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Yes, if it were a P80 V70
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Yes, if it were a P80 sedan (S70 / 850)
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Yes, if it were a P2 wagon
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Would you buy this t-shirt?

Post by matthew1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:22 pm

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I'm getting an idea for demand.

Note: the actual print area of the shirt will not be this large. It will be about an inch more narrow on all four dimensions.

Design background: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa ... ver-video/
Sure, I was familiar with the graphic–and I’m not alone. Drop this image (right) on someone’s desk and chances are they’ll reflexively blurt, “Joy Division.” The band’s 1979 Unknown Pleasures album cover leaned entirely on a small mysterious data display, printed in white on black. No band name, album title or other identifiers. An interesting move for a debut studio album.

The cover image became an icon but remained mysterious. Even as knowledge spread about the band’s inspiration point–a preexisting pulsar data visualization (more on this below)–the true origin of that visualization continued to be a bit of a riddle. Somewhere along the way, I became obsessed with the narratives behind pulsar discovery and stacked plots, along with a growing desire to learn all that I could about the image and the research it was connected to. What follows is an abridged story borne of that obsession, starting with a video screened at a data visualization conference and ending with an interview with Harold (Hal) Craft, the radio astronomer who created the plot from data collected at the Arecibo Radio Observatory.
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Re: Would you buy this t-shirt?

Post by matthew1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:23 pm

If there's demand for the 850 shirt, I'd print V70, and maybe P80 sedans. I would also do a P2 version.


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Re: Would you buy this t-shirt?

Post by June » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:40 pm

I know most on here are stuck in 850 land, but Volvo has had so many other neater looking cars like the little C70?hatchback or prettier cars like the 2007 C70 convertible or the new V90 Cross Country or for that matter the V70 Cross Country. Altho the 850/V70 wagon original design was gorgeous and quite advanced for its time and it's lines would make a cool looking shirt. Could the image of any of those cars be used? Even if just a vague outline of the shape of the car showing the lines.

On a separate note Matthew the trend seems to be leaning towards the S60 these days. I guess the P80's are just getting harder to find. I do wish I still had the R since I have been on MVS. Before MVS It was just a distant nightmare in my mind. I had no idea how rare it was, it wasn't even a year old when I traded it in. June
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Re: Would you buy this t-shirt?

Post by PS78 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:49 pm

Nice design concept you have there. I have a question though. Did you choose the image because of the pulsar data visual or Joy division's album, or both? Either way, I like it.


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Re: Would you buy this t-shirt?

Post by matthew1 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:49 pm

Joy Division. There’s a quiet sub genre of takes on this design for various brands. But I like the band, no question.


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Re: Would you buy this t-shirt?

Post by thebull » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:59 pm

Nice design. I will buy one.
Think about for something similar but with T5 engine itself. Just the engine. No shirts like that anywhere.


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