08.10.2018 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

Design reviews and links below. Stars 19806showing_smallout of 5

Nameless Terror

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Thank you, Vincent Trinidad!


Terms

Concept – a general notion or idea

Render – to represent, depict, as in drawing or painting, the ability or skill to represent an idea using an image

Composition – the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole. The manner of being composed; structure.

Color – overall color palette. The quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.

Line work – Quality of lines produced, variety or contrast of thickness, clean, or expressive.

Typography – The art or process of expression through type and letter forms.


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01.03.2017 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

First blog post in 2017! Happy New Year guys!! Can’t wait to see what new designs 2017 will bring. Design reviews and links. Stars 19806showing_smallout of 5.

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01.03.2017 | LOTR

Each letter could beautifully stand alone, but together they create a wonderful fellowship.

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Thank you, bomdesignz!

01.06.2016 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

Hey guys, I AM BACK!!!

Sorry for the ridiculously long pause. Life happened. But I redesigned a few things. Changed some stuff here and there and I am back! I will be rating tees with 19806showing.jpeg out of 5.

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01.06.2016 – Evil Border

Fantastic details and positive/negative play

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Thank you, RicoMambo!


 

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01.06.2016 – Host

Love this episode, creepy!

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Thank you, Mathew Glasby!


 

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01.06.2016 – Chihiros Adventure

Great play with positive/negative space

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Thank you, Once Upon a Tees!


 

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01.06.2016 – Dark Forces Continue

Great details and play with scale

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Thank you, batang9tees!


 

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01.06.2016 – Rey

Great details

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Thank you, batang9tees!


 

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01.06.2016 – Don’t Hold My Hand

Simple but a must have!

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Thank you, JLaneDesign!

04/23/2015 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

WOW! It has been forever since my last post! To all my avid followers, I am sorry for the hiatus. My professional life has changed in the last few months. I am now a Graphic Designer for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! Which has been awesome…

I still check out the different daily tee shirt sites regularly, but I haven’t had time to share. I hope to be able to make time going forward and share my favorite designs!

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4/23/15 Top Pick; Speak Friend and Enter

TextmateIcon Color – Great glow effect using contrast.

TextmateIcon Composition – Wonderful use of positive and negative areas.

Thank You ddjvigo

Buy This Shirt! Speak Friend and Enter

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4/23/15 Top Pick; Yoda Best

TextmateIcon Color – Nice, warm, earthy colors. I really enjoy the variety of colors on the banner giving it a glowing appearance.

TextmateIcon Composition – Simple characteristic pose balanced with the round detailed frame and curved banner.

TextmateIcon Lines and Forms – I love Tim Shumate’s bold lines and big eyes.

Thank You Tim Shumate

Buy This Shirt! Yoda Best

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4/23/15 Top Pick; Hells Kitchen Hero

TextmateIcon Composition – Wonderful combination of balanced circles throughout the design.

TextmateIcon Color – I love monochromatic designs. Simple positive and negative play.

Thank You TeeKetch

Buy This Shirt! Hells Kitchen Hero

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4/23/15 Top Pick; Jill’s Herbal Tea

TextmateIcon Color – I really enjoy the warm brown used for all the line work. It gives the design a warm, soft, comfortable feel. Like drinking a cup of tea would.

TextmateIcon Lines and Forms – Adorable dopey eyes, nose, and ears. Cute!

Thank You Coinbox Tees

Buy This Shirt! Jill’s Herbal Tea

09/10/2014 Top Picks- Daily Shirt Designs

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09/10/14 Top Pick; Wizard

Don’t tempt me, OTHERTEES!

star Lines and Forms – Wonderful well-formed lines with a variety of widths. The lines create a detailed render of one my favorite wizards ever!

star Composition – Intriguing layout using the figure’s hair to wind the eye around the whole composition.

star Texture –  The varying widths of the lines create an interesting color using simple positive and negative shapes.

Thank You 2mz

Buy This shirt! Wizard

 

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09/10/14 Top Pick; Bad Seed and Criminal Miss Conduct

star Concept –  Wonderful idea and execution of these two tough broads as Roller Derby Girls. Their outfits and accessories work very well with the concept and the individual characters.

star Color – I really enjoy these dark, combat color palettes. I also very much enjoy their simple brighter color frame.

star Lines and Forms – Wonderful style in which these to figures are portrayed. They both look unique but easily recognizable.

Thank You Tom Kurzanski

Buy This shirt! Bad Seed and Criminal Miss Conduct

05/27/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

Okay, first of all I want to thank everyone who is supporting and reading my blog! Second, I want to explain how busy I’ve been lately. Outside of this blog I have a full-time job, do freelance design and photography, and have a 2-year old daughter. I know, “woe is me”, right?

Anyway, I’m trying something a little different to simplify things so I can get these posts done faster while maintaining quality and the daily post quota.

Still with me? Awesome! I hope you enjoy the posts going forward with the new format. I’ll still be posting more “Website to doorstep reviews” but those take a lot of time. Stay tuned!!!

 

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05/27/14 Top Pick; Tiny Dark Tower

star Creativity  – Interesting Tiny Tower and Lord of the Rings concept. I enjoy the little scenes within each level.

star Execution – Nice pixel art design with a wonderful amount of details on the simplified figures.

star Color Scheme – Wonderful color combinations on the warm gray background.

 

Thank You Spiritgreen & Oakenspirit

Buy This Shirt! Tiny Dark Tower

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05/27/14 Top Pick; Dragon

star Figures – Both figures are rendered very nicely in a sketch like quality.

star Composition – Wonderful asymmetric design. The larger “Mother of Dragons” head is nicely balanced with the smaller, darker Khal Drogo head.

star Texture –  Smooth pen and ink texture with interesting ink blots on a light gray background.

star Complexity – Great thin lines and dynamic angles in the figure’s hair develop a baby dragon.

 

Thank You 2mzdesign

Buy This Shirt! Dragon

04/08/2014 Top 3 Picks- Daily Shirt Designs

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04/08/14 Top 3 Pick; Gandalf’s Fireworks

No one does fireworks quite like Gandalf! Just keep an eye on Merry and Pippin, there hasn’t been a dragon in these parts for ages… This design has an old-time etching style. The composition is bilaterally balanced and is visually interesting. I enjoy the texture and the different typographic elements. The flat light blue -gray color on the dark indigo background  creates a nice contrast.

Thank You Azafran

Buy this Shirt! Gandalf’s Fireworks

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04/08/14 Top 3 Pick; Tech Meth

This moth/bee provides the honey Heisenberg uses to sweeten his cooks. The design is composed from simple outlines. Wonderful thick to thin ratio of line width to create overall color. The basic geometry is nicely balanced. The large circular seal overhead anchors the design and repeats and relates to the circles within the insect.

Thank You David Bear

Buy this Shirt! Tech Meth

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04/08/14 Top 3 Pick; Steamboat Stevie

“Where’s Esteban? Esteban was eaten! He was bitten? Eaten! [pause] He was swallowed whole? No! Chewed!” Stevie is out for revenge on his steamboat after the death of his friend Esteban and he’s packing’ dynamite. Super cute design referencing a movie I absolutely love! Nice big cartoon eyes along with thin Mickey Mouse limbs and big round shoes behind an enlarged ship’s wheel. Pleasant, calm, nautical color scheme.

Thank You TeoZ

Buy this Shirt! Steamboat Stevie