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May 30, 2008

He-Man and the Masters of the Univers

I collected He-Man figures and look what happened to me

So I had this t-shirt concept (above) that's been brewing for a long while. (You might have seen He-Man make an appearance in this photo of my desk.)

It's a humorous take on the font Univers (which makes up the background grid with its family of font weights).

The design seemed too limited in appeal so it never came to be, but I still have a deep love for it.

Turns out this pun has legs in other manifestations. Case in point: Swiss Legacy 'blog brought Mr September Industry's Cinematography game to view. Essentially a mashup of fonts and titles of things. Fun stuff.

Maybe I should still keep the dream alive and make the tee.

Current music: Beastie Boys "Just a Test"

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Wow! That is one awesome t-shirt design. =) You should enter ONE's design contest with some of your ideas, here's the link if you decide you're interested - lots of great potential exposure from a cool company: http://onecondoms.com/design/contest/index

Posted by: Candice | Jan 30, 2013 8:26:57 PM

by the TYPOGRAPHY of greyskull.... I would buy this

Posted by: Brennan McGuigan | Nov 3, 2008 10:42:07 PM

BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL!! make this t-shirt.

Posted by: James Kurtz III | Oct 30, 2008 10:07:32 PM

Hey folks! WOW. I'm thrilled to know there are others out there that get the fun of this idea, and I'M GOING TO MAKE THE SHIRT! Keep leaving comments with your website or email address (or contact me directly). I'll let you know when they roll out. I might go with a pre-order and make it sort've limited, not sure yet.

Posted by: Chris Glass | Oct 30, 2008 12:29:08 PM

great ! want one too !

Posted by: no | Oct 29, 2008 1:01:09 PM

This is great. My very first design project as a student was doing illustrations using the Univers family. That shirt rocks. I'd buy one.

Posted by: Jayson Shenk | Oct 29, 2008 11:37:10 AM

I'll join the chorus here; print it and I will buy.

Posted by: Jebadiah Moore | Oct 28, 2008 4:37:29 PM

I would totally buy it. Email me if it becomes available and the correct amount of money will soon appear.

Posted by: Rosscott | Oct 28, 2008 11:31:14 AM

Great idea! retro toys & typography, my perfect combination!!!

Posted by: aKun | Oct 27, 2008 4:02:32 PM

I definitely want some !

Posted by: borisforconi | Oct 27, 2008 9:10:25 AM

make that shirt its a good idea, but make the grid in the back more visible

Posted by: Luke | Oct 14, 2008 12:54:00 PM

Mail me -- want one.

Posted by: bushy | Aug 8, 2008 5:25:39 AM

I say go for it. Did He-Man ever sue Fakor?

Posted by: Peter Sullivan | Jun 17, 2008 3:07:37 PM

Veer and its customers would be all over this!

Posted by: visualingual | Jun 15, 2008 12:29:44 PM

Please, Please, Please!!!

Posted by: Artur | Jun 10, 2008 7:21:26 AM

I think its super rad. I would buy one!

Posted by: Diggs | Jun 5, 2008 3:28:46 PM

Count me in too, I would like to purchase one. Lovely design.

Posted by: Nick Hall | Jun 2, 2008 9:36:45 AM

I'd buy two of them -- one for me and one for my guy -- so please do! And if you can, offer a 'girly cut' version, on account of, well, I'm a girl, and on account of my guy likes to wear girly tees because they show off the fruits of his iron-pumping. (He also wears Annika Sorenstam-branded women's golf shirts out on the course.)

Posted by: Sheila Ryan | May 31, 2008 2:43:04 PM

I'd buy it, too, as long as you printed on something other than white -- that's just asking for me to spill a Skeletor-sized chalice of red wine all over it. Call up Ben at Powerhouse, he'll do it.

Posted by: Sean | May 31, 2008 2:22:43 PM

Indeed PJ, the wrath of Mattel is not something I'd want to take on.

Only semi-related: I always wonder, in the back of my mind... if Campbell's Soup ever sued Andy Warhol.

Posted by: Chris Glass | May 30, 2008 7:05:32 PM

Totally cool, but aren't you afraid of incurring the wrath of Mattel? I hear they're scarier than the MedellĂ­n Cartel.

Posted by: PJ Doland | May 30, 2008 4:24:56 PM

You should go ahead with the tee idea...I love it. I would buy one too!

Posted by: Richard | May 30, 2008 4:15:06 PM

chris, there is no question in my mind that i would buy this shirt.

Posted by: Kevin | May 30, 2008 4:01:19 PM

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