XBMC Official Merchandise Store - Printable Version
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- jmarshall - 2009-06-13 01:52
300 dpi is more than enough IMO. Vectors is good, and for t-shirts, you want as few colours as possible.
The place I got the t-shirts done up just needed the artwork printed out onto plain photocopy paper and the screens for printing are made via a photocopy process - most interesting, and they came out really nice.
The online places can take most image types - no idea what the quality of the resulting merchandise is. If you find one that makes good quality stuff for a reasonable price, give us a bell.
- ccMatrix - 2009-06-13 02:03
jmarshall Wrote:300 dpi is more than enough IMO. Vectors is good, and for t-shirts, you want as few colours as possible.
I've done some stuff with http://www.spreadshirt.net (http://www.spreadshirt.com for US page). Quality is very good and they have fair pricing. They support JPG/PNG/... raster format for white stuff (shirts, mugs, etc) and vector formats like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw (for everything but necessary for colored materials). You can add a few dollars/euros to the base price to get some revenue to support development. On http://www.spreadshirt.net they also have stickers. I made one once for a metal case and it looks great. Could be used for Case Stickers or even larger case mod or car stickers. A competition for some nice designs could get in some nice designs for it.
- reaven - 2009-06-13 21:57
just testing and visual brainstorming
I will make a complete collection base on 3 sub-collections (music,movies,tv) and post it in a new thread for rating and/or approval !
if a Mod give me permission to post in the announcement page or make a survey.
Ideas for new apparel on the XBMC Merchandise Store (T-Shirts, etc.) - reaven - 2009-06-13 22:35
just testing and visual brainstorming
I will make a complete collection base on 3 sub-collections (music,movies,tv) and will post it here for rating and comments !
- topfs2 - 2009-06-13 23:02
I like the more easier to wear / less-geeky kindof approach of the printing!
But personally I like the stylised "xbmc" logo more, atleast the "Who's your DJ?" would look better with that one IMHO.
http://xbmc.org/media/logos/ alternate 5 I the one I refer to.
- jmarshall - 2009-06-14 06:17
Definitely alternate logo 4 or 5. We've completely stopped using the other one, except for the daft logo in various random places on our ugly website (in case you're up to doing some more design work, hint, hint).
- reaven - 2009-06-14 06:54
Quote:I like the more easier to wear / less-geeky kindof approach of the printing!One of my mine motivation,
Quote:We've completely stopped using the other onethanks I didn't know that, it would be more difficult to creatively work with a logo thats just a black text !!
But I will take that into consideration.
So at the end what's the official logo ??
- jmarshall - 2009-06-14 08:07
Alternative 5 is generally what we use. (eg see the XBMC startup screen, or PM3.HD)
- reaven - 2009-06-14 11:35
jmarshall Wrote:Alternative 5 is generally what we use. (eg see the XBMC startup screen, or PM3.HD)
more design ideas !
- Gamester17 - 2009-06-14 15:57
Love that "Who's your DJ?" design!
Know that to secure the names I have now registered http://xbmc.spreadshirt.com (for USA and Canada) and http://xbmc.spreadshirt.net (for Europe) for future use.
As I understand, if we use vector designs graphics then we can have the logotype text in any (one single) color:
Note! Know that we are in the processes of phasing out / scrapping the old oval shaped XBMC logo, and only keeping the XBMC logotype text font type
So we are only keeping this "XBMC" logotype text:
Well, and the "XBMC MEDIA CENTER" part as well (which can be moved under as well if you like)
...I also like the "POWERED BY XBMC" and "XBMC MEDIA CENTER" slogans (text only) on top of each other
...or a one liner slogans like for example "My entertainment is powered by XBMC MEDIA CENTER"
[EDIT]: PPS! Another idea would be to also allow skinners to submit their design artwork to us and we could 'host' their own T-Shirt designs on our official XBMC Merchandise Store as well, that way you can get all your XBMC apparel in one store, good idea?