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Ghost on the machine
Hi, this is my sub for the Hot Chip glow ink contest. I wanted the use of the glow ink to have a point, and not just be used for the sake of using it. Here, the glow effect takes this nice design of a copy machine on a t-shirt and gives it a whole new meaning once the lights go down. I decided to do this design on a light colored shirt, to make the glow aspect a nice hidden surprise. As for the ghost, I wanted him to look Casper-esque, bubbly and cute. I also thought giving him legs (and little ghost pants) was a nice touch and made the idea stronger. Hope you enjoy it. I think it turned out pretty well.
-6 colors, including glow ink.
-Shown here on light gray, but it would look great on any light colored shirt: white, cream, light blue, mint, yellow.
-Glow ink, although transparent, would appear very, very faint on the shirt when not in a dark room.
YES! I even love the randomness of just a photocopier during the day! $5!!!
Smashing. This is really really great, I'll be very surprised if I love any other designs for this competition as much as this.
THIS IS THE TEE!
A BIG UP!
5 + 5$
This is hilarious. Nice!
This is perfect.
I love this so much. The photocopier is so well done that it doesn't matter that that's all there is to it during the day!
nothing like glow-in-the-dark ghost buns
Ghost + glow + xerox prank + assshots =
I can't believe I'd actually wear a shirt with a copier on it... but this is so great, I would.
I can't wait to be a ghost if it means pulling hilarious pranks! $5
Ghots butt prints, whats not to like? $5
Ahahahahahaha at the belt. Or, at everything!
This is fantastic. FANTASTIC, says I.
wow real funny!!
hilarious!! great idea and this just looks like a print!!
Hey, thanks for the great comments so far. I really appreciate the support.
Haha, way cute. Very nice :)
I'd probably still 5 this if it was just the photocopier. Great work.
this is simply awesome.
Another hit. This one blows away the competition.
Can't wait to be covering my chest with this.
Wooooooowwww! incredibly awesome im speechless
I like your idea, but that glow ink would show up during the day, lessoning the dramatic impact. I also believe that it would cover up the parts of the copier that it is covering. Not sure, but I know it doesn't just magically appear. IT would still be seen. That being said, I still think it's pretty funny.
Just awesome, print this! $5
$5 $5 $5 %%%%%%! 1,000,000% cool!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is quite amazing!
ahahahahaha is Fuunnnyyyyyyyyyyy
First decent entry in the competition! + Neato idea! 4!
nonono... one glance at it again and 5 it will be!
Original and awesome!
awesome use of glow!
Wow, thanks for all the nice comments. I do appreciate it.
too funny 5$
Fricking A+.......brilliant! 5$
Yep. Im not even gonna read all these comments. 5 and WIN.
This is really a brilliant concept, and VERY well executed. To those who dont' like it because glow ink "lightly shows up in the daytime" or whatever, THE CONTEST SAYS TO USE GLOW INK. EVERY design will have that problem. I think it works better if the ghost is even just lightly visible in the daytime as well.
5, it's gonna be tough to beat this =)
Olie, my point was that I was worried that the glow ink would overlap the copier lines, I don't think they can overlap and you would still be able to see under the glow in in the light. Personally I think it would be okay if you could lightly see the ghost during the day.
You needn't worry Chengui, according to Threadless specs...super glow is "very transparent" and has a "tonal clear effect" so lines under the glow show through. (If for some reason it wasn't transparent, the easy fix would be to place the copymachine layer above the ink.) Also, the ghost will be ever so slightly visible in the day. Which makes it really cool.
Glad everyone is digging this design. I really like it.
great shirt, funny and executed very well 5
Ha! Great concept and design, plus brilliant use of glow-ink!
threadless asked for innovative use of glow ink, well here it is!!!! great
destined to be a classic.
too awesome! $5
YES! $5 and this could definitely win!
WINNER it is over 5
Haha, sweet. I agree with zipper, the whole random copy machine works pretty well.
bwhahahhaha! Here's a $5 hoping that it translates well on a shirt.
You've tapped into the gold. Congrats in advance!
hope this works, $4.
great use of glow ink
I think you have got some support! : )
OK, I laughed really hard at this. Well done.
this totally great one!!!! SURE PRINT!!!! $5
I'm so glad this is doing so well!
Great work laser.
awesome! just awesome! 5$! :D
Haha! This is perfect. 5$
$5, that is a fantastic shirt that I'd definitely buy!
you win! $5
Just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the great feedback. I never expected this many responses. Thanks everyone! :)
I work at a Kinko's and I officially $5 this shirt design. NICE!
WOOT! 3.42 PRINT THI$ PLEA5E!
Holy crap! That's an awesome score!! Well done!
ACE score good sir!
3.42! holy moly! great score man, well done!
Damn, 3.42! Nice job!!!
PleasePrint. PleasePrint. PleasePrint.
This is definitely the best score I've ever received. It wouldn't have been possible without you guys. Thanks everyone for commenting, voting and supporting this design. I more than appreciate it. :)
YOU WIN sir!
Yes!!! Congrats!!! this great PRINT!!!!!!s
congrats!, and PRINT IT!
wow~! super awesome!! print!
can't wait to wear this!
It's a great idea, but I don't see how the ghost will be invisible in daylight? Surely glow ink will stand out on light grey?
Tonteau, thanks for the comment...the super glow ink is very transparent and has a tonal clear effect. So it will be very faint on the shirt, but virtually invisible.
Hey, LB. Hmmm....are you sure that's the case with super glow? Cos I have this shirt which uses super glow and the outlines are most definitely visible. I don't know if the ink has changed, but the old stuff would be fairly obvious. Kudos to you if it works, though.
Loooove it :). Good natured and sassy all at once.
Tonteau is dead right though, no way is GID ink invisible. I see you have the ghost image on the day slide ever so subtly, however, the ink would be more visible. But it doesn't matter because then the idea will also be communicated during the day, thus people won't be walking around with copy machines on their chests.
And if ghosts are invisible, how would one copy it's butt? Kind of like if a tree falls in a forest etc etc...
What, that link sucks, here's a way better link on youtube!
Hey Robsoul, yeah, I'm not sure why Tonteau was referencing the ghost being invisible, I never mentioned, nor do I expect it to be invisible...I did say in my opening description that the ghost would be faintly visible in daylight. And yes, the ghost image is included on the day slide, it looks much more noticeable on my monitor. Thanks for the link :)
I was referencing the ghost being invisible because it is nigh on invisible in your preview.
yeah, it definitely looked invisible when I first looked at it too. but then I finally saw the faint apparition.
I'm pretty sure this will be printed whether or not it wins the contest.
dude, fantastic score!
hey j-ray, yeah, i actually intended for the ghost to be seen in the preview, but it ended up looking more faint then it will if printed. by the way, you have some pretty great designs.
ahahahah fucking awesome
i missed it but it fricking brilliant!!!
Coolest shirt ever. I'm buying it
You're on fire!
Congrats dude! I knew this one would print!
i love this shirt and everyone else i know loves it too!
Why am I stumbling upon this page?