A few weeks ago I wrote how I created my own coffee mugs with my self designed Streets of Nuremberg logo. Now I took the fun to the next level and designed my own T-Shirts. Using the same vendor as for my mug and my business card I designed them directly on the vistaprint.de website (the same site in the US is vistaprint.com). For a bit of how-to and more photos continue after the jump….
The trick was to export only the lines of my logo with a transparent background as .png file out of photoshop, so that way only the lines are imprinted on the Shirt and not a whole square area that would make it kind of stiff. The text underneath the logo and the Shakespeare Quote on the back (from my “about this blog” page) I made with the text feature of the design software on the vistaprint website.
All in all it took me no more than 30 mins to finish the shirt. I created two basic versions with a white logo and text on a black shirt and then the reverse. The designs are saved under my user account, so I can always replicate and create derivates, e.g. a long sleeve shirt or using different quotes on the back. Cost and quality of the T-Shirts were surprisingly ok.
They came out great, as you can see from the photos. So I’ll be my own billboard when roaming the Streets of Nuremberg with my camera. Or those of other cities….(hear me, my Portland readers 😉 )?
Have a great Thursday!