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katrinamargarita

Little Machines x Running With The Boys Patches

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Okay so bear with me here as I'm still in the concepting phase, but today I thought of making patches inspired by Little Machines and my one of my favorite songs from the album. 

 

I want to get patches made and hand them out for free, however, I don't know if people are interested or if I have the funds. So instead, I thought I'd share my thoughts and questions with yall. This way, we can work out some questions together!

 

I've started a rough sketch, if you will, of what ideas were swirling in my head. I like to work in one color until I have the final graphic, then add the color later. What I can do is continue to update this post with progress shots. 

 

2mmah6u.png

 

So I have some questions: 

  • how much would you pay for a patch? (plus shipping)
  • is this something you'd be into?

I'm sure I have more questions but I can't think of them now  :P

 

For now, I'll leave this here and see if I get any response or traction to move forward with this. Initially, I thought I'd buy a few and pass them out at the San Francisco show I'll be going to, but I wanted to open it up to everyone else too! 

 

<3

 

EDIT:

 

If I were to make patches, it would be with this company. I spoke with one of their representatives and he said that up to 9 colors are free so we won't be running into any extra costs with any of these options. I'm not totally sold on my color palette so feel free to chime in with suggestions. 

 

full color

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two-color

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In the two-color version, I used lyrics from "Speeding" to see what that could look like.

 

Let me know what you think of these  updates! it isn't a stretch from the first version since I got a positive response.

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I'd be down for these! These are amazing!  $5 seems to be the standard for a patch...plus I'd say $2-3 shipping.  But that really all depends on how much it would cost to get these made.  You would want to at least make your money back.  You're working with one (or two) color(s) so I imagine it should keep prices on the lowside.

 

I thought of making my own patches, but I couldn't find any place locally that could make them. 

Please keep us updated!

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I'd be down for these! These are amazing!  $5 seems to be the standard for a patch...plus I'd say $2-3 shipping.  But that really all depends on how much it would cost to get these made.  You would want to at least make your money back.  You're working with one (or two) color(s) so I imagine it should keep prices on the lowside.

 

I thought of making my own patches, but I couldn't find any place locally that could make them. 

Please keep us updated!

Ahh, yes, you get it! I like the way you think.

 

I'm trying to keep the colors to a minimum. If the price is too high for patches, I'll probably just buy some stickers, which are cheaper. 

 

I'll be  posting an updated graphic today!

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That last one is boooommmbbbbbb I love it I want it the only thing I'd change is that I'm a sucker for plain old black & white but the yellow is also awesome it's just personal preference

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Absolutely can't go wrong with the black and yellow as that will pop no matter where you put that patch.

 

That's my only concern for the white version of the patch...but if you fill the space between the gear and the outer circle with black or the purple you use, I think it will add a little contrast and should make things stand out a little bit more.  I'd really love to see that white design made into a patch!

 

If you're looking for a sticker place, checkout StickerRobot.com.  Great quality, great service, and customer service from those guys.  Used them to print out some of the Lights stickers I passed out at a show a couple years ago.  (And I'm adding that patch site to my resources...see if I can use them in the future, too!)

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Okay yall, so I like the black and yellow because it stands out. I'm all for a black and white version too. 

 

Marc, I love the white version, but it doesn't stand out as much as the other. I've also gotten more attraction to my last version (the black and yellow with the little machines logo)

 

Thanks for the recommendation for StickerRobot, I'll look into them. Stickers seem to be a cheaper option for right now. I can't just drop $200 off the bat, but I think if enough people are interested, I'd go through with it. 

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you could set up a paypal or something and get some people to pay ahead to help you? then write down their name, info, etc. when you get them in.

 

or you could set up an online poll and ask if people would want them for whatever price. if you have a tumblr, i recommend posting on there as well in the tags. i'd be happy to reblog from you to spread info to my 5k followers (:

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I ordered 100 stickers for now since it was way cheaper. I think I'll do the preorder thing for the patches. sometimes people are iffy about paying someone they don't know. Thanks for letting me know, Arya! Once I get the patches rolling, I'll let you all know so we can get them made :)

 

i changed the colors, here's what I ordered:

 

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I ordered 100 stickers for now since it was way cheaper. I think I'll do the preorder thing for the patches. sometimes people are iffy about paying someone they don't know. Thanks for letting me know, Arya! Once I get the patches rolling, I'll let you all know so we can get them made :)

 

i changed the colors, here's what I ordered:

 

5esviq.jpg

 

i didn't see this before when i replied earlier, but it looks great!

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Okay so bear with me here as I'm still in the concepting phase, but today I thought of making patches inspired by Little Machines and my one of my favorite songs from the album. 

 

I want to get patches made and hand them out for free, however, I don't know if people are interested or if I have the funds. So instead, I thought I'd share my thoughts and questions with yall. This way, we can work out some questions together!

 

I've started a rough sketch, if you will, of what ideas were swirling in my head. I like to work in one color until I have the final graphic, then add the color later. What I can do is continue to update this post with progress shots. 

 

2mmah6u.png

 

So I have some questions: 

  • how much would you pay for a patch? (plus shipping)
  • is this something you'd be into?

I'm sure I have more questions but I can't think of them now  :P

 

For now, I'll leave this here and see if I get any response or traction to move forward with this. Initially, I thought I'd buy a few and pass them out at the San Francisco show I'll be going to, but I wanted to open it up to everyone else too! 

 

<3

 

EDIT:

 

If I were to make patches, it would be with this company. I spoke with one of their representatives and he said that up to 9 colors are free so we won't be running into any extra costs with any of these options. I'm not totally sold on my color palette so feel free to chime in with suggestions. 

 

full color

2e3wpp2.png

 

two-color

x7tr6.png

 

69102c.png

 

In the two-color version, I used lyrics from "Speeding" to see what that could look like.

 

Let me know what you think of these  updates! it isn't a stretch from the first version since I got a positive response.

 

Here's a slight variation

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