[Foundation-l] Wikipedia merchandise

Ben Yates bluephonic at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 22:50:12 UTC 2006

Hi -- I've made a new store for wikipedia, and come up with a few new
shirt designs.  I posted this on WikiEN-L  and was told to bring it
here, so I'll copy that message:

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The wikimedia foundation makes comparatively little from selling
shirts, so I've put together a new store for them on Spreadshirt
(which has higher quality plot prints, not just digital prints -- and
which I am not in any way affiliated with, for the record) and come up
with a few new designs and a fashion-y logo-ish thing.  (I'm not a
designer by trade, so I'm sure these could be improved on.)

The store is at https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop.php?sid=21410 -- let
me know what you think (though for god's sake don't buy anything from
it yet; nobody but the hosting/shirtmaking company will get any

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I didn't use any of the current logos, mostly because I couldn't see
myself wearing them; instead, threw together a new vector design (in
any case, wikipedia's logo is too detailed to be plot printed).  I was
wondering where to go from here -- who to contact, whether the new
store should be Official or if I should run it on my own, and give
wikimedia some or all of the profits (and how to go about that).

I do also have some ideas for bumper stickers and such (spreadshirt
only does shirts); I was told Maveric runs the english-language
wikipedia cafepress store, but wasn't able to find a user of that

Ben Yates
Wikipedia blog - http://wikip.blogspot.com

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