[VisCom] T-shirts

Peter Moran peter.moran at autodesk.com
Mon May 22 15:43:45 EDT 2006

I looked into T-shirts on my end but we don't have the resources to
support this right now (i.e., a key person is on vacation, budget
questions).  All I learned is that swanky polos run about $30, and
regular T's run about $15.  

So I'll defer T-shirt making and distribution responsibilities to mpg
and Tyler, who seem to have the mojo going there.  I was headed in the
same design direction - black t-shirt, logo on front, and maybe the
back, depending on cost.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael P. Gerlek [mailto:mpg at lizardtech.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 12:32 PM
To: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: RE: [VisCom] T-shirts

Did Tyler just call my bluff..?  Hmmm.  If I had a mandate to do so, I
would hypothetically make some points something like the following:

* All the OSGeo folk attending Where 2.0 will want one.

* Short time line, so let's make the aesthetics issue easy --
  I suggest we all look like Peter's ad: solid black shirt,
  subtle green logo on pocket in "OSGeo green".  Solid black
  might be hard, though, so we might need a 2nd choice dark

* We want "nice" shirts (like a "polo" or something, not your
  basic T-shirts).  Out in-house shirt-person uses a local company
  that doesn't have a website (grrr...), so I'd be looking at
  something like good old Lands' End:


  or specifically this


  At Lands End there is some flexibility of allowing people to
  choose different styles, as per this link:


* We will ask the Board to pay, but I will get per-each costs in
  case they don't come through and we choose to pay for our own.

* If we do wind up paying for these "privately", me and my buddy
  Guido here will take on the financial risk.

* The "logo setup" cost is the hard part (~$100 range).

* If this is a funded marketing activity, might we want to get
  some extras as give-aways to VIPs we want to impress?

Comments?  I would need someone with Fashion Sense to choose the color
and appropriate style(s) of shirts.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tylermitchell at shaw.ca] 
> Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 3:24 PM
> To: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
> Subject: [VisCom] T-shirts
> I'd gladly buy one to wear too.  I don't think there would be 
> much risk in just getting some done at a reasonable price.  
> That is, if someone doesn't mind risk managing it ;)  If you 
> get an idea of cost, let us know Michael.
> Tyler

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