Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Dec 24, 2012 @ 03:32
guys i think i hate the courier font

what do you guys think
all depends on how you use it, tbh.

hot water

Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:05
Brands need a meaning. If they don't have one what separates them from a shirt at walmart? Meaning and depth are what creates the clothes....its what creates the lifestyle.
Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:16
Originally posted by Inactive User
Just got a question for all you guys out there. put plainly and simply....What makes you interested in a brand?
Originality and a bold colors/designs, the stuff can't look gimmicky either. It also helps if there's a cool backstory to why the company actually exist.
I agree. It has to have actual meaning too. Im sick of these brands that start to just purely make money i mean thats ultimately the goal. But let your clothes be your expressions. 
Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:27
I appreciate all the feedback fellas, will take everything into account and definitely reassess somethings. Thanks.
Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:37
Originally posted by Inactive User
guys i think i hate the courier font

what do you guys think
http://www.prepressure.com/fonts/interesting/most_hated
yo this is a good read thanks

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Dec 24, 2012 @ 12:59
i don't get why people in here give so much value to a brand's back story when they literally have no back story, which forces all these amateur designers to conjure some BS back story that presents an embarrassing, unprofessional, and at times laughable result.

honestly everybody's 'about' section should be rather empty.

there has been nothing done. so why should there be all this talk when there has been no walk.

it is given, rather, that if a man walks in the bar and announces "i am cool", it is almost absolute that no one will give that man any attention.

i think it is very evident that verbal/written communication is only part of what we perceive. a large part of it is attitude, product quality, and maybe characteristics of consumer demographic. so why do we care so much about what people have to say about nothing they did.
This a million times over. Too many brands think people give two shits about their story and upcoming. Honestly most consumers don't care about any of that, they will only buy the product if they like it, not because you have some cool stuff written in your about section. 
SSUR "about" page is a picture of a pussy right now lol http://store.ssurempirestate.com/about but yeah I don't think it hurts to put effort into one because some customers care. The ones who do will click and read it and feel like the product they're about to buy means a little more and care the ones who don't won't ever even notice the section exists but as a company it's your responsibility to have all your bases covered.

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Dec 24, 2012 @ 14:26
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

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you're the guy who doesn't give a fuck, right?
hey gotta live that hustle.
aye that's easy money man - it's true. 
there are a ton of kids out there that are uneducated and will get what you heat up..
respect.
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Dec 24, 2012 @ 14:55
Originally posted by Inactive User
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

WHITE ON BLACK


BLACK ON WHITE
you're the guy who doesn't give a fuck, right?
hey gotta live that hustle.
aye that's easy money man - it's true. 
there are a ton of kids out there that are uneducated and will get what you heat up..
respect.
im not sure what education has to do with anything....people buy what looks good to them...you dont need to know the history of brands, streetwear or anything else in order to buy a shirt that you like. 
Dec 24, 2012 @ 15:24
Originally posted by Inactive User
TRUTH!!! ITS EITHER A JOB OR A HOBBIE ... I WOULDNT BUY INTO A BRAND THAT TALKS ALOAD OF BS NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEY ARE. NO NEED TO PUT SOME MAD CONCEPT BEHIND IT!! 


I MAKE STUFF I LIKE IF PEOPLE BUY IT THAT AWESOME IF NOT THEN THATS YOUR CHOICE. 


LESS IS MORE - SET
But if you like the stuff they are selling, why would their brand concept prevent you from purchasing ?

For me I think its important to have some type of concept, it could be really simple like " We make manga themed clothing because manga is a hobbie of ours" or really in depth "we strive to use sustainable methods in our production to encourage social responsibility, our goal is to make this a global trend".

You can see both have completely different types of goals but simply because they have them it ensures they have some kind of direction and every things within some sort of context.

For me, I just try and tell a story through my line, so I take extra time thinking up designs and how its going to relate as well as progress from the last releases I put out. If I cant achieve that then I spend extra time designing until I am happy. Maybe I am wrong but thats just me
Dec 24, 2012 @ 19:38


Tell me what you think about this new company I am interning for. Here is the link to our online store: http://americaniconbrand.bigcartel.com/ and our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Icon-Brand/428150203882818
Dec 24, 2012 @ 19:41


This is a new company that I am interning for. Tell me what you think:http://americaniconbrand.bigcartel.com/
Dec 24, 2012 @ 21:03
This is a new company that I am interning for. Tell me what you think:http://americaniconbrand.bigcartel.com/
Congrats on the internship. In terms of the brand it seems like alot of work has been put into it. Seems dope but I can't say I am a fan of the name or the clothing. Not my personal style but I can see how it could cater to that niche crowd.

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Dec 24, 2012 @ 21:06
Tell me what you think about this new company I am interning for. Here is the link to our online store: http://americaniconbrand.bigcartel.com/ and our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Icon-Brand/428150203882818
nothing really new tbh..wouldn't cop anything from there.

hot water

Dec 24, 2012 @ 22:36
Starting a brand called Flamingo Black. Just looking for opinions on a couple rough draft logos.(Invalid img) Thank you

Dec 25, 2012 @ 00:51
^ Reminds me of Pink Dolphin, must be the name.

“those who break the rules are scum, but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum.”

Dec 25, 2012 @ 01:20
Last one is the most unique
Dec 25, 2012 @ 02:03
@stadstockton

1st image - absolutely disgusting
2nd image - a little better
3rd image- looks nice but you can barely read the writing

I'd say hit the drawing board again. Good logos don't come easy.

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Dec 25, 2012 @ 02:33
Starting a brand called Flamingo Black. Just looking for opinions on a couple rough draft logos.(Invalid img) Thank you

my opinion, it would sound better called "black flamingo". i think it depends what kind of clothing your going to have......personally, not really my style but you never know what people would like it out there. but i agree with the ratings of each logo...on the dot. 
Dec 25, 2012 @ 02:39
Originally posted by Inactive User
Tell me what you think about this new company I am interning for. Here is the link to our online store: http://americaniconbrand.bigcartel.com/ and our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Icon-Brand/428150203882818
nothing really new tbh..wouldn't cop anything from there.

you could probably be a little more imaginative on the logo, but dont get too into "old fashion". my opinion, a little too plain. if your going to go for american made cars and things like that, i would add some flare to it.. mix of new age and old school. i dont really get the "skateboarding" and then hot rods...if you can find a way to mix the 2 better than the brand would look better. add some "skater" style to the look of the shirts, hats etc...make sense? it just looks very bland...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 03:03
Starting a brand called Flamingo Black. Just looking for opinions on a couple rough draft logos.(Invalid img) Thank you

Maybe try using negative design on your logo. Would look much more aesthetically appealing and much more versatile in my opinion.
The font on the third could work if you clean it up a bit and attempt to hand draw it. Then upload it on illustrator and perfect it.
Included some similar logo's to help you out. Let me know what you think.
Anyways keep grindin', just spreading support.



Dec 25, 2012 @ 07:29
Gotta ask what do you guys think about like "loud printing" so to speak. Sorta like this,



and putting cursing on the clothing also. I've been wanting to start a brand for a while now and finally have the means to print out few shirts. Not going up yet tho. Probably just to a couple friends, but anyways, yeah, opinions?
Dec 25, 2012 @ 08:49
Gotta ask what do you guys think about like "loud printing" so to speak. Sorta like this,



and putting cursing on the clothing also. I've been wanting to start a brand for a while now and finally have the means to print out few shirts. Not going up yet tho. Probably just to a couple friends, but anyways, yeah, opinions?
it's a touchy thing. most of the time, people fuck it up completely and it looks horrible, but rarely somebody perfects it and you get a god-tier shirt. 

I think the best "loud printing" shirts I've seen have come from Supreme.

hot water

Dec 25, 2012 @ 19:06
Do you guys like my stuff? I mean i dont care because I get money from it, but any Suggestions or anything? Thanks guys. 
Dec 25, 2012 @ 22:32
^ Did you really just ask us if we like your stuff then say that "you don't care, because you get money from it"?

Why would you even ask in the first place? You sound like you've got something to prove.

Honest feedback:

Your stuff is alright at most. I dig the tie die and the new hoodie. Your name reminds me way too much of 'How to make it in America', at first I thought you were biting. Leopard and camo stuff is fairly weak. Good job on making things happen for yourself though.

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Dec 26, 2012 @ 03:01
Do you guys like my stuff? I mean i dont care because I get money from it, but any Suggestions or anything? Thanks guys. 
Whole lot of unoriginal right here.

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Dec 26, 2012 @ 04:07
Do you guys like my stuff? I mean i dont care because I get money from it, but any Suggestions or anything? Thanks guys. 

I doubt your really selling anything to random people, mainly just friends and family. More of a DIY brand , nothing wrong with that if your having fun with it. But you don't care cause you're getting money from it, right?

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Dec 26, 2012 @ 04:28


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Dec 26, 2012 @ 05:43
Theres so many brands out its hard to be original without taking slack for it. Just be yourself.
Dec 26, 2012 @ 07:26
@stadstockton Try typing text around the path (around the circle).

@Crispy1 Get a better camera (or phone) to take pics. Compose the clothes better too. Presentation is key.

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Dec 26, 2012 @ 07:38
@Crispy1 Presentation Is Worth More Than Your Designs. If You Don't Care What Ppl Think because you making money Atleast Value Presentation.
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