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    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
    So the FreakAngels tanks and tees are cool, but I want to do a jacket. I can snag a high-res version of the logo and cut my own stencil, but I thought it might be worthwhile to actually sell decent plastic/metal/whatever stencils of the logo for a few bucks, in various sizes. I'm sure a machine-cut version would be nicer than what I can manage with an X-acto.

    I'm not sure if this is feasible to manufacture, but if the price was right I suspect they'd sell like (insert cliche here).
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    Stencils are always good, but how would the FreakAngels staff feel about this? Personally, I love the idea of stickers. On-the-go underground advertising!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Personally, if I were selling merchandise derived from my intellectual property, I think I'd rather that it not end up being used in the comission of crimes to which I would surely be eventually linked.

    But that may just be me.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    I made my own stencil and spray painted it on my hoodie.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    @maggie-bones: I was suggesting that the FA site officially sell them, not that one of us do so.

    @256: That's a fair point, and one I hadn't considered, though I don't think the manufacturer of any stencil could be held responsible for what the purchaser does with it, and there are plenty of uses for them (like my jacket-painting plan) that don't entail vandalism.
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    I would undoubtedly drop a modest stack of dough on a car window decal!
    • CommentAuthorJarreddo
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Hell, I know I would buy stencils over t-shirts/hoodies. I'm planning on starting a webcomic sometime soon; does anyone know of a cheap way to manufacture stencils? Because I would love to sell some in the future.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Wouldn't the cheapest be to just print up the stencil patterns, and let the buyers cut them out themselves? Most of the work is getting a workable design and transferring it to a suitable material. Cutting is the fun part.
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2008
    @Nygaard: Not when bending over something to work on it, as is required for things like jack-o-lantern carving, stencil-cutting, art,guitar-playing and video games, causes severe shoulder pain.

    I mean, I'll make my own stencil, but I'd rather drop $5- or $10 on one that was pre-cut by a machine. Not how I usually approach such things, but in this case ....
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2008
    thryn, I get what you mean - it's a great idea! I'm surprised bands aren't doing this already (or if they are I've never seen it.)

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    Anti-Flag did this, with their For Blood and Empire album. The cardboard sleeve over the gem-case was the stencil, perforated and waiting for liberation. Or recognition; some people had no idea it was anything more than packaging. It was a simple design, and well executed. And knowing the band, the potential for vandalism was appreciated, not ignored.
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    I support this and hope the Whitechapel Congress passes the motion.
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2008
    I do like a bit of anti-flag. I suppose hardcover collections could come with a jacket/cover that also doubles as a stencil in the same way. That is quite punk rock.