Painted T-shirts

I designed and painted t-shirts as gifts for some family and friends. Each shirt's design reflected something I knew the recipient would appreciate.

Movin' right along

This one's the masterpiece. My dad appreciates The Muppets—I remember him singing along with Fozzie Bear and Kermit when I was a kid. The song Moving' Right Along was one of his favorites. And so, I present the shirt that, at first, he didn't realize was hand-painted!

t-shirt with text movin' right along and painted pictures of fozzie bear and kermit the frog

close up of t-shirt with text movin' right along and painted pictures of fozzie bear and kermit the frog

I love grammar

For my sister, who had studied languages and enjoyed being a grammar nerd, I made a purple shirt proclaiming "I love grammar." Simple, effective.

t-shirt with text saying I love grammar

I've got soul but I'm not a dualist

One of my college friends, who had studied cognitive science and was staunchly against the philosophical position of dualism, happened to be a fan of music, too. He would sing along to The Killers' song All These Things That I've Done, changing the lyric "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier," to "I've got soul but I'm not a dualist." Yup.

t-shirt with text I've got soul but I'm not a dualist

The airlock is ajar

After I played Mass Effect for the first time, I made this one for myself featuring the character EDI with one of the funnier lines she says in the game.

t-shirt with a picture of EDI from Mass Effect and the text 'the airlock is ajar'

That's outside the scope of my project

Engineers frequently have to enforce constraints on the number of features that other people try to add to their projects. The phrase featured on this shirt was no stranger to my husband, Randy, who used it quite a lot... That's outside the scope of my project.

gray shirt with black text saying that's outside the scope of my project


Thursday, December 29, 2011