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Jeremy Clarke

Jun 19, 2009, 4:40:55 PM6/19/09
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Hey guys, at some point soon we'll have to start the process of
printing shirts and posters and stuff.

For the shirts I'd rather not do something complicated like a contest.
I think the best and most satisfying solution for everyone will be to
make a shirt that is as simple as possible and emphasize WordPress
(the thing we all actually care about) rather than WCMTL.

COLOR: I hate to be a fascist but I really don't want black shirts. We
all know black is the official color of nerds, but I know I already
have too many black shirts from events like this. My personal
preference would be sky blue like the site is. That said I understand
that some people are particularly uncomfortable with light blue. SO:
These days I love charcoal/dark grey colored shirts. They are dark and
similar to black but just 'colorful' enough that they won't make us
into invisible ninjas. I'm not sure what kind of shirts we'll be using
but American Apparell has a great shade of charcoal. That's what I use
in the attatched mockups. NOTE: We almost definitely want to keep it
to just 1 color of print. Adding colors adds cost really quickly, and
IMHO 1 should be enough :)

DESIGN: IMHO the shirt should mostly be a WP logo in the center of the
chest. It's classy, easily recognizable and it makes you feel like
Iron Man but powered by PHP instead of magic nuclear energy. The
attached mockups show what I mean. While I'm tempted to just leave it
there and give people WordPress shirts (anyone else think this is a
good idea? I don't really care about promoting WCMTL as much as having
nice shirts) we should probably include something that indicates
Montreal and Wordcamp. The three mockups show three versions of the
logo with a bit of text.

Personally I love the way it looks to just have the logo and
"Montreal 2009", which to me reads as 'WordPress Montreal 2009'. That
said I think Logo + "WordCamp Montreal '09" also works really well and
will make a lot more sense to people who don't know/recognize the
WordPress logo. The last design has the words 'WordCamp montreal '09'
at the bottom on the side. This is a fairly stylish trend these days
for keeping the main part of the shirt clean. I'm not totally sold on
it though and I'm pretty sure it will cost more to do it that way
because we'd be printing twice instead of once.

Jeremy Clarke | http://jeremyclarke.org
Code and Design | globalvoicesonline.org


louis cleroux

Jun 19, 2009, 8:53:36 PM6/19/09
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i prefer the third with the text on the lower left

> <wcmtl-ironman-brief.png>
> <wcmtl-verbose.png>
> <wcmtl-hipsterscum.png>

Brendan Sera-shriar

Jun 21, 2009, 11:32:41 AM6/21/09
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I agree, I like the 3rd one aswell...however, it would be nice to
something in French aswell, maybe a fleure de lis on the back with
something in French?

Brendan Sera-Shriar
digibomb - Founder/CEO

PHUG-Open Source Culture

Sylvain Carle

Jun 22, 2009, 11:03:44 AM6/22/09
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Like the 3rd option too, dark grey is a perfect middle ground between
light blue and black if you ask me ;-)

The "other" discussion for the t-shirt, is sponsors and logo and all
that, will start that as a seperate thread on sponsors (had a good end
of week closing some friday)

On Jun 21, 11:32 am, Brendan Sera-shriar <brotherbren...@gmail.com>
> I agree, I like the 3rd one aswell...however, it would be nice to  
> something in French aswell, maybe a fleure de lis on the back with  
> something in French?
> Brendan Sera-Shriar
> digibomb - Founder/CEOhttp://www.digibomb.com
> PHUG-Open Source Culture
> Founder/CEOhttp://www.phug.ca

Brendan Sera-Shriar

Jun 22, 2009, 1:17:15 PM6/22/09
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Hey guy's,

I already started throwing banners up on on my blogs, and i will post about this week...

is there anything else you would like me to do from toronto???

i know there is quite a few torontonians making the trek out  ;)

Founder/ CEO - digibomb
droppping digital bombs

Founder - Board Director
PHUG - Open Source Culture & red5World

Professor - Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
DMA: Digital Media Arts Program
MFD - Media Fundamentals


Jun 22, 2009, 10:16:17 AM6/22/09
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I actually like the second one. Seems more balanced.

On the 3rd design, could the text appear on the back of the shirt in a
similar location?
>  wcmtl-ironman-brief.png
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>  wcmtl-verbose.png
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>  wcmtl-hipsterscum.png
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