Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Nov 30, 2012 @ 15:54
Something I have seen and have taken notice over time when I come into this topic.

Designers! Invest in good designers, I can't stress this enough to anyone that wants to start a line. I'm not talking about your homeboy that knows a little about Photoshop or you managing to get a burnt copy of Illustrator and played around with it for a month or so and now you consider yourself a full fledged designer. When it comes to apparel, concepts will only take you so far. Study the principles of design, study other great designers. Figure out what you like about certain brands; is it the typography, the artwork, color pallet, etc. I got my BFA last year and I'm still working on my portfolio and site. It's not a game out here in the design world, save yourself some time and money and study. It's a reason why Supreme has been around practically forever and will continue to after this stint of Supreme hype dies down.

Also when you decide to hire designers expect to pay. I tell ya if you want me to create something for you I'm not cheap. I'm more affordable than many and will work with you, but not how some brands have tried to low ball me (smh).

Anyway on to my promotional material.





Basically I will be periodically releasing my artwork on various mediums, could be pillows, could be toilet seat covers, could be mugs. The first go round will be shirts, everything will be conceptual. The concept behind the first piece is "Absolute Fame Corrupts". I feel the endless pursuit of anything eventually tarnishes a person, so much so they transform into something entirely different. To me there is no better example of that then Kanye West (been following his career since the first album). I'm talking with different printers now to get these guys ready for purchase. This is not a clothing line but more of a artistic endeavor. Once they are printed I will have a site up where you can get them.



Last but not least I designed some dope stickers, I titled "Ph-real" the Smurf. They will also be available to be bought as well once the site is up. For those interested follow me on Instagram: UNSCENEFUTURE or Twitter: UNSCNFUTR for updates.

Twitter: @UNSCNFUTR | Instagram: UNSCENEFUTURE | Portfolio: http://www.behance.net/unscenefuture

Nov 30, 2012 @ 15:57
Something I have seen and have taken notice over time when I come into this topic.

Designers! Invest in good designers, I can't stress this enough to anyone that wants to start a line. I'm not talking about your homeboy that knows a little about Photoshop or you managing to get a burnt copy of Illustrator and played around with it for a month or so and now you consider yourself a full fledged designer. When it comes to apparel, concepts will only take you so far. Study the principles of design, study other great designers. Figure out what you like about certain brands; is it the typography, the artwork, color pallet, etc. I got my BFA last year and I'm still working on my portfolio and site. It's not a game out here in the design world, save yourself some time and money and study. It's a reason why Supreme has been around practically forever and will continue to after this stint of Supreme hype dies down.

Also when you decide to hire designers expect to pay. I tell ya if you want me to create something for you I'm not cheap. I'm more affordable than many and will work with you, but not how some brands have tried to low ball me (smh).

Anyway on to my promotional material.





Basically I will be periodically releasing my artwork on various mediums, could be pillows, could be toilet seat covers, could be mugs. The first go round will be shirts, everything will be conceptual. The concept behind the first piece is "Absolute Fame Corrupts". I feel the endless pursuit of anything eventually tarnishes a person, so much so they transform into something entirely different. To me there is no better example of that then Kanye West (been following his career since the first album). I'm talking with different printers now to get these guys ready for purchase. This is not a clothing line but more of a artistic endeavor. Once they are printed I will have a site up where you can get them.



Last but not least I designed some dope stickers, I titled "Ph-real" the Smurf. They will also be available to be bought as well once the site is up. For those interested follow me on Instagram: UNSCENEFUTURE or Twitter: UNSCNFUTR for updates.

Twitter: @UNSCNFUTR | Instagram: UNSCENEFUTURE | Portfolio: http://www.behance.net/unscenefuture

Nov 30, 2012 @ 22:16
@wcfrontrvnners I was just thinking about the same thing. Of all the reviews I've read, I decided to go with a Sony Nex Series Camera. Nex-3 maybe just cause its the cheapest and still a great SLR.

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Nov 30, 2012 @ 23:43
@twincolumn let me know how that one is, it's just a shame because my friend has the 60d Canon and it makes my pictures look like shit, so now I'm selling my xsi to upgrade.
Dec 01, 2012 @ 11:53



We are not like you.
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Dec 01, 2012 @ 14:59
Just released:





www.goldlinefashion.co.uk
Dec 01, 2012 @ 15:11
Nappa leather pocket sweatshirts now available @ www.goldlinefashion.co.uk



Dec 01, 2012 @ 16:14
@unscenefuture those smurf stickers are dope, you using that design on any clothing?

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Dec 01, 2012 @ 16:15
@twincolumn definitely let me know too about that camera, been looking into that one

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Dec 01, 2012 @ 17:24
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Thought I would put this here. Pretty excited to be on Fab in a couple weeks on December 11th. We're gonna be dropping some new items along with restocking some old, with some crazy low prices.

http://www.distantlight.co

Dec 01, 2012 @ 17:34
@rashaun I'm not very HB but just an admirer of the style and eye for design (and simplicity). So take this for what it's worth. The logo seems a bit off/ unbalanced to me. There's definitely too much going on in the first image. I'd play around with eye and triangle image, maybe not have the eye touching the sides of the triangle. Also, play around with thickness of the stroke.

And, I try a different font too. The ampersand is cool (maybe use that font for that) but the typewriter look just reminds me of a term paper.

The we are not like kind of bothers me too but I'm not HB and if it works/ sells, leave it.

@yeezus looks like you still have the American Apparel tags in the sweaters. Have you thought about screening your tags or having them sewn it. Shouldn't cost that much more and would make your sweaters perfect. Anyway, very nice work.

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Dec 01, 2012 @ 18:01
Decided to make a small investment into a camera to boost our presentation. Here's a small flick I took that features our stickers.


Nice
Dec 01, 2012 @ 18:47




There has been a shift in consciousness.
TenthmuseBC

http://tenthmusebc.com

Dec 01, 2012 @ 19:00
Hey guys this is a repost of my brand. Check out the pics and give me some fresh feedback on my site: afloatco.com and of the line in general.

My Own Boss Tee


The Ambitious Sweater


The Dreamers Tee


Afloat Logo Tee


Check out the entire lookbook here



Thanks in advance guys

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Dec 01, 2012 @ 20:51
Dec 01, 2012 @ 20:55
Oops double post
Dec 01, 2012 @ 21:57


Check out my new custom snapbacks I just got made Ebay@freedonutsfresh
Dec 02, 2012 @ 05:06
@jarrelsylvers If I were you I'd drop the text based tees and focus on your yacht/ sail triangle design. For some reason I like it and find it interesting and you could do some cool design/ prints with it. I would drop the company (co.) part of your name. Afloat Company Clothing is a bit of a mouthful (and seems redundant). I think a few people have mentioned that before.

I'd build the brand around nautical references instead of building the brand for entrepreneurs. Don't know many people in start-ups that would drop 30 for a tee or 45 for a sweater (that they probably couldn't wear to a meet). Anyway, if the brand is working forget everything I wrote but you could do some cool Mondrian type designs with the sailboat tee.

www.shillingfordco.com

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Dec 02, 2012 @ 08:43
Decided to make a small investment into a camera to boost our presentation. Here's a small flick I took that features our stickers.


Nice


Thanks fam.
Dec 02, 2012 @ 09:19
Dec 02, 2012 @ 14:06
Hey I am new to this whole forum! I am currently working with my new brand called You┼h Street Wear and would love some feedback. Be as honest as possible. I will def appreciate all feedback. Thanks.
Here is my website: http://www.youthstreetwear.us/

Here is our LOGO TShirts



AND OUR POPULAR ODD FUTURE/MELLOWHYPE INSPIRED SHIRT
Dec 02, 2012 @ 14:18
About Us:
Pacific Roots is an online web and local retail store, located in American Samoa. The shop offers a wide range of items from island accessories, customized hats, local crafts, clothes and more pacific themed products.

How We Started:
Due to geographic isolation in the Pacific Region, our island artists are often unexposed to the outside world. Through the internet, however, the talent of island artists can be shared. Thus, Pacific Roots was created to expose native art forms to consumers worldwide, while providing an income to local island artists.

Hand Painted Hats:














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Website: Pacific Roots Apparel
Facebook: Pacific Roots Apparel

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Dec 02, 2012 @ 14:52
Double Post

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Dec 02, 2012 @ 20:08
Originally posted by Inactive User
Recruits is a lifestyle brand that is inspired by a global perspective on urban culture, music, art, and everyday living.

Our slogan captures the essence of simplicity: “Everyday Living.” We want to put an emphasis on the aspects of daily life with a twist of positivity, motivation, and push your imagination beyond limits. Recruits is a society that defines those who live to aspire and become greater than they are.

A Recruit is one who is pushed by earth’s greater forces to realize their true calling in life. The Recruit listens to their heart to chase after what they truly desire in life. Recruits is a universal culture that galvanizes individuals to reach their ultimate potential. Fueled with passion and the dedication to excellence & creativity, we propel one to become a contributing member to society through design aesthetics.

Here are some of our products we have done just recently






right on. i'm feeling a 90'sesque vibe to the whole thing, which i dig quite a bit.
Dec 02, 2012 @ 20:12
@recruits i'm kinda getting this 90's esque vibe with the whole thing, but i'm feelin it man
Dec 02, 2012 @ 20:20
yo wtf. why can't i see my posts on this thread? if this ends up getting posted, don't suspend me or whatever. swear, i'm not spamming.
Dec 02, 2012 @ 20:35
Just asking a little advice from you guys.

1.whats the most important thing that comes first about starting a clothing line?
2.whats the best way to get your product printed ?
Dec 02, 2012 @ 22:08
@shillco thanks for the feedback!

afloatcoclothing.com l @AfloatCo l afloatcoclothing.tumblr.com

Dec 02, 2012 @ 23:08
New Winter line releasing online at www.runnerupapparel.com December 9th at 9:00 pm and in retailers December 10th in limited quantities.

















Dec 03, 2012 @ 02:31

just released more shirts to pre-order
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