"Everyone thinks we're crazy"- the MSF t-shirt?

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  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member

    WarmWater said:

    tortuga said:
    "prodesse quam conspici" is Latin for (roughly) "To accomplish rather than be conspicuous" or possibly "To accomplish inconspicuously."

    That's good stuff.

    I like that, to complete the theme, the key to life is achievement, not boasting about it; we are known by what we do rather than what we claim. Cool.

    But it's not inconspicuous if it is on a T-shirt...

    Chrisgreenephodgeszoho

    "Lights go out and I can't be saved
    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Have brought be down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."

  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Would love to see Niek's shirt design with white text on blue, long-sleeve--dare I suggest tech fabric? (Though that might be impractical if a lot of folks are ordering.) My dark colored shirts tend to stay fresh longer (or at least the stains don't show as quickly ha!).

  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Exactly, @Niek !

  • phodgeszohophodgeszoho UKSenior Member

    I did this "Who Swims Wins" graphic ages ago. It is a play on the iconic SAS "Who Dares Wins" flying sword beret badge - The Flying Cup Cake ;-)

    It has never been used but I feel it is aligned with the MSF concept and ideas, although I except it may be a bit irreverent in it's execution for some of the more serious minded swimmers.

    But the cupcake aside I like the simplicity, and especially, the inclusiveness of "Who Swims Wins".

    Final Concept Art

    dpm50loneswimmerthelittlemerwookieNoelFigart
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member

    Marathon Swimmers: Proud Equipmentists

    evmo

    loneswimmer.com

  • EllisEllis Baltimore, MarylandMember

    Marathon Swimming: The lunatic fringe of the lunatic fringe.

    curlytortugaSuddethB
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited October 2016

    Q4 swag approaching. Any late-breaking slogan ideas?

    This thread is now 115 comments... some good ones contained therein. My personal favorite is from @malinaka:

    you fly
    i'll swim

    pavlicovrlmtortuga
  • pavlicovpavlicov NYC USASenior Member
    edited October 2016

    Swimmer = 30% of dry land and 70% of water happiness.

    or just all the same font and it can be rather in 3 lines :

    Swimmer

    30% of dry-land

    70% of water-happiness

    evmo
  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    I still like the "that's not fat, it's bioprene"

    Francoevmowendyv34slknightflystormsCathyInCA

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    Anxiously awaiting Q4 swag. I got Christmas gifts to buy!

    CathyInCA

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    The current status of Q4 swag is: "Canceled to to anemic sales and insufficient bandwidth." I want to be clear that this was my call, not @AnthonyMcCarley's - I'm very grateful for Anthony's work in getting Q1/2/3 swag launched. But it's still a lot of work for me personally, and I don't have the time. Sorry.

    JSwimIronMikeViveBeneAnthonyMcCarley
  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    evmo said:
    The current status of Q4 swag is: "Canceled to to anemic sales and insufficient bandwidth." I want to be clear that this was my call, not @AnthonyMcCarley's - I'm very grateful for Anthony's work in getting Q1/2/3 swag launched. But it's still a lot of work for me personally, and I don't have the time. Sorry.

    Completely understand. When I'm back in the states I'll stand up and volunteer to take some (all?) of this off your shoulders.

    ViveBene

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • The hoodie -- my one indulgence, besides a year's worth of swim caps -- is very nice! I've worn it every day since it arrived, along Chicago's lakefront and up in the North Woods of NH, and I get about a comment a day. The logo is big enough to read, which invites questions and talk about swimming. Good job! Thanks to @AnthonyMcCarley and @evmo! I am so stylin' ...

    evmossthomasAnthonyMcCarley
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member

    New MSF motto:

    certain sections of social media networks have been casting aspersions

    evmossthomasslknightIronMikemjstaplestimsrootphodgeszohorlmKatieBun

    loneswimmer.com

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    Idea for future swag:

    Custom Woven towels with the MSF logo. Apparently this company has a 24 towel minimum. Surely we can get orders for 24 beach towels?

    ChrisgreeneLeslieSuddethB

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • LeslieLeslie TexasMember

    I'd buy one for sure!

    IronMike said:
    Idea for future swag:

    Custom Woven towels with the MSF logo. Apparently this company has a 24 towel minimum. Surely we can get orders for 24 beach towels?

    IronMike
  • I caught the recent note about towels, and found it interesting. I'm also very interested in a cloisonne pin, or a small logo patch to add to a suit when I am out butterflying for distance. I freely admit I'm not doing marathon length OW fly YET. 10K a big line do get to in fly, and there are few marathon fliers.

  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember
    edited January 2017

    SuddethB said:
    ... and there are few marathon fliers.

    This is where the "Everyone thinks we're crazy" line would be appropriate.

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