The Long-Awaited T-Shirt Blog

Back in June, I asked y’all if you’d like to see some Name of the Wind t-shirts.

When the answer came back a fairly resounding “Yes.” I decided to do a T-shirt design contest.

We got more designs than I expected. So many designs I knew I wasn’t going to be able to include all the ones I liked in the voting.

It took a while to sort through them all. Then we ended up having to do a bunch of secondary research as well. Apparently, if you want to sell something on your website, you need a store or somesuch thing.

I know. It’s crazy.

Anyway, we’ve finally got most of that figured out. So now we have the moment of truth. Now I’m going to ask y’all to vote on which shirts you would actually like to buy and/or wear.

You’ll notice that we’ve included a few of the designs that I initially said we were going to pass over. That’s partly there were a few persuasive blog comments and e-mails sent in. Also, Sarah and Valerie stood up for some designs. Sarah loved the little anime Kvothe with his speech bubbles, and demanded that I include him. I’m growing increasingly fond of the little guy myself.

Before you vote, a few polite requests:

  • Let’s not descend into internet jackassery here. We’re better than that. Don’t vote a bunch of times. That’s not cool.
  • If you know deep in your heart that you’re never going to buy a shirt, it would be nice if you didn’t vote. It’s not that your opinion doesn’t  matter…. It’s just that it doesn’t matter in this particular instance.
  • You can vote for two shirts. That means you should vote for the shirt that you’d really love to buy. And then the shirt that you’d love to buy if your first choice isn’t one of the ones we print.
  • When you’re voting, double check the name of the shirt to make sure you’re casting your vote correctly. The name of the shirt is ABOVE THE PICTURE. ABOVE.

Names Compilation

Dangerous to Go Alone

Denner Toothpaste

NOTW Kvothe Symbols

Lute Design

Sweets Draccus

Denner Fishing

Eolian Bar Shirt


NOTW Speech Bubbles

NOTW Fancy Design


Hello My Name Is

(Note: This design will be the size of an actual name sticker.

Also, “You may have heard of me” will be printed under the sticker in smaller text, not on the back.)

Lute Hero

Choose your t-shirt!

  • Eolian Bar Shirt (20%, 2,124 Votes)
  • Kingkiller (16%, 1,727 Votes)
  • Names Compilation (13%, 1,428 Votes)
  • Denner Fishing (10%, 1,056 Votes)
  • NOTW Fancy Design (7%, 721 Votes)
  • Lute Design (6%, 642 Votes)
  • Hello My Name Is (5%, 585 Votes)
  • NOTW Tree (5%, 499 Votes)
  • Lute Hero (4%, 455 Votes)
  • Sweets Draccus (4%, 402 Votes)
  • NOTW Kvothe Symbols (4%, 398 Votes)
  • Dangerous to Go Alone (4%, 379 Votes)
  • Denner Toothpaste (2%, 207 Votes)
  • NOTW Speech Bubbles (1%, 159 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,684

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A few additional notes:

  • Vote soon. Tell your friends. The poll will be closing in a week.
  • We will be printing at least two different designs. Maybe three.
  • Colors are to-be-determined. (Though the sweet-eating draccus will probably be blue.)
  • T-shirts will be high-quality material, and probably cost around 20 bucks.
  • All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to Worldbuilders.

Later all,


Edit: We will, of course, have lady-sized shirts. Because I want to do something special for all the ladies in the world.

This entry was posted in calling on the legions, cool things, Dionysian forceBy Pat211 Responses


  1. skinnersmonkey
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:33 AM | Permalink

    I voted, and I fully intend on buying a shirt.
    However I’m going to have to make my own “I <3 Bast" shirt I see.

    There were so many I liked, so I guess in the end I'd be pleased with whichever one won.

    -Heather Raffaelelelele

    • Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:36 AM | Permalink

      Heather! I remember you from back in my shameful myspace days!

    • crookedneighbor3
      Posted November 11, 2010 at 8:17 PM | Permalink

      I would literally pay you for an “I <3 Bast" shirt!

      • Posted November 12, 2010 at 9:19 AM | Permalink

        Me too.
        (Or a Bast/Kvothe shirt…)

        • crookedneighbor3
          Posted November 12, 2010 at 9:52 PM | Permalink

          Definitely. Back: “What do I want? I just want my Reshi back.”
          I would so do that if I had t-shirt design skills!

  2. Thomas Witherspoon
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:37 AM | Permalink

    I was hoping deep down for an Eolian shirt…and this one just rocks.

    • Cecilyk
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

      Oh, I know. That one is a beauty. I think I might just have to vote for it. I can definitely see myself wearing one. :)

  3. LittleNix
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:38 AM | Permalink

    Urrrgh. I’m in love with three of them.
    I must narrow this down… but which.. hmmm.

    I cannot wait to wear one of these designs with much pride. :)

    • Skoivan
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:12 PM | Permalink

      I had the same problem…. But in the end if at least one of them makes it to the “finals” so to speak, I’ll be pleased.

  4. Hollums
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:41 AM | Permalink

    I am totally loving the Eolian Bar t-shirt!

    Please PLEASE do ladies sizes, becuase i really want one! and ship to UK :)

  5. vana naine
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:43 AM | Permalink

    How are things with international shipping to Europe?

    20 bucks I could spare, but it would be nice to know about how much would the posting cost.
    So I could actually know, if I probably buy the shirt or not – and if I may or may not vote too.

    • Tungil
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

      It’s the same for me!
      I would love to have one of those “Names Compilation”-Shirts, but I’m curious about the shipping costs, would be great if you could tell us how much it would cost, rughly!

  6. skinnersmonkey
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:44 AM | Permalink

    Pat! I remember you from your shameful myspace days too! In fact, I spent a couple good nights at work last week re-reading my beloved and worn copy of the YCSG.

  7. turff
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:44 AM | Permalink

    Very, very nice. As requested, I have repressed my urge to vote for more than two, but there are more than two I would proudly wear. I look forward to their availability.

  8. Widow Of Sirius
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:46 AM | Permalink

    I love the NOTW Speech Bubbles one, but I want it as a poster. I already have it yoinked as a desktop picture, actually, and feel as though I should credit it to the artist. If there was a POSTER of it, I could know who made it and all that fun stuff :)

    But yes. Eolian shirt for the win, I’d wear it as often as I could.

    • Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:27 AM | Permalink

      That’s a good idea. We might do that one as a poster.

      • Blarghedy
        Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM | Permalink

        Pat, most of these look like good poster designs. How difficult would it be to set up a poster store for half of ’em? Doesn’t seem like as big a deal ($5-7 per instead of like $20).

  9. melanie
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:52 AM | Permalink

    I am putting my plug in here for a woman’s tee-shirt with a scooped neck,..after all no bar wench would wear a crew necked shirt.

    • judyuinms
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

      And let’s not forget to get that scooped-neck tee-shirt in sizes to accommodate those of us who are “earth goddess” sized. Us fatties want our boobs to hang out, too.

    • mr_meaney
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:51 PM | Permalink

      As a bar wench with not much to show for it, I have to cast my vote for a crew neck cap sleeve woman’s tee.

  10. bridget
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:52 AM | Permalink

    I read the blog twice, but couldn’t figure out how many you are going to choose in the end. In other words, we are voting. Do the top 3 get sold? Or just the top two? Or you’ll decide after the votes are in?

    I love the Kingkiller shirt. It’s smart in a way the others are not.

    • bridget
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM | Permalink

      Ah. Nevermind. I suppose I need to read things three times.

    • deltaflip
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:59 AM | Permalink

      i like the kingkiller shirt because it’s basically saying “fuck you” to stephanie meyer. let her books burn eternally in hell.

  11. Crim
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM | Permalink

    The Eolian shirt pwns all :D

  12. Kyndig
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM | Permalink

    Voted! Some of those designs are absolutely brilliant.

  13. deltaflip
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:02 AM | Permalink

    lawl, i loved the denner toothpaste one, but i had to go with the kingkiller shirt and the “it’s dangerous out there alone” shirt

  14. Mism
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:03 AM | Permalink

    YAY! My design made it! This blog just made my day!

    Good luck design, I hope people like you. (I know I do).

    I won’t vote because I probably can’t afford to get one, unfortunately.
    And I won’t mention which design is mine.
    But have fun voting people! I hope my design gets made. That would be so awesome!

    • Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:29 AM | Permalink

      I think it’s fair to say that if your design made it this far, you’re entitled to a free shirt once they’re printed up. Even if your design isn’t one of the ones that’s been picked…

      • Mism
        Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM | Permalink

        That would be great! I live in South Africa though, it might be too much of a mission to ship all that way. I’m just so happy to have gotten this far anyway!

        • drgnlvr
          Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:12 AM | Permalink

          Hell, I’LL pay your postage. I wish-wish-wish I’d had time to submit a design of my own… you deserve a prize!

          p.s. Was in S.A. ’bout 20 years ago. Loved it!

        • Mickey
          Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:02 AM | Permalink

          Woo Hoo ! Another South African !

          Nou kan ons ook in n verskillende taal praat soos dai mense van die Yslande….

          Translation : Now we can post in another language just like those Scandinavian blokes….

          Please vote for Name Compilation everyone, I really gotta, needa have one of those.

          • dimensionallyT
            Posted November 12, 2010 at 6:27 AM | Permalink

            Wij kunnen ook in Nederlands praten. Ja wel is het een ander taal maar niet zo anders dat ik kan je niet verstaan. Helaas is Nederlands mijn tweede taal dus niet zo makkelijk voor je!

          • Mism
            Posted November 12, 2010 at 3:20 PM | Permalink

            Ek kan die Nederlands ook min of meer verstaan! En my afrikaans is nie eintlik so wonderlik nie! haha.

            And woohoo South Africa! haha.

            And drgnlvr, I’m glad you like our beautiful country. Thank you for your kind words. Its great to know that my design made it this far, and that Pat liked it. Don’t need any more of a reward.

  15. pjmintz
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:05 AM | Permalink

    I seriously love the Kingkiller design, always have. However, I do hope that if it wins it comes in something other than white. I just can’t stand wearing white. A nice medium heather gray, perhaps?

    Kingkiller and Eolian FTW!

  16. MLBurt
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:10 AM | Permalink

    Not to discourage one of the t-shirt designs, as it looks to be entirely coincidental, but the “Lute Hero” thing might be misconstrued as being a Fable III reference.

    • geeky_girl
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:56 AM | Permalink

      Agreed. And the Guitar Hero font is probably legally protected as well.
      Luckily it looks like that one isn’t winning, but talk to your lawyer if that changes, Pat!

      I’d buy Eolian Bar :)

      • Cecilyk
        Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

        I sure love the Lute Hero one just because it’s so clever. But I probably wouldn’t wear it just because I suck at guitar hero. Strange logic. ;)

  17. Mossy Toes
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:11 AM | Permalink

    I voted for the “NOTW Kvothe Symbols” alone, and only barely stopped myself from voting on the Eolian one too…

    It looks like it doesn’t matter that I restrained myself, which is a good thing!

  18. NickyRay
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

    Phil McDarby should put his “Luring the Draccus” on a shirt.

    • Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM | Permalink

      We’ll be selling those as posters again in the fundraiser. But I think the picture is way to detailed to work as a shirt design…

  19. chadwick
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:14 AM | Permalink

    Wow I’m really impressed with these designs. It was very difficult to choose, I’m glad I could choose two.

    Thank you everyone who submitted a design to the contest. I look forward to wearing one soon.

  20. Lanre_UK
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM | Permalink

    What are the UK shipping costs going to be? I’d happily buy either the Eolian, Kingkiller or Names shirts (or possibly even all 3!)

  21. Marcus Cox
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

    I’m digging the Kvothe Symbols shirt but does anyone else feel he resembles Dream from Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novels a wee bit?

    And I also support the idea of “Luring the Draccus” being put on a shirt. It’s been the background on my cell phone since the day I saw it.

  22. Lomky
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    While I’m sure your readers are the best in the world and would never do so, this poll could be compromised if some other ruffians from certain back alleyways of the internet found it. Watch for statistically irregular input!

  23. Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    Aw man. Am I the only person who voted for little anime Kvothe?

    • skinner
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

      this may be your tshirt, but I’m going to have to reprimand you for trying to influence the voting. Normally, I would refain from poking a sleep deprived, handsomly bearded bear, but I really like the Eolian Bar Shirt.

      Do not deny my this pleasure.

      “I’m not threatening anyone,…I’m just quoting one of mey favorite pieces of literature. It’s from the fourth act of Daeonica where Tarsus says:
      Upon him i will visit famine and a fire.
      Till all around him desolation rings
      And all the demons in the outer dark
      Look on amazed and recognise
      That vengeance is the business of a man.”

    • TheJaguar
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM | Permalink

      I voted for it! And the Eolian Bar, so I guess I voted for the 1st place and the last place Tshirt designs!
      I’ll definitely be buying at least one Eolian Bar TShirt for myself, and maybe more if I want to give them out as presents to friends / family that have read the book(s).
      If you use your influence to get the anime Kvothe tshirt made, I’ll probably be forced to buy one of those too.

    • Blarghedy
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

      That one’s totally my favorite. I’m greatly saddened by its low ranking :<

    • Widow Of Sirius
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

      I maintain the poster idea. I could only vote for two, and I wouldn’t be able to wear that as a shirt as easily as the Eolian and the Denner Fishing shirts.

    • pjmintz
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:31 PM | Permalink

      Hey – you’re the one who limited us to just two votes! ;-)
      I’d have voted for all of them, including anime Kvothe, if I could. There’s not a one of ’em I’d hesitate to purchase if it were to win instead of my two choices.

    • chelsea not clinton
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

      I voted for the speech bubble shirt too. I’m sad that it’s not doing very well.

    • LaisLindsay
      Posted November 11, 2010 at 10:19 PM | Permalink

      No! I totally voted for that one too! This may sound sort of cheesy, but well.. it’s really cute! And in my opinion (no offense Pat, though we all know you’re a closet lesbian ) it’s kinda girly, too, which I totally dig.

  24. meryl
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:40 AM | Permalink

    Mugs? Nice large mugs?

    • Skoivan
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM | Permalink

      YES! Do it.
      Pat, you’ve got some pretty sweet marketing opportunities here.

    • Melody
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:17 PM | Permalink

      Yay mugs!!!! I would be down for mugs, and shirts, and posters…. I can see that this is about to be very expensive for me……

      PS; I also adore the Eolian shirt. But Just as wearable is the names one! white on black… in a ladies large or a man’s medium I could cut apart….. brilliant!

    • Little My
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

      I would get a mug in the winning design, just on principle. The t-shirt would have to be a good fit, a good color, etc. So I hope we get all kinds of cool swag. If it’s a mug, I like the Fancy Design best. But also lots of the others. I didn’t vote because there are too many dependencies about getting a t-shirt.

    • Larzid
      Posted November 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM | Permalink

      i would prefer a beer stein, no matter the cost, with the fancy, the symbols or the tree, maybe even the names

  25. Zosma
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    I second the question about women’s shirts. I would love to have several of these, and would probably also buy one or two as Christmas gifts, but only if they were available in women’s shirt styles.

  26. jaimo
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:48 AM | Permalink

    Very nice job to all of the artists!

    However it’s Eolian hands down. It has everything it needs. It doesn’t come right out and mention the book but it’s interesting enough to make people ask questions.

    As far as my second choice, I really had to narrow it down. There were four others that could have gotten my 2nd vote.

    • Cecilyk
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM | Permalink

      I love shirts like that. Shirts so inside jokey, so nerdy, so geeky that other nerds who don’t get it feel ashamed because they KNOW they’re missing something.

  27. alierakieron
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:06 AM | Permalink

    1) Only two? Aww, maaaaan….
    2) Thirding the requests for babydoll tees. Especially if The Eolian shirt wins out. It has a special place in my heart because of its similarities to the logo of a much beloved pub back in Indiana called the Irish Lion. (If anyone here ever makes it to Bloomington, eat there. Eat the coddle. With a snakebite. If you’re IN Bloomington then go, eat, drink. Do this in remembrance of me. *sigh*)

    • dimensionallyT
      Posted November 12, 2010 at 6:30 AM | Permalink

      But the little scrolly bits will sit right above your….that puts me right off wearing it straight away. My bosom is bif enough as it is without having a label that says ‘hello meet my breasts.’ Ok, enough of m breasts now…

  28. Sparrow_hawk
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:09 AM | Permalink

    I like them all, but I would really like to have a shirt that I can wear places other than anime conventions. ;)

    I’d also like to cast a vote for a woman’s babydoll tee.

    • He without a clever name
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM | Permalink

      Your name is Sparrow_hawk. That makes you you awesome. Congrats on that.

      • Sparrow_hawk
        Posted November 9, 2010 at 6:17 PM | Permalink

        Thanks. And I think “He without a clever name” is quite a clever name.

  29. MisterMerf
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:23 AM | Permalink

    I only plan to buy a t-shirt if I can pick a size that I can wear as something other than a tent.

    If you’re going with Topatoco or CafePress, I can just refrain from voting :(

  30. vintner_jasun
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

    I’d like to second/third/whatever the call for all of these to be made in some form or another… posters, mugs, little baby onesies (seriously, how cute would Oot have been in the speech bubbles design? how can you deny that level of cute to other babies?).

    • Widow Of Sirius
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

      Ohmygod that’s genius. I can just picture Oot in the speech bubbles one. Frakkin adorable.

      • Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:25 PM | Permalink

        I’m WAY ahead of you. I’ve already asked our t-shirt guy about getting onesies done.

        • justajenjen
          Posted November 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM | Permalink

          Onsies? Oh yes, Nerdbaby will have one. It will go so well with his Zombie Snack bib.

  31. TPishek
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

    First choice was easy. Sweet-eating draccus is a subtle reference, but clever and cute. Do want.

    Second choice was harder… Almost went for the Eolian shirt, but there’s something about it that I just don’t like. So voted for the Lute Design instead.

  32. lisduperou
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:07 AM | Permalink

    I would really like to buy a shirt but I need to know if you ship internationally. I live in Germany and I think I should not vote if I can’t buy one.

  33. DShannon
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM | Permalink

    Ladies’ cut shirts are nice. But what about bigfella shirts? Can we have the option of a few bucks more to embiggen?

  34. Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM | Permalink

    Some of these shirts are totally awesome. I really like the Eolian one and the name tag.

  35. Arkadash
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

    At the time I post this, ~1,250 peoiple have figured out how to vote. I am not one of them. Is there a link to do so that I’m missing? If not, I respectfully cast my votes for “Denner Toothpaste” and “Kingkiller.”

    To all the artists who put together these designs, my hat goes off to you.

    • Widow Of Sirius
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM | Permalink

      Just try to refresh the page. It did that to me too, but when I came back to the blog it was there.

  36. TheAman
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

    I can’t believe the Kvothe symbols one isn’t getting more love. I mean, the Eolian Bar shirt is definitely second best, but why is the symbols shirt so unloved?

  37. bat_matt
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:32 AM | Permalink

    I would have voted for Kingkiller if it didn’t use that terrible terrible font. So i voted for Sweets Draccus instead. Oh well. Maybe Denner fishing will get over the top. That one is sweet as heck.

    • Cecilyk
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

      I agree about the text in general. I think the design would be more fantastic (and wearable) with no text at all. So very subtle. :)

      • Dizzi
        Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM | Permalink

        I know the artist for the Kingkiller design and when Pat extended the deadline she resubmitted it with a new awesome font design.

        Pat you’ll have check you emails and see if you can dig it up as it improves the overall design 10 fold imo.

    • Little My
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

      Actually, hmm, yes, without text I might like that design best too.

    • pjmintz
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM | Permalink

      Seconded. I love the design, but I’d love it better without any text.

      • Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:26 PM | Permalink

        That’s a thought. We were thinking about re-working the text. Maybe we’ll just remove it. Or make it very small down at the bottom…

        • bldysabba
          Posted November 11, 2010 at 12:02 PM | Permalink

          …Or put the design on the front(on a white t-shirt) and the text on the back? That would be really nice.

        • Kyle F.
          Posted November 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM | Permalink

          I’d rather it have no text. Something you could wear most days but could still advertise your nerdiness to other people who know the secret.

  38. Cecilyk
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM | Permalink

    Dear Designer of the Denner Toothpaste shirt:

    I’m sorry I didn’t vote for your design. I thought it was genius and hilarious and skillfully done. But I just can’t imagine wearing that scary man with the white teeth on my chest. Sorry, I’m a wimp.

    I just wanted to let you know that I just adored the design. So very very brilliant. :)

    Your fellow Worldbuilder,

  39. Geekgirl
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

    I voted for my two favorites – but here’s a question for you:
    My kidlet is in LOVE with NotW audiobook – he asks for it constantly and is deeply in love with the story. At a scrawny 9 years of age, even a women’s small is going to be a bit too large on him. Any thoughts on kid sized shirts?

    He’s a chess player as well, so I’m excited to see Kingkiller in the top three. :) He’ll LOVE it.

  40. lys
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM | Permalink

    Oh, bugger. No Unlikely Maths tee. My inner nerd wanted that one so badly.

    • Blarghedy
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM | Permalink

      I completely forgot about that one! That was my favorite when we had the huge list of shirt designs :(

    • Widow Of Sirius
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM | Permalink

      OH MAN! I forgot about that one! I want that one too…

    • Little My
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM | Permalink

      DEFINITELY would buy that one on a mug.

    • Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:27 PM | Permalink

      We might see that one in the future…

    • DKatira
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

      I love that shirt! I was so excited when I saw that this blog was finally up, but my expectations were so high with the Unlikely Maths that everything else just pales in comparison. Now I don’t know what to get myself for Christmas :-(

      And yes, I cared enough about this to register so I could comment…. I defy your judgment :-P

    • masterofnone
      Posted November 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM | Permalink

      forgot to put this on my own post. I would definately have voted for the Unlikely Maths design as well. Hopefully it comes back in a different form perhaps

  41. winded
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM | Permalink

    There will be a Wise Man’s Fear and an unnamed third book t-shirt as well, yah? Come on, Pat. You can do it in the name of Worldbuilders!!

  42. Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM | Permalink

    No! The sweets draccus is losing! That was my number one by a lot. Luckily my #2 is the Eolian Bar shirt (what a great idea by someone!).

    Oh well, maybe I can at least buy a poster of the sweet-crazed draccus.

    • primalhottub
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:19 PM | Permalink

      I want Sweets Draccus, too!!!!!!!!! It’s so awesome! wahhhh =(((((((

  43. Naberius13
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:04 PM | Permalink

    So happy the t-shirts are finally on the way !!! It was hard to narrow it down to 2. Actually, I liked 3, so I’m crossing my fingers that one of them will wind up in the top.

  44. Tuor
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:14 PM | Permalink

    so as all the shirts are amazing… and im definitely buying one. Could you promise to cater to the tall person, im 6’6 and need an extra tall shirt. so please, keep XL XT shirts in stock =)

    also, 2xl’s do not work, tried it, not only are they still short, i look ridiculous

  45. Korjik
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM | Permalink

    Oh the sadness to see your top picks stuck in the middle ground. Really loved the Lute Design and the Hello My Name Is is so simple in its brilliance. Excited for the shirts none the less, will be buying at least one if not both of the winners.

    Someone mentioned it up a bit, but I second the idea for prints of the other designs, if not on posters, perhaps mugs, buttons, dare I say fridge magnets?

    Lastly just an idea, but has anyone heard of Perhaps the designs that don’t get printed, the creators can submit them there and see how well they fare, it’s free, cash prizes, and you never know. Plus their shirts are good quality, they pretty much make up my wardrobe these days. Though I don’t know the legality of it all since these are designs representing a book which probably has copyrights and such.

    Disregard the previous lastly, but since proceeds are going to Worldbuilders does that mean the shirts will be out in time for this winter’s donation drive? Excitement.

  46. Sokol
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM | Permalink

    So psyched to see this blog.

    NOTW shirts… now in time for Christmas.

  47. LeprKonPi
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

    I really like all the designs! I’ll proudly buy and wear whichever one wins. :-)

  48. bishieaya
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM | Permalink


    Will the t-shirts come in both black and white? As in…would the Kingkiller design come on a black t-shirt?

  49. mj951
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM | Permalink

    There are so many great designs here that its hard to choose, I would definitely buy Kingkiller as a poster.

    Also an idea, though it may be a bit late for it, some of the designs such as “Hello my name is” and the NOTW Tree and Fancy designs could be put on the front of the shirt as a patch, with the more elaborate designs going on the back. I personally thing that if you did “Hello…” on the front with “Kingkiller” on the back it would look awesome. I don’t know if such a design would change the price though

  50. bldysabba
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM | Permalink

    Kingkiller for the win! Can I add mine to the chorus of voices asking about international shipping? Is it at all possible? ( apologies if I’ve missed a reference to this in the blog/comments. I plead sleep deprivation)

    • Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM | Permalink

      We’ll have international shipping.

      • Mark
        Posted November 11, 2010 at 2:01 AM | Permalink

        Wow! My warm fuzzy feelings of goodwill towards you just took a great leap forward.

        If ever you’re in Hong Kong let me know and I’ll make sure you get one heck of a foot massage or back-rub or full body massage (with or without oil) or … uhhh … never mind. The massages should be good enough to satisfy my goodwill until the coffee mugs cometh.

  51. Ewan
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM | Permalink


    I cant believe my design is one of the final few. I’m so pleased you liked it!
    There are so many good designs, the Eolian bar t-shirt (not mine) is especially excellent, cant wait to get one.


  52. Lie
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:53 PM | Permalink

    Kingiller one HAS to win! Congratulations to all those people whose designs were chosen, they are all very good ^^

  53. chaelek
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 2:02 PM | Permalink

    I’m surprised the “Hello my name is” shirt isn’t doing better. It’s subtle enough that people who haven’t read the book (A.KA. Nonbelievers) won’t get it, but at the same time it should be instantly recognizable to any one of the Enlightened.

    • Korjik
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:40 PM | Permalink

      I agree whole heartedly. It was definately one of my two. It has the subtleness, but with an almost direct quote from the book, without blaring The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Not that it’s particularly bad to blare out The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I try to do it daily, but there is a time and place for everything.

      • chaelek
        Posted November 9, 2010 at 6:31 PM | Permalink

        Exactly. Having to deduce the meaning of the shirt, even as simple a deduction as this, adds some richness to the recognition of a fellow Rothfussian.

  54. Phileas
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 2:38 PM | Permalink

    Dear God, i LOVE the eolian-bar-shirt… cant wait.

  55. Luithien
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM | Permalink

    Since you already know I’m a fanatic…do we have to stop at t-shirts and posters? I fully plan on buying a t-shirt (or several) but I would love to get some Kingkiller stickers or magnetic decals for my car. I would like to sport my Rothfuss gear as much as possible and you can only wear a shirt so many days in a row.

    P.S. Thank you for remembering shirt sizes for those of us with breasts.

    • Luithien
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 3:01 PM | Permalink

      Oh. My bad. I just read that someone already posted about this sort of thing. My apologies for an idiotic repeat post.

      • Little My
        Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:26 PM | Permalink

        I don’t know, Luithien, I just read all of the comments above and yours still made me nod in agreement and also laugh. Shouldn’t think any apology is necessary.

    • Skoivan
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

      Stickers! Ohmygodyes do stickers!!! Stickers and buttons and mugs! I will love you forever! Well, you are my literary lord so I’ll love you forever anyway, but you would be a just god, Lord Rothfuss, if you were to do this for me, your humble servant.

    • Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM | Permalink

      Rest assured. My reader’s breasts are never far from my mind.

      • Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:30 PM | Permalink

        I really shouldn’t say things like that in public, should I? My sense of humor is going to bite me in the ass eventually.

        • HighFlyingSparky
          Posted November 10, 2010 at 10:57 PM | Permalink

          Now THAT’S what should be on a t-shirt.

  56. CrymsynEve
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM | Permalink

    I had to create an account, just so I could comment on here.

    I love the shirt designs. But I have to say, voting was the hardest thing for me to do. It was, quite possibly, harder than voting in the elections. People change, shirts are forever. Or at least, good shirts are, and these are most undoubtedly good shirts.

    If you are able to make these into posters, etc, that would be awesome! I have visions of my apartment covered with them. I’ll be the envy of every NOTW fan on campus. :) Have you thought about other clothing? Hoodies, sweaters, and all those other necessary items needed to keep us somewhat decent? It’d be really neat to walk around in a NOTW hoodie.

    • Skoivan
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM | Permalink

      Oh, Denner Fishing or Names Compilation would make hella sweet black hoodies…

      • CrymsynEve
        Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM | Permalink

        I can just picture it now, hordes of NOTW fans sauntering through the streets of their cities, hoods flipped up and nothing but names staring at people.

  57. mrforgetful
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 3:34 PM | Permalink

    Definitely a tough choice. The Kingkiller chess design is very nice and the Lute Hero one made me laugh out loud. I’d pretty much buy any of them though! I hope shipping to the UK is viable.

  58. Panda Girl
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 3:38 PM | Permalink

    Voting for that was one the of hardest things I’ve ever done. I love 5 designs and would buy every single one of them if they were made.

    I think the hoodie’s and posters would be awesome, I would defiantly buy both.

    Also an idea on shipping to Australia would be nice to know :)

  59. KevinL
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM | Permalink

    I voted for
    Eolian Bar Shirt
    Names Compilation

    Both are really great (I think it’ll be pretty interesting when anyone at school or wherever can’t stop starring at you and wants to read any single word.:D)
    But any of them is just great.. :) I love the imagination of having a NOTW-Shirt *heart it*

    I just hope it wont cost too much, since I’m from Germany (=Europe). Selling them from Europe is not possible, is it? :))

  60. Tony
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:05 PM | Permalink

    I have to admit that I’m walking with the masses on this one. Eolian and the Many Names shirt take the cake…and quite possibly the punch as well on this one…

    I have wanted the NOTW cover with the hooded, cloaked figure (American Paperback version is my guess) as a full sized poster to put in a guilded bronze frame with its own track lighting for quite some time so…while we’re talking posters on top of tshirts, lets add that one to the poster list eh??

    Oh, what’s that? You agree that its a good idea? I know. I thought so too.

    • Little My
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:29 PM | Permalink

      Hey, and how about that Finnish cover, for a poster? I wonder if it’s one of those deals where the publisher owns that cover art, though.

  61. Lenalena
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

    Unlikely Maths! Unlikely Maths! Unlikely Maths! Unlikely Maths!

    Or else the Kingkiller one without the text on a non-white shirt. With space for boobs and a waist.

    • pjmintz
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:36 PM | Permalink

      Re: your Kingkiller comment – YES! This! Exactly.

  62. Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:12 PM | Permalink

    Those all look great!

    Had to cast my vote for the Kingkiller chess pieces. Great design; simple and perfect.

  63. Blue Iris
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:20 PM | Permalink

    Voted with intent on buying! I’m rather sad one of my choices doesn’t seem to be fairing well in the poll. But one of them is dominating! so it’s all good. I rather like a few of them and would love to have them as shirts. I gave up on posters a long time ago so those just won’t do for me, to each his own though. I trust you have made good on having a variety of sizes to choose from as I’m rather big :)

    looking forward to the fundraiser!

  64. llyralei
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    I NEED one of these shirts. :D

  65. ladyvader401
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:36 PM | Permalink

    I just want to second (or, you know, third or fourth) the request for ladies’ T-shirts. I’ll probably buy one no matter what design wins, but I’ll look funny if it’s a men’s size. :-(

  66. He without a clever name
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM | Permalink

    I voted for Name Compilation and NotW Tree. I love several more. I’ll probably buy one of each.

    • Luithien
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 7:11 PM | Permalink

      Those were my two choices as well! I think we’ll receive the Name Compilation but the NotW tree seems to be lagging :(

  67. Sparrow_hawk
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:46 PM | Permalink

    Lady sized shirts! Thanks, Pat!

  68. Amstrad
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:58 PM | Permalink

    I’m excited to see that even though my particular version of ‘Hi My Name Is’ didn’t make it in, one not entirely unlike it did. I’d imagined you would receive more than a couple entries along that vein however. A shame it’s not winning.

    Luckily the design I liked even more /is/ winning. So it’s all good.

  69. Posted November 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM | Permalink

    I’ll refrain from voting since I’m not much of a tshirt wearer. And I just can’t decide. But I’d be tempted to buy one in poster form.

  70. paixe
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 6:47 PM | Permalink

    Haaa, I voted for the Eolian that’s #1 and then the lowest-ranked, which is sad because the anime Kvothe is secretly my favorite.. Excited about the possibility of a poster!

  71. Robo
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM | Permalink

    Ah, crap! What happened to Unlikely Maths?

  72. spikyc
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM | Permalink

    Awesome! Can’t wait to get an awesome t-shirt. 2 things:

    1. I feel like the Eolian shirt should say, on the book, “Where pride pays silver and plays gold” (or whatever the exact quote is. I know if it isn’t exactly what I just wrote, it’s pretty close to that). That’d be awesome :)

    2. Why does the Names Compilation shirt have words like “burned”, “although”, “knew”, etc.? That one is my favorite design, but I’m just confused as to why those non-names are in there. Just to fill the space? It does look cool, I’ll admit.

    • Tony
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 2:01 AM | Permalink

      Spiky, he was burned on his feet and legs when the bone-tar container caused all that hell in the Fishery…just to name a reason why the word “burned” might be on there…

      It could also refer to Kvothe’s home burning when the Chandrian attacked the troupe and killed his parents…

    • spikyc
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 11:57 PM | Permalink

      Makes sense, Tony, for burned. Still doesn’t make much sense with regards to “although”, “knew”, etc.

      Also, I looked up the exact quote. It’s “where pride pays silver and plays golden”. Forgot the “en” at the end of gold :) Seems like a few people like the idea. I know I’d be thrilled if that made it onto the back. Maybe it could be an option, but would cost more? Just tossing out ideas! :)

      • evailona
        Posted November 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM | Permalink

        …and burned the city of Trebon, of a matter of fact…

        The secret is: the words are coming from the introduction Kvothe gives about himself, when talking to The Chronicle about names.

  73. spikyc
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    Er..I meant to say that the Eolian shirt should say “where pride pays silver and plays gold” on the back. Not on the book . Silly mistake.

    • redcrest
      Posted November 12, 2010 at 7:04 PM | Permalink

      I am in total agreement–yes, please let’s add that on the back if that one ends up winning (which it seems to be doing). Since these shirts are celebrating the awesomeness of NOTW, we should get a lovely morsel of Pat’s beautiful writing like that on there if we can!

  74. Mr. Browncoat
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:44 PM | Permalink

    Oh, that Names Compilation shirt is fantastic.

    I think I might buy one for every day of the week. :)

    Question though- will the winners also have designs on the back if it isn’t explicitly mentioned in the above choices? The suggestion earlier on about the back of the Eolian shirt having ‘Where pride pays silver and plays gold’ written on the back is wonderful. ‘You may have heard of me’ printed on the back of the Names Compilation would also be shiny.

    • Skoivan
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:14 PM | Permalink

      Oooh, yes! Those are two most excellent ideas! But we must ask this of our Lord and master, will this effect the cost of the shirt?

    • Fluvre
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:27 PM | Permalink

      Mr. Browncoat
      I love that you said it’d “be shiny”

  75. deltaflip
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 8:58 PM | Permalink

    hang on a mo…doesn’t kvothe’s lute have 7 strings?

  76. lok_daddy99
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 11:37 PM | Permalink

    King killer… genius. please say we can get these in Australia

  77. thechessqueen
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 12:05 AM | Permalink


    Tell me that these shirts (whichever wins) will be available in time for Christmas? I can think of at least 10 people I want to give one as a gift. Any way to include an author’s autograph (for a small donation to the world builders of course) on the shirts? I don’t know if the shirts will be coming directly from you or from another source.

    Also, I am casting my vote for a ladies scoop neck shirt or even tank top.

    Cheers :)

  78. dimensionallyT
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 12:56 AM | Permalink

    I have registered just to comment on this post. I want a Sweet Draccus t-shirt. I’m wailing in horror that I will be deprived. Assuming that my lovely Sweet Draccus doesn’t win can the artist give us permission to use the image and make our own tees? Pretty please artist. Sweeeeeeeeeeets……

    I like the Eolian shirt (which is totally gonna win) but I wouldn’t buy it because people would assume it is an Irish-bar. Coming from England people would think ill of me for wearing it. Not least because I’m a svelte girl with large boobs and it would look terrible! I bet there is a male/female divide in the voting. Breasts are a challenge. Sweet Draccus would do much better in a poll for female tees…Sweeeeeeeetttttsssss……..

    • Tony
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 2:05 AM | Permalink

      Dear Dimensionally,

      I think the fact of its appearance would be a great conversation starter for any poor soul with half a wit left to him…They make the assumption and you correct, thereby educating one more on the grandest place ever to host music..The Eolian. :)

      • dimensionallyT
        Posted November 12, 2010 at 6:23 AM | Permalink

        This assumes that blokes are prepared to ask about something emblazoned across a girl’s bosom. Mostly they are just scared. It is a lovely design and clever but I just don’t want to wear something that people will think is a bar. It looks a bit chavvy. I would pay good money for it on a pint glass though, now that would be totally awesome!

    • primalhottub
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM | Permalink

      I also registered just to whine about how much I want the Sweets Draccus shirt. In fact, I can’t STOP whining about it — it is becoming rather pathetic. I have refreshed this page at least 5 times today and it has only gained about 10 votes and Eolian just keeps getting more and more and more! I hope we can somehow get these shirts made even if the design doesn’t manage to miraculously gain 1k+ votes… Sweets Draccus > ALL!!!!!

  79. Posted November 10, 2010 at 1:18 AM | Permalink

    I absolutely adore the Hello My Name Is. It’s quite possibly my favorite, though the Eolian is lovely as well. I will add my voice to the many that have come before me – lady shaped shirts please!

    • HighFlyingSparky
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 11:04 PM | Permalink

      I, too, like the name tag idea; makes me think of “HELLO my name is Inigo Montoya” t-shirts I’ve seen.

      • LaisLindsay
        Posted November 11, 2010 at 10:27 PM | Permalink

        “You killed my father.. prepare to die! ”
        Best movie ever!

  80. Sir James Smith
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 3:36 AM | Permalink

    I have to concur with many posts in here, more information on international postage should be included in the followup to this contest. I live in Australia, which is on the other side of the IDL to the US, so postage historically sucks :-(

  81. nonsubmssvewife
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:28 AM | Permalink

    Hi! Long time reader…first time commenter. :D I love most of these T-shirts, and will definitely be buying one (or two…or three). But I have the uncontrollable urge to vote for three designs. It’s too hard to choose.

    NOTW was one of the picks for the book club I’m in, and we read about 9 months ago. Everyone loved it and now we’re simply dying for the next installment. Of course, I know the wait will be worth every second. ;) Keep up the fantastic work!

  82. cantrell11
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:54 AM | Permalink

    This choice was insanely hard. Great options!

  83. redcrest
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

    I’m really torn between the NOTW Tree shirt (just the sort of cool design with clean, vectorized graphics I was hoping for!) and the Fancy NOTW one with Kvothe’s profile (cuz the art is just gorgeous). What to do?? I wish I could buy one of each (and some of the funny ones like the Eolian too).

    • Cecilyk
      Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

      I voted for the Fancy NoTW, but I’m afraid that isn’t winning because it might be construed as a feminine design. It’s fantastic, though.

      • redcrest
        Posted November 12, 2010 at 7:02 PM | Permalink

        Hmm, good point. Then, Pat, how about making that fancy NOTW one into a bonus girls’ shirt? (even if not now, eventually?) It would be gorgeous–I can picture it now! :D

  84. eldpollard
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

    I’d certainly be interested in one. But it would depend on how much the postage is to the UK. Because I know t-shirts are not cheap to post. I’ve learned this from my plethora of webcomic t-shirts.

  85. Mojojojo449
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 12:33 PM | Permalink

    Sweets Draccus!

  86. Dianadomino
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 12:59 PM | Permalink

    Oh, the awesomeness. And what is even better: Sharing the awesome with my peeps by way of t-shirts for Christmas. Such an easy shopping choice, especially since the profits from the gifts go to Worldbuilders, so its like giving TWO gifts!

    Thanks Pat! XOXOX

  87. chilanga
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 3:53 PM | Permalink

    It’s the Eolian Bar Shirt for me. I really really love this design – but can I very/grovellingly/humbly/tactfully/beggingly (well, you get the idea)…. suggest that it has “Where pride pays silver and plays golden” on the back.


  88. nguyenal
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 4:02 PM | Permalink

    love the denner toothpaste design! would be a cool patch too :)

  89. SwingsetKnight
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM | Permalink

    Yay! The Eolian!

    But…sorrow…NotW tree isn’t second place. It’s not that I don’t think Kingkiller is a great idea, I just have visions of preteen girls mistaking me for a twihard somehow. Still…go Eolian.

  90. Legnaldo
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,

    Let me start by saying that my name is Phillip. I have followed your blog for some time now and I absolutely love your book. I will be ever grateful to my friend for having made me read it. Now, that being said, I have a bit of a favor to ask of you. Though I know this may be asking a bit much; what could I do to convince you that if the Denner Fishing design doesn’t win I could still get a t-shirt of that design? I really enjoy the simplicity of the design and how well thought out it is. Also; I happen to not like shirts that are, how should I say, loud? (Though I’m not saying the other designs are bad don’t get me wrong; they just wouldn’t be something I could see myself wearing) I would be willing to pay a little extra to get it and I appreciate you taking your time to read this (You probably have better things to do I would imagine).

    Thanks for being a truly gifted writer,
    Phillip R E Fisher Jr

  91. bradz001
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 7:27 PM | Permalink

    I would also like to express that while I think all of the designs are fantastic, I was really hoping for an Unlikely Maths shirt.

    Unlikely Maths for the write in!

  92. Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM | Permalink

    I would love to buy the Bar one, and make my hubby wear it, and then marvel at his geeky hotness…

  93. HighFlyingSparky
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 11:08 PM | Permalink

    Funny how I really like certain designs (Fancy Design), but just can’t see myself sporting it in a t-shirt. Mug, poster, sticker, hoodie, but not t-shirt. I’d especially like to have a mug with the Denner toothpaste design on it.

    -I’ll also add my unsolicited vote to add the “where pride pays silver, etc.” on the back of the Eolian.

  94. eurydice
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 1:19 AM | Permalink

    i wanted to vote for so many of them…cant u just make all of them so i can buy them all?

  95. May
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 6:06 AM | Permalink

    I really love the designs! It was a very hard decision!! But I’ll probably love whichever design wins…

    And I agree on the ideas of mugs, stickers and especially posters!

  96. ripshin
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM | Permalink

    Whoever made the recommendation for “Hello my name is” on the front, with an un-texted version of “kingkiller” on the back…well, frankly, that’s just inspired. Surely we could finagle a way to make that happen…


  97. Pravda
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 10:47 AM | Permalink

    So my day just got 1000x better :D To all those who designed the shirts, a huge thanks! To all those who went wading through thousands of designs, more huge thanks! To Sir Rothfuss, lotsa huge thanks!

    …I think I’m done now…


  98. masterofnone
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM | Permalink

    Registered finally after watching the blog for a long time just to comment on this. I’m really hoping the top 4-5 get made as shirts, that being said one of my votes went to ‘Hello, my name is…’ and I hope that makes a surge.

    Really I registered so I can add my voice to making this into more than just T-shirts. I would gladly pay $25-30 to turn Kingkiller or Eolian Bar or Denner Fishing into a Hoodie (zip up or solid). I will buy a t-shirt I am sure but I tend to wear hoodies more often than not. Living in Minnesota or the upper midwest in general should be plenty of explanation on that. Posters, mugs and other items sound great as well. Also hoping for an xlt size for those of us a bit taller.

    And lastly thanks to Pat for getting this going as well as putting the fantastic work that you have so far. Also have to give a big thanks to all the artists that contributed to this, I will proudly wear any of these great designs.

    • dimensionallyT
      Posted November 12, 2010 at 6:17 AM | Permalink

      Hoodies, oh yeah!

      A hoodie with Sweet Draccus as an emblem would be awesome! Oh how I love my Draccus…

  99. Geddy
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 3:02 PM | Permalink

    Honestly, I’d probably buy all of the top 4 designs if they were made into shirts. I love the Denner Fishing one as well as the Eolian Bar.

    I only read a few comments, but saw mention of posters. I think that’d be a kickass idea. The “Names” and the “Kingkiller” ones especially would make great posters, and would definitely be seen hanging in my room if that were to happen.

    Good job to everyone who submitted designs, regardless of if yours made it this far or not. I wish I was artsy and could have submitted one :-)

  100. Grady
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

    How cool would it be to have the Denner Toothpaste logo on something that could be a tooth brush holder like a mug? Very.

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