HORAYYYY! So I finally got to the final stages of the shirt printing process. I have been perfecting the designs and making sure they are correct in sizing and pixels for the BasementInk guys. It has been a lot of back and forth communication.
Stopped by BasementInk yesterday and talked to the guys and we are almost set to go. The designs are set and all that is left before printing starts is the t-shirt selection. They said since it is a one color print that I can experiment with different t-shirt types. Along with regular tees, I'm gonna do a woman's cut tee and some tank tops as well.
I'm pretty stoked about this. It is the first shirt of my line and it looks sick!
This is my last term here at SOU. It is a bitter sweet experience. I have a case of senioritis...i have been lazy and slacking. So it is time to get my ISH together.
For my special projects I wanna continue with my previous project in making shirts. I have a few designs I would like to start making. I also hope to maybe get a website up this time. That is a big maybe. I'm gonna shoot low so I won't be disappointed :o)
The intramural softball season is gonna start soon. The Hawaii team is gonna sport my first t-shirt. You should come an check it out!
Today we went to watch the preview for the Ashland Film Festival. The animation bit "Guard Dog" by Bill Plympton was great. It has this dark ironic humor about a dog trying to protect his master from random creatures and things, when in fact he ends up hurting his master. The awkwardness of the drawings made it even more humurous and the color pencil look was great. take a look...visit:
I picked up my first bunch of shirts today. The ones for our Hawaii softball team. The team calls themselves the black and blue crew. I designed black and blue t-shirts. I'm pretty excited. Mahalos to Jess and Alex of Basement-ink for printing the shirts.
This weekend was pretty intense in the sense that there was a lot of events goin on. Watching the BJ Penn VS GSP fight and the SuperBowl Steelers VS Cardinals. Watching BJ Penn on our friends huge tv was supposed to be great, but when BJ's brother threw in the towl in between the fourth and fifth round...we were pretty pissed. I still think BJ is awesome, but the fight was sad. People said that he was in the hospital earlier for being sick or food poisoning, what ever the case, there's always another fight and he is still light weight champ!
Next would be the Superbowl. I was goin for the Steelers. It was a great game. We won, but I still have to pay up cuz we didn't cover the spread, but dats minors, we have another championship ring #6!
So I went to that new movie "My Bloody Valentine." Yes it was in 3-D and I must say I was pretty impressed. The story was ok...not the best, but the experience was trippy. Shitty part was you have to pay an extra $2. Yes i know 2 freakin dollars! It was ok tho...idk some how i was ok with it. It would be nice to have a lot more action movies in 3-D. I thought I would get sick, but my up-chuck reflexes held. Perhaps the best part was looking at everyone else wearing those "cool" glasses. TeeHee!
Title: CLutcH 808 Sentence: My capstone project is to launch a Hawai’i inspired clothing line. Paragraph: My capstone project is to launch a clothing line. The designs I have are inspired by my home, Hawai’i. My company will be named Clutch 808. I hope to later expand and use my designs on other merchandise like sporting goods and even sponsor a team.
Page: Ever since I was little I hoped to make things people would wear. I was under the impression that only fashion designers could make clothes and distribute them. I wasn’t so great at sewing and using patterns. I went into graphic design in college and learned that you can design shirts you don’t have to make them. Now I know that anyone can make t-shirts now. For my capstone project I would like to start my line of t-shirts inspired by the Hawaiian Islands. Accompanied with a website to promote my designs and some kind of a brochure so others can see first hand what I am trying to accomplish. I have been thinking about and planning my shirt idea for a couple years now. I have a few designs done and I am in the process of getting them printed. I was referred to and plan to go to Basement-ink here in Ashland to print them. I talked to one of the printers, Alex, and he said to come in to get a quote and to discuss it. My designs are inspired by my home and have the island feel to them. The best advice I got about designing is to design what you know and I know Hawai’i. I’d like to say that my designs are urban mixed with some of the traditional Hawaiian designs. I’d like to call my company CLutcH 808. It refers to the idea of clutching to everything that is good, your roots My hope is that locals and native people to Hawai’i will wear my designs. Launching the clothes here on the west coast I hope to have the west coast sport my designs as well. Maybe down the line if my designs are successful I can sponsor a team later and branch out into things other than just shirts, like sporting goods. I hope to become a legitimate clothing brand.
Deliverables/Products of Study: There will be shirts made hopefully three or four, a website, and a brochure.
Technical/Research issues: I will be associated with the printing company Basement-ink in order to make my shirts. I will be using Dreamweaver to make my website. The brochure will be created using InDesign. I will probably need assitance in InDesign and Dreamweaver. Timeline: January 17: Go to Basement-ink, make contact, get a quote, and possibly start printing. January 21: Start making Brochure in InDesign January 23: Submit first design for printing January 30: Check up on prints January 31: Second draft of brochure done February 6: Begin creating website in Dreamweaver February 13: Submit second design for printing. February 18: Finish Brochure February 25: Check on prints March 13: Finish Website
So in 351 class we had to go somewhere we've never been before. I hardly use the library so I went there since I kinda needed to anyways. I went to the Art reference section for the first time. I didn't even know this existed. We have books on crap I would never think. You could think random thoughts and poof we have a book on it. I don't think people like the reference section because it is creepy quiet. It smells like old books too. Not to pleasant to the olfactory senses. So i'd say my trip was useful since I had to be there anyway, but I didn't have an epiphany or anything.
Today in class we were asked "what is interactivity?" The answers the class came up with are:
Performing an action to create an equal action.
Getting up and doing something.
The Wii came up and Miles asked us why people are so intrigued by simple actions and games? Perhaps it is because we are bored or the Wii creates the illusion that we are actually playing the "sport" or "driving" the only difference is we don't experience the physical labor.