We’ve noticed that this awesome “Half Empty/Half Full” tote bag is currently doing the internet rounds. And rightly so! What a clever idea…
These totes are by Lazy Oaf, who are known for their very cool, bright, pop graphic T-shirts, reversible sweats and accessories collections. The company is driven by illustration, graphics, drawing, and fueled by tea (apparently). The creative label started in 2001 – as a range of hand screen printed tees sold at a market stall in East London. All sorts of Lazy Oaf is now available in over 150 stockists worldwide. They’re now based in Shoreditch, London – which is where we are located too.
Come chat to us if you have smart little idea you’d like to see on some tees or totes, we even offer artworking services too!
phone: 0207 183 8431
Last year, bimonthly visual culture and design magazine Print, invited 12 leading visual artists to choose a cause they would like to support and create a design for tote bags that would then be sold on MyDesignShop.com. One hundred percent of the profits from these bags went to the causes chosen by the artists.
The artists included in this project were:
Spin for Bone Cancer Research UK
Laurent Fetis for The World Wildlife Fund
James Joyce for Save the Children
Geoff McFetridge for Gabriella Charter School
Atélier Telescopique for Fondation de France
Sawdust for the British Heart Foundation
One design we found resonated with us in particular was created by Atélier Telescopique for Fondation de France. This organisation helps individuals and companies who wish to be involved in philanthropy by enabling them to create their own foundations under its aegis. They set up action programs in many areas – including education, medical and scientific research, culture, and the environment.
The tote bag design concept –
“This design is directly inspired by the tote-bag material. We called this model ‘Wild Canvas,’ and we chose to use an embroidery technique to print the pattern on the canvas. We do not really know why, but the tiger is certainly one of the most re-produced patterns on embroidered canvas! This tiger is a symbol for the environment and ecology.”
It’s nice see a concept for an embroidery based tote, as opposed to a typical screen print. Both these processes are just as impactful, but embroidery often denotes a slightly more professional, corporate feel.
If you’d like information on any of the print processes we offer or have any questions about custom tshirt printing, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
phone: 0207 183 8431
Digital artist Bram Vanhaeren, has epic typography skills. He’s put these said skills to good use in his “An Idea Everyday” series. This was a self initiated body of work based on self improvement.
“I promised myself, if I want to become better in what I do, I have to work harder and produce more. A fun way to stay creative and work on something you like, is by working on an habit. I aim to create a typography treatment every single day and keep it interesting. That way I can share quotations from books I’m reading, films I watch and random thoughts I’ve had that I would like to share with others.”
We’re really into our typography here at Icon Printing, as good type work can make or break a design or piece of artwork. We thought these pieces by Bram were too good to not share – as not only is the design work really strong, but the quotes are pretty great too. Enjoy!
If you’re stuck for fonts and feel like your collection isn’t quite cutting it, here are some helpful links…
Good free font sites – dafont.com | 1001freefonts.com
Great “for sale” font sites – YouWorkForThem.com | Veer.com
For any more information on t-shirt printing uk, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’d love to hear from you, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on: 0207 183 8431