The T-Shirt Design Workshop 01: Foundation is Now Available!

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T-Shirt Design Inspiration of the Day

A reverse printed design with hand drawn type and a cool two-color break up. Reverse printing gives a nice subtle look to your t-shirt designs. If you want to know more about this type of screen printing technique (printing on the inside of the shirt) have a look at this recent post on reverse screen printing.

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T-Shirt Design Workshop 01 - Free Preview

Every T-Shirt has a Story

This free section of the T-Shirt Design Workshop 01: Foundation is a show-and-tell of some of my t-shirt designs, and the stories about them.

Go here to see the whole T-Shirt Design Workshop 01: Foundation.

T-Shirt Design Workshop 01: Foundation

Plastisol Lettering in Progress

I've been sketching up a new lettering design & cover image for a sequel to the popular Plastisol collection of cracked t-shirt ink textures for Photoshop and Illustrator.

The original design (below) is more of a hand-drawn style that doesn't abide by the normal rules of classic lettering design. Not much structure, but it does have flow

Plastisol vintage cracked ink textures for photoshop and illustrator

I want the new design for Plastisol 2 to retain the spirit of the original, but I want it to be more refined. Here's one of the sketches in the development.

Plastisol lettering sketch

I have a new found love for using tracing paper while creating iterations of lettering designs. The image above is on the path to being more refined, but it lacks a dynamic feeling.

I decided to exaggerate the baseline of the lettering to make it more lively. There are still some proportional problems that I need to address, but here's how it is looking at the moment: 

 

 

Plastisol 2 isn't available yet, but have a look at the original Plastisol Collection here.

Learn more about making your own custom lettering design in the Typographic Logos Workshop.

Typographic Logos Workshop
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