If there's something I really regret was not have practice my drawing skills that much. That hurts even more when I see some work like the projects Bukowski, Bear, Dawn Of The Maya and Black Bones Club by Yeaaah! Studio. The level of details and quality is simply mind-blowing. It definitely makes me want to go back to my sketchbook. T-shirt design for the french band BUKOWSKI. - Highly inspired by an illustration published in Le Petit Journal from 1909.. Stéphane Casier, I'm a graphic designer/illustrator from Paris, France. For more information visit http://www.yeaaah-studio.com/ Via Behanche
Anyone into t-shirt culture already saw or have a Glennz t-shirt, probably because he's a legend on this niche, a truly godfather of the tee design. Over the last decade, Glenn made a huge following with his comic, sarcastic and funny designs and now we had the pleasure to now more about this awesome illustrator. You can see more from Glennz on the following links: Website Behance Tumblr Twitter Facebook Dribbble Vimeo Flickr 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for illustration and graphic design started? I've always enjoyed drawing so from very early on I had decided I wanted some kind of career in the creative field. Graphic design and illustration was just a natural progression for me. 2) Which designers do you use as reference? None really, I think my style just developed from doing a lot of pictorial graphics and infographics early in my design career. I've always had an interest in mechanical and instructional drawings and the clean simple graphics achieved with vector illustration. 3) Your style is quite influenced by pop culture and old school designs. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? It started when I was submitting designs to Threadless. I found by putting my own spin on pop culture, that seemed to resonate with the community on Threadless, so I just continued down that track of pop culture/ humorous designs. 4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece. It's fairly simple. I often come across an object or subject as a starting point, then try to think of ways to put a fresh spin on that. I often leave or forget about it for awhile then it will just pop back into my head and I'll go ahead and draw it. I draw everything in Adobe Illustrator. I have a pretty good picture in my head of how I want it to look, so I draw a quick rough on screen first, convert that to guides then draw the final on top of that. Glennz Illustration Process - Empty Cartridge from Glenn Jones on Vimeo. My drawing process for my Glennz Tees shirt designs, I use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator and draw with a Wacom tablet. If needed, I draw a quick rough on screen first, then convert that to guides to draw my final illustration on top of that. Start to finish 79 mins compressed into 3. Vote for this concept here http://concepts.glennz.com/ 5)What's would you consider the best moment on you career till now? Leaving my graphic design career to focus on what I wanted to do more (illustration and Tshirt design). Less stress. more fun. 6) How do you describe your daily routine? Spend some time with my family, go through inbox, work on Glennz Tees business, then try to come up with some design ideas. Ideas aren't always that easy to come up with so I just try to do something totally different. Out for a coffee, exercise, freelance work. depends on whats happening at the time. 7) Being a multimedia artist, please tell us what's your favorite media to work with? Why? Adobe illustrator vector graphics have always been my preferred. 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every illustrator. 1. Keep drawing, it makes you better 2. Look at what other illustrators are doing, its inspiring and you can learn a lot 3. If you illustrate for a job, make sure you have have a creative release that allows you to work on stuff you want to draw rather than have to draw. 4. Embrace the internet. Your portfolio now has a world audience through sites like behance, dribbble etc. 5. Enjoy what you do 9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit. http://www.thisiscolossal.com http://www.swiss-miss.com http://www.core77.com http://www.notcot.org http://dribbble.com 10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business. Just give it a go and make mistakes, you learn from those and you'll be better for it. Enjoy the ride. Thanks!
A few months back, we've featured a stunning set of TV Show Posters exclusively from Funkrush and they are back with a new tv series on t-shirts! This time, they are showcasing TV shows like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Funkrush was established in 2007 by Pete Harrison (aeiko) as a clothing company that makes you smile! We want to make you feel like a million bucks.. About Funkrush by Pete Harrison My name is Pete Harrison and i'm a digital artist and designer from the UK, I go by the alias 'Aeiko' which is my online creative identity. Some artists create with pens, others a paint brush, and today many more with a computer, but I am the only artist that renders my images with the deadly, but dazzling coloured illumination of my Jedi lightsaber. Each stroke I summon by the strength of the force smears beautiful streaks of light across my canvas, until the end result is a frame filled with flashes and flares that burst from the depths of a deep black galaxy. I also own and run a clothing label called Funkrush and curate the Desktopography project.White & Pinkman's Cooking School - Breaking Bad All Rights to Funkrush Rick Grimes Walk Marathon - Walking Dead All Rights to Funkrush The Iron Throne Tavern - Game of Thrones All Rights to Funkrush Limited Discount Code For a limited time, use 'ABDUZEEDO' at checkout will get you 15% off anything in the store! To shop: http://www.funkrush.com Giveaway Funkrush has been kind enough to giveaway one t-shirt (of your choice). To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Links More info about Funkrush: http://www.funkrush.com More info about Pete Harrison: http://www.peteharrison.com Follow Funkrush on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funkrush
James White, a great friend and one of our favorite digital artist out there, has just released his new venture, the Signalnoise T-shirts. James has been contributing and helping with Abduzeedo since the very beginning and we are more than happy to feature his new venture. I am very proud to announce the official launch of the Signalnoise line of designer t-shirts, now available for purchase in the Signalnoise Store. This project has been many years in the making, and I’m really excited to offer some new, fun apparel. Signalnoise t-shirts: Available now! from James White on Vimeo. The Story I’ve been a designer for my entire adult life from 1998 to 2010, working at a variety of local agencies here in Halifax as well as working on a freelance basis for many big international clients. For the duration of that time I have never stopped working on personal projects on my own time, continuing to push forward with my personal skills and ambitions as an independent artist. One of the dreams I’ve had since my teens is designing my own line of cool and fun t-shirts. So, in June of 2010, I decided the time for talk was over. I quit my full-time design job to properly invest my own time and money into the Signalnoise line of designer t-shirts, which I am excited to unveil today. I wanted to do everything my own way in order to keep that same level of excitement I had back in my teens when I started thinking about my own t-shirts. The shirts are sketched, designed, printed, packed and shipped right here in Halifax, Nova Scotia with no investors, business loans or start-up cash. 100% of the investment is my own, and inspired by guys like Scott Hansen, Johnny Cupcakes and Joshua Smith who are rockin’ it independently. This is grassroots, man. Right where I want to be. This project has also brought me back to illustration, something I’ve been doing since the age of 4 but was replaced in recent years by the computer. I’m happy to be taking Signalnoise into a new direction that brings me back to where I started, with a pencil and a piece of paper. Although this time around, I won’t be stealing mom’s good typewriter paper. :) On top of that, I took great care in creating the supporting materials to promote my t-shirt line, including the packaging, freebies, look book, photography and the commercial you see above. I saw the commercial as a challenge because I’ve never created one before, so I wrote, designed and edited the whole thing just to see if I could do it. And with the help of a few friends the whole thing came together in a hilarious way. Huge thanks to Nick Campbell for creating the awesome 3D Signalnoise intro sequence, Chris Toms for shooting all the video and photographs, and Lucas Gardiner for creating the excellent music track. You guys rule. Want to see a little preview of some upcoming designs? Download the Signalnoise Look Book (pdf). About the Shirts All of the Signalnoise t-shirts are printed right here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I even had to haul all the boxes back here myself. All are silk-screened on Gildan 2000 t-shirts: 100% Cotton preshrunk, double needle top-stitched neckline, double stitched sleeve and waist hems, and seamless collar with taped neck and shoulders. These 4 designs are currently available in S, M, L, XL and XXL on unisex t-shirts. I will be offering ladies cuts in the near future as I expand, but for now I only have unisex versions of the designs. All t-shirt orders are shipped in a quality, black zip-locked bag to protect from moisture, along with a free swag bag which contains Signalnoise stickers, buttons and other little fun items as a way of saying thanks for your support. This first run is fairly limited, so if you are looking at grabbing one of the kick-off Signalnoise shirts you might want to hurry in case they go fast! Ordering begins today for this first run and shipping will begin next week. T-Shirts In Conclusion Will this Signalnoise t-shirt line be a successful endeavor? Well, only time will tell. But I can promise you I will be working as hard as I can to bring new and fun ideas to this project, both from the design side and the promotional side. This has been a dream of mine for quite some time, so it's time to put the pedal to the metal. Thanks so much everyone for the constant support and encouragement. Whether you went out of your way to send me an email or throw a note via Twitter, your support and kind words are extremely inspiring and I appreciate each and every one. Links Signalnoise.com - http://www.signalnoise.com Signalnoise Store - http://signalnoise.bigcartel.com Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Signalnoise
Greg Darroll is a digital artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Durban, South Africa. A friend showed me some of his works just the other day and it is impressive how beautiful designs can make your especially when we see nice & funny illustrations like these from Tokyo Go Go. Form more information about Greg and to see more of his work you can visit his Deviantart or Behance
Every month a design is voted as the Bestee of the Month at Threadless. At the end of the year the Threadless community votes on the Bestee of the Year. The winning designer gets the prize of $20,000, Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, a $500 Threadless Gift Certificate, and the design is also featured on Adobe.com. We hope that you voted for your favorite t-shirt and now let's announce our giveaway winner. The winner of the Threadless Gift Pack which includes: Bestee of the Year, Designer of the Year, Best Kids design, Best Type Tee, Best collaboration, Newcomer of the Year, Blogger's choice, Best unprinted designer. is: Omar Dario Padilla Bonett aka Odp4tch The 2009 Bestee Awards are being given to recognize excellence within the active Threadless.com community, from the graphic designers and illustrators whose artwork help set Threadless.com apart from the competition to the dedicated bloggers whose ideas, creativity and devotion inspire us all. Also check out the contenders again, awesome t-shirts December November October September August July June May April March February January
Abduzeedo is moved by 80's inspiration. We've seen many cool designs lately... also, there's the music, there are the movies (Tron!! Awesome), and we couldn't just forget tees featuring 80's themes. These are really fun, and just remind us of the coolest decade ever. All these were found at a cool tee store called 80's Tees, which has got tons of sweet stuff for all kinds of geeks. Seriously, this store is like the 80's geek heaven. We totally recommend you to pay them a visit! I hope you enjoy our selection! ;)
Now that Abductees is on I will be posting the best of t-shirt designs on the daily bases and to start thing up here is a selection of some sick illustrations that turned into unbelievable t-shirt designs, you will find a bit of every style of pure art. Did you like this post? How about the Abduzeedo's new Limited Edition Tee "Goddess of Abduction"
Black is one of my favorite colors, and one thing I really like is to rock a black t-shirt with some cool design. I went around some big t-shirt sites and found some really cool designs, I would definitely wear them all. So which one do you like the most?
This is an awesome selection of typography that you can wear, sounds weird but it's true, very cool typo t-shirt designs that makes you want to get them, it's good to see how creative and interacting these designs are, enjoy!
Get to know more about Draco, a fantastic illustrator and one of the best t-shirt design artists out there with designs being printed by the most famous online t-shirt websites Draco brings a Brazilian flavor into people's closet. Besides all that he has a great project that releases free t-shirt templates for you to put your designs on. For more work from Draco visit www.dracoimagem.com Who hides behind the name Draco? Well, My name is Edno Pereira Jr, I'm from Nova Iguaçu - RJ - Brazil, I'm self taught, and I always Ilustrated since a little kid, but being an illustrator or designer weren't exactly my dream as a child, but, I couldn't run from my destiny and today I work on Hiperativa www.hiperativa.com.br, a web agency that has big clients Brazil such as americanas, shoptime, ig and more. When and how did you first start getting into design and illustrations? Drawing was always a good way to pass the time, and the transition between fun and work happened naturally. I don't know exactly when I started my interest, but since a little kid I liked to see drawing cartoons and paintings. I think it was one of the first things that messed with my curiosity. How was this transition from drawing cartoons to start illustrating on a computer? It was when I first bought a PC, about 10 years ago, since I was already drawing, I started to produce some digital material, started with photoshop, not knowing anything. By then I didn't have internet so no tutorials at all. It took a while but I learned my way around the program, and after some time I started doing vectors, which is what I like the most, today 80% of the work I do are vectors illustrations. How was the transition of being an illustrator to becoming a t-shirt designer? It kinda started for no reason, one day I was surfing the web when I found www.camiseteria.com.br (It's kinda like threadless from Brazil) I was very interested and started to post my illustrations in form of t-shirt designs, I started to like doing that when my designs began to get approved and was getting a good money out of it so I looked for other sites that had the same system of work and never stopped. How long did it take to start getting noticed and actually selling your artwork to big companies? If I'm not wrong, it took about 6 month. At first the biggest challenge was to try to understand what kind of designs they liked the most, but after some time I realized that I had to do what I liked and not work on what other people would like, from tha point my work started getting bigger and better and my designs started getting acepted in a lot of places. Tell us about other projects you have. As a right now I work in a design agency and that's taking most of my time, and we all know that whoever works on an agency never has time for any personal projects, but slowly I'm getting back to an old project I always had that is to create a studio to work on drawing cartoons like the ones we see on the newspaper. It's a complicated project but very soon you guys will hear about it. Besides that another project that I have going right now is www.imaginatee.com which is a site where I put up free t-shirt templates to help the people who send works to any t-shirt contest website. This project was born by the difficulty I had on finding photos of people wearing t-shirts where I could place my work in before it actually got printed, I believe everybody on this area needs those templates and I decided to create a place where we all can find what we need and help everyone. For more free templates visit www.imaginatee.com What would you like to say to the young artists who are just starting to work on this area? For everyone that is just beginning their journey I have to say: The first step is to keep an eye on good designers on the area, look up for designs to learn what is good and what is not, and bet on your on design feelings. It's important to understand the criticism that is always going to be there, and learn to separate things. I don't agree with that because before it's called a design I think it's an art and there is no such thing as something wrong when it comes to art, it depends on the taste of who is looking at it, you either like it or not but nothing is wrong, but always listen to suggestions, and the ones that hate on your work you can always ignore :)
On December 19th of 2006 I posted my very first article here, on what I would now call a website rather than just a blog. The whole idea behind Abduzeedo was that it would be my personal blog, where I could share some of my design experiments. This evolved into the tutorials we have now. Back in 2006, when I decided to start Abduzeedo, I was going through a very difficult time in my business life... my office had been stolen and I had lost all my equipment, computer and backups. So I thought Abduzeedo would be a good way to save my "stuff" online. Then last January Fabiano and Paulo started writing articles, and a few months later Aloa joined the team. After 2 years, I have to say, Abduzeedo has become my main activity. I have to thank you all for visiting the blog, commenting on the articles, criticizing, and helping me to evolve professionally by sharing ideas and experiments. Also I'd like to thank all the sponsors that have allowed us to keep the blog up, and of course the contributors that have posted incredible articles. As it's time to celebrate we will do a different giveaway from what we normally do. Instead of giving the prize to a reader who leaves a comment we thought it would be nice make a sort of a scavenger hunt. How will that work? Well, we've placed 2 images in 2 OLD Abduzeedo Articles (meaning that today's wallpaper post doesn't count). The first 2 readers who find the image will have to send a twitter message to Abduzeedo (http://twitter.com/abduzeedo) saying: "@abduzeedo Happy Birthday Abduzeedo. The image is here: link". The image is a 2 Years Anniversary Wallpaper. The tutorial for it will be published next week. Also, we'll give another extra shirt and a copy of Pixelmator for the best answer at twitter to the question: "Why do you love Abduzeedo?"... the answer must contain "@abduzeedo I love abduzeedo because..." T-Shirt Design Contest Results! We'd also like to announce the 5 winners of our T-Shirt Design Contest. It was a really cool contest, with over 70 pieces in the running for prizes! Unfortunately we had a little cheating during the votes, so design #37 was unclassified. The idea was that the voting process should be fair to anyone, and if anyone tried to make #37 win anything by cheating, you managed to screw things up. Sorry! Anyways, here are the 5 winners: First Place! Second Place! Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place Congratulations to all the winners! Geometric Book Giveaway Result! We also want to announce the winner for another giveaway. The Kaptiza Geometric Book is all about geometric patterns inspired by basic shapes, but the best thing is that with the book you get a CD with 100 pattern fonts that you can use the way you want, allowing you to create many more different patterns. For more information about it and how to get your copy which includes the CD with 100 pattern fonts visit their site at http://kapitza.com/shop/geometric-book. And the winner for this is: zimzallabimdesign Editor: David Parrott
Everybody loves a t-shirt, and not only a plain tee, it gotta have a design to it, a lot of colors, black and white, no matter what you like you will find a lot of options because here is a selection of the 50 best designs of 2008,check it out and enjoy. The 2008 best t-shirt designs are provided by www.iloveteedesign.com
The Abduzeedo's T-shirt contest is doing really great, there are already lots of submissions, but we would like to see even more awesome designs coming from you. Because of that, we have a new prize for the winner and the second place. It's the book Fuel For Design, written by our friend, Gino Orlandi, founder of the t-shirt blog and clothing line ColorOverlad.com Fuel for Design is a complete guide on how to start a clothing line packed with many tips like: How to Setup a Website and Online Store System Professional Blogging Advice for Clothing Line Owners The Best and Easiest Way to Ship Your Products A Sample T-Shirt Business Cost Breakdown Elements Every Good Logo Must Have The Pros & Cons of T-Shirt Fulfillment Services Hot Tips for SEO Optimization No Designer Should Be Without Google Secrets to Ranking in the Top of Search Engines Essential Offline Guerilla Marketing Techniques Cutting-Edge Online Marketing Tactics 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. For more information visit: How to Start A Clothing Line http://www.fuelfordesign.com/ Start A Clothing Line http://www.fuelfordesign.com/ Also, below you can see some really cool entries. The deadline for submissions is next week, November 28th. So what are you waiting for? Sponsors Spreadshirt Spreadshirt is an online custom apparel platform that allows creative professionals start their own clothing line without the risks typically associated with starting your own business. Unlike other companies in the custom apparel business, Spreadshirt offers plot printing technology which end result are products with designs that are very durable and do not crack or fade in the wash. In addition, Spreadshirt’s plot printing technology allows for apparel to be ‘printed’ with textures and specialty materials in addition to regular color printing. If you want to explore the possibility of starting your own apparel business, you can start by opening your free shop here. Vertus FluidMask 3 - #1 Still Image Cut-Out Tool Fluid Mask 3 is designed for photographers, image editors, graphic designers and all those who take digital image editing seriously. In a streamlined interface and workflow, Fluid Mask 3 instantly shows key edges in the image and provides comprehensive easy to use tools that work with difficult-to-see edges and tricky areas like trees & lattices. Pixelmator Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images. Pixelmator harnesses the full power of Mac OS X. It takes advantage not only of Core Image, Open GL or Automator, it also supports, ColorSync, Spotlight and many other technologies. Pixelmator was built exclusively for Mac OS X, and it shows.
Nothing like nice vector illustrations. Dale Edwin Murray, a London based graphic designer, illustrator and photographer, is an expert with some really cool illustrations and also amazing t-shirt graphics that you might be already familiar with. Check out Dale's site for more information and great inspiration. The url is: http://www.daleedwinmurray.com/ Also you can vote for one of Dale's design on DesignbyHumans.com:
Hi people. I have just submitted my first ever t-shirt design to Design By Humans and would very much appreciate your votes and get it printed up. Many thanks in advance! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE