It’s fun to try new color schemes. We think this may be the first time we’ve printed on a shirt this color but that electric sea foam color really glowed on them. Nothing complicated about the design but the ink overlaps and the contrasts in color and value made this shirt a winner in our books.
This sort of job is what we live for. Hardcore bears? What’s not awesome about that? We drew this up in-house and printed it big and bright on shirts and tanks. Keep them coming!
We’ve been pretty crazy busy lately. Lot’s of exciting things in the works. Projects are getting more interesting, weather is getting toasty, and we’re breaking out the tank tops in the shop as we get a good sweat going.
Here are some shirts we did recently that are actually a reprint but with a different color scheme. The colors turned out beautifully as the bright sea foamy green and the deep burnt red created a great contrast on the heather brown. These kinds of colors make us just giddy.
Uh oh, someone likes our (Vardagen) new USS Indianapolis tanks…
(photo courtesy of Kelley Jordan)
We like when people are willing to get creative on projects that tend to be serious. “Run/Walk for the cure” type events obviously have serious undertones but they shouldn’t be solemn occasions (at least we don’t think so). Thats why when this little team “Gnome More Breast Cancer” came to us asking for help designing a fun shirt for this Race for the Cure they were taking part in, we were excited to jump on board.
We’ve been improving the use of color overlaps with water-based inks on our own projects at Vardagen, but haven’t applied this on client projects very frequently. However, we felt like this was the perfect occasion to implement it, as it gives more color at less cost which is pretty ideal when you’re getting shirts for a cause. So, as you can see, the blue and pink colors made that nice, soft purple for the shadows and gave the print a lot more depth than would have been there otherwise. I expect we’ll start getting bolder and more creative with these color interactions with time. So stay tuned!