Michael Ferns and #Project135

Submitted by Son of Lloyd Brady on February 15th, 2013 at 7:02 PM


The speculation is over as Micheal Ferns has revealed the news everyone was speculating about yesterday. It may have been blown out of proportion by unrealistic expectations but still a pretty cool idea IMO.

The colors look a little off because of my camera, trust me when they’re right on #Project135pic.twitter.com/XqTbunVh

10:54 PM - 15 Feb 13 from Richland, OH, United States
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February 15th, 2013 at 7:46 PM ^

since i just went through this myself in designing a shirt recently, might be worth pointing out to anyone unsure that the block M is a registered trademark of the university.  this of course means there are some details that must be adhered to when it comes to using the design legally.

i suppose not selling them negates some of the concern, but given the high profile nature of the shirts amongst the recruits, it is possible that young mr ferns might get a gentle conversation directed his way on the correct usage of copyrighted material from the powers that be.

other than, cool idea for the commits.


February 16th, 2013 at 2:34 PM ^

i suppose the simplest advice is to be sure to used a U-M licensed vendor, there is a lengthy list of approved vendors.  Each of them know all the little details of what can and cant be done. (as i said initially, a lot of little things, such as the block M can't be altered in anyway, even things such as a width of an outline are strictly enforced, the circle R (®) must appear, etc etc).

i'm not trying to lay claim to being an expert on the topic by any means...

Wisconsin Wolverine

February 15th, 2013 at 8:46 PM ^

I made some shirts through Underground Printing for my lab back at Michigan & they added the little (TM) so tiny you can barely see it next to the Michigan logo.  They said it was required.

Here at Wisconsin I recently designed some shirts for one of the surgical departments on customink.com - I wasn't the one who inquired, but one of us did check to see if we needed to include that next to the motion W, & nobody told us we had to.  So we didn't.

So yea, I dunno.  Way to be super helpful, Wisconsin Wolverine.

**Pats self on back.**


February 15th, 2013 at 8:22 PM ^

You can get up to 28 in a class in the B1G (25 + up to three early enrollees put in the class before if that class wasn't full) and up to 85 total. We'll have 16 spots to get to 85 from seniors leaving plus a spot for anyone who leaves the team. So maybe around or a little over 20 can be expected this year, depending on how many leave the team.


February 15th, 2013 at 7:10 PM ^

Love this kid! Gotta love the way he's out there recruiting hard for Team #135. Interested to see how this all develops and what sort of effect it has. Hopefully very positive


February 15th, 2013 at 7:13 PM ^

The enthusiasm of recent recruits for the program is really encouraging. Some may view this as a letdown from eg a commit, but this sort of thing tells me Hoke and co will prob have some serious staying power if they keep on this path