Derby #193: Catchy Slogans for Everyday Products
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Books - No Electricity Required

Books - No Electricity Required
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jasneko


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Thanks very much to the helpful feedback in the pre-derby thread!

Note: This shirt strongly suggests using libraries (they're free!) and used book shops (nearly free!), swaps, trades, lending and passing on books to others as much as possible, rather than buying new books.
Use the e-readers whenever that is not possible;) - for the sake of the trees!

awcoburn


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jasneko wrote:Thanks very much to the helpful feedback in the pre-derby thread!


I really like this! The graphic is very nice and I like that the it's the centerpiece, but I do wish the letters were bit larger for readability.

All-in-all, very good looking shirt!

Tanapangarap


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Yeah, I am a bit worried about the readability of the text, but I like the illustration. As a voracious reader, I must get this shirt.

Get with The Program.

jasneko


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awcoburn wrote:I really like this! The graphic is very nice and I like that the it's the centerpiece, but I do wish the letters were bit larger for readability.

All-in-all, very good looking shirt!


Tanapangarap wrote:Yeah, I am a bit worried about the readability of the text, but I like the illustration. As a voracious reader, I must get this shirt.


Thanks awcoburn and Tanapangarap! I know the white font on heather looks a little indistinct here, but based on past printed shirts I have with thin white ink on heather, (For instance, in this shirt, the thin white ink shows up great, more distinct than it looked in the t-shirt comp), so I think it will show up just fine, and I'd rather the text not be too bold on the shirt.
Glad you like it, thanks again!

zekecatz


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clarinerd


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Yay! I like this. +1

jasneko


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zekecatz wrote:Must have.

clarinerd wrote:Yay! I like this. +1

Thanks zekecatz and clarinerd!

sjswarm


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Oh man, this is a must have. Please print this!

There are like 6 I absolutely love this week!

sarahlav


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not true after sundown but LOVE IT!!

katrinabean86


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I think you're my new favorite artist. I've wanted every single one of your shirts.

nerdra


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sarahlav wrote:not true after sundown but LOVE IT!!


... fair point.

(Except for candles.)

nerdra

ambergreen


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My husband was just about to buy me an eReader for my birthday...Sometimes gadgets just overwhelm the simplicity of the medium...I like my books in book form. GMV.

crazy4books


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skandranon12


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I might have to give this my vote just on the principle of the thing. I don't like any of this new hype about electronic books. I want a real book!

Twilightrealms


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I love the slogan, and in a world of e-readers and the internet, it's nice to know there are people that still agree. It kind of makes me think of http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/3/9/, though that's not at all a criticism of "this has been done." I don't think they're the same at all.

I absolutely adore this shirt, and even if I didn't, I almost think an English Education Major like myself should own it just based on a matter of principle. That being said, the heather is almost always an atrocious color on me, so that makes me kind of sad, because I honestly don't think I would buy it, mostly because I don't know if I can wear it.

Decisions, decisions.

eburgeson


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Library Media Specialist at a middle school. Must have!

tomsman


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Library Science student checking in! +1 If this prints, I've got a bunch of Librarians who might grab some of these When It Prints.

Looking for MXLs Alien Sonogram, Tin: Old Skool, Puppet Checkup and Flesh Wound from Teefury; A Wicked Mess, F5 Refreshes You, and Sissy Fight. PM or teetrade (tomsman)for trade or sell.

urjewishgirl


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tomsman wrote:Library Science student checking in! +1 If this prints, I've got a bunch of Librarians who might grab some of these When It Prints.


I'll second that! I've got a lot of librarians in my contact list and they would all love this shirt :D

urjewishgirl


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I think I would have liked the image to be a bit bigger but I still love the shirt and must have one for myself and at least 5 others as soon as it prints!

Good luck :D

blackmyst


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Love this shirt!! I must have it!!

debbiek429


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I REALLY want several of these! Is there a way you can let me know WHEN (hopefully not IF) these are available! LOVE IT! And have several books lovers I would love to buy this for as gifts!!!

bluejester


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I need this. I had a friend who recently walked into a closing Borders and declared on his FB status that books/print was so over. Not all of us can afford a Kindle, nor does it have the same heft and awesomeness as an actual book.

GMV

ChronoSquall14


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While I understand the aesthetic of a paper book, I really don't see why anyone would want to continue to stack books in their home. Maybe you've got Beauty & The Beast-sized library rooms, but for my money, books with no visual component are just fine on the Kindle.

And these things aren't terribly expensive.

goodlifegardens


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I'm on the county library Board of Trustees. Have my email list ready to send out if this makes it. Already mentioned it to two of our librarians and they are ready to buy. I think this one will bring in a lot of first timers as the word spreads---ironically it will spread electronically.

SnowQueenVT


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This came out so great Jasneko!!

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

jasneko


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@sjswarm - thanks for the enthusiasm!

@sarahlav - I thought of that, but here is the answer - candlelight! Glad you love it!

@katrinabean - awww that is so nice to hear!!:D And quite amazing... every single one?

@nerdra - yup, candles.

@ambergreen - they both have merits, but I know what you mean. Thanks!

@crazy4books - thanks!

@skandranon - some people definitely get excited about them. They're good for people who have to stay up to date on topics and/or would constantly buy new books otherwise... but if it's once in a while and for leisure, I usually prefer a real book too.

@twilightrealms - It does sound like an English Education Major kind of shirt... that's too bad about heather. I didn't think it would look nice, but I adore the woot heather tee I have. Maybe wearing something else with it (jacket/hoodie/shirt underneath) would offset the color on you?

@eburgeson - nice. Thanks!

@tomsman - gosh, who knew there were so many library related wooters? Thank you!

@urjewishgirl - nice again - thanks!!:D

@blackmyst - oh good! Hope you can.

@debbiek - check back on Friday, saturday and sunday, to see if it printed: ) Each day will have a new winner.

@bluejester - heh, they are definitely useful, but there is a tangible/emotional difference for sure. Thanks!

@chronosquall - True, stacking masses of books in a house probably isn't great either. An easy fix - use the library - free, and no stacks of books in the house! Kindles are fine too: )

@goodlifegardens - awesome! And how ironic;)

@snowqueen - thank you!!

cat thing


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It is interesting seeing all the comments from people who like Kindles because it means they don't have to have stacks of books. I love having stacks of books! My parents house had bookshelves lining every hallway... some of them had books two layers deep. My fiance's mom is a director of a library, so naturally he grew up with lots of books too. The funny thing is... both sets of parents now have iPads and Kindles! I don't want one because then I can't walk up to my bookshelf and see all the old books I've read... and maybe take one and flip through it once in a while. I like actually seeing all of my books on our shelves!


Anyways, that said, I like this shirt and would probably buy one. And I'm pretty sure my fiance would buy it for his mom for mothers day (last year he bought her Tjost's A Novel Idea)

charleswallace12


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sarahlav wrote:not true after sundown but LOVE IT!!


candles, glow in the dark stuff, supervision

"Imagination is more important than Knowledge" -Albert Einstein

eventual7


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I must have this shirt. I am a major advocate of reading the actual book not some electronic device. I don't want to stare at a screen I want the actual book. Awesome color choices and design. Bravo +1

blinddog3d


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eventual7 wrote:I must have this shirt. I am a major advocate of reading the actual book not some electronic device. I don't want to stare at a screen I want the actual book. Awesome color choices and design. Bravo +1


But the illustrations are so much better in vector maps!

Books on paper are as outdated as cassette and 8-track tapes! Tree killers needing to feed their own egos that something must die so they can have it forever. They collect dust and make you lick your fingers to turn the pages.
If ink goes on paper, it needs to be Japanese Kanji in haiku calligraphy. Get a Kindle, save a tree. It's the 21st century, Electronic is Eco. Fossill Fuel is already dead.

brUno

AdderXYU


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blinddog3d wrote:But the illustrations are so much better in vector maps!

Books on paper are as outdated as cassette and 8-track tapes! Tree killers needing to feed their own egos that something must die so they can have it forever. They collect dust and make you lick your fingers to turn the pages.
If ink goes on paper, it needs to be Japanese Kanji in haiku calligraphy. Get a Kindle, save a tree. It's the 21st century, Electronic is Eco. Fossill Fuel is already dead.

brUno


If you lick your fingers to turn book pages, you're just disgusting. Most people can handle that without such an action.

I am all for kindles as A FORM of reading. Make it the way crap like James Patterson and Stephanie Meyer get published, so we can cut back on use of trees (though, even better, we could stop publishing them at all). Use it to lower the price of those massive textbooks kids need to buy for hundreds of dollars and then never use after class ends. But for most people who actually get a real passion out of literature, part of that is the interaction, the lendability, the experience of the book, the hunt for the perfect title. Oh, and the fact that if you happened to, I don't know, have a book stolen, you wouldn't potentially lose your whole library. But if kindles "kill" books, I will read older books from used stores. I will seek out self-publishers who still care about the medium (a book is just as much art as any other art). The kindle is more than anything a tool of overconsumption. It will signal the death of the small publisher and the independent author before it ever signals the death of print.

Not that I love this tee (I find the unreadability of the text particularly ironic given the topic of the design), but the message is sound. A library is an investment, yes. So is a yacht. I know which one is a more meaningful investment.

Incidentally, since jas brought it up, if you are a bookish person and haven't browsed bookmooch.com, I'd recommend it. It's sometimes hard to find the titles you're looking for (which you all know if you've ever walked into a used book store), but if you have titles lying around that you don't mind not selling off or giving away, it could be worthwhile to look into their swap model, much as it would be worthwhile to current users to have a large new library to access (though I would warn anyone who considers it not to post a whole library: people can be damn quick to jump on new books, and listing too many at once could lead to a very expensive trip to the post office).

Goldina


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blinddog3d wrote:But the illustrations are so much better in vector maps!

Books on paper are as outdated as cassette and 8-track tapes! Tree killers needing to feed their own egos that something must die so they can have it forever. They collect dust and make you lick your fingers to turn the pages.
If ink goes on paper, it needs to be Japanese Kanji in haiku calligraphy. Get a Kindle, save a tree. It's the 21st century, Electronic is Eco. Fossill Fuel is already dead.

brUno


What happens when the new and improved Kindle comes out? The old one ends up in a landfill with the outdated Mp3's, phones, etc. and all the batteries that ran them. My books are biodegradable. So who is killing the trees?
This shirt is perfect for my Librarian Daughter!!

jskotnik


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This is my favorite of the bunch. I really hope this one sees print.

http://snowulf.com

vixcarin


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bluejester


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vixcarin wrote:Oh Yeah!!




...sorry, couldn't resist. When not feeling well, my humor gets...weird.

Still, hoping to see this print Jas.

Bowmanbmb


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