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.
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.
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!
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.”