As I get more of the technical issues settled on the site, I really want to delve more into content. One of the areas that I want to tackle is the Information section, the first of which I hope to be the various color or design collections. I think I have the rough order and series below but let me know if you see anything out of place.
2004 - 2006
October 2006 - June 2012
2007 - 2008
May 2007 - Present
-Red Shift Line
October 2008 - Present
-White Hot Holiday Collection
-Ice Cold Holiday Collection
-Acid Rain Collection
-Science Holiday Collection
May 2011 - August 2012
-Max Fear Light Collection
-Heaven & Hell
-Beyond Reason Auction
March 2013 - April 2013
-Soft Touch Collection
February 2014 - October 2014 (2.0)
-30 Years of Sports
-Heaven & Earth
--Tye Dye Collection
-In Residence LA
-Concept Studio #2
-American Heritage SI
Ah, BLOCline for sure. I must have the coded in another field. STPL, I think I have as a signature, but surely should be included here, even if it isn't strictly in that field in the database. There's a bit of muddy water, where it's hard to determine between Signature, OPD, and Collection.
I took a look and I think I have BLOCline as an OPD since it conflicts with a few other things. Like the Flores has the artist in the Signature field, Artist Series in the collection, and then BLOCline for OPD. Since BLOCline was limited to Ski and Surf shops, it's not a huge stretch and allows me to avoid messy multivalue fields. STPL certainly would work as a collection, but since it's a person, the signature designations works, but I will definitely have it in the less formal Wiki aggregate.
Probably Fall 2004, since it was really a 2005 thing for the 30th Anniversary. When I was newly creating the site the Warden and Fatcat were just rumors on the Japanese fans sites, so 2003 would have been too early.
That makes sense. My timing's way off. I was looking through binders of eBay auction printouts I started in mid 2003 and could've swore the Warden was one of the first interesting ones I saw but didn't print out when I started.
I imagine many will just be a brief listing of the colorway or the design elements that the collection shares. That can usually just be inferred by looking at the glasses/goggles list. Others may have some apparel or accessory connections too. Red Shift in particular only had two glasses, but many more clothes and the like.
I have been finding some images and banners around, so I can incorporate those, but as I start fleshing each page out, I'll certainly let you know what I'm lacking.
Yes, I'm going to combine that with the Acid ones from 2010, which is why I put the Frog/Tortoise in the banner. Several I will combine, like all the Holiday editions, since on their own it may be somewhat empty.
Just got another batch of vintage lists to pour over, which takes a bit of effort, since I cross-reference the lineage of the various colorways, but will move to this after that.
Yeah, those ones. I knew there was a name, but since the website doesn't have them, and I can't seem to find any documents in my archive, I'm not sure what it was. Trivial I suppose, but I like being comprehensive.