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November 2, 2012 11:20 PM Subscribe
Help me brainstorm for a new project! What are some iconic conflicts in history (not necessarily military)?
posted by Jezztek to Grab Bag (39 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm brainstorming for a new project and I'd love to get your help. I make "geek-friendly" t-shirts for a living and I like to do a new lineup each year. Previously my stuff was mostly Science / Philosophy based, but I've received a lot of e-mails asking me to do shirts for the history lovers out there, and I feel like it's about time I listened.
So my idea so far is to try and create sports team style logos, but for the participants in historical conflicts. Think a logo for "The Carthaginian War Elephants" instead of "The Tennessee Titans".
Right now I'm still pretty early in the brainstorming process, so I'm not sure if I'll do just single logos on a shirt, or pairs (like X vs Y). Also I might decide to include mythologies, or classic works of fiction.
Naturally there will be the possibility for things to get tasteless, so I'll be staying away from anything too recent or sensitive, but here's a few examples of the kinds of things I've been thinking:
2nd Punic War (the Legions of Rome vs. the Carthaginian War Elephants)
Sherman Anti-Trust Act (the Trustbusters vs the Robber Barons)
The Sinking of the Titanic (the Southampton Unsinkables vs the North Atlantic Icebergs)
Things like the Protestant Reformation also seems ripe for this.
Also if I do solo designs instead of (or in addition to) the "vs" designs then it wouldn't have to based on a conflict, it could just be a movement or event of importance. For example I could see just doing a design for the Renaissance Men of Florence, or say the suffragettes without having to have a specific competitor in mind.
Any ideas spring to mind?