So this has been a long time coming. I know I've been talking about it and talking about it, and y'all have probably been whispering to each other, geez mikeville is all talk and no action. When are we gonna get going on this t-shirt thing?
Well, the answer to that question, dear reader, is NOW. SBNation has a deal with gamedaydepot.com where we can submit our t-shirt designs and ... well ... buy our own shirts ... sounds weird when you say it out loud, but yeah, that's how it works.
So, wanna-be t-shirt artists are encouraged to submit their designs to mikevilleRCT@yahoo.com and also share with the commentariat below. We'll have a follow up post in a week or two with the submitted designs and we'll have a popular vote to determine which designs will become the first batch of official SBNation Rock Chalk Talk T Shirts.
Here are a few designs from fellow SBNation sites to help get your creative juices flowing. I personally hope fizzle submits this particular design, but we'll see. Rock Chalk Talk already has a generic logo tee.
I'm told that Vectors (Illustrator and the like) are always best, but if you need to use bitmap art (Photoshop and others), we can use those as long as it's at 300 DPI and at least the same size as it will be on the shirt. Most of the designs are between about 10" and 12" wide.
I sought out RCT's official legal counsel, the esteemed Counselor fetch, who advised that as long as we don't use any KU logos we should be fine. The rules read as follows:
1. No infringement (no violation of copyrights or trademarks)
2. No violation of publicity rights (no use of famous names or images of famous people even if you drew/took it yourself)
3. No profanity
Let me know if you have any questions - even technical questions - and I'll do my best to get a timely response back to you.