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shyatt3 03-10-2007 10:04 PM

New Eskimo Designs
 
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I created this, which then made me wonder about new designs. Have you considered adding more designs for Eskimo apparel and such? Not that there is anything wrong with the existing designs, I like them and am planning on ordering a shirt here before too long. I was simply curious because this design immediately made me think of Eskimo Friends (nice to be thought of, huh), and I'm sure there are many creative people here with things that may work.

Timeé 03-10-2007 10:09 PM

I love your idea..catching

heres mine

http://www.eskimofriends.com/forum/s...=belated+drawn

shyatt3 03-10-2007 10:28 PM

Ha ha, man those are great. :smiley32:

Wheels 03-11-2007 07:32 PM

Well it's not that simple to put up a new design... Firstly, we are limited in how many we can put up... secondly, each one has to be done to certain specifications in order to actually work for production.

I like the design you have there, but we couldn't put it up... well, we could put it up as a digital transfer, but that would fade after just a few washes. The flock and flex printing are actually shaped cut out of material and stuck on. These last as long as the shirt, but mean you can only deal in solid colours. You also have to have a certain line thickness... and every colour adds more cost (limited to max of 3 colours).

So the thin lines and fading on your design make it unworkable I'm afraid.

Because of the amount of work required to make a design work, and the fact that we charge no commission on anything, mean that we won't ever have a huge number of designs. We just don't sell enough shirts to justify it, sorry.

Timeé 03-11-2007 08:49 PM

ill pay to have any one of my designs up.

shyatt3 03-11-2007 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Timeé
ill pay to have any one of my designs up.

I would also agree for Timee to pay to have any one of my designs up. :smiley36:

Cerque 12-31-2008 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Timeé (Post 301479)
I love your idea..catching

heres mine

http://www.eskimofriends.com/forum/s...=belated+drawn

#You a fan of U2?

Anja 01-01-2009 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Cerque (Post 342361)
#You a fan of U2?

:smiley1: i think he meant emmett (he LOVES u2) but who doesnt?!

Cerque 01-06-2009 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Anja (Post 342409)
:smiley1: i think he meant emmett (he LOVES u2) but who doesnt?!

Oh, whoops. Well I will settle for both anyway ;)

Glockypaws 01-06-2010 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Wheels (Post 301594)
Well it's not that simple to put up a new design... Firstly, we are limited in how many we can put up... secondly, each one has to be done to certain specifications in order to actually work for production.

I like the design you have there, but we couldn't put it up... well, we could put it up as a digital transfer, but that would fade after just a few washes. The flock and flex printing are actually shaped cut out of material and stuck on. These last as long as the shirt, but mean you can only deal in solid colours. You also have to have a certain line thickness... and every colour adds more cost (limited to max of 3 colours).

So the thin lines and fading on your design make it unworkable I'm afraid.

Because of the amount of work required to make a design work, and the fact that we charge no commission on anything, mean that we won't ever have a huge number of designs. We just don't sell enough shirts to justify it, sorry.

Hey there Wheels (and Administrator if you're reading this),

I know this post is pretty old, but I found it in a kind of roundabout means.

I am not sure how seriously you've been taking getting the shop put together in terms of adding more products or concepts, or how seriously you take it as an economical factor in things. I was just browsing around your forums and webspaces and viewing some of the work posted about and thought perhaps I would offer my talent if you need it for now or for any future endeavors. The music this page represents has had a huge impact on my life as I feel it has had on you two, so if I can help it stay afloat in any way through my own contribution I'd like to do so.

I am not familiar with the term "flock and flex" but it appears to be the same thing a silkscreen printing based on its description. The 3 color constriction can be a hurdle but at the same time it can be a creative benefit if the designer keeps the additional cost per color into factor when designing, and most importantly uses smart color decisions to create a specific emotion within a limited range of hues. As you said, that method is difficult for anything large quantity or commercial but for personal smaller endeavors it not only is of the highest structural quality but of the most intimate, personal, and handmade feel.

Based on the number of views this website receives, I would assume that the operational costs are quite high (I had seen something along the lines of 50k views per day somewhere? wow!) and would understand if it is not fiscally tangible for a fansite to pay a designer for something that may not sell.. Though if you are at all interested, feel free to contact me at Designer@AbstractVirtue.net . We may be able to work something out that /could/ be fiscally beneficial for you and/or this site.

Thanks for Your time!

~Glockypaws

Wheels 01-06-2010 06:22 PM

Thanks Glocky. We dont' put any time into the shop. We put a few things up for fun, and take zero money from it. Spreadshirt do the printing of any orders and people pay them directly... we could put a commission on, but we leave it at zero.

For your own information/interest, the flock and flex printing are not screen printing. Flock is like felt shapes cut out and stuck onto the shirt, the flex is also cut out but is a flat material.

gomezxico 11-11-2010 09:20 PM

Is there still a shop?

Wheels 11-12-2010 10:48 PM

I'm sure there is as we never actually shut it... but how one might get there I have no idea... :)

cille 11-09-2012 02:05 PM

Google! http://eskimofriends.spreadshirt.ie/ :)


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