Here is a logo that I made for an (E)Xtreme Fighting League – thing . . . it is unlike anything else that I have ever done . . .

Oh – and it is hard to screenprint too – found that out a bit late . . .

mmmmmm – fighting!

  1. Bill Hood
    Bill Hood says:

    Aha, you have learned the first lesson in design – Make sure it can be reproduced well.

    If a thing cannot be repeated then it is just one thing and nothing more. A songwriter is never lauded for just one hit. Sure he will get his few minutes of fleeting fame, but it is a splash in the pan. The song may go on and be played for years on the radio and even maintained i n peoples memory, but the songwriter is soon forgotten unless he can prove that he can write hit after hit that can stand the test of time.

    Who among us really know that Ronald Clyde Crosby wrote Mr. Bojangles? Even though he went on to write many other wonderful songs, it is this one that people sing along to. Who knows that Huddie Ledbetter wrote Good Night Irene? Who knows that Patty and Mildred Hill wrote Happy Birthday?

    If you want to make a name for yourself, you must learn your craft well enough to produce graphic design that can not only stand the test of time, but that be reproduced in every form – offset, screenprint, flexography and today it is increasingly important to be able to be clear on the giant TRON boards that are so popular at sporting events and with outdoor advertising. It is not enough that it look good on the computer monitor.

    If you really want to get this printed on black T-shirts, you should visit one of the two best screenprinting shops in the world. While neither will be able to adequately reproduce the logo in the detail that you have built into it. The good news is that they will be happy to teach you how to rework the design so that it can be printed by someone with the knowledge and expertise that they have.

    The King of Black – John Weiss’ New Buffalo Shirt Works in Clarence, New York. Visit http://www.newbuffaloshirt.com for more information on this shop.

    Award Winning – Rick Roth’s Mirror Image in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Visit http://mirrorimage.com to find out why this printer has won more top awards than anyone else in the industry.

    Bill Hood
    School of Screenprinting
    http://schoolofscreenprinting.com

  2. bumpercar
    bumpercar says:

    Dude –

    Literally – my mind is askew that – well – first that there is someplace called the school of screenprinting – and second – that – you – sir – bill (of said school) somehow tracked me down (tracked this post down) and posted a comment that is way longer than most of my posts . . . and such.

    I sad (however) that i just learned the first rule of design . . . maybe i just skipped over it – and went on to the seventh – or eleven-teenth . . . How many are there anyways?!

    Thank you very much for (all) of your words.

    I think that – partially – i was most surprised by the unexpected nugget about the Hill sisters . . . va-va-voom!

  3. bumpercar
    bumpercar says:

    but – which part is awesome?!

    the majesty of the fighting logo . . .

    ooooorrrrrrrrrr – the amazing comment from mister bill hood . . .

    i think that i will put my vote on the logo of mister bill hood – up there . . .