Day #1

Here comes t-shirt design number one. I've spent a lot of today working out how to manage this project so I had to begin with something pretty straightforward to finish. Very happy with it though!

Click to see this design in the store.

Click to see this design in the store.

old/new patterns

Click to see the rest of the portfolio

Click to see the rest of the portfolio

The image to the left is one of a few of my latest updates. I'm going back and reviewing work that I did a while ago and updating where I think it will improve it. When you're busy at this work on a daily basis you can progress fairly quickly. The last few months have flown by and the bar on the execution of my product was raised again the moment I began working with Hunt + Gather

It's also firmed up my practice with respect to demonstrating how the product is best used. Flat artwork doesn't always make clear the potential in a piece, but using mockups and mini-bodies can really help to make the point. I test everything on mockups now. This means everything comes in repeat as standard and as half-drop is almost always easier on the eye (there are exceptions; very organised linear patterns don't really benefit, for example, and it's good to know when to save yourself the labour), that's the norm from me now too.

There's a future post on the topic of the power of the imagination, and particularly the limits of the imagination, suggested by the above. I will ponder that for a while.

Another new tee

Click to see this in the shop.

Click to see this in the shop.

It's dawn here and the birds are singing with abandon. This may just be my favourite time of day but I don't experience it all that often. 

Just uploaded a new shirt design to the shop. Think this came out pretty nice, if I may say so myself. There's a white and a black print available, with the former really intended for use on black tees. Grab yourself one.  I feel I should point out that the quality of these shirts is damn good. This isn't your three-for-a-tenner flimsy shirt (I'm not trying to guilt-trip anyone, I buy them too). These are robust, not too light, and printed beautifully.