Exchange and Mart

Design by steven218

Exchange and Mart by steven218 on Threadless
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steven218 profile pic Artist

This was inspired by a WW2 prison camp advert I saw a few weeks ago. It's another entry for Staffell's Joy of Text II blog competition.

kaloyster profile pic Alumni

Are those hand-drawn text? 'Coz I believe that's what staffell implemented as a rule.

steven218 profile pic Artist

Yes, it's hand-drawn. I set it in illustrator first to get the look I wanted, then redrew it by hand once I was happy with it. The only vectors are the two boxers.

dacat profile pic Alumni

Sweet text...$5

(matthijs) profile pic Alumni

very nice steven


Nice, love it!!!

jimmytan profile pic Alumni

awesome tee! love it!


That's my limit. Very nice by the way.

I'm also probably wrong aout the font.

steven218 profile pic Artist

yes, yes you areā€¦ but thanks for playing debs!

steven218 profile pic Artist


EZFL profile pic Alumni
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looks great.


Ian Leino
Ian Leino profile pic Alumni

My brain hurts just thinking about hand lettering all of that. In a design that would have so easy to go way overboard with, you've stuck a perfect balance of form and color. Incredible!

Ste7en profile pic Alumni

excellent text work (i'd say typography, but its more writography)

Luke... profile pic Alumni
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great concept


Something with this much text needs to be on the back of the shirt. It's less awkward to have people stalking behind you than walking backwards in front of you if they want to read your shirt.

The Ending

Love it, so much better than those reading and glastonbry festival tshirts you see everyone in.

eskimokiss profile pic Alumni

i agree with ian, your hand must be really sore :/
Turned out great though! 5$

steven218 profile pic Artist

absolute agony pazz, I had to keep taking breaks!

d3d profile pic Alumni

i'd wear that. i love old boxing posters.

(matthijs) profile pic Alumni

Good stuff Steven. It's not a fair game of course, only one of them is wearing gloves!

steven218 profile pic Artist

haha, remember that it's Willie Pep he's fighting though - he'd need some kind of advantage! (One for the boxing fans out there)


i would buy it


Reminds me of those old Wendy's table-tops from ~10 years ago. The ones that looked like old-timey newspapers.
I used to love reading the adds on those while eating 5-piece nuggets with my grandma & grandpa.
sigh But now G-Pa's gone, and G-Ma is alone. :-(
I really gotta go visit my grandma more often. wistful chagrin

Good design though!

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