https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak

My new custom Duolingo t-shirt!

Okay, I know this post isn't 100% language related but bear with me.

I've wanted a duolingo t-shirt for a while. However, none of the designs in the Gear Store were too appealing to me. Eventually I resolved to come up with my own design and order it from a one off t-shirt printer.

So anyway, today is the day, it's here!

And here's me trying not to be weird while a picture of me wearing it is being taken:

So anyway, it turned out awesome! It includes the flags of all the languages currently available and in development for english and spanish speakers (some of you might have been wondering where catalan and guarani came from). I did exclude esperanto and klingon, they simply didn't seem to fit with the others too well. *Edit: Just realized I did put esperanto in.

I'd be happy to give out the final design file but I'm going to hold off on that for now. Since I used the duolingo brand and even their flag images I don't exactly have rights to distribute the image. (This could change if I got a go ahead from someone at duolingo).

*Edit August 28th, 2016

I've decided to release the design file as well as place the design up for sale on several printing sites (at no profit). However, as I have made at least one mistake in my design I plan to revise it before releasing the file. If you spot any other errors be sure to mention them here and I'll correct them before the final file is released.

Error(s) I'm currently aware of: -Missing Indonesian Flag

I'll create a new post when I have put the shirt up for sale. If you're interested you can either keep an eye on the discussions or follow this post (I plan to comment that the new discussion is up.)

Thanks for all the wonderful responses!

*edit: The discussion with the link to purchase is up! Check it out here.

August 27, 2016

42 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

That. is. freaking. AWESOME! :D

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FinoForever

Yay moderator approves!

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Indeed :) Are you in a position to ask the Duolingo staff whether it would be ok for zakblak to distribute the design file, Usagi?

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I try not to be a conduit for contact requests, I can very easily be overwhelmed with equally good requests. I'm sorry. :(

What I will say, without any authority, is that I don't think Duolingo will mind people celebrating Duolingo, so long as no one is making a profit or causing problems. The T-shirts in the Gear store are being sold at the price it costs to make them, so they are not a means to profit for Duolingo.

I think it would be nice if any flag errors on the design get corrected first though, so people don't think that Duolingo has made errors that it hasn't made.

Again, I have no legal authority to give permission on this matter.

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Fair enough.

@Zacblak, I would love one of these as a polo shirt. I'd appreciate a copy of the design file once it's ready, or I'd happily buy one from you if you sold them (at cost, as Usagiboy7 says).

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FinoForever

I like it! I feel bad for the languages who will later make an appearance here tho xD

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

I. LOVE. IT.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Nice :) You could maybe offer the design file to Duolingo. Maybe they'd sell your design along with their other gear.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/D_..

This is a great design, well done!!

Shame that the Greek flag is wrong, I just noticed that's how they have it in all their content. There are only 9 rows in the Greek flag, it starts and ends in blue, it's the number of syllables in the phrase "Freedom or death" (in Greek obviously). Now, how to let them know?

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Duolingo should have this design in their gear store. It's amazing!

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Arcaeca

The pictures aren't showing up for me; I think you formatted the links incorrectly. (See the formatting codes here)

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak

Fixed! I had tried to host it with google drive, turns out you can't do that.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SilverCharacter

You made that design yourself? I love it! If Duolingo gives the okay I would be thrilled to have the file.

(Random thought: I there a reason you didn't add the American flag? They teach English too. :))

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak

I don't know, I put the american flag on there and it just dragged the eye. I went through five or so versions where I just moved the flags around and this one turned out best.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SilverCharacter

Ok, cool. It turned out wonderful in the end, super eye-catching.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

You could put the Union Flag, or the St George Cross on there, though :)

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-BellaLuna-

He was doing all of the languages available to English speakers, I think.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

Not exactly, there are a few of the flags for languages not yet out of the incubator.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-BellaLuna-

But aren't they still available to English speakers?

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

Not if they are still in the incubator. Although they can see them, all an English speaker can do is to request a notification when they are available. You can only start the courses when they are released into B testing.

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-BellaLuna-

My point is that they will be available to English speakers. I believe I didn't clarify. When I said "English speakers" I meant languages that are and will be available.

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson

Catalan and Guarani are on there.

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson

... But no Klingon!

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

That turned out nice.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

You've missed out Indonesian!

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak

Bottom right of Spanish, it's not square. It almost looks like its just a white square on a red one

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jdberry300

That's Poland. Although to the wearer it's Indonesia. ;)

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak

Whoops. I was honestly wearing the shirt and looking down at it. Ha! I guess I really did miss Indonesian

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/austintheroux

AMAZING DESIGN! I'd buy one. :D

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-BellaLuna-

Cool!

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe

Very natty !

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak

The discussion with the link to purchase is up! Check it out here.

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez

Sweet!!

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sargionete

Very nice dude

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Dude! That is AWESOME!

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00

This is very nice. I've started to do this before but never got around to it. :) your design is definitely much better than what I planned to do though. Enjoy 10 Lingots on the house from me.

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/.lan

WoW!

August 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WindyTaghoy

nice design.. how can we purchase it?

September 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Zacblak's already answered that in a comment on this post.

September 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WindyTaghoy

okay :p

September 2, 2016
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