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Hello Surf Reporters! This one has been a long time coming. I’ve been working on this daily, for almost two weeks. And now we’re finally ready to go!
A few months ago I began to get the itch to do another WVSR shirt, for summer. I haven’t offered a shirt since 2010, and was feeling the urge to crank up the ol’ Surf Report distribution center again.
After weighing my options, I decided to run a contest at a site called 99Designs. You pledge a certain amount of money there, write a description of what you want, and designers around the world compete for the prize. It requires a lot of interaction with the artists, and turned out to be fun as hell.
If you need some kind of graphic design work done (not just shirts), click through this link and you’ll get $50 off — and they’ll send me $50, too. It’s only good for two weeks, though.
By the end of the process I’d received 132 designs, from 37 designers. Some of them were horrible, a lot were pretty good, and a few were kick-ass. I ended up choosing four finalists, who moved on to the final round. But I couldn’t decide on just one design, and ended up going with two. It kinda broke my heart to reject the other designs, ’cause they were really good. But I’m not Ted Turner here.
You can see the two I chose on this page, and the photos are clickable for a larger view. I love both of ’em. The fish with the beer design somehow captures the essence of TheWVSR perfectly. It was made by some chick in Bulgaria, if you can believe it.
Based on past mistakes, I’ve decided to make this a strictly limited edition deal. Meaning, I’m going to take pre-orders for exactly two weeks, and have that exact number of shirts printed. I will not warehouse anything. I know there are print-on-demand services, but they’re expensive. Doing it this way saves everyone money. This is better for all of us, trust me.
Also, here’s some exciting news: Toney has agreed to take over the order fulfillment on these things. That means that instead of the half-assery of Jeff, you’ll be getting the efficiency of Toney. The shirts will ship as soon as they’re available. No more waiting on me to get my shit together. How cool is that?
These will be high-quality t-shirts, which will last a long time. The same kind of thing we’ve done before. So, please get your orders in before the clock runs out, and within a few weeks we’ll be shipping out the Summer 2013 designs. If all goes well, we might make this an annual event, with new designs every summer.
Thanks, folks! The pre-order has ended, and your shirts will be shipping soon.
Billy Joel says
Step right up, folks!
Are the tee shirts made from shade grown, low impact, free trade organic cotton? Do they come in Euro sizing?
Bill in WV says
They all come with pre-soiled dinner plate-sized sweat rings, so buy a goddamn shirt!
Root 66 says
Hey–They only go up to 3X! Is Jeff going all “Abercrombie & Fitch” on us?!? 😉
Maybe, there is a $2 fatty tax on my size 🙁
Root 66 says
As I seem to recall, SPAM fan club t-shirts ran much larger:
Gads……. the last shirts were in 2010? I still have mine, though it seems to have shrunk over the years.
I can’t decide which one I like more!
I know, I know, tight ass here should get both but I had 2 unexpected LARGE bills this month and I’m a little strapped for buckers.
Art in Texas says
Is there any other way to pay. I hate Paypal.
I was placing my order and balked at PayPal. I really need a sixth WVSR Shirt
jim britton says
I need these!
I’ll be going black, as it’s supposed to be slimming.
T. Farty McAppleass says
The only black that’ll help slim you is the black of a moonless night, you fat fuck. That’s the only way your circus-caliber obesity might be harder to see. Freak show.
You should lose about 15 pounds of ugly fat by cutting off your goddamn head.
I bought the gray one. Will be wearing it at Jamboree in the Hills late July.
Will try to get my photo in the newspaper wearing the WVSR shirt.
As long as that newspaper photo isn’t you being taken away in cuffs!
Then again, that may a good thing!
Heyhardoxdan….I’ll be there too!!! We camp at Valley View. We’re going Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and staying until Monday. I can’t wait!!!
Just bought one of each.
3X for Dad, XL for LF Jr.
He needs to be proud of his retarded comedic heritage.
Both shirts are kick-ass.
Jeff, I think this may have come up in the past, but are there any female fit shirts? Tanks tops that fit a woman’s shape or maybe v-neck woman shaped t-shirts? I’m sure they cost more but if there is no inventory then maybe I can have one sized for me? I’m no delicate flower but I just can’t wear men’s t-shirts….
Northerner on Holiday says
I’m with Rachael…I already get laid regularly in the last 2 designs as the smallest of men’s shirts is immediately rendered sleepwear. I like to show off my goodies in feminine fashion and would like a chick cut. What’s a girl gotta do Mr. Kay?