July 25, 2019

Designing cool shirts is harder than you think.

Boredwalk My Ethnicity Anti-Trump Shirt

Yeesh. What a week, folks. 

This is normally where you might see our latest and greatest design, but the sad fact is that I ran out of time to get another new one done this week. Well, no — that's not entirely true.

I actually did have a really nice design completed and ready to go, but upon sending it to Meredith to add to the site, we realized it wasn't optimally designed for printing on a t-shirt. 

You see, there's actually a lot of thought and planning that goes into our designs. Creating art for an article of clothing isn't the same as drawing or designing something for a rectangular sheet of paper. It has to be visually interesting to look at up close, but also eye-catching and compelling enough that it jumps out at the viewer, whether they're scrolling through an email, their social media feed, or see it across a crowded room. It has to work with the color of the shirt so it doesn't clash, and it has to take up enough real estate on the fabric that it makes sense and isn't comically large or so small that you need a magnifying glass to make out what it is. So you see, there are a lot of moving parts to keep in mind.

This doesn't mean we completely scrapped the concept; I'll be back at work on it today, and now that we know what needs to be tweaked we should be able to really hit it out of the park and have it up on the site this afternoon! We're no quitters, but we're also not about to put something out we wouldn't want to wear ourselves.

While you wait with bated breath, listen to this week's podcast episode!

We share THREE new customer reviews, as well as a few of our recent Question of the Day posts and corresponding user comments from Facebook and Instagram. We also talk a bit about upcoming episodes featuring interviews with other creative business owners and the rest of the Boredwalk team (among other things.) Enjoy!

And in case you missed it, we're co-hosting the Fun In The Sun giveaway right now with some other cool brands, with a prize pack valued over $650! If you haven't entered yet, click here to do so — it's easy!

We'll be back next week with more new designs, another new podcast episode, and possibly even a new team member (or two!) Until then...

Peace, love, and tacos,