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August 3, 2009 5:41 PM   Subscribe

What should I name my new project? (hint: it involves hair and significant historical figures).

Howdy,

So I sell t-shirts and I'm working on a new project.

I've decided to do portraits of interesting historical figures. The twist is that I'm trying to do the illustrations using only a silhouette of the target's hair (ok, ok, sometimes I cheat and include an extra little detail: a pair of glasses, cigarette, mole etc).

My plan is that I'll do them in batches of six all revolving around a single topic. For example my launch sets will be Existentialists, Modern Painters, Physicists and Commies.

So yeah, obviously this isn't really meant to appeal to the masses, just a fun nerdy little side project. The problem is I'm to the point where I really need to register a domain to move forward and I am completely incapable of thinking of a decent name for the site.

I need something that's easy to remember and somehow conveys "this is a quirky, nerdy t-shirt site about the hair of historical people"

Any ideas?
posted by Jezztek to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hair looms
posted by fire&wings at 5:42 PM on August 3, 2009


Vieux Cheveux? Pelt Club? Antique Rugs?

In the thumbnails, when the subject doesn't have facial hair, you put the name up where the nose or chin would be - that looks weird to me, and I'd suggest leaving a blank space for the rest of the face. (Sorry, I know you didn't ask about that!)
posted by moonmilk at 5:46 PM on August 3, 2009


Hair's To You
Histoupee
Toupeegraphical
posted by Frank Grimes at 5:50 PM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hair Apparent
posted by amyms at 5:58 PM on August 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Geniuses Had Great Hair
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:58 PM on August 3, 2009


Well I was going to say "hairstory" and then sigh, but I don't think you can beat fire&wings' "hairlooms". It manages to cover hair, textiles, and history in one swipe. Win win win.
posted by Askr at 6:11 PM on August 3, 2009


Hairs and Graces
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:11 PM on August 3, 2009


Another vote for hairlooms
posted by ishotjr at 6:20 PM on August 3, 2009


Hair Club For Geniuses
(may infringe on someone's IP, though)
posted by The World Famous at 6:21 PM on August 3, 2009


I like hairlooms, but the domains are already taken. So I'd have to append it to hairloomshirts or something along those lines, which I'd like to avoid, but I might fall back on.
posted by Jezztek at 6:23 PM on August 3, 2009


Hirsute Hairshirts
posted by The World Famous at 6:25 PM on August 3, 2009


Hairytage?
posted by abstractdiode at 6:30 PM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Public Hair.
posted by zoinks at 6:31 PM on August 3, 2009


Hairstory?
posted by kldickson at 6:40 PM on August 3, 2009


Also voting for Hairlooms!

(but mainly wanted to say that this is awesome.
posted by firei at 6:41 PM on August 3, 2009


Whigs and Stories
posted by zadcat at 6:42 PM on August 3, 2009


Coiffures of Yore?
posted by kldickson at 6:42 PM on August 3, 2009


I'd cut The World Famous' suggestion down to just Hair Shirts (if it's available).
posted by contessa at 6:54 PM on August 3, 2009


Hairstyles of the rich and famous.


Also, you forgot Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in your Commies lineup. C'mon, those are gimmees.
posted by logicpunk at 7:07 PM on August 3, 2009


Jezztek: I like hairlooms, but the domains are already taken. So I'd have to append it to hairloomshirts or something along those lines, which I'd like to avoid, but I might fall back on.

FYI, from a search engine point of view, hairloomtshirts would be a huge advantage.

Having said that, I like Public Hair. They are public figures, and it's funny. Public Hair Tshirts?
posted by DarlingBri at 7:08 PM on August 3, 2009


hairapparent.com was taken, I've always really liked the word 'hirsute' and am quite tempted to use it (maybe as hirsutehistory) but I think a non-trivial number of folks would have trouble typing the url if they only heard the title spoken.

Actually there have been a lot of good suggestions along those lines - Coiffures of Yore, Whigs and Stories both tickle my fancy and I think do a good job of capturing the sensibility I'm going for, I'm just concerned that they wouldn't be easy enough for folks to allow for good word of mouth.

But there are at least 3-4 ones suggested so far that I could imagine going with.

(Good call moonmilk I'll make sure to tweak that.)
posted by Jezztek at 7:14 PM on August 3, 2009


Well, maybe you might want to sell some other kind of T-shirt in the future on your website and might not want to be stuck with only a hair reference for your name. How about something more general - just to think about possibilities as your business grows and you get new ideas. This one is pretty cool, though! Good luck!
posted by LilBit at 7:16 PM on August 3, 2009


Hirsuteria
posted by The World Famous at 7:23 PM on August 3, 2009


Yeah, public hair in my my shortlist thus far.

I made a conscious choice to avoid using Che, since I think his image has been used on enough shirts at this point =)

But Castro does seem like an easy include. At first I was going to try to stick to the deceased, but I ended up swapping out Engels in favor of Gorbachev when I decided I liked his iconic birthmark, so now I don't really have any justification.

*nod*
posted by Jezztek at 7:24 PM on August 3, 2009


Hairstory is always written by the victors.

maybe Victor's Hairstory?

And then everyone will want to know who this Victor character is.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:27 PM on August 3, 2009


tonsorialist
follicular muses
posted by hortense at 7:54 PM on August 3, 2009


Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous
posted by 23skidoo at 11:31 PM on August 3, 2009


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