#1
So tonight, as I was browsing the web, I have been searching desperatley for some Rites of Spring or Husker Du merch. Then, the idea hit me..

Why not just make it myself?

So I made a mock-up of a Rites of Spring T-shirt (based on the album cover).
I took a tiny picture of the cover, and blew it up to an insane resolution and began sharpening and touching up like crazy. I made various resizes and touch-ups, and here is the final product:
(Ignore the stupid little orange frog for the tag, it was the first thing that looked suitable under "black T shirt" in google image search.)
(Also, note that I'm probably gonna do some re-sizing to the logo/text so it fills up the shirt better. Also, the real image is MUCH more high resolution then this)

Anyone make homemade T-shirts, whether with pen or had them printed?
I'm having this one printed at the local shop.

EDIT: Final size logo.
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Oh, and I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass too.
Last edited by rafarquhar at Jan 7, 2007,
#2
ive done it befor you buy a special paper for your printer, and like iron it on or something like that.

its pretty kewl
#3
EMO!

They're an old emo band yer??

Pretty cool seeing as they probably don't have any more merch....nice job. Oh yeah, I hate black shirts too.
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#4
Quote by Teh Traineez0rz
EMO!

They're an old emo band yer??

Pretty cool seeing as they probably don't have any more merch....nice job. Oh yeah, I hate black shirts too.


Yeah, they're a classic emo band.

I'm going to be honest, I'm pretty sick of wearing so many black shirts too. I might invert the color, and put it on a light brown, dark green, or even a white shirt.
Main gear (For complete list, see profile):
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain-top
Basswood Telecaster, 2 single-sized HB's, both split.
Epiphone Valve Junior
B-52 AT-412 Cabinet
Oh, and I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass too.
#5
I make a lot of my own shirts, actually, but I use fabric paint.

It comes in small bottles and you can find it at just about any 'arts and crafts' store or the like.

I get blank shirts from a place around here called the 'Rag Shop,' it's a franchise, so look for one? They only cost 4 dollars and come in tons of colors.

Doing something like a logo, you'll have to print it on, but the iron-on paper you can buy from Office Depot isn't exactly high quality. :P

There are a couple online services that let you order shirts with your own design, but I don't have any on hand. Search around a bit?

By the way, excellent choice for a shirt. Rites Of Spring are one of my favorite bands. :] As well as ATDI---I actually ended up making a shirt bearing their name. :]
you tell me who's better. i think good charlote are better than the bealtes but that's only because their lyrics mean more and they are better musicians.


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#6
Quote by mrFood
I make a lot of my own shirts, actually, but I use fabric paint.

It comes in small bottles and you can find it at just about any 'arts and crafts' store or the like.

I get blank shirts from a place around here called the 'Rag Shop,' it's a franchise, so look for one? They only cost 4 dollars and come in tons of colors.

Doing something like a logo, you'll have to print it on, but the iron-on paper you can buy from Office Depot isn't exactly high quality. :P

There are a couple online services that let you order shirts with your own design, but I don't have any on hand. Search around a bit?

By the way, excellent choice for a shirt. Rites Of Spring are one of my favorite bands. :] As well as ATDI---I actually ended up making a shirt bearing their name. :]


Gotta love ATDI.
I might make a shirt from them, but a friend of mine gave me an ATDI shirt for my birthday, and I have yet to discover where he found it.

To print it, I'm going to go to the T-shirt shop in the next town over, and ask if they do any printing. I have tons of different images of the design, from the shirt mockup to the design itself. I can't wait.

If I do make a second shirt, it's probably going to be for Hüsker Dü.
Main gear (For complete list, see profile):
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain-top
Basswood Telecaster, 2 single-sized HB's, both split.
Epiphone Valve Junior
B-52 AT-412 Cabinet
Oh, and I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass too.
#8
Quote by IlikeTheSKA
I want that shirt.


I could send you the base image that you would use to print on a T-shirt.
Want it?
Main gear (For complete list, see profile):
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain-top
Basswood Telecaster, 2 single-sized HB's, both split.
Epiphone Valve Junior
B-52 AT-412 Cabinet
Oh, and I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass too.