I love hoodies. I’ve got heavy blends, lightweights, short-sleeved, zip-ups and pullovers…anything with a hoodie is one I enjoy. They’re great for layering, great for jackets, just great in general. And what I really love about zip-up ones is that I can wear a cool t-shirt, have the hoodie unzipped, and then have a cool design on the back. Rocking two arts on one body!
You’ll notice that a lot or most of my shirts are designed as one or two color prints, and that is because I am oftentimes working with clients that need to keep costs low. I also find that unless you’re working with a drawing (and not just text or icons), getting above that small range is a bit unnecessary. I mean, to each his own, but because of the typical projects I work on, I thrive on the challenge of making as awesome of a design in as few colors as I can.
Another thing I love is utilizing dots and halftones to provide more depth and interest to a design. Halftones are so basic when it comes to the printing world, but I think people forget about them and how they can beautifully create a faux-gradient effect if you are just creative with your shirt and ink colors.