Design 31 : Latte Haiku t-shirt

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Yay! I finally made another t-shirt.  So happy.  Actually made two so I’m on a roll.  Here is my first one.  What do you think?

and then I did another one

I have some more latte/coffee sayings I could do.

They come in 5 colors and mens and womens although I doubt guys would wear it.  I do wish Merch Amazon had v- or scoop necklines for women.  Oh cool thing is Merch Amazon is spreading into UK and Germany so in a few months my designs will be over there too.

On this design, I used a picture of a real latte with a heart I took in a California cafe.  The only thing is that it has bubbles.  Do you think I should flatten it and make it into a graphic design latte heart so that the image is more flat — no bubbles.  The bubbles are a result of the frothing of the milk for a latte.  Coffee is smoother because the milk isn’t frothed.  I could smooth out the bubbles to make the surface look flatter but that makes it less of a latte.  What do you think?  Realism or a more flatter more illustrative type look?

I probably will go 2-d graphic design type latte with Zazzle because I think they will print better there if I only do one color. Merch Amazon does a pretty good job on photos.  Zazzle’s photos’ colors look more faded which doesn’t matter so much with the latte. I like Merch Amazon’s printing better but Zazzle has a much better selection of styles with all kinds of shirts for women like razor back, tank tops, crops and lots more.

close up on the bubbles

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Disclaimer: I am the t-shirt designer and created the poem. T-shirt designers in the Merch Amazon program get a royalty based on the shirt type and price. I am also an Amazon affiliate. Amazon requires this next quote for their affiliate program: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

 

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8 Replies to “Design 31 : Latte Haiku t-shirt”

  1. Michael says:

    I actually kind of like the 3D thing going on but I can see why some people wouldn’t

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    • MNL says:

      I get confused because I like both real photographs and 2D illustrations. I think the illustrations are easier on screen printers though because you can do one or two colors of ink, much cheaper to print then.

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  2. Very nice and creative!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Here’s my 2 cents worth. I like the 2-D flat better! I like the “hot and spicy” shirt best, though I probably wouldn’t wear it to the mall! The other shirt with the cat and book comment, I think needs a different photo entirely–not feeling coffee thing on that one.

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    • MNL says:

      So more of a cat and book thing? because of the first line? I’ll work on that one — my cats are not exactly cooperative on planned shots.

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  4. Brian Frum says:

    It’s hard to be a good latte!

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