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  1. 29 Aug '08 23:40
    Hello everybody,

    I'm a chessplayer but my profession is graphic designer. While looking for a nice chess T-shirt I noticed that most designs I found on the internet were quite, mmmh, amateuristic... (I could have written "crappy", but that wouldn't be very nice, would it?)

    The solution was quite simple: I made my own designs.

    Have a look at them:

    www.chesstshirts.spreadshirt.net

    I think they are quite different from anything you've seen before. Hope you like them!

    Patrick
    (I'm from Belgium, and it's a long time ago since I've spoken or written in English, so excuse me for my crappy English )
  2. 30 Aug '08 00:22
    A bit heavy on the price - 29 Euro's for a t-shirt?

    And the 'Chess is Life' logo. If you wore something like that
    in my neighbourhood you would have no chance of getting laid.
    Either that or get a good kicking from the Neds.

    You have picked the right handle: Trikke = trick.

    This is a joke right?
  3. 30 Aug '08 00:25
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    A bit heavy on the price - 29 Euro's for a t-shirt?

    And the 'Chess is Life' logo. If you wore something like that
    in my neighbourhood you would have no chance of getting laid.
    Either that or get a good kicking from the Neds.

    You have picked the right handle: Trikke = trick.

    This is a joke right?
    You already have no chance of getting laid.. you're married remember?
  4. 30 Aug '08 00:34
    I'd get divorced if I wore a "Chess is Life" T-shirt.

    May get a divorce anyway - remember the Fridge I bought that
    was too big for the kitchen....It's stopped working!!
  5. 30 Aug '08 00:35
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'd get divorced if I wore a "Chess is Life" T-shirt.

    May get a divorce anyway - remember the Fridge I bought that
    was too big for the kitchen....It's stopped working!!
    Oh my! I can hear the nagging from here.
  6. 30 Aug '08 00:50
    She does not know yet. I just went to get some chocolate ice cream
    and it's all runny. The light comes on when you open the door,
    so it's not the fuse.

    The rest of the frozen stuff is all soft. I'm going to have to eat it or throw it out.
  7. 30 Aug '08 03:49 / 1 edit
    Chess t-shirt = lame

    cool chess shirt = oxymoron
  8. 30 Aug '08 04:34
    nice t-shirts.
  9. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    30 Aug '08 05:37
    Originally posted by trikke
    Hello everybody,

    I'm a chessplayer but my profession is graphic designer. While looking for a nice chess T-shirt I noticed that most designs I found on the internet were quite, mmmh, amateuristic... (I could have written "crappy", but that wouldn't be very nice, would it?)

    The solution was quite simple: I made my own designs.

    Have a look at them:

    ...[text shortened]... time ago since I've spoken or written in English, so excuse me for my crappy English )
    This is something I feel like I know something about;

    I'm also a graphic designer, and furthermore, I'm a designer for Kiaeneto (Clothing line for Gamers)

    http://www.kiaeneto.com


    Personally, your shirts designs are "OK", however your missing on most with wearable concept. That is, the idea of it being "Chic". You have some clever lines, but nothing that most people want to wear.

    The only shirt that I see for purchase that would be wearable is the "All knight long" line. If you want to use the Kings game stuff, you should probably change it to "Got a Kings Game"

    You need to use less of the chess pieces, as they're turnoff's, and if anything...maybe use quote's or lines that make sense to players, but to others will not be an indicator. Most chess players don't want to be picked out of a crowd for being; a chess player. Its another thing entirely to be recognized by another player.


    So, in closing... I would say you need to just worry more about making the shirts more subtle, or alltogether disconnected from immediate chess.

    -GIN
  10. 30 Aug '08 06:16
    Originally posted by trikke
    Hello everybody,

    I'm a chessplayer but my profession is graphic designer. While looking for a nice chess T-shirt I noticed that most designs I found on the internet were quite, mmmh, amateuristic... (I could have written "crappy", but that wouldn't be very nice, would it?)

    The solution was quite simple: I made my own designs.

    Have a look at them:

    ...[text shortened]... time ago since I've spoken or written in English, so excuse me for my crappy English )
    I like them, some are interesting(tempting for me) but the prices are way too high...even for mugs ...let us know when there is 50% discount or more...
  11. 30 Aug '08 07:26
    I am also quite artistic and I actually like some of these designs, Ok some chess players wouldn't been seen dead in anything like this. Personally, I think these are unique, modern and quite trendy! Too trendy for me though haha! Pricey as well!
  12. 30 Aug '08 09:55
    I would have been more impressed if Tricky had played a few games
    and subscribed before trying to rip-off my chess players with this uncool tack.

    I hate people who moan about something but never come up with
    an alternative. So......How about....

    A black t-shirt with Alekhine on the front and list of all
    the tournaments he won on the back.

    A Red & White t-shirt, Stars/Stipes on one sleeve, Hammer & Sickle
    on the other sleeve. Fischers/Spassky on front. List of all the openings
    from the 72' match on the back.

    Well it's better than 'Chess is Life." that's the kind of thing a
    dope would wear and they never get laid.

    Pat Trick all we want to do is play chess and get laid. We are already
    getting ripped off by naff chess books, crap DVD's, expensive gadgets
    and useless chess playing software. If you want to help, then design
    us a cheap chess t-shirt that will get us laid.
  13. 30 Aug '08 10:01
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I would have been more impressed if Tricky had played a few games
    and subscribed before trying to rip-off my chess players with this uncool tack.

    I hate people who moan about something but never come up with
    an alternative. So......How about....

    A black t-shirt with Alekhine on the front and list of all
    the tournaments he won on the back.

    A R ...[text shortened]... oftware. If you want to help, then design
    us a cheap chess t-shirt that will get us laid.
    I found one T-shirt with some Fischer's images....and that was my favourite
    also a mug with some chess theme would be interesting...

    BUT NOT at THOSE PRICES!!!
    Maybe I should try to find some nice chess theme on the internet and send it to a printing place, to have my own printed t-shirt...
    By the way, if you know any chess pictures that can be used for TShirts, or posters, maybe put the links here, to help me
  14. 30 Aug '08 10:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Pat Trick all we want to do is play chess and get laid. [/b]
    Thank you for this line.
  15. 30 Aug '08 10:35
    I designed a real cool t-shirt once. - White, Pint of Beer with pawn
    laying on it's side with two semi-naked gilrs leaning against the glass.

    (I have a picture of it somewhere - it was class).

    I lost it to a Norwegian FM Harold (cannot remember his last name),
    in a five minute game.
    I had to strip off there and then. I went home with 'I Love Canada'
    t-shirt.

    We had a great night in Bells for Haralds last night in Scotland.

    http://chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=225

    See my game on here v a Spanish (so he said) IM.
    The two move trap is King.

    er....that's it.