In response to my request #1 (“Gone Fishing” T-shirt), Ed Witt sent in this:
I thanked Ed and asked if it would be possible to take the image and add to it so it’s clear that the “.05” is being drawn from a sea of other numbers, also with a little bucket next to the fisherman with some successful .04, .01, .03, etc. Or would this get too crowded?
It’s doable. I think as a cartoon or illustration it would be fine. If it’s going on a t-shirt it might be too crowded. However, there are other ways you could simplify. For instance, you could make it two dimensional and have just a silhouette of the fisherman and the boat above the water and then have a bunch of other numbers below the surface. The closest I can think of to this is the DreamWorks logo, if you’ve seen that before (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/24/DreamWorks_Studios_logo.svg/1280px-DreamWorks_Studios_logo.svg.png). The silhouette approach is more effective for t-shirts anyway, as the less detail their is, the easier it is to see what the image is from far away and it works about the same on a number of different background colors (and is cheaper to screen print in some instances). I could replicate the image in whatever color you want (black, white) to fit the proper background color. I’m assuming these are all going on t-shirts, right?
A few hours later he sent me this:
Along with the following comments:
Here’s kind of an idea of what I [Ed] mean with the silhouette. This would show up rather nicely on a shirt (more so than the previous picture). You could change the color as well to white to fit on other backgrounds (like a black shirt). I’ve included one with a white background and one with no background. I also tried to change the sizes of the “fish” to be comparable to what he might be fishing for (i.e., those closer to .05 are bigger). I can always add more fish and change their angles/orientations to make them look more unique. Also, this design lends itself nicely to text (e.g., “teach the controversy”) if that’s what you want to do. Let me know what you think.
And, the rest of you: don’t forget requests #2, 3, 4, and 5!