It’s taken me a little longer than I thought to come up with some art for the “woodworkers obit shirt” (in days, not actual hours of work). After looking around for inspiration, I eventually came up with the perfect solution! on using…. A coffin smoother!
I like having a couple layers of meaning, if not a little but of punny-ness.
Here is the line art of what I have so far… The art still needs some finessing, (shading, detail, some typography… but I’m on the right track.
I’m thinking it will be simpler (but more graphic) in design and execution than my first shirt,
and of course I’ll have the (hopefully funny) obit beneath (or on the back).
The hardest part for me, really, is to come up with the name to put on the “headstone.” I’ve decided that it should be woodworking terms, but definately recognizable as a real name. Perhaps it should even read as a real name, and on second thought be recognized as woodworking terminology.
Chip, Carver, Greenwood, Sawyer, Woody….
Feel free to throw some suggestions into the mix, and help me make sure I don’t use the name or a real (known) person or woodworking related business (like Joe Woodworker). As I intend to try to make a couple bucks off these, I’d prefer to avoid libel.
I’d also prefer to avoid putting in too much time on the project if there aren’t a couple interested parties in buying one of these… Too much work to justify making just one for just myself. Using a print on demand outfit, the profit margin is very small, (unless I mark up outrageously), but still preferable to dealing with the headaches of printing up dozens, and sitting on stock and handling all fullfillment myself.
Let me know what you think, and if there’s still some interest! I’m looking forward to giving all you jocks something to weat (while your LJ shirt is in the laundry, that is)