23 Great Apparel Related Design Articles

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We’ve gathered 23 of the best apparel related design articles so you can find everything in one place. These articles can serve as sources of inspiration, tutorials, and apparel related resources centered on design. This post was put together with a bookmark in mind, just something you can come back to each time you have a t-shirt design project looming on your desk. We have categorized the articles by tutorials, inspiration, and resources.


Some awesome tutorials that will teach you more about the design process.

Gradients and Halftones in Screen Printing


How to Take Your T-Shirt Artwork From Good to Great


Logo Design with Apparel in Mind


Create to Create Awesome Sweet T-Shirt Mockups Like Jimiyo


From Raster to Vector, Halftones


How to Create Your Own Color Seperations in Adobe Illustrator


Designing with Halftones



Compilation articles with tons of great resources

15 Awful Mistakes Made by Designers in the Music ad Apparel Industry – 1 of 3


15 Awful Mistakes Made by Designers in the Music ad Apparel Industry – 2 of 3


47 Essential Resources for T-Shirt Designers


57 Inspirational Sites from 7 Remarkable Apparel Designers


Pointers for Designers Working with Apparel Companies


The Ultimate Guide to Designing Your Own Custom T-Shirts


The Big List of T-Shirt Blog Feeds


Pros and Cons of Printing Methods


Alternative to Printing Photos on T Shirts


6 Great Tips On How To Prepare Artwork for T-Shirt Printing



Lastly, some inspirational compilations to help ignite some ideas

Tasty Designer T-Shirts – Plus Resources & Tuts


50 Best T-Shirt Designs of 2008


Inspiration: Awesome T-Shirt Designs


23 More Truly Awesome Custom T-Shirt Designs


30 Vector Based T-Shirts From Top Designers

Designer Tees! Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve


About the Author

Blake works at YouDesignIt.com where you can print and design t-shirts. He has been doing this gig for quite some time and feels that wearing a t-shirt to work everyday is the best perk. :)

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  • http://iamkhayyam.blogspot.com Khayyam Wakil

    Wow, second apparel roundup I’ve seen this week. This is great! There’s a lot I haven’t seen and looking forward to checking out.

    Thanks for the awesome resource.

    Khayyam Wakil´s last post was… Virgin for over 25 years #80sphotowkd

  • http://www.1stwebdesigner.com Dainis Graveris

    T-shirt related articles are becoming more and more popular as I see, but that’s great – every good designer has a chance to get related T-shirt to his graphic design passion. Nice one, Blake!

    Dainis Graveris´s last post was… 40 Promotional Sites Where To Submit Your Design Related Links

  • http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk Chris Spooner

    Nice roundup, plenty of useful tips apparel design tips to be absorbed.

    Chris Spooner´s last post was… This Week’s Favourites – January 9th 2009

  • http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/create-furious-pink-panther-poster/ Adam

    Hey Blake – thanks for throwing an extra heap of Go MediaZine resources into this roundup… we’ll do our best to keep them coming!

    Adam´s last post was… The Making of the TweetBacks Logo

  • http://phiredesign.net AJ Troxell

    Great roundup of apparel resources. Really useful!

    AJ Troxell´s last post was… How Do You Blog?

  • http://www.joyoge.com/ joyoge designers’ bookmark

    nice roundup and useful tips thanks..

    joyoge designers’ bookmark´s last post was… Video inspiration – Paper folding & stop motion

  • http://www.taddict.com The Taddict

    Thanks for the mention in the post! We love it when t-shirt topics are covered in the design world.

    The Taddict´s last post was… T Addict X Word Apparel – New Pics

  • http://www.endofgeneric.com Michael Clayton

    Thanks for the great roundup here. Lots to go through!