Keep Calm, Equin-co designs are here ..

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An acquaintance ordered a “Keep Calm and blablabla…” tshirt. Well, we all know the hype in those and I should say I did dig some of them too.

But when it came to making something that someone out there already made, I was hesitant. Still, though, should I come up with the *idea* besides the design -lettering and illustration- and the application? In some cases, yes, I do. But every now and then, I take a popular and/or retro idea and add a twist to it, so it ends up being perfectly personal.

With this one, I thought, “Ok, I make tshirts, I might as well put a saying to this!” so that’s how I came up with that. She loved it, thankfully, which puts a smile on my face as well.

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Going over board with creativity!

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Whenever I make tshirts (or have an idea for a tshirt) I usually go for simple, clean cut, to the point designs. *Insert HUUUGE liar pinocchio nose*

No, but really 🙂 Although I *usually* go for refined, I have the tendency to appreciate the beauty of eclectic sometimes. The shirt above is no exception. I absolutely love typography, even more when the words are the perfect description! So why settle for one?:)

The key for mixing it up, though, is somehow try to keep a common ground, like letters, or only metallic, or objects that relate to a similar category. They *have* to meet somewhere! So that the whole design doesn’t end up looking like a mess.

I love the cut and the texture of this particular one here, the lettering only made it more awesome, i think :/

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