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    Rally T-shirt designs

    I'm hoping this year's rally committee has gotten some feedback on t-shirt designs, specifically the lack of nice colorful designs on the back of the shirts.

    We had a great logo design last year and it was only replicated on the front pocket area (the back was a bunch of type!). What a waste!

    Let's get back to those great looking shirts like the ones from Johnson City or (my favorite) the one from Wisconsin a few years back! Something we are proud to show off among all that HD stuff out there!
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    Whatever design you choose, take into consideration that a very large printed area on the back of the shirt does not breathe. This is very uncomfortable in hot climes. Specifically. the Gillette shirt was a real bear. I threw it away after about 2 hours riding on a hot day. It held the heat like a rubber shirt. :-(

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    By now it's probably a done deal (wouldn't you know - of all the things Chuck & Julie Manley and I chatted about at the MOA booth in Chicago last weekend - the Tee's was not one of them), but here's my two cents worth:

    How about the "Howlin' At The Moon" logo on the front, and the back filled with the MOA's 40th Anniversary 'poster' like we've been seeing in the Owners News?!
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    I think the graphics are cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DARRYL CAINEY View Post
    I think the graphics are cool!
    I do not like it.

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    I do like it.... in front & small on pocket or above, or larger on back.

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    Well, I really like the logo... and I really like the theme... Howling at the Moon. Big graphics on cotton t-shirts do make them hot & schwetty, so maybe we can hope for a smaller graphic but with bodacious color choices.

    Regardless, I can't wait to Howl at the Moon...!
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    I like it as well. If I get a hall pass and can head out, I'll buy one.

    The rally tee artwork from West Bend is also one of my favorites. It looks great 4.5 years later. The long sleeves were on black mock turtles. Big thumbs up!

    I had high hopes for the Redmond R-R-R-R shirt, but it didn't work for me on the blue tee. Luckily, I volunteered at Redmond and received a swell bandana with the rally logo!
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    Hot? 109 in Pennsylvania was even too hot to wear a t-shirt!

    I love the graphic for this year. Great job, whomever! That's why I like the big graphic on the back as well as small stuff over the heart on front. I love wearing the shirts to show them off. I'd rather save the wear-and-tear so they last, and not ride in them.

    (Those that complain about the shirts being hot might consider riding in compression stuff instead of cotton anyway. The only way to go when it's warm.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBarnhart View Post
    Whatever design you choose, take into consideration that a very large printed area on the back of the shirt does not breathe. This is very uncomfortable in hot climes. Specifically. the Gillette shirt was a real bear. I threw it away after about 2 hours riding on a hot day. It held the heat like a rubber shirt. :-(
    This is true. Tee-shirts are hot weather apparel. They also need to be 100 percent cotton for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drswift View Post
    Let's get back to those great looking shirts like the ones from Johnson City or (my favorite) the one from Wisconsin a few years back!


    Thanks for remembering the West Bend Gemichlicheit shirt from 2007. I liked that one best too.


    Did you know that Chuck and Julie Manley, the chairs for this year, helped me design that shirt, and then Jonathan Tessler took our ideas and created the phenomenal finished artwork?

    The design for this year -- 2012 Howlin' at the Moon -- will be another great shirt, and should conjure up all of the great memories we will make while we are in Sedalia this summer. I can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    I do not like it.
    I'm shocked
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    I'm shocked
    My reason for not liking it is because it looks like a winters night ride, Snow on the tires and no leaves on the trees. Maybe it will make Sedalia seem cooler, I don't know. It just is not appealing to me. I have had numerous T-shirts over the years from rallys and this one just does nothing for me. Not to offend the designer, but this is one artists view and everyone will see it from a different light as all art is viewed. It could use a lttle more color. IMO it will only look good on very light colored T-shirts.

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    Here's a money making idea for the MOA.

    Re-issue these "classic shirts" from past rallies and sell them in the company store online.
    Dave Swift
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