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Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Dec 30, 2016 10:15 am
by Meltintalle
Isn't the Aslan walking a Pauline Baynes illustration? I feel like I've seen it before as well...


(So, has anyone looked further at the DIY shirt ideas? ;;) )

Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Jan 04, 2017 9:51 pm
by Narnian88
I found it!
Was searching through my books and I located the picture in question in Harper Collins Full-Color Gift Edition Box Set (1998), page 83. The book says illustrated by Pauline Baynes, but I couldn't find it in the other LWW books I have.
Sorry if this is off topic.

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Picture in question:
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Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Jan 06, 2017 10:11 pm
by coracle
We can't of course just use anything straight from Baynes' work, as it's also covered by copyright!
I personally wouldn't like a teeshirt with Aslan on two legs. This is the only place he is seen standing human style, and I believe Lewis must have decided after LWW that Aslan would only be shown Lion-like in the future.

Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Jan 07, 2017 10:03 pm
by Narnian88
coracle wrote:We can't of course just use anything straight from Baynes' work, as it's also covered by copyright!
I personally wouldn't like a teeshirt with Aslan on two legs. This is the only place he is seen standing human style, and I believe Lewis must have decided after LWW that Aslan would only be shown Lion-like in the future.


You bring up a good point with copyrights. ANY names/places from the books or movies (including titles) would be off-limits for unauthorized shirts.
As for lines from the books or movies? Not sure, but probably need permission to use them.
Maybe the hope of this thread was to generate interest in official shirts. (?)

And I agree about Aslan; the more lion-like, the better. In fact, in "The Horse and his Boy", he went to great lengths to emphasize that he is an animal. I was just pointing out that The Rose-Tree Dryad's image wasn't entirely impossible.

Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Jan 08, 2017 1:15 am
by coracle
Thanks for that. I would very much like to get a new NarniaWeb teeshirt or hoodie! :)

Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Jan 10, 2017 6:18 pm
by The Rose-Tree Dryad
I haven't tested anything out yet, Mel, although I've been considering a light blue shirt that I have that seems like it might be suitable for some sort of "Lily Lake or Silver Sea" theme. Shall have to see what I can think of for that. :-?

Thanks for posting that illustration, Narnian88! Maybe the mock-up graphic that I posted wasn't so off the mark after all. ;)) I'm kind of tempted to make the idea into a t-shirt, although I'll probably try to find a picture of a lion that doesn't look like a gym coach from Zootopia. :))

I saw a tweet on Twitter the other day that seemed like a good idea for a shirt to me:

Love
Think
Speak
Awake
#Narnia


That would be a cool, simple design for a shirt.

Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Jan 11, 2017 3:13 am
by Bree
I'm currently awaiting delivery of a new running t shirt that I've had printed, the front reads in large lettering 'If I run hard enough will I get to Narnia?' and on the back in smaller writing is 'Narnia - one day I'll get there' :D

Re: Ideas for Narnia T-Shirts

PostPosted: Jan 11, 2017 4:56 pm
by The Rose-Tree Dryad
That's a great shirt idea, Bree! I hope you like the finished product. :D