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Cut Up Clothing

Over the years I’ve done several designs for clothing companies and I’ve always enjoyed working with different brands either creating a new logo from scratch for a start up company or being invited to create a design for an established clothing brand. T-shirt design had a big influence on me growing up especially as a teenager. I was well into my skateboarding and music which had a strong connection with alternative design. [/vc_column_text]

On many occasions I have considered starting up my own clothing line. I came close many times to taking the plunge however circumstances seemed to always get in the way. Cut Up Clothing was the name of the brand I created. As I’ve been going back through some of my old work lately I found this design and I thought I’d share it with you. It was the last design I created back in 2013 when I last considered launching the brand. Since then there has been a few changes that have helped to envision a final design through the use of mock up resources. You can now give a client a clear look at how their finished design will look in it’s finished printed form. A perfect example of this is the image of the printed T-shirts below this is a free resource file which mean I can simply drag in my design and it is applied to the T-shirt complete with creases and shadow. I can’t recommend these resources enough so if you are a few designer have a look into it as it will save you time and money in the long run.

So a bit more about the design / logo I designed for Cut Up Clothing. I’ve found lately that as I am getting older there is a big difference between a T-shirt designs I love the look of and what I feel comfortable wearing. This may be just down to the number of doughnuts I eat or that I’m getting a bit more conservative in my old age but I wanted to create a brand that was both alternative and distinguished for the modern post punk/ hardcore gent. Rather than just T-shirts I developed a style that could be used on subtly on other garments with being too garish such as jackets or shirts. The style incorporates a mixture of things that I love an inspire me in my work which include Americana, Vintage and Low Brow art. As I’m writing this post I get that feeling that it’s still something I’d like to get out there. There are days when some of the things you design are for purely selfish reasons and this may be one of them. I think I’d love to have a brand of clothing that just feels right with me both from an ethical and style perspective. I realise there are already many brands already doing this but hey I’ve always fancied just doing it for myself and if others like the style why not branch out. Who know’s aye?

I guess it’s just a matter of whether people would actually buy the shirts if printed? I’d love to get some feedback so feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think. You never know you may just yet see these designs printed one day soon. Even if I do it just to give myself a new wardrobe.

Thanks for reading.

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