iaB0 got their new t-shirt by running a design contest:
Software Company Needs Exclusive Investor T-Shirt to Send as Thank You to Investors
Check out iaB0's T-shirt contest…
We just ran a crowdfunding campaign, https://republic.co/nanovms for our software infrastructure company. As an added perk we are creating t-shirts for some of the investors. The investors look like they lean towards an older demographic but there are definitely plenty of 20 and 30 year olds and other younger professionals. The main goal of the t-shirt is to recognize/thank them and create some sort of inclusiveness for them. These people were investing for other reasons - this is more of a thank you shirt. This is all to say I'm fairly open to different designs. We obviously want the logo (which can be modified) to fit the occasion/design and since we are sending out a little over a thousand of these we definitely want a link to the site but could be as simple as "nanovms.com" and doesn't need to be super prominent. Some background on our company: We're a B2B 'software infrastructure' company with a security/performance focus. Some ideas I have (but don't limit yourself): * 80s style gaming kinda like ops.city (which is a tool of ours) * retro silicon valley logos with our logo done in that style: (eg: old ibm logo or old SGI logo, maybe like an old activision logo https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/vdGgG8-NW4rOSPgc7P1TgRA8suYmlI9GXhM2fZXK839U0hHiJuitFRwF6CGfmfLYOz5LRe8lndsmxmTNnRz_ocbeKJC-pA2cO6QXVmyRn7eh7JtqiWiwshOuP9k https://archive.org/stream/bitsavers_unitedTechngineersMasterVol2_242068752/1985_Electronic_Engineers_Master_Vol_2#page/n389/mode/2up https://www.thebrandingjournal.com/2014/04/9-famous-tech-companies-logo-evolution/ https://coolmaterial.com/media/internet-company-80s-logos/ https://www.businessinsider.com/tech-giant-logo-changes-2015-5?op=1#apples-rainbow-apple-left-a-strong-impression-in-1977-but-the-company-took-a-more-simplified-approach-for-a-white-3d-logo-in-2007-4 We will probably end up going with these tshirts: https://www.threadbird.com/apparel/crew-neck-t-shirts/56 If you want to use some catch phrases: * "I'm on the cap table @ nanovms.com" * "Investor @ nanovms.com" * "Running faster and safer systems @ nanovms.com"
* the name of the company 'NanoVMs' * something about being an investor * should mention the domain (could combine both the name and domain into just nanovms.com I'm thinking could combine most of these requirements into something like: "I'm on the cap table @ nanovms.com" or "investor @ nanovms.com"
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. T-shirt starts at $199.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their t-shirt.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
iaB0 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected 2 winners!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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