Design the Spring 2012 RPF Shirt - Win $300!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Art Andrews, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Hello, all.

    Our RPF shirts for 2011 were a huge hit and we have had a ton of requests for more shirts to be made. We would like to begin offering two runs of shirts a year; one in the spring, shortly before convention season, and one in the fall, shortly before Christmas.

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    Here is last year's shirt, which is the first to utilize our new logo! While you seemed to like it pretty well, creativity isn't exactly our strong suit... but we know it is yours! With that in mind, we'd like you to show us what you think is a cool design for the next shirt! We will take designs through the end of January and we will pick a final design shortly afterwards. While we may modify the final design, the designer we choose will get $300 and 3 shirts in their choice of sizes.

    Please use the high res copy of our logo attached in the bottom of this post.

    Some things to consider when making a design:

    • You must include the official RPF Logo and "therpf.com" somewhere in your design.
    • While it isn't a requirement, we would prefer you use "the RPF" instead of "the Replica Prop Forum" if you choose to use our name.
    • Please keep the design to 4 colors or less if possible.
    • While you may use gradients, the fewer and more simple the better.
    • Please do not use photo-realistic artwork.
    • Please do not use clearly copy-written images (no Iron Man, etc).
    • Please do not gear the artwork towards a single franchise.

    Feel free to post your designs here or to email them directly to admin@moviepropsites.com with the Subject line "2012 RPF Shirt Design." Please note, all designs may be posted here.


    Legal notice:

    If you are chosen as the winner of this contest, you irrevocably grant to MPS, its affiliates and distributors, a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and fully sub-licensable license, to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works from, transfer, transmit and distribute on the Services, in connection with promotion or elsewhere, such artwork (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the artwork into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such artwork, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. You agree that the foregoing grant of rights by you to MPS is provided without any the entitlement of payment of fees or consideration beyond the $300 prize being offered in this contest.
     
  2. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    While I am not sure if it would inspire anyone, this was a rough idea I had a couple of years ago... and again, I am not very creative and am not an artist, so don't laugh, but I thought it would be clever to have shirt with a replica resin copy of "the RPF" with a mold sitting behind it, as if it had been freshly popped out of the mold. Anyway, that was my idea, but I can't draw well enough to ever have made anything from it, and I wasn't sure it was all that great of an idea to begin with. But for whatever it is worth, here was my idea.

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  3. kialna

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    I did something like this before. I might try ;)
     
  4. protokev DMD

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    Art, this is a great idea! I've got an idea but it incorporates the other symbols as well...any chance to get the hi res versions of those as well?


    Can't wait to enter
     
  5. Art Andrews

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    Will post up a file in the morning with the other logos.
     
  6. Jannix Quinn

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    What's the name of the font again?
     
  7. Shylaah

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    Can it be just an idea/concept drawing like your molded RPF design,
    or does it have to be something that's more or less "printer ready"?

    Shylaah
     
  8. Art Andrews

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    What I put above was just an idea, not even a finished shirt design. While your entry doesn't have to be "printer ready" it does need to be a complete design and if it is graphic in nature, it needs to be a complete graphic... we don't mind moving a few elements around but we don't want to have to pay a second artist to redraw the entire thing. Does that make sense?

     
  9. Art Andrews

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    We use arial bold in lowercase for most of our text. We would prefer you not use "the RPF" fonts outside the logo itself.
     
  10. Jannix Quinn

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  11. Art Andrews

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  12. Shylaah

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    Oh, well, I can forget it then, cause I can't draw that well!
    And don't have a real proper graphics program anyway.....
    Besides, I like Jannix's 2012 one......

    Shylaah
     
  13. Art Andrews

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    Added a new EPS to the initial posts with the other official logos.
     
  14. YenChih Lin

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    my humble entrance - to be honest, I slapped something together:

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  15. Wolfie

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    I have an idea, if someone wants to take it and make it, and it wins, I just want $100.00 idea fee. LOL

    But the RPF logo on the front breast area of the shirt and the back Spelling R P F using various props to make up the letters.

    Maybe a light saber for the | part of the R, a sankara stone at a 90 degree angle attached for the U part of the R, something else for the \ , etc etc. For each letter just using as many fandom props as possible

    with the collab, create , collect tag line and the web addy under it.

    I could sketch it out but I lost my unsavory photoshop suite download when the last round of RPF advertising viruses made me wipe my harddrive lol Karma I guess.
     
  16. EyeofSauron

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    are we allowed to change the rpf logo? ie warp etc?
     
  17. AMP

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    A slight variation.
     
  18. carl9149

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  19. carl9149

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  20. carl9149

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    Think I may be getting carried away with this now lol
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  21. carl9149

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  22. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I thought last years design was perfect.
    No need to fix something that's not broken.
     
  23. Moviefreak

    Moviefreak Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice stuff...

    But remember, sometimes when making a strong design.... Less is more. You don't want to crowd the shirt as it loses the strong visual impact.
     
  24. Moviefreak

    Moviefreak Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have to agree. It was clean and not overstated. It worked :)
     
  25. protokev DMD

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  26. Art Andrews

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    You may not warp the logo. If you want to add a texture treatment to it (weathering, etc), you can, but we don't want you to change the core logo.

     
  27. Art Andrews

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    ehhh... I made the one from last year and it was mediocre at best I thought.
     
  28. Art Andrews

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    Not crazy about the back, but I REALLY dig the front! That is cool.
     
  29. protokev DMD

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    thanks, theres pleanty of options for the back. I'll return shortly

    honestly i almost left the back blank
     
  30. Moviefreak

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    I like the t Rex as well :lol but I agree with Art, I love that front. A simple back would do and I think that is the strongest design yet :)
     
  31. EvilRocketeer

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    i prefer the t-rex as a back :)
     
  32. protokev DMD

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    [​IMG]

    my earlier simpler design.
    I kept the logo big for branding purposes...when someones behind you you want them to see the logo. and visit the site
     
  33. thegreatgalling

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  34. Art Andrews

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    That is VERY interesting! One of the things I would love to see is a modern take on the dremel guy!
     
  35. MooCriket

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    I still love the shirt you came up with last year Art. Protokev, I'm really loving your latest design. I can't get your Trex design out of my head though. Well, that and John Hammond's voice saying " we have a Trex". :)
     
  36. Jannix Quinn

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  37. thegreatgalling

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  38. Art Andrews

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    You guys keep talking about a T-Rex... what am I missing here?
     
  39. Organic Mechanic

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  40. slave1pilot

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    I rather like this front.
    not so keen on the back
     
  41. Art Andrews

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  42. Moviefreak

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    I like this front but it might work better and look less like two images "spliced together" if the logo was completely in cool colors. Try making the dremel
    Guy in blues as well and let's see how that looks.
     
  43. Gordon Gekko

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  44. thegreatgalling

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    If anyone wants to use my modified machinest logo for their back, go right ahead. I just want to see a kick * shirt.
     
  45. BoozeBeGood

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    I'm still trying to come up with a modified logo personally. Mods, is there any way we can have this topic stuck at the top? I keep losing it when I go looking for it :lol
     
  46. steveo

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    I really like this design a lot. Looks really cool. The others are pretty good as well, but something about this one really stands out for me.
     
  47. Art Andrews

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    Stuck it.
     
  48. Art Andrews

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    See... now that I really like because it merges the dremel guy into our existing look.

    I would love to see some more people play with a concept similar to this and work more on updating the look of the dremel guy himself.

    This is great stuff!!
     
  49. Art Andrews

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    The only other suggestion I would have is that there is no need to reuse the RPF logo font for the url on the back. Simple Arial bold in a straight line under the dremel guy logo would be fine.
     
  50. moviebuff5

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    Is it possible to get a version of the .eps that is compatible with older versions of Illustrator?
     

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