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July 2, 2011 @ 06:08 AM
reecenoir

Post: 40

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Sydney, Australia

I'd like to see the proceeds from the commemorative 9/11 shirt go to a charity, would be disrespectful to profit from that. As for the other designs, not my cup of tea, but i defiantly could see them selling. Goodluck man.
July 2, 2011 @ 01:06 PM
ArmyOfnoN

Post: 88

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Los Angels

A few designs here!

We tried to steer away from Logo tees for now, since great designs catch peoples eyes first... at least I think so . x]

Don't know if the message we have is established yet, but the brand name is going to be "Fictitious" - and by definition it means fake, made up, imaginary

So I figured to go with satirical designs, and slight conspiracy undertones.

Can't wait to start producing, also I'd like to know what the forum thinks. Any critique/ criticism welcome.

To commemorate the upcoming 10 year anniversary of 9/11:


Pigeons Love LA



Fuck TV:


Fictitious Diet Cola:


Coors Light;


Knowledge:


Sign Language:


Fict Slime:


Ferarri Slime:


you work is phenomenal brotha, i love tha 911 design!

www.ArmyOfnoN.com

July 2, 2011 @ 07:01 PM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

thanks bro!
July 2, 2011 @ 09:23 PM
Bonkers

Post: 71

Join Date: Mar 2011

One dude a page back had a lot of stuff, and I'll add mine to it (it might overlap a little but bear with me).

The first thing you want to do is find your target audience, and to do so you figure you logo and staple designs. Your logo should be something that can easily hype your target audience, and then your staple designs should be something that catch the attention of that audience. For instance the Hundreds aimed at teenagers, so they made the logo something to catch a teenagers eye and then continued to attract their audience with their designs. Essentially, if you're making graphics (for instance) don't make a whole bunch of random ones, stick to category that you can work with and you can make quality designs with. This will also limit the amount of stuff you put out to make it a little more exclusive.
July 3, 2011 @ 02:35 AM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

I see what you mean. And my plans for my brand focus on human nature, and a certain theme for each season I drop, which will typically follow a style unique to my brand.
July 3, 2011 @ 03:28 AM
mellowCHILL

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Join Date: Jun 2011

This thread is fire, great read.
July 3, 2011 @ 01:12 PM
scottmcl

Post: 15

Join Date: May 2011

interesting designs. i would definitely wear the fict light tee.

do you have an american apparel wholesale account?
July 3, 2011 @ 01:18 PM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

interesting designs. i would definitely wear the fict light tee.

do you have an american apparel wholesale account?


Why yes I do. It wasn't hard to apply for one
July 4, 2011 @ 04:30 PM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

Another design for my line.


Cheers.
July 5, 2011 @ 11:04 PM
Fictitious

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Join Date: Jun 2011

Currently building my own shirt printer. for more color range possibilities compared to conventional screen printing.
July 6, 2011 @ 04:50 PM
WEIRDLYDOPE

Post: 33

Join Date: May 2011

Location: atlanta

great post

WWW.WEIRDYDOPE.COM

July 7, 2011 @ 05:23 PM
JU$TIN

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Join Date: Jan 2009

Location: Bay Area

what application did you use to create those designs? great thread btw
July 7, 2011 @ 08:20 PM
jaeyoung

Post: 1030

Join Date: Mar 2011

Three massively overdone concepts to avoid
1: cartoonish graphics, mascots, basically any form of vector art whatsoever. The designs might be great but honestly you'll just look like a Bape hop-on, and we know what state Bape is in right now. We already have fails like The Hundreds doing stuff like this...
2: reappropriated sports team logos, commercial logos, etc. They can be done well, I guess, like the Fictitious clothes posted below, but honestly anything subversive has the bar set high by OriginaFake, and logo editing has been run to the ground by Supreme.
3. Taking your "symbol," whatever it is or is going to be, and sticking it prominently all over everything. No matter how famous you are... look at Supreme box tees (gay), the Crooks medusa head (gayer), and whatever brand has rifles screenprinted all over it (ultrahomogay)

I'm assuming this is a streetwear brand, possibly t-shirt focused, so the following might not apply, but look at brands like Temple of Jawnz and Mister. They cut their own patterns, so they can decide to alter the fit of their clothes in addition to their designs. It'll require more capital, but it'll also make you more unique. This is my personal opinion, but to me, interesting cuts and unique little touches that really show you care are much more appealing than a Hanes tee with a nice design. I know PLAY comme des gar
July 7, 2011 @ 08:22 PM
jaeyoung

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By the way, great thread. Really great designs and parodies. I love how you did the folded dollar bill for the 9/11 shirt, classy.
July 8, 2011 @ 12:29 PM
Fictitious

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Join Date: Jun 2011

By the way, great thread. Really great designs and parodies. I love how you did the folded dollar bill for the 9/11 shirt, classy.


real talk. thanks
July 9, 2011 @ 12:02 AM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

Check out our store, just stocked up with Rebuild Japan Shirts Limited supply!

www.fictitious.bigcartel.com
July 10, 2011 @ 01:53 AM
Fictitious

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what application did you use to create those designs? great thread btw


Photoshop and Illustrator :]
July 10, 2011 @ 01:54 AM
Fictitious

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Join Date: Jun 2011

Revised the other one, and tried it on Heather./ I think it's dope.
July 11, 2011 @ 05:40 PM
michiojames

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Join Date: Jul 2011

Location: Detroit/ Chicago

^^yea, i think it's a better on heather grey, the contrast isn't as drastic as it was on black...and the texture of heather grey activates the graphic more than the flat black of the shirt.

instagram: michiojames

July 11, 2011 @ 06:58 PM
Fictitious

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Join Date: Jun 2011

^^yea, i think it's a better on heather grey, the contrast isn't as drastic as it was on black...and the texture of heather grey activates the graphic more than the flat black of the shirt.


I totally agree ^^
July 12, 2011 @ 06:01 AM
BarryGoods

Post: 431

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: http://www.proverse....

Not sure how. Just roll with the punches and hopefully your bank will keep you afloat long enough to withstand two eras of streetwear.

Oh and maybe have legit legit marketing and backing.

Goodluck.

P R O V E R S E | WWW.PROVERSE.COM | INSTAGRAM.COM/PROVERSEGOODS | PPP

July 12, 2011 @ 07:29 AM
reecenoir

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Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Sydney, Australia

this looks awfully similiar to something i saw at, mintees.com / tees/336272-break-sh-t
July 12, 2011 @ 11:56 AM
Fictitious

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Join Date: Jun 2011

this looks awfully similiar to something i saw at, mintees.com / tees/336272-break-sh-t


Everyone likes to break stuff :] , but mine is a parody of the Arm and Hammer Logo.
July 15, 2011 @ 11:46 PM
Hottnuttzz

Post: 63

Join Date: Jan 2011

how to post
July 16, 2011 @ 12:27 AM
adoboFosho

Post: 2992

Join Date: Apr 2007

So I figured to go with satirical designs, and slight conspiracy undertones.


www.thebrandwithnoname.net/

http://www.ebay.com/usr/adobo_fosho... selling black/white flyknits... look like yeezy!!!

July 17, 2011 @ 05:16 PM
Fictitious

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July 18, 2011 @ 01:57 AM
8808

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Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: fuck me

I think bigger tees or sleeves or pre-shrunk tees are a must.
July 18, 2011 @ 05:09 PM
Fictitious

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Join Date: Jun 2011

But everyone uses Alstyle razz
July 18, 2011 @ 09:32 PM
Eperviers

Post: 378

Join Date: Jan 2011

Location: Chicago

Hey man those tees are really dope I'll be following your brand.
I don't know much about this biz but I've heard of people giving free merchandise to friends and family to get some publicity.
July 18, 2011 @ 10:46 PM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

Hey man those tees are really dope I'll be following your brand.
I don't know much about this biz but I've heard of people giving free merchandise to friends and family to get some publicity.


Thanks. Yeah we'll definitely have free stickers, and buttons soon. And later on even mystery boxes with shirts and other stuff . Exclusivity seems to be popular now

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