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Check Out My First T-shirt Design

I’ve just concluded my first contest on 99Designs and I wanted to get some feedback on the designs.

For a long time now I’ve been wanting to get my blog’s logo on t-shirts and stuff, but I never got around to it. So last week I talked myself into starting a design contest on 99Designs just to see what would happen.

The contest was for a t-shirt, and the one at right is the winner. But now that I’ve bought it I’m not so sure I would want to wear it (buyer’s remorse, I guess). I’m now thinking that this design would be better as a patch over the pocket of the t-shirt.

In any case, the other designs submitted to the contest are available for public viewing. I want to hear what you think of the designs that I passed on. Some were okay, but a lot were dreadful.

I even have a couple alternate designs that I’m thinking of buying. The word cloud design might be better than the winning design.

What do you think? Should I have gone with an alternate design?

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karen wester newton April 16, 2012 um 9:34 pm

I like your choice best! It pops, so to speak.

CodeWriter April 16, 2012 um 9:55 pm

Karen, I think you are on target, Nate’s first selection does "jump out at you"…
and is my choice!

Segundo April 16, 2012 um 10:45 pm

Word cloud for the win. It speaks to "blog". All though your original choice pops more, it speaks to "tablet/phone" rather than "e-reader" if you know what I mean.

meth April 17, 2012 um 1:15 am

I liked #44.

AndreW April 17, 2012 um 1:37 am

#38 would be the obvious choice for me, ’cause it has a really simple yet effective concept and the colorscheme that stands out. #28 too. The one you picked was OK too, but too cartoony in my opinion (why are those buttons so weird?).
Regarding the word cloud one, while it certainly says "it’s a blog, come check it out" it is just too blocky, seems like a 10 minute effort. Might have been better with a different typeface.

Mizzbee April 17, 2012 um 7:53 am

I love #25, that is what happens to my eyes when trying to read on my Kindle Keyboard 3. I have read one complete book on it. I have well over 400 kindle ebooks. Oh well to each his own, at least we Americans are reading.

Mike Cane April 17, 2012 um 8:34 am

I don’t read digital. I read books.


jorgen April 18, 2012 um 3:50 am

41 is best but 40, 42 and 43 are excellent too.

Anyway: they must carry the URL as 99% of the worlds population don’t know what The Digital Reader is.

Peter April 18, 2012 um 4:53 pm

I like number 39. But the winner would have been my second choice.

Hatemachine, huh?

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