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Logo/ t-shirt design "competition"­

  • Jul 31, 2014 · 5:00 PM

Group logo/ t-shirt design competition.

I try my best not to junk up the event calender and to the extent this non event is doing that, I apologize. Not quite sure how else to do this...

Thanks to Barbara we are going to offer T-shirts to all finishers of the Triple D this year. My best design solution is to create a logo for the group which would, along with words be the t-shirt design. There are a lot of very creative members in the group including a number of graphic designers. Between the bunch of us we should be able to come up with a pretty cool logo that reflects the spirit of the group. Part two of the competition would be the actual T-shirt design for the 2014 Triple D. As of when this is posted we have 64 (!) members signed up, and the event is still almost two months away.

Logo: Needs to be simple enough to where it can be easily reproduced on fabric. Descriptive- a swoosh won't work.

T-shirt design: The facts of the event:

Name: Triple D

Hikes: Dog Mountain, Mt. Defiance, Devil's Rest.

Distance: 25 miles

Altitude gain: 10,000 feet

Date: August 23, 2014

It could be a “just the facts” shirt or something a bit more goofy. Below I'm paraphrasing a comment from Juergen:

“Didn't want to do it, but there was a T-shirt involved.”

This is of course not a competition that's about money but to make it fun the person who comes up with the winning design will get $100. That's $100 for the logo and $100 for the t-shirt design.

Please post your design ideas in the comment section. There is no real deadline. Once we find consensus of a design the competition is over. I want to put the order for the t-shirts in by the end of July so let's have it done by then.

I've never had t-shirts made before. If anyone knows about a local company where we can have these make, please let me know.

I've never publicly thanked Bill K who came up with the name for the group. We wanted a name that was distinctly different from other outdoor groups, descriptive of what we do, and one that allows us to expand in to other outdoor adventures. We tossed a bunch of names around but as soon as Bill K came up with “NW Wilderness” we all know at once that would be the name for the group. Thank you Bill.

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  • Magnus

    Chen- The cost of polyester is about twice that of high quality cotton based on my initial research. $20 vs. $10/ shirt. My intention is to have hikers send me their sizes before the event to where they can get the shirt at the end of Devil's Rest. Logistically, getting 50 shirts delivered after the fact would be difficult; getting sizes by email less so. Many members won't mind chipping in a few dollars for a shirt. I'll pay for the rest. Gary- I'm assuming a large graphic on the chest but am very flexible. This is my first involvement in designing T-shirts so let's not let my limitations determine the quality of the final product.

    July 8, 2014

    • Chen

      Very understandable. Let me know if I can help at all. Just a thought: Butler Promotions is on east division street and they have several samples in stock to take a look at potential shirts and materials. I've purchased swag from them before for special events (branded yo-yos, frisbees, pens).

      July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where will the graphic part of the logos be displayed?

    July 8, 2014

  • Chen

    I can potentially look into t-shirt purchasing options. Main questions: Since we're an outdoor group should we get quick-drying decent quality polyester? Estimating the potential size of the group, how much do we have budgeted? Are there any potential SPONSORS who may want to contribute at least for the cost of the shirts (we could offer a pretty sponsor logo on the sleeve)? I hope this doesn't fall on you Magnus; it may likely cost several hundred $ with such a large group. Is there a concern with placing the order before the hike not knowing shirt sizes, full quantity, and whether not people complete the trek? (Though... nothing beats a shirt at the end of the day... Instant gratification is great). Feel free to send me a message anytime.

    July 7, 2014

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