Can a group of heavily caffeinated young people help pave the way for your business and branding success? Only if you look behind the surface and pay attention to the real message. This morning I was enjoying my morning Diet Dew and listening to the radio. The “Dewmocracy” commercial came across the radio letting me know that “I could be part of a crucial moment in history…helping to choose the next permanent flavor of the Mountain Dew.” I’m sure that this “historic” moment pales in comparison to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or marching on Selma, but I have always been fascinated by the unique and provocative ad campaigns that my favorite soda churns out.
Do you own any of those gigantic, novelty coloring books with huge pictures? These pictures make fabulous patterns for home decor projects. If it’s a Christmas coloring book you can cut out stockings and even giant Santas. If the book has a different theme, cut out puppies, kittens or other pictures. Lay the picture onto a folded piece of fabric. The fabric should have right sides together. Cut the stocking or other image out of the cloth to make two pieces. Stitch the cloth to make stockings or create fun stuffed animals from puppy or kitten shapes. These are great for really small kids. You can even make small throw pillows from some of the coloring book images.
First, you need to decide that you want to quote or image of your personalized T-shirts. If you want to wear the national pride T-shirts, you can choose, such as “Born and bred”, and your country of residence or originally belonging to the hostile nation or offer quotes. Your country is proud of the T-shirt can also be a famous place in your country or photos of celebrities belong to the image of the satay. To make fishing T-shirts, you can get quotes like ‘shut up and fish “,” fishing becomes a bad day a better day to drink’ or ‘fishing and beer: what is dear’ printed on T-shirts.
How about trying a more direct approach? You see he has a funny t-shirt on. Take a big gulp of your beer and walk right up to him and comment on his hot t-shirt. (More likely than not you want to comment on his hot bod, but please refrain from doing so at this stage in the game.) You could say something witty or snappy in response to the t-new shirt design. Or you can take a more direct approach “That’s a crazy t-shirt you’ve got. Or, how about: “That’s a really unique t-shirt. I have this growing t-shirt collection, and am always looking for new ones to add to it. Where is yours from?” Trust me, you have nothing to lose. The atmosphere is perfect for it.
Of course, the person that starts a string must be a strong enough individual to handle the stark realities and unique insights that will be exposed once a web has been developed around their original artwork and after their art has gone through so many transformations. A person that starts a t-shirt string should be prepared for the experience.
You will require to have a computer, a reputable inkjet printer, reputable transfer paper, a heat press or iron and obviously, a shirt! If you are making your own personal design without software, it would be best to do this first and even make a few in place of just one.
I’ve come up with a process where I enlarge pictures up to 30 inches by 40 inches in size then mount them on wood and have a thick lacquer coating I put on them. I’ve got a few pictures in my house, it’s an expensive process but they’re gorgeous.
If you are a band that is thinking about doing up a run of shirts, you need to keep a few things in mind. One, you want to get a design that is eye catching and cool, so people will take notice. This is free promotion for your band, so put some thought into it. Second, make sure the band name is visible on it. It is cool to have something stealthy, but save that for when you are already rolling in the dough. If you find the right person to do the shirt design and right printer to do the T shirt production, sales can make the difference between making it as a band and living in your Mom’s basement. It is your choice.