I got on a little graphics kick this weekend because of the new icons (yes, Kate will have one, but it still needs some tweaking). The end result is that there are three new shirts up on the Shapely Prose store, including one that features the new Aunt Fattie graphic (debuting tomorrow) in all its glory:
Isn’t she glorious? You’d almost think I was talented. If you love her as much as I do, you can put her on your boobs!
There’s also a scarlet F, as requested — I feel a little bad about that because that’s The F-Word‘s gimmick, but since we haven’t yet made a dime of profit off the store, I don’t feel THAT bad. I didn’t put our URL on it, so people who are fans of both SP and The F-Word (which I assume is most of you) can consider themselves to be flagging for both.
As always, if you’ve got ideas for new T-shirt designs or clever sayings, let us know. Especially if you’ve got a catchy way of expressing that exercise isn’t just for weight loss. People suggested that one a while ago, and I put together a graphic for it, but I feel lukewarm about having the text just be “exercise is not just for weight loss” — that’s kind of dry and didactic. I want something punchy! Kate suggested “this isn’t my first time at the gym,” and I kind of dig that, so you can expect that one once I come up with a design.
Same if you want a particular product. It’s really easy for me to add a bib or a dog sweater or whatever. The one thing I’m going to nix is “this is my goal weight” shirts in non-plus sizes. I apologize for those of you who wear less than a 1x and are still perfectly happy with your weight as-is; I applaud you for embodying the spirit of the movement, but I assume you understand why the shirt has a different message on you (and why I might worry about the use to which other thin people might put it). I suppose I’m open to convincing, though, if you have a good counterargument.
We actually had a troll once who had a real problem with the fact that there’s a store in the first place, so let me reassure you that we’re not making any money off you guys! This is our way of giving you the means to display your allegiances, not to fund our lavish lifestyles. The prices are high because CafePress prices are high and I’m sorry about that — the markup is lower on the plus size shirts because they’re so much more expensive to begin with, and that’s the best we can do. So far all profit has gone to keeping the store open. (Which, uh, means it wasn’t really profit at all, come to think of it.)