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Hello there. I stumbled across this website just a few weeks ago and I am a regular visitor since.
The creativity of the designers is amazing and reflects the love for the original franchises quite vividly.

This said I myself happened to design some shirts for a (Star) Trek Dinner in Germany about 10 to 15 years ago - which feels like a lifetime. Unfortunately most of these designs were too close to original caracters like a certain yellow family to show them on an open forum.

Anyway, this site reminded me of some of the best times I had, creating t-shirt designs and as it happened to be I kinda got pushed to take part in a small local art exhibition for amateurs in my home city near Cologne, Germany.

For this exhibition I created a space scene with a sign warning about a certain predator (no, not that one - the other ;) ) floating adrift. As a byproduct I thought that the sign alone could make a cool shirt design. Since it is a reminiscence to the famous Australian road signs it has naturally only two colors and could be printed on various-coloured t-shirts - so here it’s just on plain white background:




...and here it is included in the space scene for all who are interested.



So I would like to know what you guys think of it. Is it worth a shot?

Fire away. :)

Kind regards and keep up the good work
Okona
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    159 weeks ago
    I like it without the space background - it seems a tad too cheesy with it. Cool idea.
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    159 weeks ago
    I like it, i don't know about the space background though, cuz' if that's the case, i don't think it'll work on a shirt (on teefury that is).

    I love the idea of the street sign though.
    You could put it on a street or something..
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    159 weeks ago
    I agree. Cool idea, and I'd even consider a buy. But, regarding your thread title, isn't that a regular Alien and not a chestbuster/embryo/whatever?
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    159 weeks ago
    Thanks for the feedback. As mentioned above the space motive is only for the exhibition and I totaly agree that it would not work on a Shirt. ;-)

    @jpogleby: Weren’t they all little chestbusters once... ? :-)
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    159 weeks ago
    Yep, they were. :)
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    159 weeks ago
    I'd replace the xenomorph with a few eggs, maybe one opening and a facehugger crawling out.

    Or mash it up with spaceballd and do the chestbuster with the hat and cane dancing.

    "just don't have the special"
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    159 weeks ago
    I like it
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    159 weeks ago
    I like it too.
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    159 weeks ago
    Again thanks for the input.

    @SeckzBobOmb: Somehow I don’t think that the eggs with facehugger would have the same graphical impact as the fierce "alien warrior" itself. But I do like the idea of an egg/facehugger motive - maybe something for the future... we will see. ;-)

    The dancing Spaceballs-Alien would give the sign a comic touch which I would not like as it is intended to really look like an Australian style warning sign.

    Nevertheless I am tinking about giving the picture some kind of a worn look which I like on t-shirts a lot. I’ll keep you posted. :-)

    Keep the Feedback coming in, please. :-)
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    159 weeks ago
    Here we go again... ;-)

    ChestbusterTA20110630.jpg

    This time with the mentioned worn effect and on a black background. What do you think?

    Black being the designated t-shirt color would bring down the used colors to just one (or does it has advantages to print black on black in this case?)
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    159 weeks ago
    Wow.. looks really cool. Would totally buy it.

    BUMP for more thought !!
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    159 weeks ago
    Thanks for the positive and encouraging feedback. :-)

    Today I photoshopped the Logo on diferent-colored T-Shirts (probably a little bit too large, though) and here are the three alternatives that would give the motive the right contrast in my opinion:

    1. Black shirt
    alien-black.jpg

    2. Dark blue shirt
    alien-blue.jpg

    3. Dark brown shirt
    alien-brown.jpg

    What do you think... which color should it be?

    BTW: I hope it is OK I used the orginal pics from Teefury since the images are only to be used in this forum?
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    159 weeks ago
    i dunno, i'm not really an expert on color. (but I personally would go with the black)
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    159 weeks ago
    I love it and would buy it on a BLACK shirt!
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    159 weeks ago
    I'll get it if it's on white or silver! =)
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    159 weeks ago
    Black...

    ps. All roadsigns must have a bullet hole(s)

    pps. My ps can and should be ignored.
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    157 weeks ago
    It’s done... my first design is submitted. It took me some while to put up at least a small portfolio website...

    Well from now on it’s “wait and see” I guess. Thanks for the encouragement and input to all of you. :-)
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    157 weeks ago
    I hope you submitted on the navy blue color, cause it looks awesome
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    157 weeks ago
    Aaron.Sullivan said: I hope you submitted on the navy blue color, cause it looks awesome


    Actually I submitted it on a black background but as I understand the shirt color will be determined in the process following the acceptance of the motive...

    ... in other words "We’ll cross that bridge, when IF we get there. ;-)

    But I am glad you like it in the first place! :-)


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