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PostSubject: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 4:30 am

It will be cool to wear this to a Comic Con wouldn't it? Smile Anyways, it's just an idea.


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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 6:15 am

That's an awesome idea - we might have a guy going to the Con for us this year... I wonder if he'll wear it?

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 11:40 am

This has me thinking, Bob; maybe we should come up with a specific GKO logo for stuff like that. What do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 12:33 pm

I'd love to be able to draw something specific but my design talents are not great - if anyone has any idea's I'd love to see them...

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 4:55 pm

Ok, I drafted these up real quick, so let me know what you think!

First of all, a disclaimer; keep in mind these are VERY rough. I did 'em in a couple minutes, without tracing or measuring much of anything, so they're not even close to finished designs yet. More "proof of concept" than anything.





The images probably look almost the same, the only difference is that one has the complete outline around the letters/bat symbol and the other is slightly disjointed. I kinda like the disconnected look, to be honest, although it'll certainly look a lot better as a finished digital design. The top logo is based upon a more modern Bat symbol, whereas the bottom is based upon the oval symbol that was on Batman's chest (and used to promote the '89 movie). I prefer the oval design myself, as that's my favorite iteration of the Bat symbol, plus I think the letters look cooler when compressed within the oval. But I imagine I'll be alone on that one, and most people will favor the more modern look.

Be aware, also, that it can be done with essentially any version of the Batman logo you like; I just picked those two because I figured they were the most popular.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 5:50 pm

I like the 3rd one down.
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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 7:05 pm

The oval and modern version both look cool! Bob, this is your call. Smile

I seriously don't mind wearing a t-shirt with the GKO logo on it. I'll probably wear it to my local comic store. It will be awesome way to promote the site to other comic book readers.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 9:57 pm

There's plenty of sites we could set it up on, too, that would make 'em to order and give us a piece of the proceeds.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 10:17 pm

gallegra wrote:
There's plenty of sites we could set it up on, too, that would make 'em to order and give us a piece of the proceeds.

-Gary

Excellent suggestion Gary! Well, let's see what Bob thinks of this.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 10:21 pm

Why thank you very much, Andrew lol.

In an e-mail, Cory made an interesting point; does anyone know whether or not this would inflict upon Warner Bros/DC's copyright? I know of several cases this has been done and Warner Bros. hasn't said anything, but I don't know if there's anything specific we'd have to do.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 10:40 pm

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In an e-mail, Cory made an interesting point; does anyone know whether or not this would inflict upon Warner Bros/DC's copyright? I know of several cases this has been done and Warner Bros. hasn't said anything, but I don't know if there's anything specific we'd have to do.

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As far as I know, as long as you don't make any money out of it, it's okay to use the Batman logo as a motif for the GKO t-shirt design.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 10:53 pm

What do you mean by 'Making Money'? We'd have to sell the shirt, and would be posted around the site I'd imagine.
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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Tue May 25, 2010 11:16 pm

Well, you did mentioned that there are sites that can help us sell the t-shirts and give us a piece of the proceeds.

Getting a piece of the proceeds means we are actually making money from the t-shirts. So, if we plan to sell these t-shirts, it would be advisable not to incorporated the Batman logo into the t-shirt design.

On the other hand, if we are giving the t-shirts out for free or doing it for charity, then I guess it's okay to use the logo design that you came up with.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 1:54 am

These are great Gary - I like all of them but the first and third jumps out at me. Anyway you could try the current Batman and Roin logo we use for the site?

We can't sell or make any money from these at all unfortunatley - I'm thinking more as staff T-Shirsts, stuff to wear at a con or as Andrew says out and about in local stores.

Keep this in house is the safest option...

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 2:17 am

was just thinking... maybe it would be better with www.gothamknightsonline.com under the logo instead?

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 7:06 am

Of course, the only two people to voice opinions like the ones I don't lol. I really wanted the oval symbol...damn.

I agree though, Bob, that maybe we should just put the site underneath it. Or at least change it to "A source for Batman News" rather than "The #1" or "the Best" source.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 7:16 pm

I have a suggestion.

Why not put the 'GKO Bat Logo' and 'Gotham Knights Online' at the front of the t-shirt. As for the back of the t-shirt, you can put the website at the top, near the collar. Don't make it too big though or you'll be going for an overkill.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 8:04 pm

I was thinking we could put the logo on the front alone, and whatever other info we want on the back. Kinda like it's a Batman shirt, with our stuff on the back. I figured that'd be best; but I dunno what you all think.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 8:10 pm

Yup! That's cool as well. But for the back, you have to decide which one to put. Putting too much info on the back makes it look cluttered.

Front:
GKO Bat Logo

Back:
'Gotham Knights Online'

or

'www.gothamknightsonline.com'

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 8:17 pm

You think more than one line is too much? I feel like this:

Gotham Knights Online
Your Source for Everything Batman
www.GothamKnightsOnline.com

Wouldn't be too bad.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 9:56 pm

3 lines is a bit too much for me.

I prefer it to be just 2 lines the most. Since Bob prefers the web address to be in there, I think it would be better to go for just the web address and the tagline.

You can increase the font size of the web address and make it slightly bigger than the tagline:

www.gothamknightsonline.com
Your Source For Everything Batman

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 10:13 pm

You know what, that's a good point. The title of the site is the website itself, really lol. If they see the GKO in a bat symbol, and www.GothamKnightsOnline.com and that it's a Batman website I think they should get the point lol.

I was thinking, though; why couldn't we use both logos? Have two T-shirts, one for people that work on the site and one for fans/friends who want to spread the word, or something like that. Just an idea;

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Wed May 26, 2010 11:10 pm

gallegra wrote:
You know what, that's a good point. The title of the site is the website itself, really lol. If they see the GKO in a bat symbol, and www.GothamKnightsOnline.com and that it's a Batman website I think they should get the point lol.

I was thinking, though; why couldn't we use both logos? Have two T-shirts, one for people that work on the site and one for fans/friends who want to spread the word, or something like that. Just an idea;

-Gary

Personally, I think one t-shirt is good enough. Anyways, this is Bob's call. Smile

I'll be really happy to get a GKO t-shirt. Which Batman logo doesn't really matter to me.

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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Thu May 27, 2010 12:33 am

If you guy can do it go for it. I'd love to get a GKO shirt. king
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PostSubject: Re: A GKO T-Shirt for Members?   Thu May 27, 2010 5:51 am

I think the 3rd one looks the best
It would look great for the site
Nice designs
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