What’s going on everyone?
A few people have asked me about getting new 6P t-shirts made in time for US Nationals, and I wasn’t originally planning on doing it… but I’ve caved in and want to hook you guys up!
I’ve already decided on the shirt design and Jordan B. from Sizable Lion is helping me out with the graphics. It’s based off a Joy Division t-shirt design that I’ve always thought looked really cool and wanted to buy… but I don’t actually listen to the band. Now I can wear a similar shirt and not feel like a total hipster!
I need your help though…
I’m having trouble decide what slogan/catchphrase is best for the shirt. I’ve brainstormed a ton of different ideas with the help of you guys on the forums and on Facebook. I’ve got my personal favorite, but I want to know what’s YOUR favorite. I’m not going to be the only one with a t-shirt after all…
Here is the original design so you know what we’re going off of:
Here are a couple quick sketches I drew up for Jordan:
And then here is the current design Jordan has come up:
Please give feedback on the design so far, it’s still being tinkered with. Jordan is also going to be drawing it up with bubble letters instead of the ripples and I’ll post that once he’s done so you can see how that looks.
The part that says CATCHY PHRASE will be replaced with one of these slogans on the real shirt:
- UNOWN PLEASURES
- SUPER EFFECTIVE / IT’S SUPER EFFECTIVE
- I CHOOSE YOU
- PKMN MASTERS
- TOPDECK FTW / TOPDECK FOR THE WIN
Personally, I think “UNOWN PLEASURES” is pretty awesome since it stays true to the original shirt and is a good Pokémon reference (props to Craig W. on Facebook for the idea). Plus you could still wear the shirt anywhere and it wouldn’t be a blatantly obvious Pokémon shirt.
So that’s the slogan I’m leaning toward at the moment, but I want to see what you guys are thinking too. All of slogans are really good so it’s a tough decision!
If you think the shirt looks cool and you might want one, please vote for your favorite slogan/catchphrase. I don’t know if we’ll necessarily go with the slogan that gets the most votes, but I’ll definitely take your guy’s input into consideration. It kinda depends if any of the options is a runaway favorite. But no matter what option we go with, the shirts will be awesome.
Make sure you click submit!
I’ll let the poll go for a few days then make a decision and start taking pre-orders. The shirts will only be sold through pre-order… last time I got too many made, so this time we’re only going to get as many made as there are pre-orders.
If everything goes according to plan, you’ll have your shirt in hand by the middle of June with plenty of time to spare before US Nationals.
Thanks for voting and commenting!
P.S. Here are some extra details about the shirts incase you’re wondering:
- We’re getting white shirts with 1 color (black) print to keep the cost down.
- I’m trying to decide whether to go with Alstyle or American Apparel shirts. AA would be a few bucks more, but the quality might be a little better.
- Available sizes might depend on what brand of shirt we go with. I think Alstyle only makes S-XXL. AA offers XS-XXL (possibly XXXL).
If you have any preference regarding the brand, please leave a comment about that, as well as any suggestions for improving the design. Thanks!