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    Posting to see if I am the only one or maybe I have a good idea? .I miss my evolution of man-dolin t shirt I had a few years ago from a music shop that was in oregon. Showed evolution of man from a monkey with a drum to a banjo playing caveman to a good looking upright walking guy with a mandolin. Any chance some computer literate person could bring them back or maybe a cafe shirt could use the logo. I think it was Cartwrights music. I wore it out, I wish I would have bought ten.

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    Yes, I had one of those too. Very cool design. I also had an Elderly Instruments t-shirt that had all the bluegrass instruments as "elderly" characters. That one was my favorite. I wore them all out.

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    I worked in silkscreen design for many years and have reproduced shirts before, but I think you have to be careful about who the artwork is owned by.
    Is it possibly already available somewhere in a print on demand format?
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    Hey! Don't you guys know about google? This took less than a minute. I just googled "evolution of mandolin," then selected "images."

    Y'all can take it from here. And yes, someone should at least find an attribution and/or get permission before production.

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    https://nanopdf.com/download/a-brief...e-mandolin_pdf

    Also found it here. Might be closer to the source, though there's no indication of authorship.

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    I did that too (different search engine), and I spent about 15 minutes or so and didn't find it. Evolution of mandolin. Images. Got way different results. Very good, JB! Higher resolution than that would be needed, though, for t-shirts, or else it would have to be reconstructed from scratch.
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    Not a big deal. Me, I just about always do my research first and then come here if I get stumped. Quite a hive mind here.

    Might not hurt to get started on the artwork and sort out the paperwork later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    Hey! Don't you guys know about google? This took less than a minute. I just googled "evolution of mandolin," then selected "images."

    Y'all can take it from here. And yes, someone should at least find an attribution and/or get permission before production.

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    Also found it here. Might be closer to the source, though there's no indication of authorship.

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    To clarify, while you're criticizing others:

    All stolen from the Mandolin Cafe. It's been on this page near the bottom since the day I created and uploaded it, September 7, 2002. I gave Ken Cartwright permission for him to reproduce it on a t-shirt if he wished.

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    Okay then, that's that. I have the utmost respect for peoples' intellectual property rights.
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    Seems to me that with this earnest discussion, there's ones of dollars seeking to be made in a new run of shirts.
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    Oops! Sorry for causing any ruckus. My point was that the image was easy to find via google. Though oddly, the original (Mandolin Café) didn't show up. That seems odd. At both of these sites the artist was not credited, that I saw.
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    Ahem...

    That image has been posted on the forum dozens of times over the years, twice at least in this thread below. It's not that the image didn't show up...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...l=1#post639876

    And there's this, directly from using the default search on this page that tags Google. Let's see... looking... looking... looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    To clarify, while you're criticizing others:

    All stolen from the Mandolin Cafe. It's been on this page near the bottom since the day I created and uploaded it, September 7, 2002. I gave Ken Cartwright permission for him to reproduce it on a t-shirt if he wished.
    Wow 20 years ago -- no wonder I had more fun in that shirt than I'm having now. Loved the subtle dig at banjo players especially since I play one myself.

    So.... since you created would you consider getting someone to print up Mandolin cafe evolution of man shirts. I would love to buy a few, if for a tall guy.

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    I did a www google, did not access through the Mandolin Café. Lots of similar results to what you displayed, but didn't see a MC attrbution. I repeat - Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    I did a www google, did not access through the Mandolin Café. Lots of similar results to what you displayed, but didn't see a MC attrbution. I repeat - Sorry!

    Going to my corner, now ...
    The default search engine for the Forum uses Google. They're essentially one and the same, just different instructions. As long as you keep posting, I'm happy to continue the discussion.

    Here it is posted two years earlier, in 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    The default search engine for the Forum uses Google. They're essentially one and the same, just different instructions. As long as you keep posting, I'm happy to continue the discussion.

    Here it is posted two years earlier, in 2007.
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    Here's around 90 more places on the web where it ended up. They must have like it.

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    I'd get in line for one of these t's if offered again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dslough View Post
    ... I would love to buy a few, if for a tall guy.
    I'll buy one too (provided it is updated for the 21st century - that 20th C. guy is looking a bit haggard, unless he's actually the Worlds's Most Interesting Guy and that's a Shmergel D. he's holding)

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    My favorite is one that says "Never underestimate an old man with a mandolin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I'd get in line for one of these t's if offered again.
    Me, too!

    How would it work with a full band, though? I figure that the fiddler would have to go at the front of the line, given the bow and the lack of frets. Maybe the guitar player could go between the banjo and the mandolin?
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    If someone wants to print one for themselves fine by me. There is no hi-res version version though. Never was intended for that.

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    Can't help you, but I'll take a turn and tell you mine: The black cotton snap-button cowboy shirt someone abandonned in my tent at Woodstock. Perfect fit. Wore it till it was tatters. My first cowboy shirt and far from my last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    If someone wants to print one for themselves fine by me. There is no hi-res version version though. Never was intended for that.
    Well thanks Scott and everyone. I'm ordering iron on transfer sheets from amazon to print on an inkjet and making myself a new (old) t shirt.

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    I couldn't find a decent color image to use so here's a silhouette design.

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