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Title: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on July 25, 2018, 10:10:14 PM
Hello X-Freaks,

there will be an X-Freaks T-Shirt which you can order soon.
So you can show all people and all X Japan fans all over the world that you are a supporter of X-freaks! Fuck yeah!

And if you do not want the t-shirt to look like this, then get involved and post your own design until 31.08.2018 // 2018-08-31 // 08/31/2018 in this thread

(https://i.imgur.com/z3bqcTnl.jpg)

Then we start a poll among all members and choose at least the one with the most votes, maybe also the design, which takes second place.

The file format does not matter. We will do vectorization later. The other conditions are not so important at first. Important is your creativity!

It would be best if the design were monochrome. This allows us to push the printing costs enormously. Two to four colors is also acceptable. But please no photo collages. That's it for now.


We look forward to your ideas!
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Kasumi on July 25, 2018, 10:16:24 PM
I'm really curious what the artsy people on here will deliver. And I'm glad I could help nb with the production of this beautiful example for a shirt in paint :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: LEMONedMe on July 26, 2018, 10:23:14 AM
Hey nb, by no photo collages do you mean no photos at all or is one photo ok? What about multiple shirts with 1 photo on each or is that too many?
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on July 26, 2018, 08:01:21 PM
Hi LEMONedMe,

thank you for your question. Maybe I havent said it clearly. I have to apologize.


Photographs usually have very many colors. That in turn is harder to print and therefore more expensive.
In addition, there might be legal issues because the image was either not shot itself or the person in the photo could see their personal rights violated.

Therefore, it is better to completely do without photos.

(There are really cool X Japan T-shirts with 4-color photographs as well, Kasumi has one, maybe she likes to post it ^^)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: magucathy on July 26, 2018, 08:29:55 PM
Hopefully some talented people will post their design soon.

nb, the sample you posted almost gave me a heart attack.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: LEMONedMe on July 27, 2018, 07:00:57 AM
Hi LEMONedMe,

thank you for your question. Maybe I havent said it clearly. I have to apologize.


Photographs usually have very many colors. That in turn is harder to print and therefore more expensive.
In addition, there might be legal issues because the image was either not shot itself or the person in the photo could see their personal rights violated.

Therefore, it is better to completely do without photos.

(There are really cool X Japan T-shirts with 4-color photographs as well, Kasumi has one, maybe she likes to post it ^^)

Hmmm.  ok.  This makes it more difficult in a way.  I was thinking of black and white images of band members.  And using filters and effects to change the way the photos look to make them look like artwork rather than a photo.

I understand a little about 4 color process for doing t-shirts as my ex husband used to design t-shirts for Vintage Guitar sellers.  So I know, much more expensive with colors and more than 4 but even 4 and they have to be specific colors, I believe, even within the 4 color limit so that was why I was going to go with black and white.

I understand what you are saying about images and copyright on those, too, so you are probably right that it's not a good idea.  Now I don't know what to do.   :D  :D :P
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Teemeah on July 27, 2018, 10:42:05 AM
Hi LEMONedMe,

thank you for your question. Maybe I havent said it clearly. I have to apologize.


Photographs usually have very many colors. That in turn is harder to print and therefore more expensive.
In addition, there might be legal issues because the image was either not shot itself or the person in the photo could see their personal rights violated.

Therefore, it is better to completely do without photos.

(There are really cool X Japan T-shirts with 4-color photographs as well, Kasumi has one, maybe she likes to post it ^^)

Hmmm.  ok.  This makes it more difficult in a way.  I was thinking of black and white images of band members.  And using filters and effects to change the way the photos look to make them look like artwork rather than a photo.

I understand a little about 4 color process for doing t-shirts as my ex husband used to design t-shirts for Vintage Guitar sellers.  So I know, much more expensive with colors and more than 4 but even 4 and they have to be specific colors, I believe, even within the 4 color limit so that was why I was going to go with black and white.

I understand what you are saying about images and copyright on those, too, so you are probably right that it's not a good idea.  Now I don't know what to do.   :D  :D :P

Basically, someone with good drawing skills needs to design a nice X-Freaks logo ;)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on July 27, 2018, 12:23:11 PM
Basically, someone with good drawing skills needs to design a nice X-Freaks logo ;)

Maybe you?  ;)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Teemeah on July 27, 2018, 01:11:39 PM
Basically, someone with good drawing skills needs to design a nice X-Freaks logo ;)

Maybe you?  ;)

I'm nowhere near that talented, and I suck at digital drawing.
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: matsumoto on July 27, 2018, 03:08:07 PM
This is a lovely idea! I have no digital design skills but I'll try to doodle something on Paint  8) (Spoiler alert: there must be alpacas)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on July 27, 2018, 03:38:17 PM
Hey Teemeah and matsumoto,

you don't have to draw something digital. You can scan it and we work on it. That is really not a problem =)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Kasumi on July 27, 2018, 03:44:22 PM
I think it is more important to just get involved. Maybe your art inspires others and we end up with a really beautiful design. I will try to do something too (even though I'm not good at this at all).

@matsumoto: yes please include Alpaca. :D Thats an awesome idea.
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Fluffy on July 27, 2018, 09:38:53 PM
I will give it a go! I have a few ideas I just need the time to do it. I could try something hand drawn.
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: sasasama on July 28, 2018, 10:12:27 AM
Great, great idea!!  ;D I've got too much time in my hands right now, so I'm going to try to draw something today. I can't make digital art, so it's going to be hand drawing.
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: sasasama on July 28, 2018, 06:07:55 PM
Great, great idea!!  ;D I've got too much time in my hands right now, so I'm going to try to draw something today. I can't make digital art, so it's going to be hand drawing.

Ok, so I just took a picture, because I just want to show you what I thought would be cute.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/wEBd7pY.jpg)



Edit by nb: I've made the picture size a bit smaller; you can click on it to expand to the original size
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: sasasama on July 28, 2018, 06:11:27 PM
I just took a picture, to show you what I did. I'll scan it, after we get other ideas!  :)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on July 28, 2018, 08:04:29 PM
damn,
this is really cool!

Hide and Taiji are in heavon and holding the banner. I like it very very much.
If this doesn't fit on the front we can put hide with the banner on the back.
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Kasumi on July 28, 2018, 08:11:24 PM
It's cute! I like the idea of hide and Taiji holding the banner. This way everyone in X is included.
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: magucathy on July 28, 2018, 09:51:30 PM
This is very cute. But Yoshiki looks kind of pissed?  ;D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: pt_93 on July 28, 2018, 10:02:04 PM
I love it! It’s so cool, I love how the alpaca is included too. I like the idea of putting the banner in the back ❤️❤️
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Fluffy on July 28, 2018, 11:17:43 PM
I love it! Its so cute! You have a really cute style! As chief alpaca supporter you can never have too many X alpacas!
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on July 28, 2018, 11:20:57 PM
(...) But Yoshiki looks kind of pissed?  ;D

Maybe because Alpaca disrupted him (in London) ? ^^
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: axlroseX on July 28, 2018, 11:31:54 PM
That looks awesome
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: sasasama on July 28, 2018, 11:41:09 PM
It's cute! I like the idea of hide and Taiji holding the banner. This way everyone in X is included.

Yes, I wanted to include everyone(even the alpaca), that's why there's so much going on there haha. That's a really good idea, putting the banner on the back!

Yes, Yoshiki looks pissed, because of the alpaca! ;D Come on, that thing made him mess upp Endless Rain! But I wanted to include it, so I put Yoshiki on alpaca's back. He wasn't happy about it :P

Thank you everyone for the nice comments!
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: LEMONedMe on July 29, 2018, 08:29:38 AM
Hey sasasama! This is so cute, I don't know what else to say.  I can't come close to this cuteness with digital.  I just love it to bits!  :D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Teemeah on August 08, 2018, 02:53:03 PM
I did this by tracing on an old photo, this is gonna be beamed on ym wall and painted on it (hopefully).

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/434933854885904387/476748671015190539/IMG_20180808_154640.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on August 08, 2018, 08:50:44 PM
Cool Teemeah,

do you want this to take part in the competition?  :)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Teemeah on August 08, 2018, 11:23:08 PM
I posted it here as an option :) maybe if someone likes it :D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on August 11, 2018, 10:51:40 PM
(https://images.frandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Kasumi on August 12, 2018, 06:16:19 PM
I did something... as you can see the theme is blood and roses (how unusual haha...)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h131/Kasumi_stern/3aac1581-ad26-4374-9cce-8d7b82e7f760_zpsbpqrs00z.jpg)

now I need a scanner... hmmm...
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on August 12, 2018, 06:23:09 PM
Oh,

i like it. It's something different compared to the others =)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Fluffy on August 12, 2018, 10:40:55 PM
Thats really cute Kasumi! I like it! I was doing a similar thing for the logo on mine as how can you have X without blood and roses!? I'll try to finish mine when i'm better and not on the job hunt! Hopefully I can finish before the deadline!
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Kasumi on August 13, 2018, 06:31:45 AM
@fluffy: thx. I hope you can finish in time. I was worried about the deadline, too. So yesterday I decided "f***  it i am doing this now"
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: matsumoto on August 13, 2018, 11:21:00 AM
Awesome work, Kasumi! I love it!

I'm messing around with MSpaint, I'll try to post it later this week  ;)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: sasasama on August 13, 2018, 06:53:08 PM
I love it Kasumi! I know it costs more, but I think it would look awesome on a t-shirt with these colors!  :o
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: aki on August 16, 2018, 11:01:40 PM
Hi everyone. I looove this idea. ;D

I didn't create this one specifically for the t-shirt contest (and some of you guys have already seen it on discord). But I wanted to share it again, just for fun. I know the colors are probably too much... If interested I could add the word "freaks" under the X (there's still plenty of space). I think it's really cool to see what everyone else comes up with. :)


(https://78.media.tumblr.com/20bd9b2c86d98acec9415ac397b2d4e0/tumblr_pdkq96O5Gc1tyc6l1o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on August 17, 2018, 08:30:01 AM
oh, it's really beautiful.

(I have to check if there are any copyright problems with the "X" if we use it. (Yes we don't sell the T-Shirt commercially but it's not a totally private place here.)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Kasumi on August 17, 2018, 08:57:20 AM
That looks really pretty aki. Don't know if the colors will be a problem. But it is a beautiful design. :D

We should all create and upload more X fanart. Some of you are doing some awesome shit. :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: matsumoto on August 17, 2018, 11:30:20 AM
Aki, that's absolutely beautiful!
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: sasasama on August 19, 2018, 11:03:52 PM
That is gorgeous aki! I'm in love with the colors!
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: aki on August 21, 2018, 09:08:31 AM
Thank you for all the nice comments. :D And I agree, we should create a separate topic for all the X fanart. :)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Guruxo on August 21, 2018, 02:48:54 PM
Wooow! Aki's design is amazing. I love the little crystals hehe  ;D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Fluffy on August 30, 2018, 02:06:22 AM
Ok guys, so I did this. Its not quite finished as it still needs a bit of work on the shading and contrast and i've been ill and had to job hunt too so not had a lot of time to work on it. If you like it I can make some improvements. Just trying to get back into doing some drawing. I know its not perfect and some of the other ideas I had I haven't been able to do in time.

(https://image.ibb.co/cDqS09/20180830_015417.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: LEMONedMe on August 30, 2018, 03:25:51 AM
Oh Fluffy!!!! That is fabulous!  :)  :)  :) Loooove it!
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Kasumi on August 30, 2018, 07:05:50 AM
That's awesome fluffy! :D
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on August 30, 2018, 09:34:11 AM
Fuck,

this is great!

strange thing ... Hide and Taiji are not aged at all ^^"
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: Fluffy on August 30, 2018, 02:13:24 PM
Thanks for the nice comments guys. I can always modify it and change some bits if people like it. I was going to make Hide and Taiji like Angels but ran out of time. Also if there are too many members across the front Hide and Taiji could go on the back or something.
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on September 01, 2018, 08:46:19 AM
We give you a few more days just to make sure everyone can finish their work  :)
Title: Re: The Official T-Shirt Of The unofficial X Japan Forum
Post by: nb on October 03, 2018, 11:15:32 AM
Hey,

thank you for all your hard work. I will now close it officially. Sorry for the delay of responding.

Next we will start a poll to vote your favourite design. Stay patient.