RE: [VisCom] T-shirts

I agree. T-shirts are more appropriate than polos.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Holmes []
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [VisCom] T-shirts

Peter Moran wrote:

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.

They shouldn't cost that much, unless you're only getting a handful. We

ordered 250, very nice american apparel ones, for about $8 each. $10 a
piece for a rush order.

I personally don't like polo shirts with branding logos on them, I much
prefer a nice fitting t-shirt that prominently features the logo, not
super big but more than just the size of some polo horse. But that may
just be me...


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 []
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 12:32 PM
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 []
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 3:24 PM
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 :wink: If you
get an idea of cost, let us know Michael.


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Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project

Peter or others,
Are we cleared for using logo now? Marc was asking about using, basically as letterhead for a letter from the board. What is the status and legal stuff for the logo?