So, I’ve been saying for months that I had new shirts on the way, but I couldn’t talk about it. Well, with GP San Diego this weekend, the cat is out of the bag!
I am currently working with ChannelFireball.com to sell all of my old shirts, and produce new and exclusive shirts for the team.
One of the things that was suggested at the start was making exclusive shirts for specific events. The idea was to use the Fireball logo, and alter it in some way for the event. For the most part, as weird as the Fireball is (eyeless, mouthless, screaming orb) it works. Except, for the TV. I never liked it. I get it, but it takes up too much space, and covers up the Fireball. So, I proposed a re-do of the Fireball himself. I also never really liked the black dots. I wanted it to look like embers, but I also wanted it to look really flat and graphic. As always, the solution was zip-tone, or Ben-day dots.
So, here is my rework of the logo:
Hey, now we have more space to work with! So, the first two events they wanted shirts for were GP San Diego, and Worlds in San Fransico.
Worlds was pretty easy, what if you put that screaming face on a globe? DONE.
San Diego, was a little harder. At first, I went with a beach theme. But, it felt more like Hawaii, than California. I was really stuck. Then, I remembered Sea World was in Sand Diego, but I wasn’t really sure what that meant. Until the idea of a Great White Fireball hit me! I thought it was hilarious, and weird, and I was worried they would hate it. But, it turns out people love a screaming Great White Fireball….who knew?
So, those are the first two event shirts you will see if you are lucky enough to be there!
Next up, was shirts for the site. My initial proposal was this:
People can wear the shirts of a site or team they like, but they have no way of repping a specific player that they like. Why not treat the players like a sports team. So, I came up with the idea of fake team shirts for specific players. Taking a joke or an association and designing a specific logo for them.
I needed two shirts for the initial run. Of course LSV was going to get one, but who else? In my mind it came down to PV, or Conley. I really like them both, but I feel like Conley has a much bigger presence on the site, and I had a really sweet idea for him. So, say hello to your new teams:
Luis Scott Vargas and his Monguises!
The only thing different on the final is that Luis is #1, not #11. Because, why not?
And, Conley and The Rogues!
Conley’s number is also different in the final. He is #81 to match his twitter handle.
So, there you go, the first batch of new content I produced for Channel Fireball.
But, wait! All of my old designs are coming back on their site as well.
Thraximundar is back and ready to rock!
Academy West is back, although this time it’s a T-shirt!
The Squadron Hawks are back, but this time they are a short sleeve baseball T!
And finally, a message of NOPE will once again be spreading across the land!
Whew! That is a lot of stuff. This is all very exciting to me, and I want to thank everyone who has supported me and helped spread the word about that I do. You guys have been rad!
Here is an image of the spread from the site at San Diego.