Potential Designs

The design process at SplitReason has been for the most part done in a closed box – what I mean by that is that most designs don’t get more than two pairs of eyes looking at them. Decisions on what to put into production are pretty much confined to the collective wisdom or in the case of poor selling designs collective ignorance of Brian and I. Often times there are disagreements on which designs belong in the “people are going to laugh at us” vs. “this design is going to make us rich” pile.

Since this blog, according to our crack team of statistician dwarves receives a few thousand visitors every week, we decided to share some “Potential designs” with you in hopes of getting some feedback, be it good or bad. Check them out below, and make sure to let us know what you think by using the comment system. We’ll try and throw some new designs for feedback once a month or so.

Chinese Takeout

Eye Candy

MacNCheese

OSWars

Gnomes

SR

Fatal Exception

9 Responses to “Potential Designs”

  1. June 21st, 2005 at 8:46 pm

    Matt C says:

    They’re all good, my two fave’s are the PS Controller and the “Gnomes” one

  2. June 21st, 2005 at 9:53 pm

    adamp says:

    I really like the Fatal Exception and Mac ‘n’ Cheese designs, personally. I like the concepts behind the other shirts, but the executions feel a little bit…I dunno, corny, maybe? They just don’t seem to fit in with the simple, polished image that SR (I find) fosters.

  3. June 21st, 2005 at 10:27 pm

    strategiczero » The show must go on :) says:

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  4. June 22nd, 2005 at 8:58 am

    Marina says:

    #1: Nice idea, but the take-out container needs to be more realistic. Right now it looks a bit like a ducument-envelope hybrid.

    #2: Not my kind of thing, but kind of cute. Or disgusting, if that’s more what you expect me to say.

    #3: How about upgrading your Mac? Other than that it is pretty good.

    #4: The light saber needs a shave! Or has Chewbacca become a Jedi, and let Tux borrow his weapon?

    #5: Good idea and a good drawing. I still wouldn’t wear a shirt with a gnome on it, but that’s just me.

    #6: Very good, though I think the “Clothing Company” part of the design is a bit too white, too in-your-face, or just too much for the otherwise subtle design.

    #7: Also very good though it gives me the creeps. Don’t know why, but I think a “Segmentation Fault” or “Core Dump” design would do the same…

  5. June 22nd, 2005 at 3:05 pm

    Shky says:

    Gnome one is the best, by far. The rest are okay, at best.

  6. July 2nd, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    Greg says:

    i REALLY like the eye candy one lol… and the OSwars.. the others are good too but those are my favs

  7. October 3rd, 2006 at 8:59 am

    kelsey says:

    i absolutely love gnomes and am obsessed with them. i dont like the gnome one, ha ha

  8. September 2nd, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    nicholas lee says:

    Pop quiz. whats so bad about Gnomes?hehe

  9. January 15th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Rachel says:

    Love the knome one! Would somehow be able to order it on a t-shirt?

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