UPDATE (4/10/08 @ 1:45pm):
I’ve been reading all the suggestions and messing around with new design concepts. I normally would just design the shirt and put it in the store, but this one is special. It’s the “I’m A Fancy Bastard” shirt. This brands you as an HE reader because NO ONE ELSE could ever understand it. Taking the best bits from all the suggestions and mixing them with my own ideas I’ve come up with these:
Ignore the background color. I just used a neutral gray to sketch over. I think Joel and Eli would be in gray tones kind of in shadow.
UPDATE (4/10/08 @ 2:56am):
Ok, so it seems the consensus is “Why is he an astronaut? That isn’t very fancy.” Oh well, I tried. Check the comments to see the next direction I went in: SUPER FANCY JOSH IN FLASHDANCE GEAR. I finished it and hated it.
I’m not going to cling to the first design with a death grip if no one likes it but what about something like this?
Can I fancify the space suit?
Here’s the first design I’ve worked up for the GYFB shirt.
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I’ve gotten a couple of positive comments and a couple of “why is there a guy in a spacesuit?” type comments.
The idea that hit me the first time I said that phrase outloud was that it might be a take off of “Godspeed, John Glenn,” so I’ve always had a 1960’s astronaut in mind. I also think it came out looking pretty cool. But then, the shirt isn’t for me. It’s for you. So what do you think? Would you rather it just have the slogan and no graphic, or do you dig astro-josh and his reverent stare?
This is actually the design formatted for a black shirt. I am also planning a charcoal, and a light blue for the ladies.