|lets see if we can get this thing rollin'.
||[Sep. 1st, 2004|10:40 pm]
wear your obsessions.
everyone likes to flaunt their loyalties. and by everyone, i mean me. :)
and since actor-centric shirts are hard to come by, i decided to make them. this is where you come in. i'll start off the first shirt design "topic", but after that it will be up to you.
so here's how it will work:
1) i'll create a poll so that i can see what y'all are most interested in putting on your shirts. it can be anything from actors to frequently used fandom phrases to fandom jokes. for right now, i want to keep things LotR related. if enough people are interested, i would be willing to open it up to other fandoms later on.
2) once we determine a topic, you can submit pics and/or short phrases for consideration. unless this thing gets too big, there will be no limit on how many items you can submit. i will then select the top 4 or 5 pics and phrases that i think will work best in a design.
3) i'll make another poll so that members can choose the pic (and possibly phrase)that they want to be made into a design.
4) i will then make several designs that members can vote on.
once the final design is chosen, it's off to the presses! and actually, the presses are in my room. :p
theses shirts will be silk screened, not iron-ons.
steps 3 and 4 will be locked. this way, only members have a say in the shirts and not someone that isn't really interested. i will also be able to have a better idea of who is seeing the designs and how many might be ordering shirts. this brings me to another point: please do not use my designs (even discarded designs) without asking. most likely, i will give you the ok if you ask.
after the final design has been chosen, it will be available to order for 2 weeks. after that, it will be discontinued, as the process will have started over.
the price will include the following:
1) shirt ($5-8)
2) shipping ($2-5?)
3) profit ($2)
so the shirts could run anywhere from $9-15.
note: as much as i would like to make this profit free, i need to make a little so that it is worth my time. i'll make a post about payment later on.
this is all fairly tentative as i'm still working out possible kinks. please check back for possible changes. i need at least 20 members in this community before i officially kick it off and get things started. however, if there isn't much interest i have no problem admitting defeat and deleting this community.
i really think that this could be alot of fun!