Hide Your Shame
Another issue of A List Apart has been pushed out the door, this one contains a blendy technique for gradients, and a call to stick up for clients, particularly the difficult ones. But, this also marks another kind of day for A List Apart: the ALA Store is finally back and stocked with shirts, both new and old! Well, not old shirts, but previous designs. And they are printed on different colors of new, previously unworn shirts!
Between finding a new vendor, setting ourselves up for stocking and shipping, and designing the shirts, it took us awhile to get the store back together. Luckily, we landed with a great vendor, my wife Liz, and not-my-wife Niff of American Solutions For Business. They handily do all of our printed materials for An Event Apart, so we knew they would be perfect to help us with some new shirts.
All the shirts are still printed on hyper-comfy American Apparel 100% cotton tees. We put together three new designs: the Web 2.0 tonic bottle from Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web 3.0 article, the Winged Bear from Cameron Moll’s Good Designers Redesign, Great Designer Realign article (both, Kevin Cornell illustrations), and a geeky -9999px shirt replacement technique. The original three designs have also been reprinted (two of them on new shirt colors): the ALA logo still on heather grey, the Warning Sign on brown, and the XHTML Fist on navy blue. When you have a moment, drop by the store and peruse the showroom.
One last thing: we’ve started a Flickr pool for ALA shirt wearers. If you like an ALA shirt you’ve bought, we’d love to see your beautiful face and best model pose while wearing it. As you can see, a few of us tried to be models. Unfortunately, we’re all too pale and bug-eyed from being inside all day. Oh well.