After a second attempt of doing my emulsion prints, they did turn out a lot better than the first time and i now plan to scan them and edit them in Photoshop then apply them to my products.
I recently did some emulsion prints of the photography i want to apply to my products but unfortunatley they did not turn out very well. Today, I have been back to printmaking and have redone these prints and i hope they will turn out better. I am also working on my website.
For my show i have decided i will make the following products: 3 x t-shirts 1 x hoodie 1 x canvas bag 2 x cushions 2 iphone cases
A company called PolyBags sent me some samples of some plastic packaging and a catalog. I requested them on Monday and they arrived on Wednesday. These will be useful in helping me decide which packaging i will use and i will upload photos later.
My final logo devlopment
experimentation with typefaces for my logo. so far, the first one is my favourite.
I have some photography from Walsall Arboretum in the snow and various rural places which i will upload to Flickr and sort through. These will be useful to me.
I have decided that my designs will be themed around nature and animals, in light neutral colours such as greys and pastels. I would also like a few of my designs to be themed around nighttime. They will be a mixture of photography and Monster Threads has inspired me to create/try some of my own nature based illustrations.
Here is another company who sell unique tshirts, and they use mostly vibrant colours. I could again take inspiration from their designs.
T-shirt printing methods
Screen printing Screen printed tshirts are what you’ll most commonly pick up from the high street. This is because the production costs for high volumes of screen printed tshirts is very low. Designs are printed on to the tshirt with plasticol inks (which give a slightly coarse and rubbery texture) and sealed by a process called heat tunnel curing. Each of the colours needs to be printed on to...
threadless.com Website This website uses a lot of bright colours and bold text to draw attention to the website. It is layed out in a grid system which i think also works really well and generally looks very modern and appealing. I think the target audience is teenagers and i would definatley use this style for my own site. Products This website sells t-shirts, hoodies and other clothing...
Gift wear is a range of different products that can be given as gifts or for everyday use and are all part of a branded range. I have researched some companies that sell gift-wear and also sell similar products to what i want to produce. fab.com http://eu.fab.com/ threadless.com http://www.threadless.com/ made in design http://www.madeindesign.co.uk/gifts-ideas.html culture...
Logos that use birds
Twitter Walsall FC Armani Barclays Duck Nestle
My FMP is going to be a giftware range that includes tshirts, mugs, cushions, etc. It is going to be nature themed and I am going to produce a series of illustrations and photos to use on them.
The address on the front of my envelope will be hand-written
Back of my envelope
Front of my envelope
This is an improved version of my compliment slip
i found a website called http://www.threadless.com and they sell the same kind of products that i would like to use in my fmp. this will be a usefull resource for my research