A Blogging Break for Damage control…
OMG…since posting my iPoor Gestalt graphic concept on my blog, I have now come to know the effects of what is known as Viral Marketing. Besides being posted at Design Spotter, I had the concept covered in quite a few other design aggregators sites, as well as emails asking for coverage and most surprisingly people wanting to purchase it.
What started out as a fun little project and a means for my creative outlet could actually become a fun little entrepreneurship project that could amount to something. Just imagine, I had just wanted to print like 20-30 pieces and give them away to friends and family for Christmas! What ever the end result,the cost of my experience in the purest form of retailing will be priceless! I’m digging this.
But what’s not is that I now need to take a break from blogging for a couple of days for damage control and to actually figure out how to make this t-shirt a reality and get the stock back in!
Anyways, here I am an experience product designer, sometimes able to style award winning products, but most of the time able to navigate the trenches knee deep in the extreme technical complexities of manufacturing and mechanical engineering issues when I was asked on the phone:
T-Shirt Vendor: So Sir what kind of printing do you want?
Me: errh (struggling to not look stupid)
TSV: You know the graphic on your t-shirt?
Me: err…what about offset printing?
Me: *slaps head*, ok so what kind of printing process do you have?
TSV: oh, why not you send me your graphic and I’ll suggest to you?
Me: Right aawwway! *click*
So do stay tuned, I have quite a few things to do including re-designing the graphic as its going to be one color. Anyways I should, bar my baby son telling me otherwise, have the iPoor T-Shirt page up and running by the end of the weekend for your enjoyment!