i have to say that it feels good to be back on the blog. and not only because it feels good to be back on my schedule, but because i have fantastic news.
we are ordering the first round of bags today! i know, how sweet is that?!?! we are ordering both the messenger and tote bags and we should have them by the first of august. i picked the top four signs as voted on in the survey for the bags and we’re ordering multiple colors of each sign so those of you who have free bags coming to you will have some options as far as colors and signs go. (i can’t post the finished signs because i have them in pdf, which you cannot post on here).
also, we’re going to be ordering shirts as well so all of you will get one of those with your bags. and the first few folks that order bags from the site when we launch will get free shirts too. the signs i picked for the shirts are different than those on the bags (dude, as if) so you’ll have a variety of durtbagz apparel to choose from.
here’s the link to the tote bags and the messenger bags. the bag signs are: arkansas state bird, crosswalk with mullets, pedestrian tripping, and person going over the handlebars on their bike (turns out, i know a lot of bikers and mullet lovers). i like these bags, and in the future the plan is to design our own with sweet fabrics and colors. however, for now, we’re going with these initially. the messenger bag i will be interested in some feedback from you all. i like the design and colors and it’s capacity. if i carry it a long time, it kinda gets uncomfortable for me due to lack of padding. mainly on my shoulder. but i was walking through airports and standing in the awesome security lines for quite a while. if i was just carrying it to class or work, to and from the car to the door, i’d have no problem with it. i’ll be really interested to hear how my bike-commuting friends feel about it. that’s when i think it might not work so well. just know that i’m aware and i’m always looking for new bags and upgrades. this will just take some time to work out, along with other kinks that pop up. for now, we’ll have to love our free bags and shwag.
we’re picking a style of shirt this afternoon and the signs going on those are: snowboarder riding over a fallen skier (love it), slow school zone: watch for slow children, cheerleader falling, and crosswalk with the man going for the woman’s rear. oh, and we’re doing stickers too so you can stick them on your water bottle, local traffic light post, car, notebook, kayak, snowboard, dog, ipod, bike, what have you.
keep in mind, there are many more signs that will be available on the site, but these are the ones we chose to help spread the word about durtbagz before we launch. which will be sometime in mid august. not exactly meeting my deadline, but not exactly far off either. some things you cannot control; a concept i’m very much getting used to.
you will be able to order your very own durtbag before you know it. awesome.
happy durtbag monday!!