We Wear Tees - Ilford film t-shirts

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  1. michael_r

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    These look pretty neat but I'd like to confirm they've actually been licensed by Ilford/Harman to do this (on the website it says they've been granted permission by Harman but who knows).
     
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    What website?
     
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    http://weweartees.com/t_shirts.html

    They seem a little trite. I'd rather just have a white t-shirt with the same design on it as the side of the can/roll. The sayings are silly IMHO.

    EDIT: They're also pretty ignorant, they're claiming copyright not to Ilford's stuff, but to the slogans, one of which I'm pretty sure is already taken. "Keep calm and _____" is the one I refer to.
     
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    I think I've also seen that same slogan you referenced somewhere else... The designs are not super original.
     
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    I will wait to see if better designs develop.
     
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    Those. Are. Terrible.
     
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    Those lead to agitation.

    Time to stop.
    They need to be fixed.

    Though it could end up just being a wash.

    :wink:
     
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    The shirts or the puns? I did not mean to punish you!
     
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    Id buy one of they took off the lame slogans.
     
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    Seems the consensus is they suck. I didn't think they were that bad. I guess I was just kind of excited about the idea of an Ilford t-shirt. I've shot so much FP4 and Delta 100 I'd get a kick out of having a shirt or some other kind of swag. I agree the slogans are lame.
     
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    The Keep Calm and Carry On and derivative campaign is being done by tons of marketing campaigns. Kodak has one too:

    http://exchange.kodak.com/projects/3067595-Keep_Calm_and_Shoot_Tri_X_printables_and_wallpapers

    But, you do pose a good legal question, even if Ilford promoted a street campaign, do they sanction the selling of shirts with their logo? I doubt it...but they might look the other way too (my guess) because it is creating a buzz on the social net, for free....sometimes the any news is good news algorithm is in effect....

    Personally, I wouldn't wear the shirt either...
     
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    The designs are too "over the top" for my taste.

    While I would like to wear a shirt with an Ilford or Kodak logo, I don't really care for the "in your face" style of the sayings under the logo. I'd rather just wear a logo on my shirt, maybe with a company tagline then leave it at that.

    If you are using a traditional camera and wearing a shirt with a film company logo on it, the casual observer should be able to make the connection. If they don't, I don't see where an over the top saying will do anything. It would either make the wearer look like a poseur or insult the intelligence of the observer.

    I prefer a more subtle approach. A solid colored Polo shirt with a "Kodak" or "Ilford" logo above the pocket would look good. Maybe a T-shirt with a logo on the back.

    Let the thing speak for itself.

    P.S. - The way I understand, anybody can make any design on a T-shirt, etc., that they want provided they don't sell it, present it in such a way that would lead a casual observer to believe that you represent the company, or display that image in such a way that would damage the company's image. For example, I could draw Mickey Mouse on a T-shirt and wear it as long as it was done with my own hand but it would probably be over the line if my picture of Mickey Mouse had its middle finger extended and said, "F-you!" Wearing such a T-shirt MIGHT be okay (as an expression of free speech) but wearing it to Disney World and walking down the midway would be right out.
     
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    Agree, something far more subtle would be nice.
     
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    I don't know from ignorant, but the "Keep Calm" poster and derivatives has been public domain per UK law since after 1989.
     
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    +1. Well Mr Simon G., how about something either officially sanctioned by Harman/Ilford or something sold by the same? Your company's products, p.r. presence, and (of course) photographic products have won it a lot of fans. Many of us are quite willing to do some pro bono advertising for the Ilford films we shoot...:smile:
     
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    I wish they allowed vanity license plates where I live. I'd love to get something like MGIV FB, or FP4 PLUS.
     
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    :You're a few years late - I have an official, black polo shirt with 'Ilford Photographic' embroidered on it, purchased from Simon himself. I think they made some sweats and baseball caps too...:cool:
     
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    I don't know Michael - some may get the wrong idea if they saw both "FP4 PLUS" and "Je me souviens" on the same plate.
     
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    I have an old camera strap with "ILFORD" on it, used to use it with My Pentax MX. Unfortunatly the strap got so much wear that the lettering started to come off. And I have both a Black and a White ILFORD mug. They sold them with a couple of rolls of film inside. I stoped using them as they are a touch on the small side
     
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    Yup. Though I think they may have lost money on that one. I remember reading that many more said they'd buy one than actually did.

    And I don't think the original shirts linked to are that over the top as graphic tees go. There are worse designs for toddlers, imo.