Based on my printed shirt, I’ve tweaked my art for the millionth time:
Though the end result looks like the whole thing simply had the brightness turned up, I tweaked almost every element individually: The CPUs, the Ono-Sendai logotype, the blue diamonds, the flowers & fans stokes, the flowers & fans fills, the circuit traces, the purple background and the blue background.
It may not be perfect, but the next one will be better…
“He was outside, waiting. Looking like your standard tourist tech, in plastic zoris and a silly Hawaiian shirt printed with blowups of his firm’s most popular microprocessor; a mild little guy…”
Mr. Gibson: Thanks for everything :)
Pulled the trigger on a poly shirt.
ETA 3-4 weeks.
I can’t remember why, but I went searching a few days ago for a place that could print an ‘all-over’ button-down, men’s short sleeve shirt. And I found 2 that look like they fit the bill well. Best of all, one is all cotton and printed and then cut & sewn. This will substantially decrease my cost, compared to me ordering yards of fabric and then trying to find a tailor in the states.
These two manufacturers being found, I went into my files and tweaked the pattern for the millionth time. I’m now on Master Pattern F, and took that into Photoshop to make a few more subtle tweaks to the colors. I then ’tiled’ it myself, manually, in PS, and checked for alignment errors. Found a few, and fixed them. I’m very happy with my master pattern now.
No firm dates as yet; I still need to gather up some funds, but I think this could be in my hands in five or six weeks after I order. There’s still time to make the 35th anniversary of the year it was published. And next year will be the 40th anniversary of the year it was written.
Someone online noticed that this appears to be a Sega Game Gear cartridge, repainted, with added graphics and a sort of slip case:
In my defense, we were a Nintendo family.
Put seven new designs up on TeePublic yesterday:
The Sogo 7 logo from the ‘datagloves,’ the Sino-Logic 16 logo, a stylized pointy blue shape from cyberspace, the ‘height’ glyph from cyberspace, some Chinese text from cyberspace, and the Burdine logo from the opening cyberspace sequence, and the logo of the Beijing Hotel (not shown in the above image). Lots of excitement.
This is the alternate version of my previously orange logo; inspired by type IIb boron-doped blue diamonds:
So pretty… I recommend a blue, black or gray shirt for this art: