I think there's a place online that will make limited numbers of t-shirts for a very reasonable price, without committing anyone to any particular number. Does anyone want to look into this? This is a great idea, but I just won't have much time to work on it, as worthy a cause it might be. (It is a worthy cause--I've spent a lot of time organizing Nupedia t-shirts and I know it's a bit of work!) --Larry_Sanger
- Cafe Press? It's used by a few of the online comics I read for T-shirts, coffee mugs and mousepads, with no minimum quantity. --Carey Evans
Exactly the one! Very cool! Now all we need is a big image to put on the t-shirt. It won't take long to sign up with them and it looks like they do all the work. It's just that the t-shirts are going to cost some absurd amount of money like $13 or $14.
I might have to get some Wikipedia briefs. :-) --Larry_Sanger
If no one is willing to take up this idea, I would be willing to do it, does anyone else want to set this up or should I just take charge? It would be nice to have this set up before Wikipedia Day. --Chuck Smith
If you agree upon a design, let me know and I'll get CP whatever data format they need. --LDC
Thanks, Lee! I was wondering who was going to do that. I'll have to look into what sort of format they need. If you want to investigate yourself, that would be a tremendous help. (These days, I need all the help I can get. I'm incredibly busy...) --Larry_Sanger
So...does anyone still want to make these T-shirts? I still want one! :) Dreamyshade
Dreamyshade, I know Scott Redd of the Esperanto wikipedia said he'd design them, perhaps I should pester him some more... He's planning to create an English and an Esperanto version! :) Perhaps I'll buy them both. ;) --Chuck Smith
Are the shirts still going to be made? Koyaanis Qatsi
I just recently ran across this page and like the idea. I also just recently got some iron-on T-shirt transfers and made myself a Wikipedia T-shirt. See the design at my Wikipedia user page. I'd be willing to whip up something similcar once a design is decided upon. -- Wapcaplet 02:20 23 Jun 2003 (UTC)
Norwegian comic strip (2006)Edit
The Norwegian comic strip "M" for October 27, 2006 (M by Mads Eriksen) featured a Wikipedia T-shirt of an alternative design with just one "W" puzzle piece. The text reads: Wait, wait / Dear! Come here for a moment! / Okay, repeat again what you just said. / eh, well, so this exclusive encyclopedia can be yours... / (in phone) Knut, Knut, listen to this... / Bwahaha... Who do you think we are? The Flintstones? --LA2 15:55, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Want a Wikipedia t-shirt?Edit
(Add your name to the list below--serious money-paying Wikipedants only!)
List of people who want a Wikipedia T-shirt:
- Anirudh (ready to pay money, if you can charge me in INR and deliver in India)
- Jayanta Nath (ready to pay money, if you can charge me in INR and deliver in India)
- Shane Angove (Petoskey Michigan)
- Daniel C. Boyer
- Chuck Smith
- Stefano Kalb
- the Epopt
- Jimbo Wales (after all, I have hundreds of Nupedia shirts and mugs!)
- Stephen Gilbert
- w:Dreamyshade (If I can get my parents to let me...they better :))
- Lee Daniel Crocker (Actually, I'd rather have a coffee mug)
- user:Koyaanis Qatsi
- user:Magnus Manske, who still patiently waits for his Nupedia mug (not a red one!;)
- Ari Paparo
- Asa Winstanley
- Neolux (although a mug would be better)
- Pål Drange (NorwaY)
- Brian Kendig (I would like a shirt, but I don't care for any of the designs currently available)
- CS (Though a sweatshirt in my price range would be awesome)
- Mac Davis OOooh, this would be awesome, I would buy 3 of any shirt available!
- DemosDemon (Heck yes!) --Demosdemon 01:05, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
- Damian Dunn
- Travis Wilber
- User : premjs
- GlassCobraWill E
- --Girdi 05:09, 24 October 2007 (UTC) I have actually designed on cafepress.com two wikishirts (Wikimedia:Ísland and Wikibækur is.wikibooks.org) with their respected logos on the centre. I will eventually post photos of these shirts when I find time to show! I wear it to university all the time and people love it! :D I am always asked about it, I am such a nörd I know haha.
- RageAgainstTheMachine-I will buy if its cheap enough haha!
- Corion- WTB!
- L. Moorer Iii
- alexmelodymaker (LA,CA)
- Gikü 13:39, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
A Andrés Simón G-S and Crew!
Ideas for T-shirt DesignEdit
Let's list some ideas and then in traditional manner "vote" on them...
- Offer shirts which have a date and significant events in history, that occurred on that date.
- The front has the wikipedia logo on it. The back is blank. (lacks the URL - AxelBoldt)
- Front: big wikipedia logo.
- On the front: text "Wikipedia", white on a black background. Back: Wikipedia logo with "The free encyclopedia" written underneath.
- Has the Nike "Swoosh" image with the tag: Just Wikipedia It. Back: big letters saying "wikipedia.com". (lacks the information that users can edit - AxelBoldt)
- Front: logo. Back: "Be bold in updating pages!" Then a carriage return and then "wikipedia.com". (primary votes: 7: WojPob, w:Dreamyshade, LMS, Stephen Gilbert, AxelBoldt, Seb, sjc) (secondary votes: 1: Rose Parks) 7.5 votes
- Front: logo. Back: "20,000 articles created in one year." Next line: "www.wikipedia.com" (blue underlined)You can edit this T-shirt right now! (/blue underlined)". (appears a bit wordy - AxelBoldt) (needs editing, how about "From the Aa River to ZX Spectrum in one year" - AriPap) (secondary votes: 5: Chuck Smith, Stefano Kalb, WojPob, w:Dreamyshade, LMS)) 2.5 votes
- Same as #4 above but with re-attachable coloured felt-tip pen. (Cafe Press probably can't do this)
- Front: logo. Back: "Edit this page" translated into 22 languages. (would sell best to the non-English wikipedias and show off the international aspect of the project) (primary votes: 8: Chuck Smith, Stefano Kalb, Rose Parks, Buzz, Stephen Gilbert, Brion VIBBER, KQ, Cohesion) (secondary votes: 1: AxelBoldt) (tertiary votes: 1: LMS) 9.8 votes
- Front: A huge 'W' in the Wikipedia logo font. Back: the Wikipedia logo and URL
- Front: "Be bold in updating pages!" carriage return Wikipedia logo then "wikipedia.com". Back: "Edit text of this page" translated into 22 languages
- Front: "Be bold in updating pages!" with "www.wikpedia.org" (not .com) and logo. Back: "Edit this page" (not "Edit text of this page" or "Edit the text of this page") translated into 22 languages (only 2 so far).
- International: Front: "www.wikpedia.org" (not .com) no logo (which is English), with "Edit this page" (not "Edit text of this page" or "Edit the text of this page") translated into 22 languages (only 2 so far) below. Back: "Be bold in updating pages!" translated into 22 languages (only 2 so far). (primary votes: 1: I am Jack's username) 1 vote
- Random articles printed all over every which way.
- Back: "Edit"/"Edit this text" in the lower right corner?
- What about a foundation t-shirt? Black or white with colour foundation logo. I like the multiple language ideas, maybe with "Edit this shirt" or something similar?
- A black tee shirt. On the front, over the breast: "Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia" (the logo's text, without the puzzlepiece Death-Star-egg). On the back, in large print: "Wikipedia Researcher" and the Wikipedia web address. My aim is to have a more professional-looking shirt which identifies me as someone who's actively researching articles. - Brian Kendig
- Simply: WIKI in big, bold letters on the front, with -pedia, -media -book -quote -news, etc.
- Front: All of the Wikimedia logos not just Wikipedia (Wikibooks, Wikispecies, etc...).
- Front: Big "W", like in the Norwegian comic strip. Back: "Free knowledge for a free world." --Schaelle 21:04, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
- Front: "Citation Needed" in bold with the wikipedia logo on the breast. On the back: "Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia" - L33T-pwnerer.
- Black t-shirt with white text and white t-shirt with black text that says "I edit Wikipedia." in some regular font.
- Front: "disambiguate" in large font, with "Wikipedia" underneath in small font.
I can get the texts for the 22 languages by asking at soc.culture.esperanto... now we just need someone willing to design the T-shirt...
- Rory Campbell:Hey you guys, I've been using your site sooo long now just finding information about different bands and then reporting back to my friends about them. I want 10 of your shirts please!
- Idiot. I suggest having the text, I'm with genius on the front of a shirt, with an arrow between the text and the top of the shirt pointing towards the head. Have the WP logo on the front of a cap, with the URL on the back of the cap. Hunterd 09:27, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
- I would like a shirt that just says Iheart wikipedia, like the NY shirts.
If we could actually get some real images up here, that would help. Do people in non-English wikipedias know about the T-shirt design vote?
- Image size: at least 200x200 pixels
- Image formats supported: BMP, JPEG, GIF
- Resolution: 150 to 300 DPI
Should we set a deadline for votes and put a link on the front page of the wikipedias?
Moved some older discussion to the talk namespace.
Germany / Deutschland * Austria / Österreich * Switzerland / SchweizEdit
- According to WiseWoman, each of these sales brings 1 euro to the german association. ant (note for information in answer to my question)
Alternatives to CafePressEdit
Make sure its a fair trade t shirt! 22.214.171.124 15:35, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
I, for one, find that CafePress products are shoddy quality. Can't Wikipedia get a real T-shirt maker to make some shirts? Andrevan 20:13, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Hi, it will be advertising since I'm a spreadshirt representative, but you might wish to try the "flock" printing method at your spreadshirt shop. To do so the print can be only up to three colors, but you can print also on dark shirts and the print is durable (no fading at all).
Also, since the end of last year spreadshirt is selling not only in German but in 8 European languages. For the US we have our own warehouse, so shipping of US orders takes place from within the US - this gives quick delivery times and low shipping costs.
Disparity between displayed back-of-shirt and real back-of-shirtEdit
In early March 2005, I ordered a Wikipedia white t-shirt . Upon receipt, I was somewhat disappointed that the back said "Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org)" rather than "Edit this page" (which I would have preferred) as is displayed on CafePress. At the least, this disparity should be resolved. Ground 13:52, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)