...For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/ Shall be my brother" - Henry V., William Shakespeare
When you gather together all the decisions I've had to make in the dreaming, creation, and realization of this business, there has only been one that has really weighed on me.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that is because, generally, I have allowed my personal ethical, moral and flavour preferences to guide me. Decisions are pretty easy when you have the hubris to believe in your own good sense and taste. But the decision I am going to share with you today (and yes, gather your opinions on) wasn't so easily negotiated.
I can argue my future customers over to my choices regarding animal husbandry, because the defenses are so logical. It's rather harder to argue them over to my sense of humour.
So I set about trying to get a carry-bag designed. I thought it went well with my mission to offer a sustainable option to market purchasers (and hey! It doesn't hurt my advertising dreams neither). I thought I would get it to say something HILARIOUS, because who doesn't love a bag that tickles the silly bones? And that's where I hit a snag. My first instinct was to plaster "Get my meat in your mouth - and like it!" all over them and be done with it.
... yeah. And then a load of people rather vehemently objected. And I realized that I would never pick the right phrase on my instincts alone. SO: I put it to you, dear readers. Please pick a bag style and sentence from the options listed below. And help a lady out. Everyone who helps out with the decision (as long as it is not a hung jury! That ain't no help!) will get a bag when they are finished. They'll have the ultimate sentence on one side, and my logo, designed by the amazing H.D., on the other. Incidentally, the bags themselves are completely fabulous. Super heavy-duty, hand woven and printed by a really cool co-operative that gives economically disadvantaged women the skills and equipment to help support their families. Tres cool. So here we go.
Once more into the breach!
(Remember that this is primarily for a British audience... and they aren't always as ribald as you North Americans...)
OPTION #1 -
We know where our meat comes from... Do you?
OPTION #2 -
Do you know where your meat comes from?
OPTION #3 -
I know where my meat comes from... Do you?
OPTION #4 -
I know where my meat comes from./We know where our meat comes from.
Alright - and now the design.
It'll always be black lettering on natural canvas. BUT, it could also be:
- All natural bag and handles
- Natural bag with Black handles
- Black handles and black reinforcing
- Black handles and black gussets (the bag has gussets that allow it to sit square - please note, the reinforcing, if made a different colour, does not continue onto the gussets)
And now, some pictures to help you visualize. My apologies that I don't have mock-ups of all the options.
Please leave your email address if you would like a bag afterwards, I'll need that to get your postal address.
Fine Print: Limited to the first 50 comments; Limited to one bag per person.