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 Poll: Sciencemadness Patches! I'd buy one! 36 (83.72%) I'd get one if the design were different. 4 (9.3%) I don't want one. 3 (6.98%)

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It's funny. When I first joined I thought that the logo was a bit quaint and outdated -- and not something inspirational or attractive.
Now, I really like it. I like the slogan. I like the sentiment. I would be quite happy to wear that and stick it on a few things.

But I do have some question...
1. What does the RG stand for? Or did I miss something?
2. Is there a high res version of the logo available or a version in vector format?

I am thinking of taking the image to an embroiderer or printer. It makes more sense than buying and importing from the US.
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 Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1 1. What does the RG stand for? Or did I miss something?

If you look at the main part of the logo, it makes an "O", and behind it is a dot. Add the "rg" and you get ".Org".

"The chemists are a strange class of mortals, impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapor, soot and flame, poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king" - Johann Joachim Becher, 1635 to 1682.
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RG? as in one the logo? It spells .org, with the circle with the flame as the O.
Here's the best photo which I have found, thanks to brain&force.

I highly recommend you order your own patches if you can find an affordable alternative, but I really think this is the most affordable option(the price will probably go down as I'm getting better and better offers.) Also they will be small enough to be shipped in envelopes, so shipping, even to other countries, should be affordable.

[Edited on 5-29-2015 by Pinkhippo11]

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 Quote: Originally posted by Pinkhippo11 I'm sure I could rig up a distillation/fermentation setup

They don't allow distillin in prison. If they catch you they put you in... prison.

Never mind.

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I also asked Polverone for permission to use the logo before I made my shirt, and he was fine with that too.
I'll see if there's some way that I can share the design.

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Have a particular topic you're really interested in currently? Why not make a page for it? The wiki can always benefit from more contributors.

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Quote: Originally posted by TheAustralianScientist
 Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1 1. What does the RG stand for? Or did I miss something?

If you look at the main part of the logo, it makes an "O", and behind it is a dot. Add the "rg" and you get ".Org".

Wow! That's trippy!

Hey did you guys all know that if you look at the FedEx logo there's a hidden arrow in there?
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I'm sorry to see some of you would like a different logo, which version would you prefer?
Currently it seems like the simple one not in a rectangle and without "The art and science of amateur experimentation" is the most popular. The issue with having the text is that it must be quite large to be clearly legible.

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Do you mean the "Science Madness" text?

That depends on the embroiderer. I have some pretty cool patches that are about the size of a baseball, and the font is clear.

You might have to ask that they run off a sample for approval, but they should know what they are doing.

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Great! Good to hear the "Sciencemadness" will be legible. That's what the embroidery company assured me of also. I was originally planning to have the Scienecmadness slogan twisted around the outside of the circle, but they said it would cost quite a bit more to make that legible, as it would be more compact then just the name.
Good idea on running a sample first, I'll see if that's an option.

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Good news, the patches have arrived!
They seem to have come out very well, despite slight marring of a few of the letters.

Photos:

They are a pain to sew on, and it might be a better option to glue them on:

But I think it was worth it:

For any of you interested in buying one, here is the pricing:
• $4 for every patch. Includes shipping within the US or Australia. •$3 for each additional patch in the same order.
• Additional $0.50 for international shipping. • You can pay me via PayPal. U2U me you your address and the number of patches you'd like and I will send you my PayPal account. • If you are unhappy with the patches I will happy return your money when you return the patch to me (although you will have to pay for shipping both ways). • An additional patch will be included for free with the first three purchases. Diddi has kindly offered to distribute them throughout Australia, so it will be free shipping there also. If you live in Au, U2U him with you address and the quantity and pay directly to his PayPal. Expect a few days of delay between ordering and being shipped. No longer than four days though. Sciencemadness Patches for sale! U2U me if you are interested. http://imgur.com/a/QmpHn http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=62566&... Zephyr National Hazard Posts: 323 Registered: 30-8-2013 Location: Seattle, WA Member Is Offline Mood: I am pinkhippo11 on reddit. Something I forgot to include in my original posting: Orders from diddi will take longer to arrive as I have to mail them to him and then he has to mail them to you. Sorry if the pricing is a bit complicated. Here's a scenario to clarify: Someone in Australia wants two patches. They don't need international shipping so the first patch will cost$4. The second patch can be shipped with the first so it will only be $3. (any patches that can be shipped with the first only cost three dollars) However, since they were in the first three to order they would receive an addition patch for free. This would mean it would cost them$7 for three patches.

Hope this clears up any questions. Feel free to U2U me or post any questions or concerns.

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They look amazing!

I'm about to start a project here in the house (the lab bench is getting installed) but I'll PM my order to you tonight.

I can't thank you enough PinkHippo! It was an awesome idea, and I'll wear mine proudly. Thanks for "hooking us up"!

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Eeek !

10 of those please, postage to Spain.

I would have jumped on this sooner, but have been away on holiday - here's an irked leopard to prove it :-

Madness is thinking i'm not drunk.
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What were you doing in my yard Aga. That's my leopard!

You should have knocked. I have a few gallons of juice waiting for company.

Pm sent Pink.

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Guys wouldn't it be easier to have pins? Like boy scout style... The patches are dope, but they seem a bit inconvenient.
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I like both, but I prefer patches. In my opinion they are more permanent, and they seem to be more customizable and brighter. I also prefer cloth over plastic.
But maybe thats just because I'm selling them

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Well how about that. Something is still nifty though about having pins on me backpack though, patches make me feel like I have semi legal affiliations...
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Well then Hawk, The patches, and their "semi legal affiliation" should also create a semi legal sense of responsibility.

I'm putting one each on my leather jacket, my riding armor, my lab apron, and saving one for a German WWII Rucksak I bought on Fleabay.

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You can't sew patches to a camel!!!

You need a staple gun.

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 Quote: Originally posted by Zombie Well then Hawk, The patches, and their "semi legal affiliation" should also create a semi legal sense of responsibility. I'm putting one each on my leather jacket, my riding armor, my lab apron, and saving one for a German WWII Rucksak I bought on Fleabay.
I meant that usually when people I know have patches, it brings the stigma of either being affiliated, or a wannabe...
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Me bought some

Sewing can i do. Yes.

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You all should support PinkHippo on this and buy a couple of these patches.
I just received my 4, and they are fantastic. First class all the way. The SciMad section is larger than a quarter, and smaller than a 1/2 dollar. They are about 3" tall, and 1.5 wide.

I give PH a lot of credit for supporting the forum so show some love in return.

I stapled mine to my dogs, and they are happy as can be. Not really... Crazy glue. (they're not really happy about it either)

Not... I'll be sewing like Martha Stewart tho. Not on the dogs. (cats)

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Quote: Originally posted by Zombie
 Quote: Originally posted by Pinkhippo11 I'm sure I could rig up a distillation/fermentation setup

They don't allow distillin in prison. If they catch you they put you in... prison.

Never mind.

In prison it is called Hooch.
And they have a place in prison called SHU
that is like prison in prison when they catch you with Hooch.
I don't recommend Hooch or SHU.
Although I have less than reputable friends
with extensive experience with both, and they don't recommend
prison in the first place.
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