Right now, t-shirt designs are more complicated and varied than ever. A t-shirt is more than just a piece of clothing, but can actually be an expression of personal beliefs and style, much like a piece of art. Many designers, individuals, and even companies are creating innovative and artistic t-shirt designs to get noticed and express themselves through clothing.
If you are interested in ways to design your own t-shirt, how can you go about it? There are several steps you can take to create an impressive design.
Think of a subject: Anything that is out of the ordinary can be great on a shirt. Thinking outside the box can lead to clever and artistic shirt designs. You can find inspiration almost anywhere, from the pattern on the back of a leaf to a funny saying or inspirational quote.
Create the design: After you have your inspiration, you can then actually create the design. Use an old-fashioned pencil and paper to create the design. When you go to transform the design onto a shirt, you can show the piece of paper to the manufacturers, or upload the image to the company website.
Get it produced: There are many sites that allow you to create custom, artistic t-shirt designs online. Some even allow you to get money for your design if other people purchase it as well. Putting your design onto a website is a great first step toward mainstream production.
Cool designs for further inspiration
This shirt is Game of Thrones meets The Walking Dead. The shirt features a ring of blood around the neck, much like what would happen if the wearer’s head was chopped up. This shirt is attention-grabbing and unique because the rest of the shirt is so plain and the blood effects are startling.
Shirts that look like other things are always a design win. This shirt looks like the wearer is being squeezed in the middle by a giant cartoon hand. Clever shading makes this shirt look smaller than it really is. Designs like this are both innovative and fun.
This shirt designed by Japanese designers Takayuki Fukuzawa looks like the shirt is ripped in the front, exposing a woman’s bra. However, on closer inspection, it is easy to see that the exposed bra is simply part of the complete shirt design.
Evian used t-shirts as a clever marketing plant. The company created a stop-motion video where adults wearing babies on their shirts danced to music flipbook style. The shirts generated popularity and for a while, baby shirts were popping up all over the place. This ad campaign was so successful; it even won an award for innovative design marketing.
This type of shirt is very popular on t-shirt websites today. It looks like a piece of art, but the owl wearing old-fashioned 3D glasses makes it quirky enough to succeed in both popularity and sales.
T-shirts can be a powerful advertisement for any designer or brand. That is why it is so important to keep your products at high quality to keep your reputation intact.