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  • Bleg: How to Turn the Rattlesnake Logo into Real Stuff

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on June 12th, 2011 (All posts by )

    We got a nice response to my initial bleg to make a logo that is a hack of the Obama reelection logo, including an instalink.

    Ambisinistral came through with some good versions of it, which I posted here and also here. We may also have a few more suggestions coming along, which I will post.

    In the comments to the foregoing posts, people have expressed an interest in having bumper stickers, and have proposed various tweaks and variations, including color changes and text.

    Bottom line, I am not in a position to manufacture the thing myself. Instead I hereby request that our readers leave comments suggesting ways to turn these images, or similar ones further hacked to your own liking, into real, existing bumper stickers, t-shirts, or what have you. If there is some vendor you have used, or some service that will make them, please let me know. I will do a further post listing them all.

    In the meantime, please feel free to put these images on your websites, blogs, Facebook pages, email footers, etc.

    We cannot let the Obama team dominate the memetic / visual space for the next year until the GOP has its own candidate. They are in full campaign mode. By swamping people in Obama images they can create a sense of inevitability.

    UPDATE: Gadsden 2012 Stuff Now Available!


    14 Responses to “Bleg: How to Turn the Rattlesnake Logo into Real Stuff”

    1. LOL man Says:

      Totaly agreee with you. Nice

    2. Greg Ransom Says:

      You’ve got to have a URL to have a real hack.

    3. Michael Kennedy Says:

      Cafe Press will make almost anything into any object you desire. They don’t do it for free, of course, but that’s capitalism. Maybe they would even do a volume discount for organizations that want it for a fund raising tool.

    4. Art Says:

      Zazzle will do it …
      Set up a store. Upload your artwork.
      Put your design on hundreds of products.

    5. newrouter Says:

      i’ve used build a sign before for a “live tea or die” sticker. copy the graphic and take it to build a sign: 1 bumper sticker costs $2.99

    6. Nate Whilk Says:

      “By swamping people in Obama images they can create a sense of inevitability.”

      It’ll work that way if they can ramp up the enthusiasm somehow. And that’s a medium size “if”. Otherwise they might get saturation, boredom, and annoyance.

      A sugggestion for ambisinistral’s latest 2 designs as of this post: make the background of the snake an actual zero. The larger snake looks like it’s in front of the sun or some other disk, the smaller snake looks like it’s being seen through a hole of some sort.

      (To apologize for the kibitzing, I present, via Stan Freberg, Betsy Ross’s complaint: “Everybody wants to be an art director,
      Everybody wants to call the shots,
      Everybody wants to be a flag dissector,
      Changing all my stars to polka dots..”

    7. Barbara Says:

      This is a great printing shop that is doing some Palin postcards I purchased. Located in Wisconsin and helping us fight the union goons with printing!

    8. TMLutas Says:

      What’s the copyright status of this material? If you permit reproduction, how and under what circumstances. There are plenty of established people who would be glad to spread the meme for profit.

    9. Liberty Jane Says:

      I love making these types of things! I saw this from an Instalanche.

      Here are the first prototypes at Zazzle that I made this evening. I’ll be adding more in the next few days.

    10. Liberty Jane Says:

      Now I’m not sure if my above link to the Gadsden 2012 Zazzle products works. I was up in the wee hours making them.

      Gadsden 2012 Products as per assignment.

    11. Liberty Jane Says:

      Here’s a fix to the above link if it takes you to a sign-in page.

      Gadsden 2012 Products as per assignment.

    12. Astroprisoner Says:

      I recommend EmbroidMe of North Palm Beach, FL. Ask for “JJ.”

    13. ErisGuy Says:

      In addition to bumper stickers, we’ll need web banners. Several at this link (which will be taken down soon, so copy the jpegs to your own site). I think the yellow works well with “parchment brown.”

    14. TheRightLogic Says:

      Great job on the hacked logo. I took the liberty of making a cleaner electronic version with crisper numbers and a non-blurry image of the Gadsden flag logo. You can download a high-res version of the hacked logo from my blog, The Right Logic