Aw – this nerd really thought he could cut it. This cautionary tale just goes to show that if you try and play the big boys’ game you might get hurt..
This great illustration from YAWN shows a great use of perspective and angles to get the point across. Whether you’re the sort of person who’d stand and laugh at the nerd, or (like me), you’re more likely to be the one on the deck with the broken glasses – this is a great and unique design to wear with pride.
Star Wars t-shirts are everywhere! – Hey I’ve even had a go myself (and I may not be done yet).
There’s just something unique about it that moved a couple of generations of people. There’s lots of innovative designs out there, but I’m really loving this one by Naf4d, as the attention to detail and the process involved illustrates it was something of a labour of love.
“I drew the Death Star then started the long process of resizing and placing each ‘star’ – It took ages to do and the computer I used to do it (8-core Mac Pro with 14 gig of Ram) was pushed to the max and even that beast struggled towards the end!”
I’m certainly not going to count how many stars are on this design! Another thing I like is that the head looks completely different from far away and close up:
From a distance you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a portrait of William Shakespeare (what? just me?).
At closer quarters, the design almost looks like a huge collection of empire bling, with hundreds of death star-shaped jewels adorning the dark lord’s helmet.
Maybe the bejewelled helmet comes out on special occasions…
I think if I were standing under the end of a rainbow I’d be this this freaked out too. Not only would you be a bit peeved that there’s no pot of gold, but you’ve also ruined your best outfit. Indigo’s a real pain to get out!
If you’re a visitor or a local to Melbourne, trams are an icon part of the city scenery. From the heritage trams like this one, right up to the bumblebee ones with ‘simulated’ bells.
I wanted to draw something that struck me as ‘Melbourne’ without getting too contrived. This (being a tram) isn’t typically ‘cool’ or ‘creative’ as such. Just my vector interpretation of a Melbourne icon. Great to show the world where you’re from (or where you’ve been).
There’s also a black and white alternative if you don’t like wearing the colours.
I love it when enthusiastic people find the time to write positively about other people’s work (I try to do it myself). Cathie Tranent’s a great creative talent who’s channelling such thoughts into a new blog devoted to t-shirts and other designers.
Is that a Tenacious D reference I spot in the title?
I’m a creative geek living in Melbourne, Australia who writes software by day, and creates T-shirts and other designs by night. This is all of course when time and motivation allows.
It’s probably accurate to say I dabble in things other than software to keep my creative side happy. I was always a keen musician (guitar, drums and keyboards) but am now happy to dream of the ‘greatness’ I never achieved. I may surprise myself yet… I might also get round to finishing my list of gig attendances one day.
I like to take pictures of things that interest me, and am becoming and increasingly keen photographer.
I occasionally write technical articles, produce the odd bit of freeware, and record technical thoughts on my Codebureau blog. Anything left may end up on this blog – but that's rapidly turning into my world of T-Shirts!
If you're interested in hiring me for contract development work in the Melbourne, Australia area then take a look at my skills timeline to see if I might be able to fit your needs, then contact me right here.