Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Apr 11, 2013 @ 00:26
Hey guys im new to this forum..I would just like some feedback on this shirt design.
reminds me of BLVD
Apr 11, 2013 @ 00:43
Hey guys im new to this forum..I would just like some feedback on this shirt design.
reminds me of BLVD
Idk how to take that lol...i cannot stand soulja boi
Apr 11, 2013 @ 02:29
I've been designing random designs and wanted to get some feedback.  I have sold over 40 orders but things have gotten dry.  BLCK CRWN was my creation but i dont want it to be labeled as a spin-off of BLVCK SCVLE. The image and the meaning is different, but society just judges right away.  What do you guys think about the design? I have over 30 designs not even shown...And we have 1.7k likes on fb within half a year. Should i revive it back to life and f*ck the haters?(Invalid img)(Invalid img)



Black Scale meets 10 Deep.

jaemz.tumblr.com // @ja.emz

Apr 11, 2013 @ 03:14
Black Crown's post has got me wondering, how do you all feel about branding in designs? Is it required to have your brand name somewhere in every design? 

hot water

Apr 11, 2013 @ 04:02
Black Crown's post has got me wondering, how do you all feel about branding in designs? Is it required to have your brand name somewhere in every design? 
Not required and not necessary with all designs. That being said, I think having some form of branding in each design is beneficial to the brand. After all, the consumer needs to be able to somehow identify what brand is behind a given design.

Take my 'collective growth' design for example. I feel as though my branding is subtle enough that it doesn't interfere with the actual design itself. In fact, I feel as though it adds to the overall design.


THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Apr 11, 2013 @ 04:24
Use Code "HB" at for 15% Highlyhonored.com
Still got some random sizes up available
Apr 11, 2013 @ 05:26
I've been designing random designs and wanted to get some feedback.  I have sold over 40 orders but things have gotten dry.  BLCK CRWN was my creation but i dont want it to be labeled as a spin-off of BLVCK SCVLE. The image and the meaning is different, but society just judges right away.  What do you guys think about the design? I have over 30 designs not even shown...And we have 1.7k likes on fb within half a year. Should i revive it back to life and f*ck the haters?(Invalid img)(Invalid img)



First one made me cringe.. the others have some potential. Last one def reminds me of Black Scale. I personally don't like brands with King, Crown, Elite, etc. in their name, but that's just me. If designing is something you like to do, then don't give it up. But I would def recommend going back to the lab to work on your brand and designs if you expect to see progress.
Apr 11, 2013 @ 08:21
you all have very bright futures in making mediocre t-shirts for each other. i hope you all get to magic next year where you can all showcase your lame shit with the lookbook shot by berman with alysha nett wearing your dumb fucking patch beanie and boring logo tee with no pants on so you can all suck each others dicks in one place, you passive agressive elitists.


lol

http://tenthmusebc.com

Apr 11, 2013 @ 08:33
you all have very bright futures in making mediocre t-shirts for each other. i hope you all get to agenda next year where you can all showcase your lame shit with the lookbook shot by berman with alysha nett wearing your dumb fucking patch beanie and boring logo tee with no pants on so you can all suck each others dicks in one place, you passive agressive elitists.
Why you mad? 
Maybe you should take your own advice. I looked at your website.
"Mediocre t-shirts" Check.
"Patch beanie" check.
"Boring logo tee"........ Check

I suggest you hate less and work
Apr 11, 2013 @ 13:12
you all have very bright futures in making mediocre t-shirts for each other. i hope you all get to magic next year where you can all showcase your lame shit with the lookbook shot by berman with alysha nett wearing your dumb fucking patch beanie and boring logo tee with no pants on so you can all suck each others dicks in one place, you passive agressive elitists.

http://fuskbugg.se/dl/XD8jre/tumblr_lzv7ka8PaD1qfgb5vo1_500.jpg
Apr 11, 2013 @ 15:26
I've been designing random designs and wanted to get some feedback.  I have sold over 40 orders but things have gotten dry.  BLCK CRWN was my creation but i dont want it to be labeled as a spin-off of BLVCK SCVLE. The image and the meaning is different, but society just judges right away.  What do you guys think about the design? I have over 30 designs not even shown...And we have 1.7k likes on fb within half a year. Should i revive it back to life and f*ck the haters?(Invalid img)(Invalid img)



Black Scale meets 10 Deep.
More like microsoft clipart meets microsoft paint
Apr 11, 2013 @ 16:08
I'd try to show the shirts in a different way, and spread them out so that they aren't all awkwardly clumped in the middle. The video itself has good flow until the shirts are being put on. Maybe mess around with that, but the camera angles for the most part are on point. 
That would difficult, since the video is long enough as it is and if we change the order around it will take away from the theme of our line, which is "fantasy or nightmare?". So we probably won't change this video, but the next one we will definitely keep the advice in mind! Thanks!

(if you have more advice, I just made a discussion thread...)

"See Differently"

Apr 11, 2013 @ 20:26
you all have very bright futures in making mediocre t-shirts for each other. i hope you all get to magic next year where you can all showcase your lame shit with the lookbook shot by berman with alysha nett wearing your dumb fucking patch beanie and boring logo tee with no pants on so you can all suck each others dicks in one place, you passive agressive elitists.
And the cheesedick of the year award goes to...

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Apr 11, 2013 @ 20:45
you all have very bright futures in making mediocre t-shirts for each other. i hope you all get to magic next year where you can all showcase your lame shit with the lookbook shot by berman with alysha nett wearing your dumb fucking patch beanie and boring logo tee with no pants on so you can all suck each others dicks in one place, you passive agressive elitists.

- System

Apr 11, 2013 @ 21:18
So much hate in this thread recently.

hot water

Apr 11, 2013 @ 21:23
Hangtags made... fuck yeaah!

Here's the backside of 'em. Don't want to show the front yet cause the name/logo stuff is on there and we ain't ready to promote it proper just yet. The teal blue looks kinda gray on the pic but way better in person.  And no, the name is not "superior goods" lol.




 

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Apr 11, 2013 @ 22:59
(Invalid img)(Invalid img)Black Scale meets 10 Deep.
More like microsoft clipart meets microsoft paint
I feel as if you googled "crown vector" and sword vector and just used what ever you found. Is there any original artwork here? Any motivation behind the shirts? just seems kind of bland and shallow. If people like it though do your thing and good luck!

r e a c h 4 t h e s t a r s b u t d o n t g e t 2 c l o s e y o u m i g h t b u r n y o u r h a n d

Apr 12, 2013 @ 00:13
For the people that "thumb'd down" the hangtag, mind me asking why? I handle criticism pretty well, so please share.

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Apr 12, 2013 @ 01:07
For the people that "thumb'd down" the hangtag, mind me asking why? I handle criticism pretty well, so please share.
the line is corny and between the font and layout its bad design, i thumbed down

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Apr 12, 2013 @ 01:36
For the people that "thumb'd down" the hangtag, mind me asking why? I handle criticism pretty well, so please share.
Font is ugly as shit and was formatted terribly. Line is also corny as fuck.

jaemz.tumblr.com // @ja.emz

Apr 12, 2013 @ 02:17
For the people that "thumb'd down" the hangtag, mind me asking why? I handle criticism pretty well, so please share.
Font is ugly as shit and was formatted terribly. Line is also corny as fuck.
pretty much what was said above. it honestly just doesn't look good nor does it sound good.

http://www.distantlight.co

Apr 12, 2013 @ 03:28
Thanks for your replies. I have seen it before where one post gets countless "thumb downs" and no reasoning behind them. I appreciate your truthfulness.

On the other hand I still support the final outcome. For the font I used "Steiner", which imho its one of the cleanest modern fonts ever created, and it ties with the "modern urban explorer" line.

The motto itself is us, my brother and I, being as honest as humanly possible regarding our passion for what we have created. We are continually "exploring" our dilapidated city of Cleveland and we felt we needed to translate that into the feeling of the "brand".

Hopefully when it's all said and done, you guys will give us a second look.

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Apr 12, 2013 @ 03:44
this is my label First Twelve that i direct and design, all the visuals you see i created including the website interface, i just dropped my latest concept shirt entitled the "World Team Copa shirt" which pulls inspiration from my grassroots, 

check it out!

http://www.firsttwelveclothing.com/
Apr 12, 2013 @ 04:26
Thanks for your replies. I have seen it before where one post gets countless "thumb downs" and no reasoning behind them. I appreciate your truthfulness.


On the other hand I still support the final outcome. For the font I used "Steiner", which imho its one of the cleanest modern fonts ever created, and it ties with the "modern urban explorer" line.


The motto itself is us, my brother and I, being as honest as humanly possible regarding our passion for what we have created. We are continually "exploring" our dilapidated city of Cleveland and we felt we needed to translate that into the feeling of the "brand".


Hopefully when it's all said and done, you guys will give us a second look.
you can back it up as many times as you want, doesn't change the fact is just doesn't look good. people judge a book by its cover, and you gotta make the cover look good. people won't visually connect with the brand unless the design work is pleasing, and in this case it is not. 

check out these hang tags:



http://www.distantlight.co

Apr 12, 2013 @ 04:44
this is my label First Twelve that i direct and design, all the visuals you see i created including the website interface, i just dropped my latest concept shirt entitled the "World Team Copa shirt" which pulls inspiration from my grassroots, 

check it out!

http://www.firsttwelveclothing.com/
well done.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

Apr 12, 2013 @ 04:55
@Jake Ocean -- I think we are in a repeated but reversed situation as the one we were with your black/yellow decals.
Thanks for the feedback!

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Apr 12, 2013 @ 05:22

http://www.trialsandtriumph.com | Several different stories|

Apr 12, 2013 @ 06:12
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www.AboveRoyaltyClothing.com

Apr 12, 2013 @ 13:51
^^ you sound like my previous arts teacher. He was in love with the "rules" of art and the whole ideal of 'em. When I asked him if he thought graffiti, which I did as a teenager and still do - although no longer on the streets, was considered artful, he said no. His response was, "Anybody can scribble some stuff on a wall". Just like that. I closed my book, told him "have a nice fucking day" walked out and dropped the class.

I later ran into him at a local arts show where he was selling some of his paintings, to me they felt "flat". Meaning without any feelings. We talked for a bit and he actually remembered me which surprised me. I apologized, not for my outburst but for actually not looking into his background before signing up for the class. If I had, I'm sure I would had found his site and his work, which was just another refurbished idea of what "arts" is to him.

I'm not defending my actions per say, I'm just saying that for every taste, their is a color.

Here are a few of my paintings, just so you get an idea of what I'm into. This work won't translate to the clothing itself, I just wanted you to see them and let me know what you thought. By the way, you do some really cool animal/creature drawings.








www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Apr 12, 2013 @ 18:19
i want to make a shirt using a cotton tee but velour for part of the graphic..
anybody have experience with this?

designers PM me so i can discuss the idea more.
its brilliant! I just dont know where to start...
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