Look, we love t-shirts as much as the next guy but in the wrong hands, even good t-shirts can go bad. So, we’ve compiled a handy list of tips to keep in mind when you design your own shirt.
Don’t forget the spellcheque
Want to put text on your custom shirt? Then for the love of God, check the spelling before you hit ‘print’! Even retail giants H&M and TopShop forgot this top tip – check out their handy work in the last two images below. We’re guessing the intern got blamed.
Consider your message, like really.
Are you an ex-con, current con or seriously considering becoming a con? Then you might want to consider the messaging on your custom shirt. Who knows when you’ll be posing for a mug shot…
Give it the ‘is there a chance I could end up on the internet in this’ test?
And we don’t mean in a good way. We mean on one of those ‘ 25 t-shirt fails’ lists. When you design your own shirt, always remember - what looks good/sounds funny in the safety of your own home could actually be an (awkward) viral sensation. Here’s a few people who missed the memo…
Is it age-appropriate?
How do you know if it’s age appropriate? Ask yourself this: if I turned up to Christmas lunch in this shirt, would my grand kids vomit on the spot? If the answer is yes, you might want to give it a miss. We’re guessing these guys either have the coolest grand kids on the planet, or the most embarrassed.
And that’s it –
all the tips and tricks to designing your own tshirt!
“ I have been working with the team at The Tshirt Mill for over 3 years now, They’re unbelievably good at what they do and I’d recommend them to anyone needing a project done big or small. Incredibly easy to work, highly experienced and knowledgable on anything and everything about printing plus they’re all the nicest people you’ll ever meet!”
‘I started my store on the couch watching a movie, I was drawing fried eggs and other assorted foods and photocopied them into photoshop and used the paint bucket tool to darken the lines and started uploading the designs to a website and friends from school started buying the tees and from that I eventually started studying Graphic Design, realised I was doing everything wrong. I then got pretty into Instagram and designed my second official range of tees and printed my samples with you guys! I shot a look book with my sister and voila! it all started from there. Now I try bring out a new range every year. :)’
together with music and music like Mork and Mindy. Or Jay and Bey. Or Kanye
and, well, Kanye. The point is, film and music have inspired some pretty great
t-shirts. Here’s a few of our faves: Mean GirlsMost things Linday
Lohan touches turn to shit. But not Mean Girls. It’s been just over 10 years
since it first graced our screens and we’re still quoting the zingers!