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Middle Earth Metro

Design by reags

Middle Earth Metro by reags on Threadless
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reags
reags profile pic Artist
For as long as I can remember Lord of the Rings has been on the top of my favorites list. I've even been intrigued enough to 'follow Frodo's footsteps' and trail his journey to Mordor via Middle Earth maps, which can often be difficult to read. So recently I thought to myself 'What if Middle Earth had a railway system that could help the average joe understand its geography better?' ...and weeks later, voila! :) Due to submission dimensions, for a closer inspection please feel free to download & view here (but please don't distribute or reuse publicly) - http://www.mediafire.com/i/?nzkyhyl2jwm Cheers all!
eponymon
Very, very funny! I like the difference between the fantasy theme and modern style.
Bio-bot 9000
Bio-bot 9000 profile pic Alumni
cool. You should post an even bigger image still. I still can't read half the stops.
Fievel the Mouse
I've seen a few similar ideas here, but there's something about the mix of Tolkein and the London Tube I enjoy here :)
Anything Goes
Anything Goes profile pic Alumni
Nerd alert :-) but in a very nice way.
Anything Goes
Anything Goes profile pic Alumni
Nerd alert :-) but in a very nice way.
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Haha cheers all! Indeed it's one for the Tolkien fan ;) Here's a higher res image for download - http://www.mediafire.com/i/?zmjtnyolont Thanks
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Oh, and the file above has shows the updated map with a slightly thicker logo and incorporation of London Tube typeface (which in my opinion gives it that authentic edge). Enjoy!
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Yep it's exempt thankfully - plus the Threadless crew are quite on the ball with trademarks after the Star Wars incident..
reags
reags profile pic Artist
jasmine - design from concept to completion was around 2 weeks on and off :) cheers for the votes everyone, keep em coming!
apn306
Awesome idea, and makes a great shirt! Good job.
Tikimasters
Tikimasters profile pic Alumni
Haha oh man this is absolutely brilliant. There are tons of LOTR fans that would love to have this. This will print somewhere eventually. Great job.
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Much thanks for the support everyone! :)
FRICKINAWESOME
FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni
I'm liking this a lot even though the concept of a railway system to either draw an image with the lines or connect it to another concept has been done to death. I'd love it way bigger on the tee and dropping all the informational pieces of the design on the bottom either completely off, printed on the sleeves or on the back corner of the shirt....super fun idea that would take people a moment to interpret but would be worth the wait! 4.
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Ah the master frickenawesome - always appreciate your comments mate :) agreed theres a tonne of ways this shirt could work - i actually thought about the same idea as what you mentioned and debated with myself for a looong week. The metro info on the sleeves is a great idea, wonder if its a feasible idea for threadless to to fulfill within their budget?
isawa
For a metro map it is sweet. I personally enjoy the hard to read Old English style maps like those of Middle Earth : )
Ian-S
Ian-S profile pic Alumni
Very cool idea!
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Haha good call tesco! Thanks everyone for their support, keep it rolling! :)
lilster
fantastic, 'specially as a gift idea. best parody i've seen. 5$.
reags
reags profile pic Artist
WOW I'm blown away, thanks so much again everyone!! :) trev_p - Bingo! ;)
3Bee
Hilarious, hard to read tho.
reags
reags profile pic Artist
3Bee - it's small in this preview but printed it will be more than sufficient in legibility. For those who have overlooked or missed out, here's the link once again for the hi res viewing - http://www.mediafire.com/i/?zmjtnyolont One day left, cheers all!
reags
reags profile pic Artist
sasi7130 - funny you mentioned that as the first thing I did prior to kick starting this project was run a Google search to see if anything similar had been done already but had no luck (who knows I could've overlooked something). Still I gave it my best shot and I'm proud of it. Sorry you feel that way...if you do have a link I'd be more than keen to compare and see how they match up. cheers for all the votes and input everyone :)
kdaustin
I'd better monitor the store, because if threadless prints this, it's going to sell out in less than a week!
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Gotta thank these top fellas too for their ongoing support, even after voting has closed! http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=849575
jess4002
jess4002 profile pic Alumni
nice! congrats!
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Bit late to the party here but thanks everyone! Looks like it's almost sold out too wow :o I updated the mediafire file hence it went awol for a bit, here's the new link - http://www.mediafire.com/i/?gzyzyftjmfz cheers all
fankoff
funny idea, amazing as a large print for the workplace ! but not on a shirt, no way.
reags
reags profile pic Artist
Thanks everyone! Prints are now also available here - (a href="http://www.society6.com/studio/reagsbydesign/There_And_Back_Again")There and Back Again(/a)
reags
reags profile pic Artist
well that failed. http://www.society6.com/studio/reagsbydesign/There_And_Back_Again
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