T-shirt graphics

July 2020

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

Sold exclusively at an Orb gig in London as part of their 30th anniversary tour. There was no artwork to work with so I had to redraw all the elements and 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.

Covert 3 – Touched Music

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

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, creating 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 Music — Touched Live

Another shirt for charity record label Touched Music, this time for their live event in Hastings. I used the colour scheme from the promotional poster but there wasn’t anything else I could use for a t-shirt design, so I came up with several treatments of the event title for the front and put the main acts on the back. Again, this one was hand screen printed and sold exclusively at the event.

 

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 is slightly different due to the hand colour blending from green to blue.

Magnonic Signals

Based on the Aquatronics - Deep Horizons EP artwork and screen printed on a Gildan Royal Blue shirt (also available on black).

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 — 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 design a t-shirt and see if I could create the phrase in the same style as the custom typography I’d designed for the logo.