dcsimg

Pop Culture, Graphic Design, and Funny T Shirts - Part III

When Pop Culture Becomes Fashionable
Do you have a favorite movie? Who is your favorite singer or band? What is your favorite fast-food chain?

Graphic Design

Regardless of how you responded, there is a high likelihood that you wear or have worn a t-shirt that reflects an aspect of popular culture.
.
Pop Culture and What You Learn at Graphic Design School

Television shows, movie characters, food products, and virtually everything under the sun have been emblazoned upon the fronts and backs of t-shirts at one time or another.

They are given away as premiums, used to advertise, and worn to make social statements.

Pop culture is a good way to glean ideas for your graphic design ideas whether it's for t-shirt designs or a multimillion dollar ad campaign.

Graphic design colleges provide the career training to become a good designer; you supply the creativity by observing the world around you.

In our concluding article of Pop Culture Graphic Design and Funny T-Shirts we'll show that famous people or things can serve as good subject material for t-shirts. Click on each image for more info on the designs.

Are You Psyched Up?
If you have ever attended a psychology class in school you are familiar with the work of Sigmund Freud. Freud was responsible for several new theories in human behavioral study and developed the clinical technique of psychoanalysis to help his patients overcome various anxieties and fears.

One of his major theories on how humans develop was based upon the mother-son relationship and how strongly this tie influences the future behavior of children and confidence levels even through adulthood.

One graphic designer used this idea to highlight this specific concept while having a little fun with pop culture vernacular.

...............freud-t-shirt

It's So Surreal
Salvador Dali influenced the modern art movement by turning everyday scenes and familiar images into surrealistic art. Not only was he an exceptional artist, he also had a very eccentric personality and flair.

His trademark mustache seemed to serve as a visual statement about the artist's perception of the world and his love of the offbeat.

One artist has made Dali the surreal subject of her t-shirt design. In this case, the artist has become the art. Dali would have been pleased.

...............salvador-dali-by-angelique-moselle-price-21

The "Invisible" T-Shirt
We've saved the best one for last in this article. Graphic designers should especially like this one.

If you've used Photoshop, you have undoubtedly used the little eraser to touch up your images or remove unwanted details for a quick fix.

But as all PS users know, by erasing part of the image, you get a checkerboard pattern in its place, which tells you that you need to fill the "empty" void with something.

Try wearing this t-shirt while walking around town. The ones who smile at you are the Photoshop users.

................invisible-photoshop-t-shirt-by-reece-ward

T-shirts and Real Life
The lowly t-shirt serves as a reminder to all designers that our work permeates through all levels of society. In this series we've demonstrated that popular culture can be a viable source of inspiration for graphic designers and artists.

Your education at a graphic design school or college is important but your personal talent and eye for detail is crucial for being successful as a designer.

We hope you've enjoyed this series.

So until next time, keep on designing!


Schools and Colleges offering design degrees:

Searching Searching ...

Matching School Ads
5 Program(s) Found
  • Based in Winter Park, FL, Full Sail University offers an innovative approach to learning.
  • Entertainment and media design programs are offered on campus and online.
  • With more than 37,000 alumni, Full Sail University graduates have worked in many different roles for some of the industry's most well-known companies and contributed to countless notable projects.
  • Through Project LaunchBox(TM), students in most programs receive a MacBook Pro pre-equipped with professional software at a deep institutional discount.
  • Accredited
  • Online Courses
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
5 Program(s) Found
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
1 Program(s) Found
Remington College , Fort Worth
  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
  • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
  • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
2 Program(s) Found
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
1 Program(s) Found
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
Connect with Schools & Programs