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This tee series presents five Seinfeld-themed, imaginary sports team logos. Designed with the utmost yadda yadda yadda...

The Story

I design shirts. About six months ago, I had this idea to pay tribute to one of my favorite TV shows, Seinfeld. I'd been seeing a lot of pop culture mash-ups from other artists online, and I think they're a great way to make fan artwork/apparel more engaging. I may be in a minority, but a shirt that just says "NO SOUP FOR YOU" doesn't do it for me.

The idea here is to translate classic "things" from Seinfeld into the graphic language of sports branding. Countless hours of research and sketching went into getting these designs to look like they belong in a real-life league. The resulting product is a glimpse into an alternate universe. These teams don't exist, but does it matter? Seinfeld is one show that can inspire the same kind of frenzied fandom you can find at a ballgame in your hometown. These logos come loaded with that same pride and nostalgia, reminding the wearer they are part of a team of fans.

The Goal

Let's get these shirts printed!

Rockaway Whales (on white)
Rockaway Whales (on white)
Long Island Dingoes (on black)
Long Island Dingoes (on black)
Upstate Moops (on white)
Upstate Moops (on white)
Double Dippers (on navy)
Double Dippers (on navy)
Schnitzer's Marble Rye (on black)
Schnitzer's Marble Rye (on black)

The Rewards

- THE SHIRTS are planned to be screen printed on Gildan Ultra Cotton (6.0 oz., pre-shrunk 100% cotton). I prefer them as blanks because they are durable and look good on any body type. The sleeves don't shoot out sideways either. Upon the successful funding of this project, you'll receive a survey asking your size. A size chart will be provided. Each shirt will be signed by the artist, discreetly on the inner back collar (by the label).

UPDATE: Sizes offered now include S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL.

If you're so generous that you want to pledge money toward more than five shirts (as in the $85 level), you can simply add $20 ($23 for non-U.S.) to your pledge for each additional shirt, and we'll sort everything out in the post-funding survey.

- THE PDF will take you behind the scenes and show a lot of the sketches and prep-work that took place to craft the designs. This will be delivered electronically (thus very quickly after funding).

UPDATE: The $2000 goal was the minimum I needed to fulfill the project - I wanted to be as sure as possible we would end up with some shirts. Now that we've reached that goal, I don't intend to let the fundraiser stagnate until February 28th. I'm continuing to think of ways to improve your rewards and reflect the success of the project in the quality of the product. Please continue to pass this fundraiser on to friends. Make sure they snag a different design though - you don't want to end up matching one day :). Also, if you think this might pique the interest of any blogs, send it on. Any exposure will contribute to the broadening of your options and enhancement of whatever reward you've already pledged toward. With that, here comes our first stretch goal!

The Disclaimer

This project is in no way affiliated with Jerry Seinfeld, the program Seinfeld, or whoever has the rights to it. The word "Seinfeld" will not appear on the shirts. I do not believe this project could possibly be infringing on anyone's rights, as it does not even use likenesses from the show.

The Links

'Like' me on Facebook to stay in the loop about new designs. You can also check out some of my other work on my website.

Thanks so much everyone!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are a couple risks involved in the fulfillment of this project, but they are fairly obvious, fairly unlikely, and will only yield delays. There is no foreseeable reason why it would fail entirely. The printer I collaborate with could be unable to turnaround the shirts in a timely fashion. They could also screw them up, in which case I would have to have them re-printed. However, I have worked with printers successfully in the past, I will take care to ensure production details are followed, and I have given myself ample time in the "estimated delivery" month I provided.

If any problems arise, you'll hear from me!

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