eHalcyon wrote:I see red, white, blue and yellow for the main colours, plus a pink and an orange for the anti-aliasing. Six, on the nose.
earthart, I think you have a great idea with these flags. However, instead of the blocky format you have now, I would suggest putting the flags in a line, either horizontal across the chest or vertical down a side. Also, I see that you've submitted multiple designs with the flags. I think it would be better for you if you chose one message and stuck with it. V-O-T-E is probably a weaker one - it's bordering on a woot reference. It could be a political message, but then it wouldn't make sense to obscure it, and you'd have to write in a candidate for it to make sense anyway.
Anyway, submitting so many similar designs may end up splitting your vote in a manner akin to submitting the same design on different shirt colours.
So, I'd suggest removing all but one of your flag designs, and maybe changing the composition around. Good luck!
eHalcyon, thank you for all of the great feedback and for your clarification regarding the number of colors (6 as you stated). I pondered a vertical format and did so with the YO version, but I ended up with the square format in my original design (where it spelled WOOT). I liked the color balance of that original design as the red-yellow flags were in opposite corners as was the W and T (both red, white, and blue). In retrospect perhaps the vertical would have worked better with LOVE and VOTE as you suggested, although I think COOL works best as a square. VOTE is meant in the generic VOTE OR DIE sense, although I understand your point concerning obscurity. Perhaps having people asking the person wearing the shirt about its meaning could instigate a conversation, say for a voter registration drive for instance. I think I'm going to do as you suggested as pare down to 2 designs. I already got rid of LOVE (decision made easier by my realization that I had used 7 colors) and will revisit the others. I think I'll leave the 2 I end up with as-is this time around and apply what I've learned this week to future designs. Thanks again for taking the time to provide me with the great feedback. Much appreciated.