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clothing, prints, etc. critique?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by casekonly, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i'd like someone to give me a critique on some of this stuff i'm selling on cafepress.com

    i'd really appreciate honest input without one liners and the general stupid line that 12oz is known for.

    here's the url

    www.cafeshops.com/casek
     
  2. Kyuzo

    Kyuzo Banned

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003 Messages: 585 Likes Received: 0
    I see a sweatshirt, hat, and spiral binder

    weeeeee:spin:
     
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    unfortunately, i can't link the images here...

    you'll have to click on them to get a larger view. i don't have a good image host currently, otherwise, i'd just post them here and let you guys peep it out...sorry, you gotta do a little mouse work.
     
  4. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Ehh its pretty nice i wouldnt spend 30 bucks for a sweatshirt like that though.
     
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    nice design but I agree with subbum, it's too much for a plain grey hoodie.

    the print cards and book look nice though
     
  6. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    the print card is actually a 16 x 20 poster..

    i really appreciate those comments...ok, so the hoodie is too much?
    i kind of thought so, too. it's hard making a profit with that shit, though...their base price is like $23.99 or $24.99, so for me to turn a profit, i have to jack it up a little. i'll wait to get some more opinions, and i might drop the hoodie from the line. maybe just stick with t's and whatnot.

    what about the design on the hoodie? should i keep it around for other projects, or trash it, too?
     
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    the design is good but it might be too much of a hoodie.
    The thing is that you've got a nice and tight little bit of art,
    and it's just sitting square in the center of a dull hoodie.

    As we all know from our vandalistic projects;
    location and application make the piece work.

    I guess it just seems like that art is on a hoodie
    just because it can be, no because it should be or
    was originally designed to be there.
     
  8. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    right on, kilo. maybe a little more work should be put into the concept of the hoodie instead of the concept of just the art being on the hoodie.
    that was such perfect reasoning that i will drop the hoodie. what about the trucker hat? do you guys think the logo should be improved upon?
     
  9. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    I think the logo works but it doesn't make me leap out of my seat. Maybe it's just me, but there is just an oversaturation of trucker hats these days. Once Ashton Cutcher, Krutcher, Fucknut ...I dunno and Kelly Osbourne started wearing them, i hung mine up. Bring back regular hats. It'd be cool on a beanie.
     
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    ^ yeah... trucker hats are getting a bit played these days.
    but the design on the hat is nice and simple, so it works.

    Glad you saw my point on the hoodie. It's kind of like putting
    a really nice sticker in the center of an unpainted canvas.
     
  11. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    it did kind of seem like it was lacking...just kind of hanging there in the middle of the hoodie.

    as for the syntax logo...beanies aren't offered, but i can have it put on a baseball cap, a regular hat, or a visor....or a thong...i know you can't wear that on your head...but they are offered. i'm considering doing a line for the ladies...

    i added a new mini poster print. check it one time. i had it in my box of graphics to drop on a product. lemme know. i'll keep adding stuff over the next week. i've got a portfolio to work on, so it may be a little easier for me to drop some graphics onto the site and kind of multi-task.
    thanks again for the positive feedback...i think i can add this to my list of "what has 12oz doen for you"
     
  12. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    it's all stuff i'd never really notice.

    of course, i dont see the point in wearing clothes w/ logos on them unless they're especially cheap, or if you're advertising your homie or something.
     
  13. beardo

    beardo Guest

    honestly, i think you might be diving in a little too soon. IMO the syntax logo is pretty weak, and the 3d rendering, while pretty cool, isnt really sucking me in saying 'buy me'

    also, i cant seem to take cafepress seriously. it just seems so mass market to me. at most i can see having a goofy/trendy/spoof design up there for shits and giggles, not someone honestly trying to get their name out with any kind of command for respect.

    i only say this cus ive seen you around here for quite a while and seen that you have some really good ideas going, i just dont want to see you start off on the half assed tip.

    i feel like ive just been a dick, but i certainly dont mean it that way
     
  14. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    gotcha. just trying to get some art out there. it's kind of hard not being able to have gallery shows anymore. i used to live in this great little college town where i could do such things, but not anymore. i'm about to go to work for this internet company in a pretty small town and get a job bartending at the local country club on the side. no place to display my works of art and get paid for it....gotta do what you gotta do.
    thanks for the input.
     
  15. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    beardo, i don't see what you just said as being a dick at all, man. you're being honest and that's what i appreciate the most in people. the above post, or maybe not, if someone has posted before you see this, anyway, the post where i was talking about being in a small town,etc...yeah, that's my situation. i just thought i might be able to get some shit sold and kinda get my name out a little more than it has been....i've really been slacking...since i went to bartending school months back, i just kind of lost touch with the self promotion and now being in the small town doesn't help me any more.

    i really do think what you said about cafepress being kind of for the "who farted?" hats and what not, but it's worth a shot to try and get some stuff sold. i guess i should send deviantart $25 and have them make high quality prints that i could actually sell....i dunno, i'm all kinds of loopy right now trying to get a portfolio in order, trying to figure out ways of sef-promotion, etc...
    thanks for the compliment, man.
     
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