The folks at LaCrosse WI went with a tastefully designed logo in school colors -- of the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. Our model here is the ever talented Marjorie Klein. If you question her talents you had better click on her resume "M. M. Klein" in this section.
Again, in the warmer summer months we find that the white (or lighter color) tee-shirts let us be a little cooler as we do lots of running. Unless it is really cool in your locality, we recommend lighter colors, especially in summer time months.
The UW-L logo was easily made up as many tee-shirt suppliers have access to what we call "clip art." Remember, when designing and ordering a tee-shirt for your camp, with modern computers and silk screening, there is little extra charge for more complex or even colorful logos and designs. Also remember if your art work depicts children seated on or riding bikes, the kids must be wearing helmets! In the case of the UWL logo, the kids are standing next to the bike so no rule is violated. Clip art with kids on bikes is hard to get if you insist on helmets in the picture -- which we do.
As an example of logo design with more writing, this shirt logo was designed by the folks at our Champaign IL camp in 2003.
This comfortable polo-style shirt was a gift to Dr. Klein given by the folks in Champaign IL. Richard is a large framed guy, so he wears either XXL or XXXL sizes. The shirt features a polo-style with loser neck and collar (for the "bike doctor's" comfort), as well as a front pocket for his reading glasses. Yes, Richard is of an age where glasses are needed. He says that there is a conspiracy against the seniors in our society. Print is made smaller, people speak in soft and inaudible tones, and everywhere you try to walk is uphill. Yes -- and the price tags on things are wrong. Bread is supposed to cost 19 cents a loaf, so it puzzles the good doctor as to how they ever came up with $2 and more for a loaf of bread! Richard still has a complete set of collector beverage glasses obtained by filling up the car's gas tank when gas was priced at -- believe it or not -- 19 cents a gallon! In addition to a free set of glasses, they also pumped the gas, washed the windshield, and even checked the air pressure in the tires.
As a point of detail, logo designs can be silk-screen applied, and if that is the case then one can go for big, intricate, and lots of color. Another choice is to use embroidery techniques. The design shown above was embroidered using a process where the art work as submitted was programmed into a computer to do the actual stitching. We went with two colors and, of course, had to keep the logo modest in size for cost reasons. In our minds, both silk-screen logos as well as embroidered are both sharp, so the choice is up to you. This particular logo was designed to be tasteful as at the time we mostly did scientific presentations before large audiences. The University of Illinois colors are orange and blue, and so we tried to keep those along with using white as our third color.
Dr. Richard Klein sporting a favorite, "Bicycle Spoke Here."
This is the reverse side!
This tasteful slogan speaks for itself.
If you haven't come up with any ideas for a tee-shirt design for your camp -- please call us and we'll administer oxygen! Please have a great time as you visit the rest of our web site.