & email you've ever made. Kuro5hin -- it's top secret. DON'T TELL ANYBODY ABOUT IT! And whatever you do, don't try going to it in your web browser!"

Something like that ought to get it going like wildfire...
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"Asking me who to follow -- don't ask me, I don't know!"
[ Parent ]
Re: it means.. (none / 0) (#39)
by driph on Wed May 17, 2000 at 06:12:44 AM EST

Heh, I've already done that. I told someone that "kuroshin" was a Japanese samurai term for a newly forged blade being used on a slave.

There actually is a word that means just that, tho I have no recollection of the word itself.

--
Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave
[ Parent ]
I like the driph stuff best for now. (none / 0) (#38)
by pwhysall on Wed May 17, 2000 at 03:54:18 AM EST

Especially the "You Are Here" pic :)
--
Peter
K5 Editors
I'm going to wager that the story keeps getting dumped because it is a steaming pile of badly formatted fool-meme.
CheeseBurgerBrown
..the British/German trenches during WWI. (none / 0) (#40)
by driph on Wed May 17, 2000 at 06:15:10 AM EST

Thanks.. the picture is of the British/German trenches during WWI. The current "You are Here" points to the British line, even tho admittedly the Germans had cooler trenches. :]

--
Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave
[ Parent ]
Re: I like the driph stuff best for now. (none / 0) (#58)
by HiRes on Mon May 22, 2000 at 10:23:43 PM EST

Where is "here" in "you are here"? I don't get it.

/me is clueless...
--
wcb
wait! before you rate, read.
[ Parent ]

Best So Far (none / 0) (#43)
by CodeWright on Wed May 17, 2000 at 09:35:10 AM EST

So far, my favorites are (in order) Nio Spartan's, my first two, and Alex's.



--
A: Because it destroys the flow of conversation.
Q: Why is top posting dumb? --clover_kicker

A Bridge??? (none / 0) (#44)
by Iago on Wed May 17, 2000 at 10:01:42 AM EST

I didn't know that was a bridge. I thought that it was a rusted guillotine with cobwebs hanging from it. Honest!

How about that for a logo? A rusted guillotine...

JDogg's design (none / 0) (#46)
by JDogg on Wed May 17, 2000 at 02:07:04 PM EST

I kinda like the JDogg design :)


***It's like I'm Han Solo, you're Chewie, he's Ben Kenobi and we're in that FUCKED-UP BAR!!!***
-- Jay from Dogma
Choosing a winner (4.00 / 1) (#47)
by eann on Wed May 17, 2000 at 02:57:46 PM EST

I like this discussion about what the regular population likes and doesn't like among the submissions, but I think we should consider starting a separate thread just for voting once we've reached the cutoff day, since (obviously) the ones that have been up the longest will have the most comments.

Maybe the voting criterion should be "how many would you buy with this design?", and we'll see which generates the most money for the site. :)

Oh, and will someone please take my breast-pocket design and clean it up a little? I can send PSD with TT fonts, if necessary.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. —MLK

$email =~ s/0/o/; # The K5 cabal is out to get you.


Re: Choosing a winner (2.00 / 1) (#48)
by rusty on Wed May 17, 2000 at 03:33:30 PM EST

I like this discussion about what the regular population likes and doesn't like among the submissions, but I think we should consider starting a separate thread just for voting once we've reached the cutoff day

Good idea. When I decide we've reached the cutoff day, I'll start a new thread specifically for voting. Not that I'll necessarily just count votes, but it'd be silly to ignore what people say they'd pay for. :-)

For the record, I'm betting that the final design is going to be a compilation of a couple different people's ideas. Right now, I'm leaning toward the "Property of Mrs. Edna Graustein" idea for the mug, and I'm still not sure on the shirt, but whatever it is, it'll probably have the Kuro5hin w/pronunciation on it somewhere, cause that is *so* appropriate. :-)

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]

WE LOVE EDNA!!! (none / 0) (#49)
by HiRes on Wed May 17, 2000 at 06:01:31 PM EST

My vote (so far) is for the "Property of Mrs. Edna Graustein".

...provided it's on the front of an athletic grey tee.
--
wcb
wait! before you rate, read.

Technology and Culture (2.00 / 1) (#50)
by shevek on Wed May 17, 2000 at 08:26:30 PM EST

of the submissions so far, i am most happy with the Technology and Culture design.

i also like a couple of the font treatments of k5, so i'd actually recommend the Tech & Culture as a back, and one of the font treatments on the front (or front pocket).

wheels and petri dishes...it's about as ironic as we could get, while still showing a sense of humor. the only other graphic element missing is a trench of some kind, then perhaps someone could create a visual rebus <sp?> of the tag line.

anyway, the designs overall are great
-- Philosophy:Cosmology::Signified:Signifier
KayFive is da bomb (3.00 / 1) (#51)
by drift on Thu May 18, 2000 at 12:10:05 PM EST

Very nice. In Red on Black, that would be very smooth.

Though "Property of Edna Graustein" is too funny, too wonderfully "in-joke" to pass up. I liked the idea someone posted about an athletic sweatshirt.

Maybe we need a sticker that says "property of Edna". I wanna see one of those underground postering campaigns. Free software, meet free advertising. :)



Mrs. Edna: please pick KayFive! (none / 0) (#61)
by guppie on Tue May 30, 2000 at 09:47:47 AM EST

I know Mrs. Edna's say on this is final, but I would like to
encourache her to pick KayFive. It's simply the neatest, coolest design.


What? The land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy.
-Zack de la Rocha
[ Parent ]
An Idea.. (none / 0) (#52)
by driph on Thu May 18, 2000 at 07:21:48 PM EST

I just browsed through the CafePress site, created a web store, etc. A couple ideas.

If I am not mistaken, a store owner can sell as many varieties of T-Shirts/Mugs as he pleases, right?
I think it would be kinda neat if everyone could design their own kuro5hin t-shirt. It'd be the equivalent of winamp skins for Kuro5hin fashion. Anyone who feels like designing their own tshirt can submit and buy their own design. Others who like the current designs or dont have the time/ability to design their own can browse through the list of designs and buy one for themselves.

Or maybe keep unifying factors among all the t-shirts(say the breast pocket mage) while giving free reign over what goes on the back of the shirt.

I dunno, just an idea to throw out..

--
Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave
Re: An Idea.. (none / 0) (#53)
by rusty on Thu May 18, 2000 at 09:12:25 PM EST

You are mistaken. You can only have one shirt at a time, per store. I could change the graphics whenever, but they don't support multiple designs on one item yet. They say they will soon, so we'll see. I could also open multiple stores, but, well... Seems kinda silly doesn't it? Maybe we'll go with the Beanie Baby strategy and have "limited edition" shirts. I'll retire the design every couple months and make a new one. Collect 'em all! ;-)

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Not the real rusty
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Mug: The Drinking? (5.00 / 1) (#54)
by driph on Fri May 19, 2000 at 12:03:21 AM EST

heh..doh! That's what I get for not reading the faq. Shucks.

Maybe we should give the mugs attack/defense points and special abilities, and we can sell em as a collectible trading mug game..

Mrs. Edna Graustein- 1/1
Ability: View opponents cupboard. Select one mug and place it in your own cupboard.
&quot;we grant Kuro5hin.org and Mrs. Edna Graustein, of Kansas City, Mo., the right to display your comment&quot;

Tacoma Narrows Bridge- 0/2
Ability: Play mug during opponents attack and remove attacking mugs from the game.
&quot;Seems the engineers didn't figure out the bridge's resonance frequency, and it basically shook itself into little bits during a fairly light breeze. It's a pretty famous example of bad engineering&quot;

--
Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave
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I like (none / 0) (#55)
by FlinkDelDinky on Sat May 20, 2000 at 02:50:50 AM EST

I like Mark Adams Boxes front to be used for the back and JDogg's Tacoma to be used for the front.

Yah, I like the bridge. A tee like this would be cool and I'd buy a one (or more).

Priceless card number (none / 0) (#56)
by mahlen on Mon May 22, 2000 at 03:58:53 PM EST

I like the "Priceless" commercial parody (although it will become dated at some point). But the signifigance of the chosen card number is lost on me. Perhaps better would be:

3141 5926 5358 9793 (Pi (from memory no less))
or
0100 1011 0011 0101 (K5 in ASCII binary)

Full disclosure: I have an entry to the contest that has not shown up yet on the submissions page (as of this writing)

mahlen

Death and taxes may always be with us, but death at least doesn't get any
worse.
--Los Angeles Times Syndicate

Oh, Duh. (none / 0) (#57)
by mahlen on Mon May 22, 2000 at 04:49:43 PM EST

OK, I looked at the sequence while actually using a cuple neurons, and now know which number sequence it is. But I won't spoil the fun for anyone else.

mahlen

I've suffered for my music. Now it's your turn.
--Neil Innes, "Monty Python at City Center"

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please let this joke end... (none / 0) (#59)
by HiRes on Mon May 22, 2000 at 10:29:28 PM EST

The credit card looks fantastic, but man, that "priceless" joke is getting tired.

...and please, let's hold off on the "wassup!" gags while we're thinking of it.

(but I do really like the choice of numbers for the credit card.)
--
wcb
wait! before you rate, read.
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Re: Priceless card number (none / 0) (#62)
by irix on Tue May 30, 2000 at 10:26:04 AM EST

I'll second the vote for "priceless", and I like the card number idea too.

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Hmmm.. (3.00 / 1) (#60)
by angst_ridden_hipster on Wed May 24, 2000 at 10:55:53 PM EST

With all due respect to Mooneer, 5k is 5120, not 5000!
-- bukra fil mish mish
Submissions (none / 0) (#63)
by pyr0 on Tue May 30, 2000 at 05:57:33 PM EST

I was kinda curious as to where the submissions were being posted at besides the link at the top of the page. I had sent one in but never saw it posted, nor received an email back saying it was shot. I know it is a bit late for submissions now, but do I need to resubmit it or is Rusty just extremely busy? The link to the picture is if it helps any.

Re: Submissions (none / 0) (#64)
by pyr0 on Tue May 30, 2000 at 06:01:19 PM EST

Clearly I am a moron and do not know how to use html within posting a comment, so here it is plain text http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/cainamoryp/k5.jpg

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Re: Corrected address (none / 0) (#65)
by madams on Tue May 30, 2000 at 06:04:49 PM EST

This address still doesn't work for me, but this does (in plaintext):

http://members.xoom.com/cainamoryp/k5.jpg

--
Mark Adams
"But pay no attention to anonymous charges, for they are a bad precedent and are not worthy of our age." - Trajan's reply to Pliny the Younger, 112 A.D.
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Re: Submissions (none / 0) (#66)
by rusty on Tue May 30, 2000 at 08:37:07 PM EST

Survey says: Really busy it is. :-)

It's been a crazy month, and it's just getting crazier. I have chosen winners, though, and I'll be posting an announcement really soon. I did get all the submissions, and yes, some of them haven't been posted to the submissions page, but only because I suck. I'll try to post the remaining ones soon, as there will be more shirts in the future, and some of the submissions will doubtless be used eventually. They were all excellent. :-)

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Not the real rusty
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