HOW WE CREATE SHIRT DESIGNS

HOW WE CREATE SHIRT DESIGNS

We often get asked how we come up with so many designs. Where do the ideas come from and how do we go about actually creating them?

 

The answer is remixing: taking a few references, adding a comedic spin, and merging them together into a cool design that looks great on a t shirt:

 

BigBadTees T Shirt Designs

 

But what exactly is a remix? “A remix is defined a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.”

 

Remember the Queen/David Bowie song “Under Pressure,” which was later taken by Vanilla Ice and revamped into “Ice Ice Baby”? This is a perfect example of remixing; Borrowing the iconic beat from one song to create a new one.

Queen David Bowie Vanilla Ice Under Pressure Ice Ice Baby

 

And this is more or less what we do on a lot of our t shirt designs, only we use images instead of songs. We photoshop pictures to create something new (and funny, of course): The Betty Ford Center logo remixed with a Yeti (Sasquatch) to make our “Yeti Ford” t-shirt, The Wu Tang Clan logo remixed with Winnie The Pooh characters to make our “Pooh Tang” tee. Get it?

How BigBadTees Makes T-Shirt Designs

 

So just exactly HOW do we do it? This is a question we get asked a lot.

 

The simple answer isn’t so simple. It’s the combination of a brain full of historical and pop culture references, a knack for graphic design, and a sense of humor. We’d probably do well on Jeopardy.

 

But unfortunately, there’s no real way we can tell YOU how to do it, unless you possess these skills too.

 

What I can tell you is that BigBadTees has a passion for creating ORIGINAL t shirt designs. We never steal from other shirt shops and we CERTAINLY don’t buy designs from places like this:

 

Store Bought Templates SUCK!

 

Literally every t shirt design you see on this site was hand crafted by the BigBadTees design staff, and we take a lot of pride in that.

 

So – are you funny, good at graphic design, and have a mind full of seemingly useless information? Well, maybe that information isn’t so useless after all, and maybe – just maybe - this is the business for you!

 

That’s all for now.

 

Best,

PD

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