01.05.2017 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

Great Princess Leia, Bioshock, and MegaMan shirts available today.

Design reviews and links. Stars 19806showing_smallout of 5.


01.05.2017 | Hope

Wonderful illuminated, soft quality achieved with warm and cool tones.

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Thank you, saqman!


01.05.2017 | Different Shades of Armor 

Cute collection of style, animated.

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Thank you, asiadraws!


01.05.2017 | Biostorm

Great use of light, color, and negative space.

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Thank you, Kharmazero!


MegaMan Fans?!?!? here are some mega shirts for a good cause.


11/25/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

So many awesome shirt, so little time. I looked through the different sites today and surprisingly found many designs I liked. I was working on a commissioned piece pretty heavily today for a quick turn around. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time to blog today. But I will at least share my favs.


11/25/14 Top Pick: The Capitol’s Downfall

Thank You BustedTees

Buy This Shirt! The Capitol’s Downfall


11/25/14 Top Pick: 80’s Big Daddy

Thank You StudioM6

Buy This Shirt! 80’s Big Daddy


11/25/14 Top Pick: 80’s Dark Side

Thank You StudioM6

Buy This Shirt! 80’s Dark Side


11/25/14 Top Pick: 80’S I’ll Be Back

Thank You StudioM6

Buy This Shirt! 80’s I’ll Be Back


11/25/14 Top Pick: Harley Quinn

Thank You Truly Epic

Buy This Shirt! Harley Quinn


11/25/14 Top Pick: No One’s Slave

Thank You Tim Shumate

Buy This Shirt! No One’s Slave

06/24/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs


06/24/14 Top Pick; Beyond the Sea

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waitin’ for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailin’

star Composition –  Great sense of being submerged due to the contained large rectangular composition. The elongated design allows for both details above and under water.

star Lines and Forms – Wonderful amount of simplified details. I really enjoy all the well-formed shapes within the design, incorporating both positive and negative space.

Thank You TeeBusters

Buy This Shirt! Beyond the Sea

06/08/2014 Top Pick – Daily Shirt Designs


06/08/14 Top Pick; I ‘ll Protect You

starColor – The color in the design really helps stabilize and adds visual interest. Since the Big Daddy looks visually heavy in black, the brighter colors on the left side help balance his body on the right.

starTexture – I really enjoy the texture in this design. The chalk pastel style gives it rich complexity. The feathered lines look quick and distressed which contrasts nicely with the bright looks.

starComposition – The large-scale of the Big Daddy figure dominates the design. Although the Little Sister is much smaller, the composition is stabilized by the Big Daddy’s pose. He is leaning over towards her, creating a continuous, implied arch line from his headgear to her little form and bright dress.

Thank You Logan Feliciano

Buy This Shirt! I’ll Protect You


06/08/14 Top Pick; Believe

This wise little guy looks like he is radiating the force.

starComposition – Wonderful haloing effect around a well-rendered Yoda. The position of his upward-lifting head suggests he is calm and at peace. The top radiation pattern is nicely balanced with the smaller bottom radiating pattern.

starLines – I really enjoy the radiating lines created by the thin triangle and circle patterns. The pattern is wonderfully geometric and creates a great complex background.

Thank You CAPPO376

Buy This Shirt! Believe

04/20/2014 Easter Eggs – Shirt Design Awards 3/9/14 – 4/19/14!

Hello loyal readers and Happy Easter!

Welcome to my “Easter Eggs” design awards. Today I decided to take a break from the daily shirt grind and hand out some individual awards. Over the last month, there have been a ton of amazing shirts! I wanted take a day to recognize those designs that really made me stop and marvel. Think of it like bringing these designs back to life in the spirit of the Easter Holiday! Enjoy!


Category: Best Concept


03/24/14 Top 3 Pick; Boom
Thank You Jimiyo


03/28/14 Top 3 Pick; Biotropolis
Thank You Jak_Gibberish


04/02/14 Top 3 Pick; X-MON
Thank You Harebrained




Jak_Gibberish’s “Biotropolis”


Category: Best Execution


04/11/14 Top 3 Pick; Justice
Thank You Tom Trager


03/12/14 Top 3Pick; Time Lord Comics
Thank You CreativeOutpouring


04/12/2014 Top 3 Pick; Always
Thank You Megan Lara




Tom Trager’s “Justice”


Category: Most Comical


03/21/14 Top 3 Pick; Captain ‘Murica
Thank You TeeTurtle


03/25/14 Top 3 Pick; B is for Blood Sugar
Thank You BustedTees


04/09/14 Top 3 Pick; Shikaka
Thank You Punksthetic




BustedTees’ “B is for Blood Sugar”



Okay, so I was really bummed that these shirts didn’t make the cut or fit into any of my categories. Think of these as my “honorable mentions” if you will. The point is, I really love these shirts and I can’t explain why!


04/13/14 Top 3 Pick; Ice Cream Queen
Thank You MedusaDollmaker


04/18/2014 Top 3 Pick; Ack Ack Ack
Thank You Buzatron


04/03/14 Top 3 Pick; L’Opera Della Diva
Thank You Penguinstein

I want to give a shout out to ALL the designs I’ve had the pleasure of covering since I started this blog. Without creative talent like the artists featured today, my blog would have no reason to exist. Thanks to all the artists, followers, and anyone who has checked out jjlockhARTdesign. Stay tuned for more daily shirt reviews and coming soon, “from website to doorstep” reviews!

04/17/2014 Top 3 Picks – Daily Shirt Designs



Recommended for ages 16 and up! No one can resist the mistress of all evil! Maleficent is not responsible for any death, injury, coma, or true love you may incur. Being a sucker for typography, I enjoy the wide, evil horned shaped letter forms. The bright purples,greens, and yellows with the skull in the bottom center gives these design the appearance of poison. The figure’s face and the winding vines in the background are a luring and enthralling.

Thank You GillesBone



04/17/14 Top 3 Pick; Freedom

“Booker, are you afraid of God?” “No. But I’m afraid of you.” Here we have Elizabeth, the damsel not quite in distress. This design depicts many elements of Bioshock Infinite in which Elizabeth takes control. We see the tables have turned on her jailor, Songbird. In the background, one of Elizabeth’s tears is open to Paris and is also foreshadowed by the Eiffel Tower in the foreground. Keen observers may even notice the Return of the Jedi on the theater marquee! This is an interesting circular composition in which the main figure appears to sit on a pedestal. Wonderful purple blue hues to show the tear effect. That should be interesting to see with a spot gloss, perhaps giving the design dimension. Elizabeth’s face is looking up and away. It carries emotion and makes her seem pensive or reflecting.

Thank You Mark Dos Santos

Buy This Shirt! Freedom


04/17/14 Top 3 Pick; A Robot’s Impression

I think this design is entirely original, but if it’s referencing something, please let me know! I highly enjoy the color palette used in this design. The wonderful striation of the long thin stokes gives the effect of rain coming down. The rain nicely defines the figure in the scene. The neon colors reflected in the rain are nicely balanced throughout the design. The negative space figures in the bottom foreground are wonderful and create a nice transition from design to shirt.

Thank You DannE-B

Buy This Shirt! A Robot’s Impression

03/28/2014 Top 3 Picks- Daily Shirt Designs


03/28/14 Top 3 Pick; Biotropolis

Andrew Ryan’s worst nightmare! A wonderful dystopian mash up. Just as Freder had to journey under the ground to learn the ugly truth of his city, so too does the audience of Bioshock go under the sea. The elongated design with the figure at the bottom mimics the depths to which the characters go through. The geometric, art deco style is justly used to convey both subject matter. I enjoy the warm antique gold tones on the black background.  The typography uses cut out, angular shapes again tying both subject matter up nicely.

Thank You Jak_Gibberish

Buy This Shirt! Biotropolis


03/28/14 Top 3 Pick; Falling Snowflakes

The shirt illuminates Elsa, The Ice Queen’s magic. The impressive glow effect achieved by the contrast of the bright blues against the dark background is incredible. I greatly enjoy the out of focus snowflakes represented by lighter circles floating in the mid-ground and background. Her cape has a nice dynamic pose defined out of the negative space. Else’s pose is interesting, as the figure is facing away and looking back. The glow around her head keeps the focus on her.

Thank You TeeTurtle

Buy This Shirt! Falling Snowflakes


03/28/14 Top 3 Pick; We Can Build It

Wyldstyle the MasterBuilder is doing her best Rosie the Riveter impression here. A classic design that translates well into Wyldstyle’s bold attitude and gender breaking perception. The combination of bright bold colors, and thick lines nicely renders her strength.

Thank You Drew Wise

Buy This Shirt! We Can Build It

03/25/2014 Top 3 Picks- Daily Shirt Designs


03/25/14 Top 3 Pick; Come On, Mr. Bubbles!

Would you kindly check out this design? This scene depicts a rare moment of tenderness in Rapture between a Big Daddy and his Little Sister. Don’t get between this odd couple or you’ll be swimming with the fishes, literally! The nice elongated design portrays deep submersion. Simple gradation of teal tones on a dark blue background gives it an underwater feel. I enjoy the touch of yellow in the center of the design. The yellow leads the eye straight to the center first, then around and back to the center. The characters are skillfully shaped out of the negative space.

Thank You filiskun

Buy This Shirt! Come On, Mr. Bubbles!


03/25/14 Top 3 Pick; Meth City

Wonderful mash up of two series known for their anti-heroes. The black and white composition of the design conveys a theme of right and wrong which is prevalent in both franchises. The wonderful dynamic angle in the composition makes the figures appear larger than life. The grouping of the figures set in formation shows hierarchy. The typographic treatment is on point, conveying the dark graphic novel style.

Thank You Punksthetic

Buy This Shirt! Meth City


03/25/14 Top 3 Pick; B is for Blood Sugar

I guess that sweet tooth finally came back to haunt Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster! If the letter of the day is B, then the number must be 3 because this is in my top 3! Hilarious shirt design. Using simple flat colors, Cookie Monster’s face is rendered in complete horror. His hands up and fingers spread apart convey a sense of terror. The Count’s hands seem to gently wrap around Cookie Monster, caressing him as he sucks his blood.

Thank You BustedTees

Buy This Shirt! B is for Blood Sugar