Do post shirts you want to have fixed.
Don't post shirts that took you no time or thought.

I can't help you if you have no understanding of what I am going to tell you.
Please have a basic understanding of the fundamentals and a willingness to accept criticism and the self motivation to take that information and improve yourself.

This is not a post to do your work for you and they are just opinions so please don't get butt hurt.
Also share and share alike please. No leaches. If you have something of value to add don't clam up we all have things we are really good at and things that we suck at.

Do describe what you are trying to get across and what you think the problem might be in your own words. I can't read your mind.
Don't just flood this place with crap and expect to get better. Your going to have to do all the hard parts on your own. All I can do is point out some technical mistakes and suggest improvements.

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  • InauguralSeason

    Thanks for that cityhall. The wordmark was sketched out quite a few times, but in the end I did use an Illustrator brush. Any adjustments that I feel need to be made now, can be done fairly easily. I can appreciate the effort that goes into drawing and inking something freehand. Maybe once I have perfected the letters (being wavy and what not), I could do a version freehand. I'm not sold on the G and the first S myself.
  • jamelbeckham



    This got rejected and these are the reasons why.

    - The tee artwork is not deemed strong enough, by the subjective opinion of the Mintees curators.
    - The presentation image is blurry or not mocked to the proper size.
    - The presentation image does not include a mock up of your design on a tee.
    - The design includes obscene or offensive material.
    - The design is not your original work

    Any advice would be great, thanks.
  • ImViolent

    InauguralSeason said:I posted a design in the "critiques" section last week, but haven't had any bites yet. I thought I would maybe try my luck in here. This is not what was posted in the Tees - Critiques section, I will post that in here after I see what kind of responses this (the main logos) gets.

    I am new to the site, but give me your worst. I have showed this to a lot of friends and everyone is oh so nice. To be honest, I am looking for the feedback from other designers who are completely unbiased.

    The company name is "Inaugural Season". (meaning 'first' or 'original' season) Right now it is geared towards racing and bikes and outdoorsy stuff. We have a friend who races who might be able to help out with awareness. Anyways...

    This is what we are hoping to move forward with as far as branding and logos go.




    I am aware that Crooks and Castles uses 'bandana girl/Medusa' imagery, but I thought this was different enough. If you disagree please let me know.

    The "Combined Logo" is what I am thinking the first shirts would have on them. I am up in the air on colours... I like the idea of using a few different colours depending on the colour of the shirt. If you think we should pick a colour and stick to it for the beginning stages, I would appreciate that input too.

    Thanks guys!

    I like the logo a lot but to me it reminds me of snowboarding instead of biking. Other then that its a clean looking logo. Does your friend bmx or mx?
  • InauguralSeason

    My friend does a little bit of both, but races mx. Snowboarding would be a part of the brand too. We don't want to get to specific about what sports or activities it could apply to. We have a few mock up designs, that are based around snowboarding. It's pretty much just doing something outdoors that might be a bit dangerous/dirty. Thanks for the feedback. Having the face covered by the bandana in general has a devious or outlaw-ish feel I think. One of the designs has a molotov cocktail in it, so want it to have a bit of an edge in in that regard. I will post that one shortly.
  • Portox

    Thought it was a paintball mask at first ...
  • jamelbeckham

    This is like my third revision, and still denied, any advice, should I get rid of the text? I really want this artwork to work. Thanks.

  • Anthony Smith

    jamelbeckham said:This is like my third revision, and still denied, any advice, should I get rid of the text? I really want this artwork to work. Thanks.


    OK, i'll give you the reasons why I denied this, hopefully itll be of some help, even if its harsh.

    Every design you have uploaded so far suffers the same fundemental flaw. There is no solid idea behind anything ive seen from you on here. I think youve mistaken ideas for aesthetics. A perfect example of this was your 'empty lyrics' design, in which you simply said you wanted to make it as simple as possible. All of the revisions after that changed, removed and altered elements of the design but inevitably it was denied because there was still absolutely no reasoning behind what you had produced. It was a black box, with white text in it. There are many things you could do different with the design youve just posted, but I honestly believe it would be in vain.
  • quakerninja

    Even denied work isn't in vain, It's still progress, just keep makeing shit till it's not shit anymore. It's how all of us do it.
  • Anthony Smith

    quakerninja said:Even denied work isn't in vain, It's still progress, just keep makeing shit till it's not shit anymore. It's how all of us do it.

    Thats true. Think my wording is a little off/misleading/something. I had meant in terms of the design in question. He could move the type up, he could change the levels of the record. But the underlying issue is the idea. And if you change that, whats really left of this design?

    Of course, this is all just an opinion of a guy on a forum. Feel free to take the criticism any way you see fit.
  • jamelbeckham

    Anthony Smith said:
    jamelbeckham said:This is like my third revision, and still denied, any advice, should I get rid of the text? I really want this artwork to work. Thanks.


    OK, i'll give you the reasons why I denied this, hopefully itll be of some help, even if
    its harsh.

    Every design you have uploaded
    so far suffers the same fundemental flaw. There is no solid idea behind anything ive seen from you on here. I think youve mistaken ideas for aesthetics. A
    perfect example of this was your 'empty lyrics'
    design, in which you simply said you wanted to
    make it as simple as possible. All of the revisions
    after that changed, removed and altered elements
    of the design but inevitably it was denied because
    there was still absolutely no reasoning behind what
    you had produced. It was a black box, with white
    text in it. There are many things you could do
    different with the design youve just posted, but I
    honestly believe it would be in vain.

    Oh ok hey thanks for the advice man always looking for feedback.
  • InauguralSeason

    Hey guys, this is one of the designs I would like to launch with. Any feedback would be great. Still looking for a bit more input on the logos/branding. Cheers.

  • Matt Borchert

    InauguralSeason said:Hey guys, this is one of the designs I would like to launch with. Any feedback would be great. Still looking for a bit more input on the logos/branding. Cheers.



    Your logo needs to be simplified much more and stylized. Ideally it should work as a one color and be able to be printed fairly small.

    Not the best example but it should give you the idea you should be shooting for:



    Also compile a large folder of images of what the top brands in Snowboarding / MX racing are currently doing. Your stuff feels really dated right now...extreme sports and the styles that go with them move really really fast. You have to keep up or you're dead before you start.
  • InauguralSeason

    Feels dated in what way?

    Thanks, I will check out what some other top brands are doing a bit more. Although, I know you need to go with what is working in the market currently, but do we really want to be trying to go toe to toe with brands like Burton or Fox at this point?

    The mask logo could be simplified a bit more, but I think it works fine in one color. I know what you are getting at with the above logo, but to be honest, I don't think that logo looks all that great. Not a fan. IMO, it looks live traced.

    Thanks for the remarks!
  • jonas art

    i'm trying to give more colors in my design...what do you think?

  • bleet

    jonas art said:i'm trying to give more colors in my design...what do you think?



    fucking insane is what im thinking!!!
  • Grebo77

    fucken perfect, print!!!print!!!!
  • jonas art

    bleet said:
    jonas art said:i'm trying to give more colors in my design...what do you think?



    fucking insane is what im thinking!!!

    Grebo77 said:fucken perfect, print!!!print!!!!

    Thank you so much bleet and Grebo77 :)
    i hope someone bought this so this design can be printed soon *finger crossed* :D
  • Eureka!!!

    looking for critiques for design im working on:

    Vintage3d, WIP
  • Dzul Alerion



    Fire away! Would like to know why this got rejected and also if there's something wrong with the design!
  • Rehmsmeyer

    Going for a semi-simplistic 80's/90's style tee. Any critiques very welcomed. Also, "Sex Panther" is a reference to Anchor Man. The bottom says "60% of the time - it works everytime"

  • ngapal49

    Hello, everything hopefully you ok. i want to ask, Why every i post new tee never welcome? ? design is something wrong with me? please help me? solve this problem

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    Thanks for all
  • Matt Borchert

    InauguralSeason said:Feels dated in what way?

    Thanks, I will check out what some other top brands are doing a bit more. Although, I know you need to go with what is working in the market currently, but do we really want to be trying to go toe to toe with brands like Burton or Fox at this point?

    The mask logo could be simplified a bit more, but I think it works fine in one color. I know what you are getting at with the above logo, but to be honest, I don't think that logo looks all that great. Not a fan. IMO, it looks live traced.

    Thanks for the remarks!

    It feels dated in terms of it looks like something I would have seen in 2006 from an indie snow/mx/skate company. Very old school Rogue Status.

    I posted the BAPE logo to show you the importance of complete simplicity and something that holds up as a mark using the face (in this case an animal). Think of the dark spot of the eyes as being the goggles...etc etc. What you have doesn't work as a logo, perhaps as a graphic for a shirt with a bit of work.

    Take a look at what Burton is up to...they are masters of this domain.

    http://www.burton.com/mens-tees/mens-tees,default,sc.html
  • Aicomatic

  • ENDOR

    Rehmsmeyer said:Going for a semi-simplistic 80's/90's style tee. Any critiques very welcomed. Also, "Sex Panther" is a reference to Anchor Man. The bottom says "60% of the time - it works everytime"



    Smells like a turd covered in burnt hair :)
  • Rehmsmeyer

    ENDOR said:
    Rehmsmeyer said:Going for a semi-simplistic 80's/90's style tee. Any critiques very welcomed. Also, "Sex Panther" is a reference to Anchor Man. The bottom says "60% of the time - it works everytime"



    Smells like a turd covered in burnt hair :)

    oh well, still better than Bigfoot's dick :)
  • WXGFX


    This is what i'm working on at the moment, its not finished but i would love to get peoples thoughs on it.
    Especially when it comes to her arms, i can't decide if the forshortening is right?
    But yeah, any critisisms would be much apprechiated!
    (Shes not going to be as naked as it currently looks)
  • sydfly

    any advice for all this tee design to get approve :), i got rejected :(

    "swan Batik"
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    "The Pride"
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    "Phoenix Batik Bird"
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    "Oh Deer"
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    "Attacus atlas"
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    thank before :)
  • ENDOR

    I really like the skull and the one below the skull design. I don't like the other ones that much but this is just personal taste. I can't tell why it wasn't approved. Sorry.
  • ENDOR

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    These two designs got rejected and I can't tell why. It would be awesome if I could get some feedback on these shirts. It's really hard to figure out what to improve if you spent such a long time in front of your design. I just don't see it any more :) So any comments are highly appreciated.
  • RoonKill

    ENDOR said:Photobucket

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    These two designs got rejected and I can't tell why. It would be awesome if I could get some feedback on these shirts. It's really hard to figure out what to improve if you spent such a long time in front of your design. I just don't see it any more :) So any comments are highly appreciated.

    I feel that both designs dont really need the animal skulls.
  • jamelbeckham

    Soul Searching, I know a lot of people probably already have done this before. It feels like its missing something though, any advice would be great, thanks.

  • ENDOR

    jamelbeckham said:Soul Searching, I know a lot of people probably already have done this before. It feels like its missing something though, any advice would be great, thanks.


    I think the font could look a bit more "handmade". Right now it looks too much like a existing font in my opinion.
  • ENDOR

    I reworked one of the shirts above. I felt like the bones looked a bit wrong. Now they are more like a frame. What do you think?

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  • WXGFX

    ENDOR said:I reworked one of the shirts above. I felt like the bones looked a bit wrong. Now they are more like a frame. What do you think?

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    The Rhino's head seems over used, having the same thing on every corner makes it look cluttered to me..
    Also the text is pretty hard to read, at first glance i thought it was just random shapes..
    Hope this helps
  • RainbowsOrKnives

    ENDOR said:I reworked one of the shirts above. I felt like the bones looked a bit wrong. Now they are more like a frame. What do you think?

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    Hello, I agree with WXGFX i'd maybe loose the two skulls on the top and replace them with other parts of a rhinos anatomy?.
  • ENDOR

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I understand what you mean with the overuse of the skulls. I somehow wanted it to look like a frame. But the idea of using some other bones or elements is cool. I'll try that :)
  • vinbasshred

    here's a big messy work in progress. sumi ink on 8'x4' board. having a hard time finishing this monstrosity. not sure if I need to add detail or take some away lol... it's driving me nuts and I want it done and out of my studio. any help appreciated.

  • Craig Robson

    vinbasshred said:here's a big messy work in progress. sumi ink on 8'x4' board. having a hard time finishing this monstrosity. not sure if I need to add detail or take some away lol... it's driving me nuts and I want it done and out of my studio. any help appreciated.


    needs more contrast, the tonal range is starting to become just loads of grey. needs more blacks and more whites an less messy grey. start to reign it all in and define things and it will start to come together. ambitious project, let us know how it turns out.
  • WXGFX

    WXGFX said:
    This is what i'm working on at the moment, its not finished but i would love to get peoples thoughs on it.
    Especially when it comes to her arms, i can't decide if the forshortening is right?
    But yeah, any critisisms would be much apprechiated!
    (Shes not going to be as naked as it currently looks)




    Moved on quite a bit, would still love to get some critiques! I'm especially uncertain about her right hand (The one that goes under), spent some time working on it but i just cant get it right..
    Thanks all!
  • Matt Borchert

    The face is a bit odd...has this almost deathly look to it. Also the way the fingers look on what would be her right hand are rather strange lengths.
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