T shirt design.
It’s an essential piece of apparel.
It makes people feel good about themselves.
But it also makes it harder to tell a story, according to design expert Dan Stapleton.
“There are lots of little details in design that make it more or less challenging to tell the story,” he said.
Designers have long wondered what makes a great shirt.
“I think the big problem is that people don’t think about design,” Stapelton said.
He and his team of designers have spent the last few years developing a checklist of the most common mistakes that come with a shirt design: the lack of imagination, a lack of detail, an overly formal or ostentatious font, and an obvious bias toward colors that don’t work.
“The biggest thing we’re going to be focusing on is, ‘Are you designing to a color palette?’
If you are, and you can tell us, you should,” Stappleton said.
“If you are not, you don’t have a good shirt.”
The most common mistake The checklist is just one piece of advice for designers who want to improve their designs.
“It is a lot like a checklist for a job interview,” Stadler said.
But that doesn’t mean that everyone should follow it.
“That’s not the case.
I think people should start from scratch.”
Stapletts team includes a mix of designers, graphic designers, typographers, and illustrators.
They’ve been collaborating for a decade and have developed the first ever checklist of seven color palettes that are suitable for shirts.
The checklist lists eight common design mistakes that can lead to a terrible shirt design and how to avoid them.
A simple color palette is the best way to create a design.
The list doesn’t list specific color palades or combinations of colors that are perfect for a shirt, Staplets team said.
The problem is you can’t always get to the right color combination for the shirt.
It can be a good idea to try out a few colors to get an idea.
A list of 10 to 15 colors is not a bad starting point, Stadlers said.
You might want to try something different or try to do a few things at a time.
The only rule for each color is that you shouldn’t use too many colors at once, because too many will be distracting.
Too much color means the design is too bold or too thin.
The more colors you use, the less textural you are creating.
Stapels team includes two palettes, one with a more neutral color palette and one with bold colors.
The two palette colors work well together to create bold, textural text.
Too many colors means the shirt looks too modern.
Too few colors will make the design look more modern than it is.
Stads team includes three palettes and three types of bold colors, but you should always be looking for a neutral color combination, which is the color you should avoid.
A textural design is good but not necessary.
“A design that is too formal is bad,” Staps team said, “and it’s also good for the story.”
If a design has too much text, it’s not going to stand out and people won’t know it’s from your design.
Too small of a font size makes the design too big.
A font that is big will make it hard to read the shirt and it will make you feel awkward.
“When you start designing for a lot of people, you’ll have a lot to learn and it’ll be hard to stay focused on one thing,” Stads said.
A poorly thought out font makes the shirt look like a gift card.
“Sometimes, people don and don’t realize that they’re giving you a gift,” Stops team said on the checklist.
“They’re not giving you anything.
They’re giving it to you.
And if you can read this, you’ve got a gift in your hand.”
A design is overly formal with too many details.
“You should have enough detail to make it work, but not so much detail that it feels like you’re going for a specific message or something,” Stats team said in the checklist for the bold, sans serif font.
A designer doesn’t have enough creativity in the design.
“As an illustrator, your creative mind is not necessarily your own,” Stas said.
An artist should have the ability to write, draw, and make an impression on people, Stads says.
The best way for an illustrators to help their clients is to “be a creative soul.”
The team recommends that designers spend some time developing their ideas and then develop a design for the clients.
“Don’t just build it,” Stases team said by way of advice.
“Design is not just an art, it is an intellectual exercise.”
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