My elementary alma mater, the Bontoc Central School, recently celebrated it’s second Grand Alumni Homecoming last December 28-29, 2010. The first one was the year my father started teaching at that school and that’s before I was born. So its kind of our maiden homecoming for us ‘young people’ and man what a blast it was!
Despite the lovely rain showers, everything went according to plan perfectly except for one minor glitch – my batch’s t-shirt. OK before I say anything further let admit I’m the one to blame the most, because I designed the t-shirt. I want the design to be simple and single colored to cut some cost for the printing. I am also aware there are earlier designs submitted but I did not saw it until lately. But for some reasons my design was green-lighted. So here goes my design:
I used an X-Men themed for the design because ‘X’ is the Roman numeral for 10. We graduated in 2001 by the way. So the shirt color should naturally be gray or tin. Unfortunately the final product did not resemble by a mile.
Naturally I was very disappointed by how unfaithful and erroneous the t-shirts turned out. Mad? Hell yeah! Who wouldn’t? No matter how one will defend and explain in this situation its the designer who gets to blame. And if I deserved to be blame? a Yes again. The one who printed the shirts happens to be one of my batchmate in elementary too, so I did not bother if he can pull-off the job. C’mon the guy has done it for years. He probably have his reasons why he came up with that final product. I could think of some: 1. He’s got eye defect. 2. He doesn’t like my design. 3. He got some ego issues. 4. He was so so busy with the other batches’ orders 5. He can’t do it as is to the design because of the lack of time. The first three are all jokes.
Whatever the reason the job was a bit overpriced for P140 per shirt. I am an accountant and I’ve been close to this printing business its one of my first memories. My father used to print shirt to earn extra income. Never as bad as this. In college I also made voluntary job as t.shirt designer, usually multi-colored, and the fee never got past P130 per shirt.
By the way sorry for losing my cool for posting this profane remark in facebook. Really sorry. (The next comments are not so nice.)
If only I saw these designs I would surely not design my own at the first place. These are great designs i took from Ms. Jourdan Tantoy’s profile. So I have to charge this to experience. So hopefully by 2013 we will have a better batch t.shirt and lesser complaints.