Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Won't Get Fooled Again

OK, I probably will.

The S&M Bars were/are fake. Good. Did I believe they could possibly be real? Yes. Does that make me gullible? Sure. Kudos, Mr. Moeller. Now buy my Mad Dog.

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Saw that two more companies (Fremont and S&M) knocked off Fit's "Stay Fit" t-shirt. The font is a common one—Edwardian Script ITC—so I think everyone with Photoshop should do their own variation on it. All you need is a blank t-shirt template, which I'll even provide:


I already did mine.


I've been playing with a lot of t-shirt ideas lately. Not sure how many, if any, will ever actually get made. But I welcome your input. Here's eight for starters:


1.



2.


3.

4.


5.

6.


7.


8.

Feel free to name your favorite—not that it'll necessarily do any good one way or the other. I'd pretty much guarantee the "SAY SHIT" one will never happen. And it's not like anyone buys BMX t-shirts anyway.

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Another easy one that Derek Adams should enjoy.


56 comments:

Kevin said...

7 is awesome.

Anonymous said...

fids in s&m video 4

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

"HATING IS SPRFLS"


(must read in between)

bobby p said...

those nipples aren't dinner plate enough for T.F.A.

Brett Rohlfing said...

the anonymous is hating is the best, please make that I'll buy 3.

Ryan Partridge said...

Those swiss cheese handlebars reminded me of the the BS-20 Neon ad from 92.

VxD said...

Those tits are definitely NSFW. Just saying.

Stephen said...

more like NSFA...

ben said...

4,3,5,6

james said...

anonymous is hating
wow my idea on a tshirt!
do i get royalties :)

Duncan said...

The tuff wheel, "Have You Seen Me?," and "Anonymous Is Hating" are great.

Glad to hear the S&M bars are fake. 13 year olds are crying.

Josh said...

"Have you seen Me?" I'll take five! Seriously, best ever!

Russ said...

VxD: Sorry. They're fake, at least?

I'm pretty stoked on the seatclamp one, too. Would I have to pay royalties to Coalition?

Colin Williams said...

So it is "Superfluous." I've always interpreted it as "Super Fucking Lame Shit" because a lot of the shit bike co.s are churning out is super-fucking lame.

todd from albe's said...

please don't take this as a plug to try to get any of you to buy one of these, i'm just really stoked on the way the graphic turned out and this seems to be the crowd that may realize that it's a bite from two different sources. we got them back Friday and sold a bunch in our retail store all ready and only one person recognized it...and he was buying an SE Floval Flier. i've had the idea for a while and just finally put that plan into action. again, i'm not pushing product, i'm just happy with the way it turned out...and the "anon. is hating" is top notch, make them happen.

https://www.albes.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2324

Anonymous said...

that albe's shirt is a turd, joe strummer is rolling over in his grave.

Russ said...

OK, so the Fremont "Stay Lit" shirt is Edwardian Script, none of the other ones (S&M, Fit, FBM) were. I'm a moron. Still. Again. Whatever.

t.f.a. said...

you are the reason behind my fondness for #7. if you don't like it, fine. you have the option to not get one. and do you think Elvis rolled in his grave when the Clash stole that from him? and why would Mr. Strummer hate it and not "the King"? oh well, i'm sure there are things that you like that i wouldn't so let's just agree to disagree on this one and put it behind us, shall we?

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

TFA

would be cool if you could remake the London Calling tee,with a real rider(whatever a real rider is)smashin the S&M hoax frame on the ground,a- la he was holdin a guitar.You could make a run of limited tees,with a typo of your choice.You know,street cred is never enough these days.....

travis said...

The box logo is good. make a "search for animal chin" ripoff with the seat post clamp. have you seen him?

Stephen said...

i like the animal chin idea.

of course, you could make that with vic ayala, too.

todd, i like it the shirt. i am gonna be ordering some wheels when i get my school money, so i'll get one then. woo.

John P said...

Stay Fit was a rip-off of Emerica's Stay Gold campaign.

There are no original ideas in bmx.

Forrest said...

Pat Juliff in Seek and Destroy

pdxbmx said...

S.E.Hinton

ben said...

s&m's "Say Shit" is pretty awesome.

Ben 2 said...

John P said"
Stay Fit was a rip-off of Emerica's Stay Gold campaign.

There are no original ideas in bmx."

that's the real point of all that shit...

Anonymous said...

all 3 were Edwardian the fit and s&m ones just had extra decoration added on. The fbm one was too but that doesn't really count since they don't make it?

Duncan said...

I like the Albe's shirt, though it seems like the font could've used more work.

Doesn't the S&M tee say "Suck It," not "Say Shit"?

Stay Fat was all time.

Jerry from Poland said...

Russ, you forgt a wolf t-shirt, that's a must have if you want to sell ANYTHING... bonus points for using butted cotton

slodogg said...

"S.E.Hinton"

exactly what i was thinking!

Russ said...

Goddammit. I'll do a wolf shirt in my next batch. Or some other animal. All-over slug print? Chinchilla? Pig?

t.f.a. said...

punk slug=Play Clothes. John P. is right, there are no original ideas in BMX.
and Duncan, i could've nit-picked it a little more but knowing that about 90% of the sport wouldn't get it anyway i figured it was okay to over look the tiny details and rush it to print. forgive me, please.

Anonymous said...

anonymous is hating shirt ftw!

Drew K said...

I would buy the second and third one. And anonymous is hating is pretty good too.

wade said...

I'd suggest a platypus.
A mean one.

Daniel said...

hahahahah I love all of them so much.

stay shit and blow up the internet ride a bike are my two favourites hahaha

once again two thumbs up.

Ryan said...

blow up the internet, ride a bike.

for all us with 10,000 posts on bmxboard. . .

joe said...

a wolf one,

and a new era sticker tee where the sizing says SPRFLS.

also SPRFLS slim fit skinny jeans.

rich said...

have you seen me? shirt fo sho

Anonymous said...

2, 5, and 7 are all good, but I'll be hating until SAY SHIT is rubbing on my nipples.

ben said...

I couldn't find the S&M one to quote it. I think "Suck It" was right..

Meh.

mat said...

all the t shirts are instant classics
sooo good
if even one of these gets made into a run that'd be amazing
good work russ

Duncan said...

I've got the perfect idea for SPRFLS swag: SPRFLS 2'Fer Jeans. They're a pair of oversized JNCO style jeans with a pair of super-tight slim fits under them. That way you'll be ready for whatever trend hits.

Matter of fact, you could just get a staple gun and staple some JNCOs to some skinny jeans and sell them.

Teddy Rastafari said...

PLEASE make the anonymous is hating

Michael said...

the seat post clamp one is by far the best

ali said...

the seat clamp, it's gott be the seat clamp

Jerry from Poland said...

I got another briliant idea... SPRFLS pivotals... That'd rock. Say Shit, Anonymus Is Hating and the Seatclamp one are the best

t.f.a. said...

the SPRFLS t-shirt should just say
BITTER, CRANKY, OLD SCHOOL KOOK
since that's what most of the anon posters seem to thing Russ is. say it loud, say it proud, huh?

dayday said...

All I ask is for whatever design you decide on, make a few in XXL.

Kyle I said...

If you don't do an all over sloth print then you're a faggot.

Smitty said...

It's clear...Anonymous is Hating and Have you Seen me are the winners...

Anonymous said...

You forgot all over print hoodies with neon colors...

Russ said...

All-over sloth print has to be a BMXboard collabo.

tim said...

collab with the come up for the all over? haha


annon. and the clamp fucking rule!

smoovebert said...

i like the supreme one.

you should just upload the graphics to zazzle.com so us readers can buy whichever we want on whatever color shirt we want.

do eeet.

Daniel said...

Number five is sweeet.

Too true though =(