Greetings, everybody! After a rough 26 hours slide including deutsche bahn strike, flight delays, cancellations and still missing bags we finally reached Boston — where we attend the Mass Customization Conference at the MIT (yay!).
Nice city from what I’ve seen so far (Airport baggage lost&
found office, Hotel lobby). If you have any tipps besides the “standard tourist program” and The National concert tonight or the Black Mountain gig tomorrow - we’re open and will stay here until wednesday. Here are some first photos and impressions from our hotel room, including the incredible toilet-phone …
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At the moment
we are adam is conducting the presentations for our panel on monday. Initially we are invited to talk about the marketplace and spreadshirt in general, but since the event is about open innovation I’m sure we will have some OLP coverage and talks.
And then we spent the last couple of hours to get
some sleep through your designs. Jessas, great stuff coming in at this week so far! Apart from improved designs like the bubble lable by ikou, universal language by bean or the lovetab evolution by kimlarsen, have a look at some really fresh and new designs
head label by jebs. I like the reduction of the label, it is strong like an icon and gets to the point. Maybe the risk here is the close connection to the common “i” for information signs in tourist centers. But nevertheless, a great visual logo.
The other logo that caught my attention instantly is the label circle by nmacster. It picks up some of the ideas that were around and brings it to a good point in my view.
There is some potential to develop, like the separation of spread/shirt and the risk here is that it might be hard to plott, but if you take a look at the b/w version you see that it could work in a reduced way, too.
We’ve also had the first flag entry I’ve seen so far at OLP1.6 by kraftausdruck, very artsy and filigrane:
But what striked us even more is that some of you took our feedback and started to play around with the concept — and created some really cool drafts that don’t directly and explicitly show the connection LABEL/spreadshirt, but bring it to another level. For example customize clothes by AlexanderWende (check his page for more great stuff) - he tried to work out the splitting of “spread” and “shirt” in a simple, but effective way by including an icon in between. Didn’t see to many of these separation ideas so far.
Play with the forms by Lufograf.
It’s all about icons and forms and how people arrange them on apparel. The draft by lufograf is a good piece of work, very flexible and playful to use and reuse stuff that is created by our partners. Even though some might say these forms of collections and collages are getting trendy and there is some more work to do in terms of defining a “logo” in this - I love this idea .. simply because it fits to spreadshirt!
Another entry that got a lot of feedback was Pop your collar by netweight:
A very smart and outstanding idea of what we do, reduced to the point but still unique. I’m looking forward to more variations of that, for example like jana said a combination with manuels favourite approach to use the collar icon as a “TM”. But also the collar with a stacked spread/shirt type looks nice!
Last but not least I wanted to highlight Logo Graphik by signalstarr, because you might overlook it from the preview.
This draft also feels like a nice mish/mash of our recent discussions on tags, speech bubbles, icons on the shirt, playfulness and signalstarr combines it in a clever way.
So much for now — keep it coming, guys .. look at the foto above and let me tell you Adam almost feels a little bored if there are no new designs to approve :)