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A co-worker told me that you should never buy a gift for a hardcore fan of something because they usually already have it, know about it, or don't want it. Well he broke his own rule and surprised me because I did not have it and love it! What's funny is that I didn't figure it out at first because I didn't make the connection nor did I scan down far enough to see ones that would've really triggered it for me. Once he clued me in I immediately made the connection and named them all. And it's cool that they are in chronological order. Hard to tell in the pic but it is a glass cube about 1" thick and 3" x 3".

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Somebody on another message board was gifted with a t-shirt with the same design.
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Somebody on another message board was gifted with a t-shirt with the same design.


Yeah it appears to be a design on Red Bubble. I found it interesting that they used the artwork style from the unreleased SMiLE album as opposed to Smiley Smile.
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A co-worker told me that you should never buy a gift for a hardcore fan of something because they usually already have it, know about it, or don't want it. Well he broke his own rule and surprised me because I did not have it and love it! What's funny is that I didn't figure it out at first because I didn't make the connection nor did I scan down far enough to see ones that would've really triggered it for me. Once he clued me in I immediately made the connection and named them all. And it's cool that they are in chronological order. Hard to tell in the pic but it is a glass cube about 1" thick and 3" x 3".

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My wife and I joke of the number of times we've said "No gifts, please", "Where would we put it?", or "What is it?" - then laugh about sounding like our parents.  And we've received our fair share of paperweights, like this appears.  But I'd find room for this - could be a bookend holding up those very LPs!  Pretty cool, Wes.  Thanks for sharing.

Anything on the other sides?  Did your friend make this?

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Wes, that is so cool. I want one!
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My wife and I joke of the number of times we've said "No gifts, please", "Where would we put it?", or "What is it?" - then laugh about sounding like our parents.  And we've received our fair share of paperweights, like this appears.  But I'd find room for this - could be a bookend holding up those very LPs!  Pretty cool, Wes.  Thanks for sharing.

Anything on the other sides?  Did your friend make this?


No the other side is just a black matte which I assume is meant to lay it down on like a paper weight. But I like it standing up πŸ˜‰  He didn't make it but said he got it off of Red Bubble. So apparently someone on there designed it because as others have stated, there are shirts, etc with that same design on it.
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This blew my mind.  Thanks!
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No the other side is just a black matter which I assume is meant to lay it down on like a paper weight. But I like it standing up πŸ˜‰  He didn't make it but said he got it off of Red Bubble. So apparently someone on there designed it because as others have stated, there are shirts, etc with that same design on it.
Thanks Wes.  Makes sense.  Red Bubble must be like Zazzle...you can't use trademarks, logos, etc. due to copyrights, but can get close in ways.  In your case, it worked out great - I like the vagueness.

I tried to make a couple of Beach Boys shirts on Zazzle a couple years back - they rejected those that referred to the Beach Boys or matched LP covers.  But I was able to 'make' this;
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And this for my daughter;

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Thanks Wes.  Makes sense.  Red Bubble must be like Zazzle...you can't use trademarks, logos, etc. due to copyrights, but can get close in ways.  In your case, it worked out great - I like the vagueness.

I tried to make a couple of Beach Boys shirts on Zazzle a couple years back - they rejected those that referred to the Beach Boys or matched LP covers.  But I was able to 'make' this;
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And this for my daughter;

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Those are really cool! I am seriously thinking about investing in a screen printer so that I can just make my own shirts. I have a lot of ideas floating around.
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A co-worker told me that you should never buy a gift for a hardcore fan of something because they usually already have it, know about it, or don't want it. Well he broke his own rule and surprised me because I did not have it and love it! What's funny is that I didn't figure it out at first because I didn't make the connection nor did I scan down far enough to see ones that would've really triggered it for me. Once he clued me in I immediately made the connection and named them all. And it's cool that they are in chronological order. Hard to tell in the pic but it is a glass cube about 1" thick and 3" x 3".

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One thing I did find interesting is that instead of Smiley Smile artwork, they used the lips and colors from the aborted Smile album. Not sure if that was intentional or not. Maybe the person who designed this considers Smile the real next album and that there never would've been a Smiley Smile. Maybe it was by accident (I doubt it.) Or maybe they are still referencing Smiley Smile but using the colors/logo from the original Smile album as a nod to it. 
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One thing I did find interesting is that instead of Smiley Smile artwork, they used the lips and colors from the aborted Smile album. Not sure if that was intentional or not. Maybe the person who designed this considers Smile the real next album and that there never would've been a Smiley Smile. Maybe it was by accident (I doubt it.) Or maybe they are still referencing Smiley Smile but using the colors/logo from the original Smile album as a nod to it. 
Surely seems the work of a real fan.  The genuine trademarked merchandise can be very nice, and of course, you're supporting the artists (theoretically)...but to give/receive a gift like that feels nice for various reasons, including the avoidance of mass-made merch.

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That is SO cool! I love how subtle it is. I would love to have one of those!
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Just received my tee shirt with the same design, so thanks again.  I also own a Pet Sounds tee:  green with just the outlines of the Boys and the goats, in white.  Couldn't find the image on Google, must be an "unofficial" product.

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