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Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:45:45 PM »
Hey guys, this is Isaac from Inkwing.com (the same Isaac who worked on the interior art for Mistborn and Way of Kings).  I've heard talk that a Bridge 4 Crew t-shirt would be a fun idea for us to put up on the website.

I'd like to get all ya'll's input as I go to the design table to come up with something.  Is this a shirt you would be interested in?  Any ideas of what you would like on a shirt like this?

Some ideas I've toyed with:

1) (humorous) A silhouette of a guy pincushioned with arrows with slightly-wacky text that says: "Bridge 4 Crew"
2) (serious) The Alethi glyphs for the number 4 (slightly distressed) and in the background. "Bridge 4 Crew" superimposed over the top of that glyph.
3) (designed) A huge number 4 with some Alethi designs in the middle of it--that superimposed over a smaller "Bridge Crew"

Thanks for your input, everyone!  (Any feedback about the other shirts, etc on our website is always appreciated as well.)

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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 08:23:20 PM »
Do we gotta pick just one?

For a preference I like (3). Second choice would be (1).

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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 08:44:09 PM »
Just an FYI, These two designs have been suggested and endorsed by issac on 17thshard.com, i just wanted to put em here so people are aware of em. :)


4) Kaladin with shield pincushioned with arrows.  Glyph for the number 4.

5) silhouette of bridge 4 characters standing tall and proud with "bridge 4" on top
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 09:05:49 PM »
Inkthinker: No need to pick just one.  I'm with you, however. #3 or #1 for me at this point.

Just trying to brainstorm with people who know the series.  I've asked people at work, and for some reason the humorous one is garner the most votes.  Maybe I'll do a rough mockup of some of these and post them for feedback/comments.
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 09:25:29 PM »
Idea #6: Bridge 4 featuring Kaladin's viewpoint symbol: the spears thrust toward a banner.

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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 09:29:04 PM »
I like the idea of a shield covered in arrows.

What about a slogan of some sort? Something clever or funny...

"The best seats are in front."

"The front row has the best view."

"Lift. Drop. Push. Die."

Meh... those are top-of-the-head ideas. We could think of something better.

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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 09:37:18 PM »
I like the idea of a shield covered in arrows.

What about a slogan of some sort? Something clever or funny...

"The best seats are in front."

"The front row has the best view."

"Lift. Drop. Push. Die."

Meh... those are top-of-the-head ideas. We could think of something better.


"Bridge 4: Hit me if you can"

"Bridge 4: where dying's an art"

"Bridge 4, where being a soldier is for girls"


Here's an idea off the top of my head,
A checklist that states something like the following:

"Morning - Practice
Afternoon - Charge the enemy unarmored an outnumbered
Evenin - Soup's on!"

I'm sure this could be refined to be bettered, but im just throwing it out there.
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 10:43:42 PM »
Those are some fun ideas for slogans.  My favorite so far would have to just be: Bridge 4: Soup's On!

Other ideas:

Bridge 4: Sitting Ducks since 1147
Kaladin is my Captain
Kaladin's Bridgemen
Rough, Tough, Great for Target Practice
Kaladin's Company
Semper Fidelis

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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 11:08:29 PM »
How about a picture of a shield with bones crossed over top of it, with the caption, "I'm wearing your mom."

(Okay, maybe a bit too irreverent, but I giggled.)

Maybe just a picture of a bridge with the caption, "Have bridge. Will side carry."

edit: altered my 2nd idea.
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 11:14:59 PM »
5) silhouette of bridge 4 characters standing tall and proud with "bridge 4" on top

My favorite idea so far. If you do this one, have a good 6 characters shoulder to shoulder with Syl somewhere in the group and have BRIDGE 4 bellow it. Good 'ol fashioned character lineup. Love 'em.... black shirt, grey silhouette with white blood splattered text. Oh delicious.

1) (humorous) A silhouette of a guy pincushioned with arrows with slightly-wacky text that says: "Bridge 4 Crew"

 Close runner up.

 My artist side is irritating me to do some thumbs but it isn't my project.  :D
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 11:26:20 PM »
@SmokinEmber   "I'm wearing your mom."  Yes, irreverent, but it cracks me up!

@CreativeVortex  The character lineup is a great idea.  Feel free to do thumbnails, if you want.  We're just brainstorming here!  Whether with words or drawings, it doesn't matter! :)

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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 11:58:02 PM »
I would actually buy the "I'm wearing your mom" shirt, and I'm not a big T-shirt person.
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 01:15:11 AM »
Wow. "I'm wearing your mom" hits something like four out of six on the funny chart (naughty,  clever, recognizable and cruel).

I like it.  ;D
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 02:16:35 AM »
"This bridge weighs almost as much as your mom."

It's classy and tasteful.
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Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2010, 02:30:56 AM »
@CreativeVortex  The character lineup is a great idea.  Feel free to do thumbnails, if you want.  We're just brainstorming here!  Whether with words or drawings, it doesn't matter! :)

Honestly, i think the character lineup is probably the best idea so far, and not just because i mentioned of it.  :P

I think its a good idea, because a lineup of the characters standing tall and proud pretty much personifies what being in bridge 4 was about that none of the other bridges had.
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