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[Quote]This reads like a line sheet of cheap, generic hipster iconography.  Coupled with buzz words like "hand printed," "premium blanks," and "camp caps," your brand has already been pigeonholed as one of thousands even before its conception.  Screen printing by hand also doesn't ensure a quality product; unless you have adequate technical experience and the appropriate materials, it just translates to more direct accountability on your part if the product is either poorly made or deteriorates quickly.  I honestly don't know what you were thinking with that last design in particular though.... those intertwined letters aren't even remotely legible.

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Marvel triptych encompassing the Captain America, Ghost Rider, and Hulk films, with various illustrated styles. Each print measures 11x17". [Image]

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To celebrate the redesign of my web portfolio, I decided to reopen the [URL] [Image]

Replied in Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

The rapid pace of this thread is steadily becoming a motivational factor to once again try my hand at designing apparel.  As a graphic designer and illustrator, dabbling in apparel has long been an interesting creative outlet and side project. Though the foundation was set for Crimebrand at the end of 2012, issues with family and relocation forced me to close up shop shortly after opening the webstore.  However, thanks to folks like Jarvis from Ronin and others who were in the know, a solid half of my 12-shirt run of 'One Piece'-inspired Poison tees found good homes.   The last few remain neatly folded, zip-sealed in mint condition. I suppose that's the drawback of staying as low-key as possible.  But fuck it, those who have an interest in either similar subjects or the work I put out will have their eyes peeled.  Not for profit, just funding to make more.  No talk, no hype, just the aesthetic speaking for itself.  Satisfying as a designer to think that any interest in the label is all genuine. [Image]

Replied in Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

[Quote]Just lawsuit?

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[Quote]You invested thousands of dollars without doing any market research whatsoever?  And you partnered with a designer who didn't familiarize themselves with the streetwear industry and your potential competitors' visual identities before working?  Sounds iffy.

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Replied in Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

[Quote][URL] From a legal standpoint, you would likely get sued by the author/publisher of this book for copyright infringement, should they find this image in production.  Not enough of the original cover has been altered to substantiate claims of creating a new or original work.  Seeing as how the book was only published in 2008, the legal rights to the image as a part of the publication are absolutely protected.  Just a word of advice, issues of legality in art can be dicey and costly.

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[Quote]If someone really wants to rip your work off the internet, they'll find a way, regardless of what safeguards are in place.  That being said, it sounds like you're looking for a site along the lines of [URL].

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[Quote]So glad you dig the shirt!  I appreciate your support, can't tell you how awesome it feels to know someone other than myself is stoked about it, haha.  Thanks!

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Any dope spots in the Tampa area?  I've only visited twice. Transferring into USF in January, excited to set up shop in a new city.

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Things are bit ass-backwards in this thread as of late... people are expecting elaborate design feedback from those with little to no design background whatsoever. Without knowing the background of the person providing said criticism, there's much speculation as to the validity of the feedback you are receiving. There are several apparel design sites and forums across the web with members seasoned in their respective fields and genres. You will gain and grow much more through obtaining their input than you would by kicking your ideas around in circles on HB. Please do get serious feedback on both your designs and logos before throwing large amounts of money towards materials and printing. You'll save more money ensuring your foundation is solid before creating product than you would by printing runs of half-assed design and failed concepts. While there is a good number of well-executed products and ideas in this thread, there are even more god-awful attempts. Remember that it does cost money to make money. Hiring professionals with the technical ability to successfully mold your brand can very well be a necessary expense, one that stands to be recouped many times over through retailing a cohesive line of quality product.

Replied in Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

Finally getting a chance to resume working on CRIMEBRAND after leaving my day job last week. Looking forward to building things up and taking it on the road to Tampa in January (finishing out my degree at USF). In the meantime, I have been toying with the idea of doing a series of illustrated Gundam prints. Finished drawing this 4-color print of the RX-0 Unicorn a day or so ago. This print measures 18"H x 24"W. [Image]

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