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    Design A Frame

    Good Afternoon OptiBoard Members:

    We are doing some new things for 2009 and an idea that i wanted to toss out to optiboard members was a contest to design a frame. I was thinking of having members design their own frame, and then all of us vote on the favorite frame and then i will actually take this frame through the stages of production and launch it to the industry.

    With the optician/new frame designer/and Optiboard getting a royalty on each frame.

    Would any members be interested in participating in this type of program?

    Thanks
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    Sounds like fun! Love to hear more about it.
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    I'm in what do you need? Are their any parameters you would like us to stay within? Certain size, color, material, male, female, childrens, unistyle? More details, please.

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    Count me in too!

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    YAY! We can scrap all those solid-piece fronts with all the mounting hardware behind it!!
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    I am too busy designing frames for an early spring 2009 release for some well known company!

    ;):cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers::D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    I am too busy designing frames for an early spring 2009 release for some well known company!
    Let me guess.....Safilo????



    ( It's name......The "Nez Fezz")
    :bbg::D:cheers::D:bbg:

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    now now

    Fezz i didnt think you would have the time, i mean between driving your race cars, flying your private jets, and all the woman. :)

    I am just trying to have a little fun with a new contest. As you all get bombarded with product all the time, and i am sure you all have ideas on much better frames than some of us make up and sell to you.

    I dont think anyone has ever done anything like it before either, which makes it even cooler that it is started here!

    And this will not be for spring 09, it will be for later in the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Let me guess.....Safilo????



    ( It's name......The "Nez Fezz")
    :bbg::D:cheers::D:bbg:
    No, No, No - he's coming up with a totally new concept in frames - the Pince-Fezz.


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    Would we be using any kind of CAD software? I'm in!

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    I am VERY busy!

    Quote Originally Posted by pga0008 View Post
    Fezz i didnt think you would have the time, i mean between driving your race cars, flying your private jets, and all the woman. :)

    You forgot ale guzzling!

    ;):cheers::cheers::cheers::D
    Last edited by Fezz; 10-13-2008 at 05:23 PM. Reason: It is Busy not Bust-I am such a Moron!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    You forgot ale guzzling!

    ;):cheers::cheers::cheers::D
    Perhaps you could design a better Beer Goggle.

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    In all seriousness what are the parameters we need to stay within? What format do you want design ideas submitted in?

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    I have a two fold program in the works:

    1) some people are better at free hand and would like to draw their ideas on paper and scan/email them to me that would be great.

    2) I am in the development stage of a website that will allow you to take front, temples, colors, designs (basically all the parts of a frame) and drag and drop them on to a frame to build whatever you want. Kind of like the t-shirt websites. This is my preferred method because it will be easier to show everyone.

    My sincere goal is the following:
    Get real ideas from real opticians and have them voted on, basically creating a frame line for ECPs designed by ECPs. I would like to build a collection out of this idea.

    so i am truly looking for opinions as to whether people think it is a good idea or just a waste of time, i am already building the website so i at least believe in myself a little bit :)

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    I am trying to stay on topic here. This is a site about eyeballing things. I think opticians should be remarkably good at this.

    http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/

    Perhaps you could incorporate the same fundamental flash design as part of the frame part creation?

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    Count me in. Does it have to be a new design or can I submit one that has yet to be made??

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    I'm glad to use your website to do this (my freehand drawing is pretty bad and I don't have CAD software :o). Please let us know when it's up and running.

    So, Fezz: when does the new FezzJohns frame line launch? :cheers::D:D:cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Weiss View Post
    So, Fezz: when does the new FezzJohns frame line launch? :cheers::D:D:cheers:
    Shooting for a spring 2009 launch!!

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    are professional eyewear designers allowed to enter this? :)

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    I'm in. Can't wait to give it a try.

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    Me too, can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pga0008 View Post
    I have a two fold program in the works:

    1) some people are better at free hand and would like to draw their ideas on paper and scan/email them to me that would be great.

    2) I am in the development stage of a website that will allow you to take front, temples, colors, designs (basically all the parts of a frame) and drag and drop them on to a frame to build whatever you want. Kind of like the t-shirt websites. This is my preferred method because it will be easier to show everyone.

    My sincere goal is the following:
    Get real ideas from real opticians and have them voted on, basically creating a frame line for ECPs designed by ECPs. I would like to build a collection out of this idea.

    so i am truly looking for opinions as to whether people think it is a good idea or just a waste of time, i am already building the website so i at least believe in myself a little bit :)
    Now I get it! You want people to designs frames for you so, you don't have to pay to have them designed! Brilliant!

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    yes your right cme4specs you caught me red handed. Actually i am not to pigish to say i can always use advice on new frame designs. However i have walls of frames in our office that we use to design our collections.

    This is about nothing more than having some fun. Everyone buy these expensive brands and slaps them on a temple, well i thought it would mean a whole lot more in this fashion.

    Maybe it will work, maybe it wont but none the less it will be fun.

    I have been around for a long time like a lot of you, and just dreamt the idea up several months ago.

    To a previous question no there are no rules against certain people not being able to participate all are welcome and the more the better!

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    What's the grand prize buddy? How about a trip for 2 to the destination of the winners choice?

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    Grand prize, trips to Silmo, Mido for the launch!!

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