It’s time to get started on shirts for your youth group’s next event. You know you want something eye-catching, something your students and ministry team will be excited to wear, but beyond that, you’re totally lost. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry — you’re definitely not alone. Whether you have a graphic designer in-house or not, knowing where to start when it comes to designing custom camp shirts can be overwhelming. To help, we’ve put together a list of the top graphic apparel trends and ways you to incorporate them into your design.
Incorporate Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year into your designs.
If you haven’t heard, Pantone recently announced “Classic Blue” the color of the year for 2020. According to Pantone, Classic Blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation, brings a sense of peace and tranquility, aids in concentration, re-centers our thoughts and fosters resilience. Incorporating this hue into your next design shows you’re in tune with the latest trends and can give your shirts a deeper meaning — especially when paired with scripture.
Artwork printed in a single spot only has one angle from which it can be seen. By utilizing the space on the sleeves, back or hood of a garment, you give your design a greater opportunity to be seen and leave a lasting impression. When designing shirts for your youth group or ministry event, don’t forget to consider the different angles your shirts will be viewed from.
Like it or not, highlighter hues have made a massive comeback and show no sign of going away anytime soon. In addition to bright garments and ink choices, artwork resembling neon fluorescent lights has become popular, giving you many options for incorporating this trend into your next design.
Isometric designs have traditionally been used in presentation and infographic designs, however, the style has begun to appear more frequently in graphic apparel. Unlike how our eyes view 3D objects, isometric style doesn’t have a vanishing point or convergence lines. Essentially it’s creating 3D objects on a 2D plane. If you’ve never been one to follow the rules, isometry might be the trend for you.
Keep it Simple with Line Art
Line art can take the form of anything from a single line on a piece of paper to a more complex scene. Although designs that opt for lines in place of in-depth details may appear simplistic, don’t let this style of art fool you. As Leonardo da Vinci once wrote, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Often times simple line art delivers a design’s intended message efficiently and with the most power. When it comes to utilizing line art in your custom shirt design, the possibilities are endless!
We hope this list gave your team the inspiration needed to get started on your new custom camp shirts. If you’re ready to turn your idea into reality, get a quote and bring your idea to life. Still feeling stuck on which direction to head in? No worries! Our in-house graphic designers are passionate about creating comfortable, trendy custom shirts that your students and ministry team will be excited to wear long after your event has ended. Give us a call at 1-800-242-9166 to get started.