View Full Version : Some Creative Help Needed (Please, please, please!)
05-01-2005, 11:00 AM
My family and I are planning a trip to DLR the end of June, and I'm making us special shirts to wear.* They are camp shirts (short sleeve, button front, collars, that sort of thing). Each shirt will have the wearer's name and a Mickey head 50th logo on the pocket, and an image representing their favorite ride appliqued on the back. For example, my son's shirt has a target from Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters, and mine has a silhouette of the pirate ship weathervane from Peter Pan.
The problem I'm having is with my daughter's shirt. Her favorite ride is Big Thunder Mountain, and I'm stumped. I need a relatively simple image to represent the ride, and I can't find one.
*Yes, as a matter of fact, I am slightly insane. When we went to WDW in Dec. 2000 my hubby and I went to Victoria and Albert's for dinner. For the occasion I made us authentic Victorian clothes---I even wore a corset! Luckily my husband is a very good sport. ;)
05-01-2005, 11:22 AM
how about the words big thunder mountain railroad? and a small train in the pic?
05-01-2005, 11:24 AM
A goat.Chewing TNT!
05-01-2005, 11:26 AM
A goat was the first thing I thought of also. BTNRR is my favorite ride as well. Or, how about an ore cart.
05-01-2005, 11:30 AM
How about somehting to do with gold mining. A coal cart? Or a train engine in front of a mountain or coming through a tunnel?
Good Luck Would love to hear how they come out.
05-01-2005, 11:37 AM
Whew! I'm still laughing over the goat thing!
The reason I'm having trouble is that I'm hoping to use something simple and iconic, if I can. Somewhere I saw a pic of the entrance to BTMRR with a brand (like a cattle brand) above it, with the letters B, T, and R intertwined. Is that at DLR or WDW?
Thanks for the suggestions, by the way!
05-01-2005, 12:05 PM
are you looking for a photo? a drawing? something you're going to draw?
seems to me it's pretty simple enough to roughly sketch a mountain, a locomotive speeding down from around the bend. the goat would be a nice touch too.
05-01-2005, 01:17 PM
Right now I'm hoping for a photo of a sign or a logo of some sort. As an example, I'm using this image
for my niece's shirt, and this one
for my mother's.
I want to keep the images as simple as possible (so I don't have to spend 2 weeks working on a single shirt), but recognizable as something from the ride. I'm trying to avoid using words, if at all possible, though.
Thank you bunches!
05-01-2005, 01:52 PM
El Goat (http://www.usfca.edu/fac-staff/peralta/Disneyland/BTGoat.jpg) The official representative of BTMRR. :D
05-01-2005, 01:58 PM
well, the most logical place to start a search is images.google.com:
this is the shot i personally like (which can be simplified into a 'drawing' type with photoship filters and whatnot):
and this looks like a pin:
and another pin:
05-01-2005, 05:16 PM
I was thinking the rock formation before someone so aptly suggested the goat. LOL.
That first pin logo posted by bradk would make an excellent design, I think. You totally know it's BTMRR.
05-01-2005, 05:25 PM
The only brand I can remeber seeing is at the bar-ba que place out behind Thundermountation. sorry not more help!
05-01-2005, 06:12 PM
I second the goat idea. Also, some railroad tracks around the sleeves would be fun!
05-01-2005, 08:19 PM
How about the train "splashing" throught the water with the dino bones? I dunno...that always screamed BTR at me :]
05-01-2005, 08:55 PM
I don't have any ideas beside the goat...and the links BradK suggested.
Funny though...My family and I are going to DLR the end of June as well and I bought canvas bags from Michaels, and I am doing the same thing just on the bags. Great minds think alike.