The simple t-shirt is one of your wardrobe’s most underappreciated features. It’s typically concealed behind warmer clothing once summer has passed, so you’d be forgiven for paying less attention to it than you would to your statement outerwear, but it’s still there, ever-present.
Unless you’re going for a tidy, minimalist appearance, there are lots of ways to experiment with patterns to add a pop of color to your outfit. Printed shirts don’t have to be loud or excessive — their simplicity may lend another depth to ensembles, softening sophisticated pieces or adding a statement to simpler ones.
Find a modest print size
There are things in life where size does not matter, but a print on a t-shirt is not one of them. People frequently make the mistake of choosing designs with a standard size. However, the standard is near to the maximum, which is sometimes too large.
The size of a design should be determined by the function of the shirt, the features of the garment, and the design’s own attributes.
Keep in mind that certain forms, such as circles and squares, appear better when they are scaled smaller than usual. Consider the print’s entire surface area, not simply its width and height. Another benefit of a smaller print size is the fact that your event t-shirts can be turned into everyday wear. For example, Halloween t-shirts with smaller pumpkin prints can be used as part of an outfit rich with black and orange colors.
Focus on fonts and typography
Typography is the visual arrangement of words in their most basic form (not to be confused with the font, which is the style of the text). Typography is used whenever text is written or presented, whether it is good or terrible.
Typography is the art of typesetting in graphic design, which includes arranging type in a logical manner, selecting acceptable typefaces (fonts), ensuring proper letter spacing and line spacing, and creating the way the words interact with the visual components to be aesthetically attractive.
Your font choice says a lot. It carries a great amount of information and has the potential to express specific thoughts or trigger emotions–which may or may not be purposeful. From a lifetime of looking at logos, drawings, and advertisements, we’ve all been conditioned to attach specific traits to certain typefaces.
Choose Prints With Well-Spaced Composition
Composition is something you might recall from high school art class. Every design contains parts that are placed in relation to one another, and this relationship is what makes up the overall composition, which is the key to a good design.
You may believe that an appealing composition is subjective, yet a few simple criteria may substantially make a design more appealing. Typical errors include parts that are too close together or too far away. Sometimes the entire design is off-kilter, leading the eye to the wrong spot.
Put some time and effort into finding a design with a good composition if you’re dealing with a range of pieces. Experiment with a few pieces and compare them. Consult with a friend about their thoughts. Worry first, be happy later.
Be Careful With Colors
One of the most crucial decisions is the choice of color. More colors mean a higher cost per item. Screen printing is typically better suited for solid colors and a limited color pallet.
Regardless of the print method, the way the design appears due to color selections is always a factor. It’s tempting to wear a lot of colors that make a design pop, but this might backfire. If you wear too many colors, your outfit may begin to seem unappealing due to the increased likelihood of clashing.
There will almost always be an optimal amount of colors or a limited variety to pick from. Try to fulfill your outfit goals with as few colors as possible; people typically wear shirts with less color more frequently than if they had every hue of the rainbow.
The general idea is to always keep it simple. The human eye can only handle a given amount of information at once, whether it is graphic or not. With a t-shirt design, you not only have a limited viewing period, but you’re also frequently a moving target. So keep things simple and enjoy while wearing your chosen design.