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April 4, 2012 @ 04:03 AM
Jake Ocean

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yeah Supreme would have been doing just as fine with out Odd Future, the only difference is that Supreme wouldn't have annoying dick riding fans that like Supreme cause odd future does.

http://www.distantlight.co

April 4, 2012 @ 04:13 AM
stillwild

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When in Spring 2012 are you thinkin about droppin distant light?

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

April 4, 2012 @ 04:19 AM
stillwild

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Well like everyone in this thread I want to start a clothing line. Problem is out of all of my friends none of them share an interest in graphic design as I do. They said they would support me through the judging of a design and promotion process but none of them can help me in the actual design process. So what am I left to do?

Other than the design aspect as far as logos and graphic tee's go i also have many ideas as far as clothing in general goes. I'm pretty sure they would be innovative and change the game up a bit but like i said who am I to go to, to work on projects and shi* while i work my way to producing the actual product. Not sure if my ideas have been done but i've yet to see them done. There could always be some underground brand who has done it but i haven't seen it yet.


Well it seems you've two routes.
1. The D.I.Y route, cheaper for sure. Open some tutorials, and start crankin out some designs for a logo, (or a brand name if you haven't gotten that far) and refine until you've got something provocative, simplistic enough to change for use in a number of mediums (designs + advertising, etc..), and that YOU'RE generally happy with (if it's truly aesthetically pleasing and readable, consumers will come..). Be ready to really focus on that revision process, a problem I have (and a number of other small business owners too more than likely, especially in a lone ranger operations) is that it's just me. The ideas + concepts, all that are generated from me, so there's no true perspective really (meaning shit can be whack, but your too close to smell it, in other words).

2. Hire a graphic designer, work with him/her to revise until your happy, pay some scratch.

Good luck mate.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

April 4, 2012 @ 04:47 AM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles



When in Spring 2012 are you thinkin about droppin distant light?


late april - early may!

http://www.distantlight.co

April 4, 2012 @ 05:24 AM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles

Got these buttons in as well.

http://www.distantlight.co

April 4, 2012 @ 05:35 AM
rickylgnds

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Location: Canada

haven't posted in a minute...here's what we've been up to! just finished a quick lookbook over the weekend, very satisfied with the turnout...a couple of the pics:







the full lookbook is available here: http://shoplgnds.com/lookbook/ ...i know the kid looks 15 (cause he's not much older) but he's a very talented local skater so i decided to use him for this shoot

just dropped our LOGO tees tonight too



as for the discussion about logo tees and limited runs....i dont see the harm in starting with a small run of logo tees, you'll probably be able to get them out to your friends at the very least and start exposing it...and dont try to kid yourself and say you are printing 25-50 shirts because it's a "limited run"....it's because you know you can't sell more than that, if even that, and it's all you can afford. we're all in the same boat! start small and grow!

www.shoplgnds.com | LGNDS NEVER DIE!

April 4, 2012 @ 05:58 AM
WD.MYLES

Post: 126

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: CA

haven't posted in a minute...here's what we've been up to! just finished a quick lookbook over the weekend, very satisfied with the turnout...a couple of the pics:







the full lookbook is available here: http://shoplgnds.com/lookbook/ ...i know the kid looks 15 (cause he's not much older) but he's a very talented local skater so i decided to use him for this shoot

just dropped our LOGO tees tonight too



as for the discussion about logo tees and limited runs....i dont see the harm in starting with a small run of logo tees, you'll probably be able to get them out to your friends at the very least and start exposing it...and dont try to kid yourself and say you are printing 25-50 shirts because it's a "limited run"....it's because you know you can't sell more than that, if even that, and it's all you can afford. we're all in the same boat! start small and grow!


Nice shit man

SHOP.WDNATION.COM

April 4, 2012 @ 06:35 AM
BSH

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www.brkclothing.bigcartel.com






also a graphic designer, so if you need to commission a designer:
www.brkcollective.com
April 4, 2012 @ 06:46 AM
WD.MYLES

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Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: CA



Teaser for our upcoming line "Season of Rage"

SHOP.WDNATION.COM

April 4, 2012 @ 06:49 AM
samweinberg

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Location: Los Angeles

www.brkclothing.bigcartel.com






also a graphic designer, so if you need to commission a designer:
www.brkcollective.com


last tee is money.
what blanks did you print on?

City Limits - Fall 2012

April 4, 2012 @ 06:57 AM
stillwild

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Location: US



Teaser for our upcoming line "Season of Rage"


Not a big fan of the clothing, but the ad is money imo.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

April 4, 2012 @ 07:40 AM
big4slick20

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Location: Kulifornya



Teaser for our upcoming line "Season of Rage"


reminded me of this:

cant find the other one with the beer bottles
April 4, 2012 @ 11:53 AM
HWYS - Joey

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As far as logo shirts and the amount and such; you have got to get your name/brand out there for the most people to see. If you don't, people won't want to buy it. Then once you get to a point where you could easily sell 400 pieces of the same shirt, you only make 250 pieces and raise the prices to compensate for the smaller run.

Now you have 400+ people waiting to cop and only 250 units available.
Start with that and turn it into something bigger and bigger...

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

April 4, 2012 @ 12:11 PM
rickylgnds

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Location: Canada

thanks wd. myles! BRK stuff looks sick!!

www.shoplgnds.com | LGNDS NEVER DIE!

April 4, 2012 @ 01:27 PM
chads

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Location: Vermont

and to respond to chad ..who earlier said that OF may have helped Supreme.....it was the other way around! He knew what he was doing by putting that hat on.

I don't think I ever really said that Supreme couldn't make it without OF or that OF helped Supreme because I know that they are a legendary brand and don't need shit. I am saying though that OF did allow a lot of dickriders to flock to Supreme, thus everything sells out faster, resale prices are soaring and people are copping whether they want it or not because they know they can make a quick buck off of it.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

April 4, 2012 @ 01:29 PM
HWYS - Joey

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www.brkclothing.bigcartel.com






also a graphic designer, so if you need to commission a designer:
www.brkcollective.com


Sweet designs man!
One word of advice -- when I click on your link the newest post on your site is from last year -- you should definitely be updating more often to he relevant.

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

April 4, 2012 @ 01:30 PM
chads

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Location: Vermont

And to add to this conversation, as I said to La Mash before, whether I could sell it or not, I am choosing to keep my run limited right now and I don't have to worry about money nearly as much as others. I do understand supply and demand though so I am steadily working to be able to make larger runs of hundreds of shirts of multiple designs.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

April 4, 2012 @ 03:02 PM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles

As far as logo shirts and the amount and such; you have got to get your name/brand out there for the most people to see. If you don't, people won't want to buy it. Then once you get to a point where you could easily sell 400 pieces of the same shirt, you only make 250 pieces and raise the prices to compensate for the smaller run.

Now you have 400+ people waiting to cop and only 250 units available.
Start with that and turn it into something bigger and bigger...


thats why people invest in advertising and marketing. p

http://www.distantlight.co

April 4, 2012 @ 03:36 PM
karakter1

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tees looking good fellas
April 4, 2012 @ 05:15 PM
cruss

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Heres my logo for my line Bryan Lank its a urban preppy line.

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Heres a model in a cardigan sweater
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April 4, 2012 @ 05:54 PM
aldezpz

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Location: Canada

www.brkclothing.bigcartel.com



How many colors was this design? it looks great! I'm just wondering cause I am making a design with lots of colors and am curious as to which method you printed that shirt?.. if your willing to share? :> Thanks!!

www.facebook.com/ezpz.co Has my latest designs. Drop a "LIKE" for giveaways. http://ezpz.bigcartel.com Has my latest products

April 4, 2012 @ 06:00 PM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 516

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

as for the discussion about logo tees and limited runs....i dont see the harm in starting with a small run of logo tees, you'll probably be able to get them out to your friends at the very least and start exposing it...and dont try to kid yourself and say you are printing 25-50 shirts because it's a "limited run"....it's because you know you can't sell more than that, if even that, and it's all you can afford. we're all in the same boat! start small and grow!


LOL

The unspoken truth right there.

If I could print 200 of one shirt and know it would sell I would.

clean stuff by the way

Here is my logo crew I should have printed from the get go but 2 years later just now thought of.



Heres my logo for my line Bryan Lank its a urban preppy line.

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Heres a model in a cardigan sweater
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NICE LOGO. But the font itself doesn't say "preppy". I see you have a TM next to it. Did you really trademark it? If not I would probably use a less urban font since your logo alreayd ha a urban feel to it. You would want to create the prep side with the font IMO.

By the way where did you get the cardigans?
I have had the hardest time finding a good cardigan and I don't want to use Jerzees cardigans when I do my stitch stuff.

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

April 4, 2012 @ 06:12 PM
aldezpz

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Location: Canada

Just a initial design I drew. I need to change some things but I personally like the way it turned out. 1) Any thoughts appreciated. 2) Which color scheme is the best?





Thanks.

www.facebook.com/ezpz.co Has my latest designs. Drop a "LIKE" for giveaways. http://ezpz.bigcartel.com Has my latest products

April 4, 2012 @ 06:20 PM
Thank Deezus

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Location: PHX, AZ

Just a little preview of things to come.

Friends You Can't Trust

April 4, 2012 @ 07:30 PM
HWYS - Joey

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Just a initial design I drew. I need to change some things but I personally like the way it turned out. 1) Any thoughts appreciated. 2) Which color scheme is the best?





Thanks.


Ahh Idk man it looks really sloppy... Not sure if that's what you are going for tho.
Who are you targeting?

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

April 4, 2012 @ 08:03 PM
aldezpz

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Location: Canada

Just a initial design I drew. I need to change some things but I personally like the way it turned out. 1) Any thoughts appreciated. 2) Which color scheme is the best?





Thanks.


Ahh Idk man it looks really sloppy... Not sure if that's what you are going for tho.
Who are you targeting?


Yea, I know what you are saying. The UN and ordinary aren't very uniform. I still am testing though so I'm not sure if I want the design to be more or less uniform. but thanks for quick feedback. I'm just trying to target trendy young adults. I get some inspiration for my tees from Mishka because they are a company that has a unique style different than most streetwear brands. For example they have an eyeball as their logo.

www.facebook.com/ezpz.co Has my latest designs. Drop a "LIKE" for giveaways. http://ezpz.bigcartel.com Has my latest products

April 4, 2012 @ 09:18 PM
BSH

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www.brkclothing.bigcartel.com






also a graphic designer, so if you need to commission a designer:
www.brkcollective.com


Sweet designs man!
One word of advice -- when I click on your link the newest post on your site is from last year -- you should definitely be updating more often to he relevant.




www.brkclothing.bigcartel.com
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How many colors was this design? it looks great! I'm just wondering cause I am making a design with lots of colors and am curious as to which method you printed that shirt?.. if your willing to share? :> Thanks!!


Thankyou for the feedback! Ill definitely get to blogging more in the next few weeks. When the next t-shirt drops.

It was four colors and i used traditional screenprinting.
April 4, 2012 @ 09:57 PM
rickylgnds

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Location: Canada

the unordinary design is pretty cool actually it's handdrawn doesn't need to be totaly uniform...a little bit dr.suess-ish though haha

www.shoplgnds.com | LGNDS NEVER DIE!

April 4, 2012 @ 10:16 PM
Broken Bank Clo

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Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

Just a initial design I drew. I need to change some things but I personally like the way it turned out. 1) Any thoughts appreciated. 2) Which color scheme is the best?





Thanks.


Ahh Idk man it looks really sloppy... Not sure if that's what you are going for tho.
Who are you targeting?


Yea, I know what you are saying. The UN and ordinary aren't very uniform. I still am testing though so I'm not sure if I want the design to be more or less uniform. but thanks for quick feedback. I'm just trying to target trendy young adults. I get some inspiration for my tees from Mishka because they are a company that has a unique style different than most streetwear brands. For example they have an eyeball as their logo.


For a unordinary brand you wouldn't want a orginary font. Hand drawn is fine in my opinion

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

April 4, 2012 @ 10:25 PM
chads

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Location: Vermont

Just a initial design I drew. I need to change some things but I personally like the way it turned out. 1) Any thoughts appreciated. 2) Which color scheme is the best?

Thanks.

I like this colorway the best. As for the hand drawn aspect, I think it looks really cool. The only thing I would consider changing is the "ordinary" and make the letters somewhat the same height.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com


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