[EMS Discuss] Another T-shirt update (new colors)
Thu Feb 7 14:04:21 PST 2013
I'm in agreement that we should stick to largely uniform colors on
this. Otherwise it kind of misses out on the point of _group_ shirts.
With the expanded guidelines, I'll go with an XXL in "Kiwi".
On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> Theoretically, she said we could use any color as long as the ink will show
> up. However, I feel it's important for EMS branding to at least stick with
> the proper colors of our logo. These shirts are essentially walking
> billboards for EMS. It seems like it would be a good idea to make it easy
> for people to start recognizing the EMS logo when they see it and not have
> to wonder if it's actually EMS.
> There is a successful hackerspace based in Mountain View California that
> actually has branding guidelines on their page. You can check theirs out
> for an example: http://www.hackerdojo.com/BrandingAndLogo
> And another example:
> Granted, this hasn't been officially decided on by the board. I decided I
> was going to have T-shirts made for the group and normally I would just pick
> a shirt color and an ink color and just do a run of shirts. Since we are
> making them ourselves now there are more options, but I thought it would be
> a good idea to limit the colors to be at least close to EMS "official"
> If everyone hates the idea of sticking to the brand colors then I guess pick
> whatever color you want. We should probably talk about this at our next
> membership meeting so we can have it straightened out for the next time we
> get gear made. I don't want to impose any rules on everyone but I figured
> since I was organizing this event I would just do what I thought made sense
> this time.
> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM, <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Sorry to be a pain, but we can't choose just any color from that page?
>> Only greens, greys, and white?
>> > *-------Colors-------*
>> > *
>> > *
>> > I just talked with the printing company again. It sounds like we can
>> > choose different colored shirts if we want, but the ink will always stay
>> > the same color for everyone's shirts. The ink she is using will be a
>> > dark
>> > "charcoal grey" which is close to what our logo's grey looks like. Keep
>> > that in mind.
>> > I'm sorry to make you order again, but with the new development
>> > of additional colors, I want to make sure everyone gets what they want.
>> > Choose any green/white/grey colored shirt from this page:
>> > http://www.blankapparel.com/Fruit-of-the-Loom_3931.htm%7C4VRYL4BWPSFCZEKA41310.5309551157
>> > But obviously you can't do black or dark grey because the ink won't show
>> > up.
>> > *-------Sizes-------*
>> > *
>> > *
>> > She is going to drop off a few example shirts to the shop tomorrow night
>> > and leave them there a while. These will serve as examples of the shirt
>> > and the different sizes. If you are unsure what size to get, check out
>> > the
>> > examples after tomorrow night and then send me your order after that.
>> > *-------WHAT I NEED FROM YOU-------*
>> > 1) What size(s) shirt do you want?
>> > 2) What color shirt do you want from that page? Make sure it is a shade
>> > of
>> > green or white/grey. I think it's important for branding that our logo
>> > at
>> > least always be green and not blue or red or some other random color.
>> > 3) You have to pay EMS the $20 for me to actually count your order. She
>> > won't order your shirt if I don't have the pre-payment. You can give me
>> > cash, check made out to EMS, or I can take credit cards on my phone with
>> > Square.
>> > 4) Get me your order and payment before *Feb 15*.
>> > 5) Show up Friday night on Feb 22 to print your shirt! (Or get someone
>> > else
>> > to do it for you if you can't make it).
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