Libertarian T-Shirt Idea

Would you buy this shirt? Or is it crap?

Dick and Jane libertarian

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. The artwork’s great, but the use of “Libertarian” sounds forced. I agree with Tim, too–I don’t think most people (besides libertarians) will get it.

    What if it said:

    Skate, Susie. Skate.
    But first put on a helmet.
    The government’s watching…

  2. Chris, you’re right about it sounding forced.

    OpenTorrent, can do, this here is a little bit of a mockup and not indicative of the quality of any potential final version.

  3. I like the overall idea, but it could use some fine tweaking. I think Chris and OpenTorrent covered what I would have said.

    And as an aside, more on the whole tshirt thing in general, not about this specific one, I love the idea. I absolutely would want to get several types of libertarian or freedom related tshirts. But the only problem I tend to have with this sort of project (tshirts made for a small audience) is that a lot of the time they only come in white. If at all possible I’d reccomend doing them in more choices than that, and of course having images that work with non-white backgrounds. I would certainly buy some to wear.

  4. I agree with Ryan on the color changes on the shirts. White is blasé…. colors and contrasts may promote more interest.

    As to the crap comment…. It has a great norman rockwell kind of look to it… the orwell look is a little lacking though if current legislation is taken into account.

    I would love to see more ‘in your face and make you think’ types of messages/graphics. Something that catches the eye and says “Hey, you… are you a patriot or a national? Know the difference?” (definition/comparison on back) Or something… that inspires thought in the reader.

    I think we are done being cute and cuddly. Stephen is pretty damn creative when he gets a couple blue ribbons in him. ;-)

  5. I can’t find it on the site anywhere, where do we send comments, questions, articles, etc to? The submit news thing is broken.

  6. While I can certainly appreciate the sentiment of it, it just doesn’t do anything for me. Not something I would buy. Sorry.

  7. I might be interested if the T-shirt was not white, and you changed the last part to something like “Cause people vote the lesser of two evils”
    with a “” or another important LP website.