Blog moved to mattsimner.com

4 07 2009

I’ve now moved to my own hosting at mattsimner.com, (and have also moved the content) so won’t be posting here any more (I’ll this here for a while though).  I’ll still be writing about t-shirts from Redbubble,  myself and elsewhere, as well as keeping everything else under one less roof, so hit the subscribe link and join me over there…

www.mattsimner.com for t-shirts, software and design

http://www.mattsimner.com for t-shirts, software and design





Qwitter (or) Twitter T-Shirt by Warren Hart on Redbubble

15 06 2009

Qwitter - T-Shirt by Warren Hart

Everyone’s obsessed by Twitter at the moment, and whether you’re into it or not, this is design by Warren Hart is a rather fun statement to make.

There’s nothing like a cross for an eye to convey ‘dead’, and this little birdy’s gone up to the social network in the sky.

See Warren’s other designs on Redbubble





Helvetica Envy and Times New Roman – Font T-Shirts on Redbubble

8 06 2009

Times New Roman - Font T-Shirt Helvetica Envy - Font T-Shirt

Times New Roman and Helvetica Envy - Font T-Shirts

Helvetica punches above its weight for a simple rounded sans-serif font.

Arial (originally Sonoran Sans Serif) was made popular by Microsoft through packaging with Windows, and is often seen as a ubiquitous equivalent to Helvetica.

‘Equivalent’ is rather a subjective word in this case and for some it’s easy to spot the differences between the fonts.  Arial could be said to have ‘Helvetica envy’.

Meanwhile poor old ‘Times New Roman’ is now languishing into relative obscurity based more on the fact it’s an older style serif font.  The ‘new’ is therefore something that people now gloss over (new in 1931).

These two designs are just a small celebration of how the world loves Helvetica.

Buy ‘Times New Roman’ | Buy ‘Helvetica Envy’

See more Helvectica font tees on Redbubble





Home Improvement – MC Escher T-Shirt by Zomboy

2 06 2009
Home Improvement - MC Escher T-Shirt by Zomboy

Home Improvement - MC Escher T-Shirt by Zomboy

MC Escher is an inspiration to countless creative people, partly for the genius in the detail, but also for the mathematical somersaults your mind does when you look at one of his images.

Zomboy produces some amazing designs, and this Escher ‘Relativity’ inspired vector shirt is also a stroke of genius.  The limited colours just bring out the detail amazingly well, with the shapes and angles being pixel perfect.

The added bonus with this design is that each decorator is painting with revolutionary transparent paint, so choose your shirt colour (from the 20+ colours in the Redbubble pallette) and that’s what colour they’ll be painting.  You’ll be a designer too!





Star Trek Reboot – T-Shirt on Redbubble

31 05 2009
Star Trek Reboot - T-Shirt

Star Trek Reboot - T-Shirt

Remakes, sequels and prequels are out.  Reboots are in.

The new Star Trek movie has a whole new cast and a whole new feel.

It’s just lucky your favourite vulcan was around to issue the three fingered salute to reboot the franchise.

See other cool sci-fi shirts





Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope (Photoshop meets modern life) – T-Shirt

27 05 2009
Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope - T-Shirt

Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope - T-Shirt

Ever feel like you’re one of the crowd?

This shirt came from an idea of using the Photoshop Clone Stamp tool to make a pattern on a shirt.

It soon turned into a bit more of a social statement where the ‘dollar-chasing’ clones are walking an uphill tightrope on their quest for fulfillment, while down below are people enjoying a more simple existence.

The clone stamp may reappear in a slightly more ‘fun’ design in the future.





Gone Phishin’ – The virus spreads

26 05 2009
Gone Phishin T-Shirt by Matt Simner

Gone Phishin' T-Shirt by Matt Simner

This is officially the first picture I’ve got of someone (other than me) wearing one of my shirts – so many thanks to Wil for making and sharing his rather excellent purchase.  Never trust an IT student :)








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