Graphic Design: Custom T-Shirts

I designed the “We Can Moo It” T shirt for the Walk To End Alzheimers.

The shirt company gave me grief about copyright, despite the image being owned by the National Archives; despite my changing 25% of the text, and despite a font change in the main headline. And despite my adding a large cow-head.

Legal heads prevailed, and the shirts were a big success.

The “Trav’s Inn” T shirt logo was a tougher project. In the early 1970s, Trav’s Inn was known as a “serious drinkers bar”, a motorcycle hangout prone to Friday night fights among the bikers.

Ever try scanning a 40-year-old soft-cloth shirt with curved text on a legal-size flatbed? Not fun.

I had to stitch together multiple scans in Photoshop, align them, and then remove the elements from the background (headline, sub-headline, tasty mug of beer.) Then I had to erase all the edges by hand to eliminate any fringe. 

Most of the rest? Musically-speaking, they reflect an appreciation of music back when it was good (back when I was a musician) as well as a deep dissatisfaction with what it’s become.

Speaking of good music in better days, check out “O No!”, an interactive JavaScript game which is an homage to my about-to-be-expelled-from-high-school years mainly spent dropping quarters in video game arcades listening to what is now called classic rock.


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Client Case Study:
The National Press Foundation

I was hired to build the National Press Foundation a brand new website featuring a state-of-the-art digital asset management system allowing the foundation to deliver streamlined interactive educational experiences to the national and international journalists making up its target audience.


READ MORE about the interesting, successful NPF project