Process: Live Slow, Die Old design
Here’s a bit about the process behind this shirt. Some time last year, I was asked to do some concepts for a bicycle brand. A bit back and forth, and a somewhat weird process made my stick to my guns and pitch an idea with skeletons with helmets. I guess it didn’t really hit the mark over there, because I never heard back from them. That is, unfortunately sometimes the reality when you work in this business. Anyway, I was keen on the idea, and brought it forward to my own brand.
The initial drawings were made with ink on paper, and I later refined them on procreate on an ipad pro.
Some of the mockups I sent (I removed the company name).
I’m still keen on the more wonky drawn skeleton, a bit of a shitty skeleton with a helmet, big on a shirt. But that’s something for later maybe.
The first thing I did was turn it into a patch of my own making, this one:
The rest of the process of turning this thing into a T-shirt is transparent in this video timelapse: