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Corner Symbols: What do you think would look best?


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Matt Derrick

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So with the permission of @ellilis , I've taken her bandanna design and modified it a bit. I'm almost done getting together all the silkscreening materials I need and I'll be printing and selling these here on StP! What I need from you is your opinions and ideas for this bandanna. Here's a rough draft:

Bandkerchief_StPversion.jpg

As suggested by some, I've rotated the compass so the NSWE letters point downward when it's folded up around your neck. I've also removed the gears from her design and replaced them with squatter symbols and circle a's. I know the A's and N's are a little anarcho-squatter core, so if you have other ideas, let me know!. I've also taken out the sailboats and houses, but i'll most likely be putting the sailboats back in somehow. Lastly, I changed the railroad tracks to roads on the left and right for the rubber trampers :)

I'd like to fill the black space with hobo symbols, but I haven't decided which ones yet. Here's a copy of @ellilis 's design for those who would like to compare:

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I do like the gears, so maybe that's a better idea? Let me know! Ideally, I'd like for the finished product to be representative of everyone's input here on StP, and I'll probably be selling these for about 10 bucks.

A huge shout out to @ellilis for letting me borrow the majority of her design!

UPDATE 1: it isn't an official design, but i posted an update with various hobo symbols i'm thinking of putting on it if you want to give me your feedback, check it out here: https://squattheplanet.com/threads/the-stp-bandanna-project.20234/page-2#post-149806

UPDATE 2: new design with improved 'hand drawn' images in the corners, and some new hobo symbols thrown in. brought back the liquor bottles and sailboats. help me fill the rest with your ideas! Check it out: https://squattheplanet.com/threads/the-stp-bandanna-project.20234/page-3#post-149956

UPDATE 3: latest design is up, with added images of dumpsters, road dogs, and bindle sticks! we're getting pretty close to done, so let me know if you have any more ideas! https://squattheplanet.com/threads/the-stp-bandanna-project.20234/page-4#post-150576

UPDATE 4 (10/01/2014): turns out after printing a test sheet that all the symbols are waaaay to big! gotta resize everything. see the pics and details here: https://squattheplanet.com/threads/the-stp-bandanna-project.20234/page-6#post-153406

UPDATE 5 (11/2/2014): resized the corner symbols, shrunk the width of the tracks/road, and added 9 new symbols. need 12 more and we'll be done! check out the post here for full details: https://squattheplanet.com/your-projects/threads/the-stp-bandanna-project.20234/page-6#post-155545

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Loving this. two thoughts and this is just my opinion because I think it looks pretty awesome as it is, but could you make the circle A and Squatting sign look more 'hand drawn' like the rest of the design. The edges look a bit cleaner than the rest of it at the moment. Second thing, maybe skulls and Cross bones for the sea punks out there? I dunno, I love a skull and Cross bone so maybe I'm bias. Can't wait to see the finished bandana. :)
 
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I agree with North, the top design is really rad and I'd probably buy it...
 

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huh - have to think. STP really needs to be in there - as well as the web addy too. I love the bike insignia and boats and rails and squatter symbols and the booze bottles. hehe I've worked on several custom bicycle jerseys - lots of redesigning. Awesome great start - I'd be in for a few myself!
 

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I think it's a great start! I personally like the Anarchy and Squatter symbol but not in it's current location and that large. If you could include the A, an slanty N, E, and a peace sign in place of the whiskey bottles it might be just discreet enough. Subtlety can be good sometimes. I think it'd be cool to put the N, S, E, W on every corner so you could use it as an indication to which way you're headed. j/k I'm not sure about that last one but thought I'd throw it out there. I've got a patch from Twig and it has a dumpster opened on one side that makes it look like a house...that could potentially look cool. I also like the idea about adding other hobo symbols. I like the idea of "squattheplanet.com" being incorporated somewhere too. I might give this a shot and goofing with it. I'm too easily distracted most of the time but I'll try.
 

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So with the permission of @ellilis , I've taken her bandanna design and modified it a bit. I'm almost done getting together all the silkscreening materials I need and I'll be printing and selling these here on StP! What I need from you is your opinions and ideas for this bandanna. Here's a rough draft:

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As suggested by some, I've rotated the compass so the NSWE letters point downward when it's folded up around your neck. I've also removed the gears from her design and replaced them with squatter symbols and circle a's. I know the A's and N's are a little anarcho-squatter core, so if you have other ideas, let me know!. I've also taken out the sailboats and houses, but i'll most likely be putting the sailboats back in somehow. Lastly, I changed the railroad tracks to roads on the left and right for the rubber trampers :)

I'd like to fill the black space with hobo symbols, but I haven't decided which ones yet. Here's a copy of @ellilis 's design for those who would like to compare:

View attachment 17136

I do like the gears, so maybe that's a better idea? Let me know! Ideally, I'd like for the finished product to be representative of everyone's input here on StP, and I'll probably be selling these for about 10 bucks.

A huge shout out to @ellilis for letting me borrow the majority of her design!
Im sure i won't make any friends here by saying this but how about putting something else in place of just 2 of the booze bottles. maybe old school hobo bindles? not all of us drink, or at least i don't(anymore ) . also STP should be in there
 

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Just had a random idea but on the back of the bandana there could be a very basic map of North America, with the Canadian, The Highline, The two Mids, The Lowline, and coasters. When I started out than was my only map, it could be very useful for quick exchanges and discussion of travel. It ads value to the cloth for more than just any bandana.
 

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What about having a few different styles or colours of bandanna's, as opposed to trying to jam every single aspect of all the lifestyles into one.
 
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Loving this. two thoughts and this is just my opinion because I think it looks pretty awesome as it is, but could you make the circle A and Squatting sign look more 'hand drawn' like the rest of the design. The edges look a bit cleaner than the rest of it at the moment. Second thing, maybe skulls and Cross bones for the sea punks out there? I dunno, I love a skull and Cross bone so maybe I'm bias. Can't wait to see the finished bandana. :)
i'm with you on the 'hand drawn' idea, i think that might make it look more natural. i also like the idea of the skull and cross bones, i'll play with it and see what i can come up with.

NO STP in there somewhere?
haha I'm kinda shocked how many people asked for this! i will find a way to throw it in maybe without being too obvious (like SQUAT THE PLANET BITCHES in 237 point font, jk)

I think it's a great start! I personally like the Anarchy and Squatter symbol but not in it's current location and that large. If you could include the A, an slanty N, E, and a peace sign in place of the whiskey bottles it might be just discreet enough. Subtlety can be good sometimes. I think it'd be cool to put the N, S, E, W on every corner so you could use it as an indication to which way you're headed. j/k I'm not sure about that last one but thought I'd throw it out there. I've got a patch from Twig and it has a dumpster opened on one side that makes it look like a house...that could potentially look cool. I also like the idea about adding other hobo symbols. I like the idea of "squattheplanet.com" being incorporated somewhere too. I might give this a shot and goofing with it. I'm too easily distracted most of the time but I'll try.
can you take a pic with your phone? i'm curious

Just had a random idea but on the back of the bandana there could be a very basic map of North America, with the Canadian, The Highline, The two Mids, The Lowline, and coasters. When I started out than was my only map, it could be very useful for quick exchanges and discussion of travel. It ads value to the cloth for more than just any bandana.
that's an interesting idea. if you could maybe submit some maps, i'll look into how this could be done.

What about having a few different styles or colours of bandanna's, as opposed to trying to jam every single aspect of all the lifestyles into one.
true, there is only so much space. i haven't silkscreened in quite a while, and i only have the materials to build one frame at the moment (bandanna prints are huge), so i'd like to start with one design and do others as i get more comfortable with it.

if folks could submit their favorite hobo symbols, that would be awesome!

i have all the printing materials, including 48 black bandannas. so as soon as i get the design locked down, these should be available fairly soon. later on i might try doing different colors of cloth and inks, etc...

Im sure i won't make any friends here by saying this but how about putting something else in place of just 2 of the booze bottles. maybe old school hobo bindles? not all of us drink, or at least i don't(anymore ) . also STP should be in there
i'm thinking about replacing the booze bottles with circle a, e, peace, and squatter signs... although i might mix the bottle in with the hobo symbols.

anyways, those are my thoughts for now, thanks for all the input, it's exciting to see how many people are into this. i gotta do a bunch of school work over the next day or two but ill try and put the latest version up for everyone to see in the next 2-3 days. keep those ideas coming!
 

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I agree with the hand drawn look. I actually found a bunch of hobo fonts out there, but too perfect. Also found hobo sign gifs that were interesting - lots hand drawn and scanned in. One especially looked interesting - looked like it had been drawn with chalk so it wasn't a solid line. Cool project Matt!
 

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