Oh yay! My very first t-shirt design for Shirt.Woot is now available! Titled, Vinyl Kid, it's part of a special sale on the site called Jukebox Heroes, featuring all music-related designs. The shirt will be available for ONE WEEK ONLY! Sale ends Sunday, May 20th.
If you love vinyl (and I know you do, since you're reading this blog), then go and buy a shirt (or 2, or 3) for yourself - or for your favorite crate-digger.
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For a mom from a warm climate, learning to dress the kids for northern Germany has been an education. Luckily, my son’s dear kindergarten teacher is more than willing to educate me. You may remember the story about the silk-wool undershirts. In addition to undershirts and of course a jacket, he is expected to wear (until it’s absolutely hot) leggings under his pants, a scarf, mittens, and a hat. Every day, even when it seems a little overkill. Rainpants are a whole other story.
Overdressing is the preferred mode, and with Hannover’s weather as changeable as it is, it does make sense. A common refrain around the kindergarten: “Wo ist deine muetze?” Where is your hat? Meaning: put it on!
This has become so much a part of our morning routine that the other day, when we were in a hurry, my daughter (6) scolded me for not having mittens and a hat for our 3-year-old. “Mommy, what will Frau X say?” she said.
The only problem with all this gear is that it’s hard to keep up with and easy to get lost. I decided to take matters into my own hands and whip up several spring-weight hats from his old t-shirts. These take literally about five minutes to make. Maybe less. This way, if we lose a few hats, it’s no big deal.
There are plenty of more sophisticated hat patterns out there on the web. For these I basically traced a hat he already had which is made from just two pieces shaped like little hills. I stitched them together with a zigzag stitch.
My favorite t-shirts to use are his old pajama tops, since those are not only super-soft but also stretchy.
I had a bit of a dilemma with this one because I wanted to use both the cute little applique at the top and the nice finished hem. So the hat is a little long and funky, but it can scrunched or folded, and really, who cares? He’s three.
Bonus: He’s been proudly showing off his hats and (in German) bragging that his mother made them. I know this kind of pride in mommy-made items probably won’t last, so I’m just going to savor it.
(Thanks, Campbell Evans)
This is a commissioned piece I did for Hellinis Imports Co., Inc. They provided the t-shirt concept and tagline, then I designed the characters and layed out the text. The Greek text translate to "My Grandparents got me this t-shirt because they love me this much."
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Hello all. I have been abscent from the MAD world for awhile. I have started submitting some designs for Threadless.com lately. If you have any great ideas for t-shirt designs, Threadless is a cool place to submit designs. There is also a lot of great art to see over there and many artists who are willing to give honest art critiques; if you decide to get involved.
Please follow the links to check-out my art. If you feel so inclined, please vote your thoughts on the designs too.
I hope Mike Baker is doing ok. I am going to check on him and ask about Monday Art day too.
If you feel this is shameless promotion, let me know below and I will never do it again.
T-Shirt Vault. available now with free shipping for U.S. address. Printed on American Apparel T-Shirt, and it's only 19.99 USD. Add a Comment
The current Threadless design. I'm hoping for a great score and mucho prize's. Finger's crossed!
Also I've just undated my website and would appreciate some feedback. Thanks in advance!
Above is one of the many sketches I produced for the previous post. I almost abandoned the whole idea because I was having a rough time getting the letters to form the heart shape. I did a bunch of thumbnails before I did numerous more larger sketches like the one above. The entire project was getting pretty frustrating for me so I left it completely and then went back to it a few days later. Many times that proves to be successful and such was the case here too. When I went back to it with a fresh eye I came closer and closer to what I wanted with each sketch I developed. It's cool when you come up with something you like after a project grinds away slowly at your patience. I got a lot of compliments on the finished piece - sold a few t-shirts too - can't beat that.
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We are having a giveaway over at the Sorry Doesn’t Clean it Up Blog. This T-shirt size Large with the Sorry Doesn’t Clean it Up illustration can be yours…. just leave a comment here on this post or head over to Sorry Doesn’t Clean it Up Blog and leave a comment on the T-shirt post there.
This giveaway will remain open until Friday at midnight the winner will be announced on Saturday morning!
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I was contacted a while back by Finroo who asked for some t-shirt designs. The first one is up for sale on their site now.
Ink & Mess at Finroo.
This is a t-shirt illustration I recently did for 100 Damned Guns. For some reason I was in a bit of a drawing funk after the holidays, but this pulled me out of it!
Hey guys! I know its been a while :(
Heres a t-shrit design I submited in to an on going t-shirt compatition over at Design by Humans. The winner get his or her design put on an actual t-shirt and they will sell them on the site. Check it out over HERE!
It can't be Monday, can it?
Some of you read for 48 hours.
Some of you began to set summer goals.
Some of you launched campaigns to save hyphens and Capital Letters.
Me? I sweated, wrote, and looked at T-shirts:
I've created some new products for my shop. I think they'll be good for pajamas. Now I need to get some real bunny slippers.Display Comments Add a Comment
I have not been around lately and I have not been doing a whole lot of extracurricular art lately. I may not post for a while either. This is a design for "Griffin Day 5k" a day to support my family and my son. May 2oth 2009 he was diagnosed with Leukemia. The doctor told us we were lucky that it was Leukemia ALL because it has a 80-90% cure rate. Quote:"if your child is to get cancer, this is the one you want to get." We actually have been blessed by support from our family and community; we have been quite lucky in that regard.
If you want to learn more or support the Griffin Day 5k go here.
Design: My son with cells in an exploded out view to the left. Cancer cells (red circles) are intertwined with white blood cells (yellow circle for design sake) which then fade until there is no cancer cells. Purple is my sons favorite color, hence the purple shirt.