So by now, everyone should be aware that I am getting patches stitched up with the new “walls of the city” logo (as conceptualized by Oleg Volk) on them, but they are going to be the traditional fabric patches that have been around since… forever.
Not being folks satisfied with the status quo, however, the boys at Monderno went the high-speed-low-drag route, but in an awesome way:
Yup, that is a patch, with [...]
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Current Total Donation Amount: (0700 01APR13)
The rules are a little different than last year’s exercise, so pay attention.
How to Earn a Ticket:
1. Every five dollars you donate directly to Honored American Veterans Afield nets you one numbered ticket. 2. DO NOT SEND ME MONEY. All money and goods should go directly to HAVA. 3. [...]
If you want a “walls of the city” patch, let me know before close of business tomorrow! The order is going in sometime tomorrow afternoon, and, as I said, I have no real plans of doing another run, and I will not be procuring that many spares. If you want one, speak up, or forever hold your peace.
(And, by speaking up, I mean “leave a comment on this post or the one I [...]
So here are the numbers I have from folks thus far (The patch will look like the below image, just with a black merrowed edge.):
AuricTech: 10 Bryan Strawser: 2 cigar_ben: 2 Dan: 2 David Phillips: 2 Dwight Brown: 1 Erradin: 2 Geodkyt: 4 Instict: 2 John Barlow: 1 John from MI: 1 Jordan: 2 JPO: 2 JTwig: 1 Lazy eye: 2 LC Scotty: 1 Lee: 2 Lynn H: 2 MajMike: 3 Mark [...]
Who wants patches of the new "walls of the city" logo, as imagined by Oleg Volk and executed by me?
The end patch would be about 3" wide and about 3.9" tall, black merrowed border, with some portion of it being the twill fabric of the actual patch (probably the blue field, if I had to make a wild-assed guess), and with the hook side of velcro on their backs (I now understand [...]
It is that time of the year again… Just like all the previous posts like this one, I am using Google Analytics data, with the same warning that its numbers do not match the numbers generated by other statistics engines. Likewise, we will compare numbers against last year.
Absolute Unique Visitors: 94,843 (35% increase)
Visits: 174,805 (9% increase)
Peak Daily Visitors: 1,549 (23JAN12) (27% decrease)
Average Daily Visitors: 478.92 (9% increase)
Pageviews: 244,249 (not [...]
A slightly-less-stylized version of the last one below:
While this one is more-immediately understandable than the previous attempt, as I mentioned before, I am attempting to steer clear of the acronym “W O T C” for obvious copyright concerns. That said, this design is radically different than anything they brand their products with, so…
Alright, per viewers’ requests, we have:
A: Basically “E” below with the Jefferson-based font instead. My only real complaint with this is that apparently Jefferson really liked dotting his “i”s, and that really screws up the spacing.
B: Back to the crazy-named font, with a different, much simpler flag.
C: And another flag entirely, just for variety.
D: Now, this one, I have no good explanation for. I [...]
Alright, so I have taken your input onboard, expanded by abilities with my image-editing program (you are never going to guess what I am using to do this), and churned out a few more options:
A: The original arrangement with a new font – “Quadrata” – rather than the Papyrus that everyone apparently hates (even though it is the unofficial Firefly font).
B: A centered-text version using a font apparently based of [...]
This is probably the best I can do:
(Inspiration courtesy of Erin Palette, AuricTech, and Traction Control.)
A little over two years ago, I noticed an individual knocking around Say Uncle‘s digs whose comments were well-thought-out, reasonable, and remarkably poignant, but whose username lacked any link to any personal weblog. Being the occasionally-generous person I am, I inquired if he was interested in guest-authoring here at "walls of the city".
This morning, bright and early, WizardPC announced that he was heading off into the wilderness on his own, by way of [...]