Apr 18 2012

They Love My Design!

Well, that’s what the email said, anyway.

Ah, automated letters.

First, it’s not my design; it was designed by Michael McRae. Second, although I myself love it, I really wonder if the good people at CafePress really love it as much as they say. I was just tooling around on their designer software, and made an iphone cover–I don’t even own an iphone–just to check out its sheer awesomeness. Image, after the jump:

click for full size…

Beautiful, I know. And hey if the CafePress people really do love it, maybe we don’t have all that far to go, really.


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  1. 1

    Very cool. Though I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, the people over at cafepress probably say that to all paying cuttlefish!

  2. 2

    Like I said, automated letters. I am under no illusion that any human eyes were laid on my design. Too bad, though, cos it is really badass.

  3. 3

    It is cool…perhaps I should come up with one for my blog…wait I don’t have a cool animal to use…I know…I could go for “snarky” and pick a unicorn or maybe the Loch Ness Monster! Yeah that’ll do it…All kidding aside, it is a cool design and I think cafepress is a great site. I have used it before for some projects. They are easy to work with and the stuff always comes out nice when you receive it.

  4. 4

    I’ve been on CafePress for like 3 years, and am still roughly three purchases away (depending on items) from them sending me my first payment. I expect it shortly after the Mayans tell us the world will end. I did order a mug, and it is just gorgeous, but it will be a loooooong time before I run into someone wearing a Cuttlefish shirt.

    Which is just too bad, because it’s so much better than PZ’s shirt!

  5. 5

    Haha—when did the Mayans say the world will end exactly, I have some things I want to finish up…

  6. 6
    Andrew G.

    Apr 19th 2012 = in the Long Count calendar.

    Dec 19th 2012 =
    Dec 20th 2012 =
    Dec 21st 2012 = <– date that people fuss over
    Dec 22nd 2012 =

    Sep 6th 2032 =
    Sep 7th 2032 =

    Oct 12th 4772 =
    Oct 13th 4772 = (this date is actually attested from a Mayan writing, which calculates it in terms of calendar rounds, so we can verify the meaning)

    Other Mayan inscriptions are known which add a dozen or so leading (base-20) digits to long count calendar dates, producing a calendar good for at least the expected lifetime of the Sun, if not the entire universe.

    Short version: world not going to end anytime soon, not even according to Mayans.

    Prediction: long count date will be rather less interesting than Gregorian date Jan 1 2000.

  7. 7

    You have no idea how much I appreciate having more intelligent readers/commenters than *any* of the news sites.

  8. 8
    Johnny Vector

    I’d be happy to help you get one closer to being paid, if I could find your designs. Link?

  9. 9

    The “Cuttlestuff” tab at the top of the page should bring you to most of it–if you specifically are after the iphone cover, I don’t know if it is in my regular cafepress stuff, but this link should work:

  10. 10
    The Ridger

    Cheech Wizard said this at Comics Curmudgeon a while back:

    I’m actually looking forward to the Mayan calendar rolling over. I’ve been getting kinda sick of the picture of the guy with his tongue sticking out – maybe the new one will have a pyramid or a covered bridge or sumpthin’.

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