Saturday, November 3, 2012

Funny T-Shirts

Funny T-Shirts

     Howdy! I'm a T-Shirt Artist and Designer and Funny T-Shirts are my passion! I have such fond memories of getting ready for the first day of school and going shopping for Wranglers or Buckskin jeans, Converse High Tops and Peachee folders with my mother at Target. Of course at the top of "my" list was to buy cool, new t-shirts! The t-shirts of the 1970s were a reflection of the culture at the time. Some of the designs I can remember were the "Keep on Truckin'" designs, super rock groups like Boston, Peter Frampton, KC & The Sunshine band and of course anything with a skateboard or palm tree! The "ultimate" tee line, if you could find one before they were all sold out, were my personal hero Ed Roth's line of Rat Fink designs including his various AWESOME monsters, ghouls, etc. driving hot rods, muscle cars and vans with bubble windows! Now of course I'm in my forties and all of these designs are considered "vintage" so I guess I'm vintage too and proud to be so!

     I created my first tee design for a family reunion. Every Thanksgiving the family got to together and had a huge hockey tournament. Their mascot was of course a Tom turkey. So, I created a funny cartoon turkey dressed in a hockey uniform and holding a hockey stick. The design was a hit and I was hooked! That day I was destined to become a T-Shirt Artist. Most of my clients are referrals from other customers, but some clients also find me through my official website Art By Andy Nortnik or through my official clip art website 

     My specialty is retro and vintage style design and screen printers love the fact that I actually have a screen printing background and know what the terms "color separated", "bleed", "crop", "film positive" and so on actually mean! The t-shirt industry has changed by leaps and bounds over the past few years and with the introduction of dye sublimation and direct to garment printing through such companies as CafePress and Zazzle, it's a whole new world. "Old school" t-shirt guys like me have learned to embrace these new technologies rather than shun them. It's kind of like the old saying ... adapt or die!

     Ok, I'm going to stop running on and on and I'm going to try something fun here. I am going to post some of my funny t-shirts here in my forum and I am going to propose that YOU, THE READER choose the design that you feel reflects the most humorous side of me and will eventually take the most coveted T-Shirt Design Award ... "World's Funniest T-Shirt!"

     Feel free to not only vote, but post your thoughts, good or bad and really take some time to give some creative feedback. If you like one of my designs, I hope you'll consider buying it. Simply click on the art to get to my shopping cart page.

     Well, here we go. Thanks for letting me ramble ... IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO VOTE FOR


Thanks! Andy Nortnik
Fun Retro Clip Art, Retro Gifts & Funny T-Shirts