The global market is overwhelmed with a huge supply of T-shirts with graphic designs related to cars and car brands. The offer is really extremely large, but also poor quality, lacking good and nice design templates. Most often, these are generic templates that sellers insert car brand logos into, and the same is true of the many T-shirts offered for Saab brand and car lovers. Even worse is when these shirts are made of poor quality cotton.
Still, here and there, we can see bright examples. As it always turns out, it is best when the t-shirts are designed by those who are familiar with the brand and design craft. his is exactly the case for the Saab T-shirt design by Matt. Maff Swirl is a commercial graphic designer with extensive experience of 30 years – as can be seen from his work.
He has just taken delivery of his first batch of t-shirts. Nothing available to buy that he would wear, so he thought that he would design his own that was period correct, had a touch of cool or fun, promoted the brand and most importantly looked good enough so that he would wear them almost anywhere – not just at car shows.
It’s taken a while to come up with the designs. Part of the reason these have taken me so long is to ensure the quality is spot on. When your only references are old low res internet images you are forced to re-draw everything. Even typefaces if he can’t anything close enough. The engine cutaway image was scanned from two pages of a brochure and worked on for hours to clean it up and remove the join. He did everything in Adobe illustrator (vectorization of images) apart from the imported photos.
To achieve the quality everything needed re-drawing or extensive Photoshop work. He has done these just for his, but friends and family (We Also) think He should make them available one day. Although after speaking to his supplier it might have to wait until the current crisis ends (COVID-19) to ensure production and delivery is reliable. What do the good Saab folk think?
If you like design, write and support Maff’s work, he will let us all know when they become available.