Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

April 10, 2013 @ 19:00:37 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVM8Jz_wRDQ Make it interesting to watch. Somebody a few pages back had their lookbook as a cypher by a group they sponsored. The music's a hook to get the people to actually give two shits about the video. Other hooks would be nudity, famous people, etc. Get creative. Get nasty.
Did you watch my video?? I'd like to get your opinion.
First minute or so. Like I said, it got boring quick, which is why you need a hook.
Thanks for the advice! Can I ask, at what point exactly did you stop watching? I want to know where people lose interest.  

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April 10, 2013 @ 19:58:11 PM
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^^ I watched the whole thing but only because it was from a fellow member. If it had been a promo vid posted somewhere else I would had stopped after the chic kept doing the same thing over and over. In this day and age you need to grab a persons' attention by the balls and not let go, so 15-25 seconds snippets work better imho.

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April 10, 2013 @ 21:25:00 PM
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^^ I watched the whole thing but only because it was from a fellow member. If it had been a promo vid posted somewhere else I would had stopped after the chic kept doing the same thing over and over. In this day and age you need to grab a persons' attention by the balls and not let go, so 15-25 seconds snippets work better imho.
ahh i see. so the half naked girl in between the changes is not enough to keep the attention haha. Besides the length, is there any other tips?

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April 11, 2013 @ 00:19:29 AM
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Hey guys im new to this forum..I would just like some feedback on this shirt design. I know i should def make the design a little smaller but please any feedback or suggestions is very welcome.
April 11, 2013 @ 00:25:37 AM
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^^ I watched the whole thing but only because it was from a fellow member. If it had been a promo vid posted somewhere else I would had stopped after the chic kept doing the same thing over and over. In this day and age you need to grab a persons' attention by the balls and not let go, so 15-25 seconds snippets work better imho.
ahh i see. so the half naked girl in between the changes is not enough to keep the attention haha. Besides the length, is there any other tips?
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. 
April 11, 2013 @ 00:26:03 AM
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Hey guys im new to this forum..I would just like some feedback on this shirt design.
reminds me of BLVD
April 11, 2013 @ 00:43:12 AM
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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
April 11, 2013 @ 02:29:10 AM
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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.

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April 11, 2013 @ 03:14:16 AM
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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? 

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April 11, 2013 @ 04:02:04 AM
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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.


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April 11, 2013 @ 04:24:31 AM
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April 11, 2013 @ 05:26:56 AM
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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.
April 11, 2013 @ 08:21:22 AM
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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.


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April 11, 2013 @ 08:33:55 AM
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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
April 11, 2013 @ 13:12:58 PM
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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
April 11, 2013 @ 15:26:39 PM
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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
April 11, 2013 @ 16:08:21 PM
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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...)

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April 11, 2013 @ 20:26:38 PM
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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...

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April 11, 2013 @ 20:45:40 PM
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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.

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April 11, 2013 @ 21:18:57 PM
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So much hate in this thread recently.

hot water

April 11, 2013 @ 21:23:14 PM
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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.

April 11, 2013 @ 22:59:51 PM
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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
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!

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April 12, 2013 @ 00:13:55 AM
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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.

April 12, 2013 @ 01:07:09 AM
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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

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April 12, 2013 @ 01:36:29 AM
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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.

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April 12, 2013 @ 02:17:39 AM
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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.
April 12, 2013 @ 03:28:11 AM
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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.

April 12, 2013 @ 03:44:58 AM
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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/
April 12, 2013 @ 04:26:03 AM
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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:


April 12, 2013 @ 04:44:47 AM
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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.
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