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A "reading" Rainbow

A "reading" Rainbow
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cruelnv


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I am not to be held accountable for any lawsuits that may occur due to other parties attempting to "read" this shirt while you wear it...

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goodlifegardens


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I don't get it. How does it relate to books other than the title?

Mavyn


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goodlifegardens wrote:I don't get it. How does it relate to books other than the title?


Braille

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

goodlifegardens


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OH! OK, now I really like it. Have someone in mind.

cruelnv


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For those of you who might not get it, the rainbow is written in Braille. It says "reading." Therefor it's ... never mind...

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heyjoie


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WOW. I absolutely love this.

qetza


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Great! Nice original take on the subject.

lovepuff


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What a braille-iant idea! :D

tjost


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This is a neat idea, it would be extra cool if it could be printed with high density ink.

amreli


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I'm a sucker for rainbows anyway, but I really do like this.


gwendyw


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It is a pretty shirt, but unfortunately, it says "'5adi4-f ac" not "reading", and even that is iffy.
A braille letter is composed of a pattern of six dots within a single 2x3 cell, but the row of cells has to have a common baseline in order to be "read." Dropping dots below that baseline makes it a different letter (or symbol, or short-form word, or contraction.) So I get you wanted seven letters, but you ended up with 14 cells. Braille has an ungodly amount of rules determining how and when you use certain combinations of dots, so how the combinations are read is determined by the context. The only reason I could get anything out of the pattern is because I volunteer with helping a teacher of the vision impaired interline her beginning Braille students homework. Little kids can Braille some funky stuff trying to trick up the teacher!

Sorry I'm "that person" today, I really did like what you are trying to do. I just don't want you to end up with a tattoo that says soup instead of courage, if you know what I mean.

ehonechief


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gwendyw wrote:It is a pretty shirt, but unfortunately, it says "'5adi4-f ac" not "reading", and even that is iffy.
A braille letter is composed of a pattern of six dots within a single 2x3 cell, but the row of cells has to have a common baseline in order to be "read." Dropping dots below that baseline makes it a different letter (or symbol, or short-form word, or contraction.) So I get you wanted seven letters, but you ended up with 14 cells. Braille has an ungodly amount of rules determining how and when you use certain combinations of dots, so how the combinations are read is determined by the context. The only reason I could get anything out of the pattern is because I volunteer with helping a teacher of the vision impaired interline her beginning Braille students homework. Little kids can Braille some funky stuff trying to trick up the teacher!

Sorry I'm "that person" today, I really did like what you are trying to do. I just don't want you to end up with a tattoo that says soup instead of courage, if you know what I mean.


please excuse the artist for taking a little artistic liberty. Yes, they are offset and not all on the same baseline, but there are ONLY 7 cells. he's not the first person to make a PICTURE using braille.
i think it's an excellent design, so does my mother, who is blind.
if it makes it past the derby i fully intend on buying her one.

cruelnv


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I just want to say "thanks" to everyone who has supported this one. When I first submitted this, it was really only because I liked it; I didn't really think anyone else would. I'm glad there's a few of you that do though, so thanks!

As far as not keeping the cells in a line, I kind of just figured it would be the same as when standard fonts run in different directions/orientations. I hope I haven't offended anyone by doing this. Anyway, thanks again, everyone. =)

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rowanmikaio


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gwendyw wrote:It is a pretty shirt, but unfortunately, it says "'5adi4-f ac" not "reading", and even that is iffy.
A braille letter is composed of a pattern of six dots within a single 2x3 cell, but the row of cells has to have a common baseline in order to be "read." Dropping dots below that baseline makes it a different letter (or symbol, or short-form word, or contraction.) So I get you wanted seven letters, but you ended up with 14 cells. Braille has an ungodly amount of rules determining how and when you use certain combinations of dots, so how the combinations are read is determined by the context. The only reason I could get anything out of the pattern is because I volunteer with helping a teacher of the vision impaired interline her beginning Braille students homework. Little kids can Braille some funky stuff trying to trick up the teacher!

Sorry I'm "that person" today, I really did like what you are trying to do. I just don't want you to end up with a tattoo that says soup instead of courage, if you know what I mean.


I doubt anyone will get too confused, since they can't read it in the traditional manner, anyway ^_^

epmocku


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I really like this shirt...I wish I could vote hundreds of more times...

mjc613


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rowanmikaio wrote:I doubt anyone will get too confused, since they can't read it in the traditional manner, anyway ^_^


You said what I was thinking. And much more eloquently.

rayray099


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Very clever! I think Gwendy was just trying to explain. Amazing design and awesome execution!

runnerfrog13


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Despite the clarification about braille needing to be on the same line to be read correctly, this is a neat idea and I like it.

I even think it would be a great idea if all the cells lined up and the rainbow were horizontal! The cleverness would still be there and the rainbow colors obviously too

laggyg


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runnerfrog13 wrote:Despite the clarification about braille needing to be on the same line to be read correctly, this is a neat idea and I like it.

I even think it would be a great idea if all the cells lined up and the rainbow were horizontal! The cleverness would still be there and the rainbow colors obviously too


Yeah, but if the rainbow were "straight" there would be only 3 lines of color (with the braille being 3 bumps tall), so it wouldn't really be a rainbow anymore...it's fine, and funny the way it is. I'm sure people will get the slight bending of the rules for the sake of the design...

laggyg


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It's like some of you people have never seen a shirt with arched writing before! (yes, that's 7 links to different shirts in the past few weeks, all with arched text...BAM!)


Also, I just noticed there is a shadowy profile of a scruffy, bearded old man looking to the left in the enlarged yellow filled dot in the bg of your preview. Go ahead, TRY to un-see that. I dare you. =P

jeleavitt


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Also, I just noticed there is a shadowy profile of a scruffy, bearded old man looking to the left in the enlarged yellow filled dot in the bg of your preview. Go ahead, TRY to un-see that. I dare you. =P[/quote]



I see him! Only he's in profile and does't have a beard, but he is very clear.

cruelnv


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laggyg wrote:Also, I just noticed there is a shadowy profile of a scruffy, bearded old man looking to the left in the enlarged yellow filled dot in the bg of your preview. Go ahead, TRY to un-see that. I dare you. =P


That which has been seen...

*tries to delete submission... but he's still there with his sideways glances... watching... always watching...*

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coleyoung912


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I really like the idea, very original

vanclaw


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I want this shirt.

I don't ever want the shirt.woot derby winners, but I want this one.

Hey---you editors---pick this shirt and then send me one. I'm good for the money.

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