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Wouldn't it be cool

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-shirt. I was just watching the "Take Me Out" video from Franz Ferninand - pretty much every frame from that video would make an awesome tee. It would be so cool to get the rights to make tee-shirts from just the one video. I wonder why bands don't do this more often on their tour tee shirts, or why no designer has tried to go in this direction.
post #2 of 15
It's an intriguing idea, although I find the source material fairly atrocious. Actually, I suppose the video itself has visual appeal, just...that band...those people... Watch the video for The Faint's "Agenda Suicide" sometime if you want to see something else that sort of looks like if you were to unravel threadless.com into a music video.
post #3 of 15
Perhaps we can start a chain of disgust. Mine is with the Faint Kidding... I think it's a neat idea. Never heard anything like that before. I haven't seen their music video (or any music video, in probably two years for that matter).
post #4 of 15
Does MTV still play videos? I'm with Brian on this one -- can't remember the last time I saw a video ... but I'll look out for it. It sounds like an interesting idea. Cheers, Hoya
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mtv does have the franz ferdinand video available for play for free so you can check it out there
post #6 of 15
If you want one - why not just do it yourself? Unless you have some hangups about IP law, I don't see a downside. Plus, you'll be the only one with the t-shirt. I did it myself: a great picture of Yellowman on the front and the back reads, "Yellow Like Cheese". Every reggae show I go to someone offers to buy it off me.
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When I was a punk kid, we used to create iron-ons with the fantastic technology available in 1994. MS Paint or something. But how does one get a genuinely good graphic on a shirt (PeterMetro's sounds excellent)?
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When I was a punk kid, we used to create iron-ons with the fantastic technology available in 1994. MS Paint or something. But how does one get a genuinely good graphic on a shirt (PeterMetro's sounds excellent)?
Shoreman, there are still iron-ons available now that do offer at least *decent* image quality. I use a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator to create my graphics, and go through the classic screening process at home when I make T-Shirts.
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Shoreman, there are still iron-ons available now that do offer at least *decent* image quality. I use a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator to create my graphics, and go through the classic screening process at home when I make T-Shirts.
You have a silkscreening setup at home? How do you create the screens? One thing I always wanted to try, though it isn't big enough for a whole-shirt sized graphic is the Print Gocco - you create the graphic, print it in black on white, put it in this thing with a blank screen and a flashbulb, and it makes a perfect print screen. Only problem is that the screens are like 5"x7" or so. I've also had good luck with those printer-iron-on things. They're like $1 per sheet and the only problem there is you can't print white*, so you have to use a white or light colored shirt. *A dye sub printer can be used that can use a white cartridge but chances are you don't have one of those and don't want to buy one just for this project.
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(Brian SD @ May 03 2005,13:49) Shoreman, there are still iron-ons available now that do offer at least *decent* image quality. I use a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator to create my graphics, and go through the classic screening process at home when I make T-Shirts.
You have a silkscreening setup at home? How do you create the screens? One thing I always wanted to try, though it isn't big enough for a whole-shirt sized graphic is the Print Gocco - you create the graphic, print it in black on white, put it in this thing with a blank screen and a flashbulb, and it makes a perfect print screen. Only problem is that the screens are like 5"x7" or so. I've also had good luck with those printer-iron-on things. They're like $1 per sheet and the only problem there is you can't print white*, so you have to use a white or light colored shirt. *A dye sub printer can be used that can use a white cartridge but chances are you don't have one of those and don't want to buy one just for this project.
Yep, I have the full silkscreening set up at home. It's not that hard to do at all. I use 10x14" screens, but bigger ones are available if I wanted to do that. Most of my designs are only a couple inches (like 5 or 6) wide and 4 or 5 inches tall, so it's never a big issue. From the looks of things I may be screening the new SuperFuture t-shirt, that design is like 6 inches by 3.5 inches. Sounds like the "Print Gocco" method (never heard that name before) is exactly what I do. I have to use 2-4 screens for multiple-color designs. They never match up perfectly with the colors but that's kind of a good thing - each tee is unique and the color overlays make incredibly cool effects. I could try to be precise about it but I like the imperfections that more or less enhance the design.
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Perhaps we can start a chain of disgust. Mine is with the Faint Kidding... I think it's a neat idea. Never heard anything like that before. I haven't seen their music video (or any music video, in probably two years for that matter).
I like a couple of Faint albums. It's not something I'm necessarily proud of... The "Agenda Suicide" video is cool, though. I know it's available online if you wish to seek it out. Actually, El-P's video for "Stepfather Factory" was animated and it was hype as hell.
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Yep, I have the full silkscreening set up at home.
That's really cool. I was just about to ask why you don't (or if you) do custom work for people, but then it occurred to me, (most) people really can't design anyway, so... Regards, Huntsman
post #13 of 15
orbit - Blank Wave Arcade is sweet. Everything else.. eh. The Remix album makes my ears bleed. Huntsman, I'm working on that, most of it is just for myself though I've always thought if I end up coming up with some sweet design I'll try and sell it around town, but I have yet to make anything that isn't so esoteric that it only applies to me and my group of friends who will "get it."
post #14 of 15
I may look into the iron-on stuff again this summer - a screening operation is probably a little beyond me. You probably wouldn't want to go through the trouble, but a denim/streetwear forum edition tshirt is probably a much better idea than a StyleForum tie. There's nothing inherently wrong with the Faint.
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You probably wouldn't want to go through the trouble, but a denim/streetwear forum edition tshirt is probably a much better idea than a StyleForum tie.
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