ART PROF T-Shirts!


Get our official T-shirt, featuring a charming design by Art Prof Intern Janice Chun! The T-shirt is 6.1 oz., made of pre-shrunk 100% cotton, has a double-needle stitched neckline, bottom hem and sleeves. Sizes available are S, M, L, XL, XXL. We chose “sand” as the T-shirt color because we are big art nerds and this color reminded us all of newsprint.

Pledge $10: 1 T-shirt
Pledge $30: 3 T-shirts

Estimated delivery: Sept. 2016. Ships only to United States


You can even read about our design process and the T-shirt contest we ran!

One of the advantages when your staff is all art students and emerging artists is that when you want to offer a new T-shirt reward for your Kickstarter campaign, you’ve got tons of in house talent.

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17 T-shirt design sketches from the ART PROF staff

The guidelines were that the design had to be black and white, and had to include the text “Art Prof” somewhere in the design. So five of our staff worked on the sketches you see above and we voted internally to select 4 finalists.  We didn’t do a full out critique on each design, but we definitely discussed a few concerns about legibility of the text, or awkward associations in some of the designs.

Here were our 3 finalists!

1st and 3rd designs below are by Intern  Janice Chun, 2nd design is by Teaching Assistant Casey Roonan.


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Snippets from our staff discussion of the designs:

“It’s hard to choose, because I like so many of the designs as drawings but realistically, I would only wear maybe two of them on a T-shirt.”

“I’m having issues with the gloop flying off the back of Prof Lieu’s head-it reminds me of wax, or blood.”

“I like the design with the paint tube, but I don’t get why the paint tube is cut in half.”

“The paint tube cut in half makes me think of a piece of sliced meat-not exactly the best association to have!”

“Some design have interesting lettering but they aren’t easy to read.”

ART PROF is a free, online educational platform for visual arts for people of all ages and means. features video courses, art critiques, an encyclopedia of art supplies, and more.

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Prof Lieu offers video critiques on portfolios for students applying to art school and working artists. More info.

Every month, we assign a topic for you to respond to with an artwork. We give out prizes in several categories!  More info.

ASK THE ART PROF was a written column in the Huffington Post from about art related topics. Visit our Pro Development page.


3 thoughts on “ART PROF T-Shirts!

  1. No-brainer: The paint tube is cut in half because you are scooping out every last bit of paint. (It’s a plastic acrylic tube, obviously.)

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