T-shirts

July 2019

Various hand screen printed t-shirt designs for The Orb, B12, Touched Music and FireScope Records. Other t-shirt designs feature on some projects featured on this site.

The Orb ‎– A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld t-shirt
The Orb t-shirt close up

The Orb ‎– A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld

Sold exclusively at one Orb gig in London as part of their 30th anniversary tour. There was no artwork to work with so I had to scan the original sleeve and rebuild/redraw all the elements (and also recreate cropped-off or overlapping graphics, such as the stylised star and the astronaut). I presented four options that emphasised different elements to create something that wasn’t just a straight copy of the sleeve.

Touched Music Covert 3 t-shirt
Touched Music Covert 3 t-shirt close-up

Covert 3 t-shirt design for Touched Music

A shirt for charity record label Touched Music’s third volume in the Covert series featuring music by anonymous artists. Designed to promote the album and also raise more funds for the charity. I created a design using the same visual language I had developed for the Covert 3 album artwork.

B12 — Electro-Soma t-shirt
B12 — Electro-Soma t-shirt close-up

B12 — Electro-Soma

Hand screen printed shirt to promote the reissue of the classic 1993 album on Warp Records. This one was a bit of a challenge as the album artwork features a full colour illustration. I decided to isolate the main figure used on the cover, simplify it down and create a version suitable for screen printing. The back uses elements of the album artwork and is printed on a shirt colour to match the album sleeve.

Touched Live t-shirt
Touched Live t-shirt close-up

Touched Music — Touched Live

Another shirt for charity record label Touched Music, this time for their all day live event in Hastings. I used the colour scheme from the already designed poster, there wasn’t much I could use on that for a t-shirt, so I came up with several treatments of the event title for the front and featured the main acts playing on the back. Again, this one was hand screen printed and sold exclusively at the event.

 

Steven Rutter - BrainFog t-shirt
Steven Rutter - BrainFog t-shirt close-up

Steven Rutter — BrainFog

This uses a reworked version of the painting from the BrainFog cover that I had to adapt quite heavily to work as a screen print. I designed the Steven Rutter logo on the sleeve and the BrainFog typography (which I also used in various different iterations on the album artwork). Every shirt was slightly different due to the hand done colour blend from green to blue. Album artwork, featuring the original painting by Sarah Sparkes, can be seen here.

FireScope Records x Pickle Factory t-shirt
FireScope Records x Pickle Factory t-shirt close-up

FireScope Records x Pickle Factory

Special shirt designed for a FireScope Records showcase at The Pickle Factory in London. The front features custom designed letterforms created especially for this shirt. They were sold at the event and also given to all the artists that performed. A great night and I was delighted to see, amongst others, Kirk DeGiorgio and Derek Carr wearing them.

Neo Ouija Records t-shirt
Neo Ouija t-shirt close-up

Neo Ouija Records — Oh Shuper!

A self initiated bit of fun for Neo Ouija. I had recently designed the new Neo Ouija logo and label boss, Lee Norris, kept commenting “Oh Shuper!”. I had the idea to do a shirt (to promote the label’s relaunch) and see if I could create the phrase in the same style as the custom typography I’d designed for the logo.