12 Frames Inspired by Lomography T-shirt Design

12 Frames Tank Top

First Lomography encounter

Being a 35mm user I never thought I’ll venture out to the realm of medium format (120mm). It had always been the price factor and the size of the camera. What happen? Lomography happen.

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The dreamy look of Diana

What caught my eyes was the limited edition of Diana f+ from Lomography. And the result of the image search from Flickr and you will see these beautiful soft focus images by people all over the world. Intrigued by how imperfect an image can actually turn out to be beautiful. I must be honest with my search, if you ever join any of these Lomography groups, these are helpful and informative. Friendly and less cocky. It’s difficult to come back in today’s internet. Awesome community and cheap camera, it’s just the way I want it.

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Misconception

I had also been reading about others non-believer opinions in regards to this blur soft images that one have absolutely no control over the outcome. I must say, their opinion is not going to be soft haha… I had seen so many people who used expensive camera but pictures don’t turn out to be great. And cheap enough camera doesn’t give you the function to work on, but think of those people in the past, what they own was really not very advanced, yet they made history.

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The magic awaits

I suppose if one must take the perfect picture with absolutely sharp focus, I’m sure eBay has what you want at the right price. I cannot say for sure what is this magical feeling when using this plastic lens since I have yet to try out my first roll of 120. However, I think Lomography have something special install for all of us who can see the Lomo dreamy effect as part of our vision.

12 Frames Ladies T-shirt

The T-shirt

Inspired by my encounter with Diana, I made a t-shirt to celebrate my first Lomography Diana F+ medium format photography journey. Till next time after my first roll. Cheers!

12 Frames Ladies Tank Top

 

Font credit

I would like to mention that these two fonts weren’t designed by me. I would like to bring to your attention to the designer who had put up the font for use.

I search most of my font usage from 1001 Fonts. It is a great place to find well design font. The font below will link you to the page.

3D Let BRK Font

Author: Brian Kent

More from the author: myfonts.com

This is the upper number 12 font on the t-shirt. I choose this for its bulky block form that is eye-catching and cool.

Important Font

Author: Vladimir Nikolic

More from the author: coroflot.com

I wanted to have a subtle influence on the word frame but do not want a solid colour font, I kind of like the outline of this font and with that 3D like drop shadow effect fit perfectly in this area.

Freedom Of Speech Is Figure Of Speech

The Freedom Of Speech in society

Some people say that there is a land where Freedom Of Speech is being practised and that we as human race marching toward an era of enlightenment. Look around you, and you will see the image of broken families lost to gambling, drug, homeless on the street, stress out parents who cannot afford the cost of living, and those chasing the big dream at the expenses of their health and their conscience. How does the voice of the people of any nation get to change the welfare for good?

Freedom Of Speech Is A Figure Of Speech

The enlightenment never arrives

I must say that we are very far from enlightenment and freedom. We are people living in a habitat made by the owner and if we cross the line we will not be let go. We try to change, vote for this party or that party and in the end, we end up with the same result. Inflation, low wage, bad policy, expensive health care. If history ever teaches us anything, is that we cannot beat the system. The only way out is not to play the game.

Freedom Of Speech Is A Figure Of Speech Sweatshirt

Why the t-shirt?

This t-shirt design is about the Freedom Of Speech, to remind people that, like any person whom we try to accuse of something, if we are not careful, we might end up in a hole. Likewise being active in what we believe in is good, also without violence is important too. Most noteworthy is being fretful about our daily affair is not going to help change our future. So don’t take it so seriously when Freedom Of Speech fails. Remember, you are also playing the game when you are still in the system.

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Not a perfect world

To make ourselves heard is an important thing. Freedom of speech is the tool we need but also the tool that enslaves us to this grid. We need to adhere to the system and work out a solution where most of the time only serve one aspect of the problem rather as one people in the world. It is because of this ritual as our history that pulls us down, to forsake it we lost our identity, to embrace it we cannot leave the society. The division of people is the most brilliant form of control in society. Since we cannot forsake our identity, we can never leave society. And even we are able to obtain the freedom of speech, we will never solve our problems completely.

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Quit the game

Quit it while you can. Try these beautiful buses. Travel the world, get out of the city, already, there are many people who are in love with nature and prefer to live out of the grid. I often visit those blogs where the bloggers write about their experience of living in solitude. I really admire them in their little adventure. Build a small house, run on solar power, hunt for your food or make a living working on some handmade stuff in the town. When you are out there, the so-called freedom of speech is really not important anymore. Mother nature is all you need.

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There Is Only Death In Hate 2015 Tee Design

At the beginning of Paris tragic bombing, to learn of the lives lost sadden me immensely. After September 11 and the whole war on terror at middle east, I believe such event will never happen again. Or at least for a long long time whatever reason politic can grant us.

Obviously we don’t live in a safe world now that we come to know of such event can happen anywhere. I have come to believe it can also happen to my country where I call home.

As a designer, I want to contribute to this event to remind people of this unsafe world we live in and love is all we have in us. Hate will only bring life to an end, love is the only thing that makes life possible. The world is what we make of it.

At that point of time I was very busy with my other line of work, didn’t have the time to complete my concept till now. In this post, I have include the high resolution print file for anybody who want to print on their own. If you want to purchase my all-over-print it is now available for purchase, ship from Los Angeles.

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Freedom to Imagine Tee

Freedom To Imagine Tee American Apparel White
Freedom To Imagine Tee American Apparel White

 “Seeing all there is before us in knowing the only boundary is ourselves.”

Freedom to Imagine was an idea I previously contemplated for awhile till now I can finally put it through the printer for production. I’m proud of it to being with. The process was from a total state of blank to the current version. Initially I didn’t know what I was looking for till it slowly comes to my mind like cloud in the sky forming into pictures I imagine.

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Freedom to Imagine Yellow Background
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I first started a yellow background which was what energize me in my creative process. Above that I like that yellow background to slip under a wide range of colorful palette. For this, I choose flower spray pattern in Corel Draw.

Flower Image Spray
Flower Image Spray

 

I painted it around the logo with different brush size to represent the wide variety of natural inspiration.

Stars Image Spray
Stars Image Spray

Above it, I added a layer of bright-color-stars with the spray paint to symbolize ideas and thoughts.

Buildings Image Spray
Buildings Image Spray

Lastly I spray a layer of black-ink-buildings between the 2 layers represent human activity in thoughts, the creation process that connects people.

Freedom To Imagine Cover
Freedom To Imagine Cover

Finally I arrived at this version, a t-shirt to represent Freedom to Imagine, built on the logo of Visionalfreeman with an up down mirror image. The reason for this is to connect Visionalfreeman with freedom tee as an ongoing evolving effort to bring the core value of freedom and design to represent the people.

Freedom and design are the core philosophy that set the foundation in designing all products on this website. So much had changed since 2013, I had so much fun working on Freedom Tee series and I’m looking forward to show you more print on tee that is more than just a pretty face. Come back for more!

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The Alpha Tee

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The making of the Alpha Tee.

The word Alpha is not just a word, it is a symbol. It represents the first, forefront, the being of something. It is use in the name of products, organizations, ideas and many more Alphas made its way to countless places.

I want a t-shirt design to represent this idea, a new set of font design to represent the word Alpha. The first letter I worked on is ‘A’.

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l

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I like this font to have a little pointy cut resemblance the being of things, and have that futuristic style to reflect a new era to come.

Alpha

When come to the main body of the graphic design, I imagine some non-uniform element forms into the center well define symbol of an ‘a’.

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Above this, I put a triangle above it to represent the letter ‘A’ with a line strike through the middle.

 

Mechanic Tee

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Like everything else if you want to be successful in your chosen field, it takes passion and determination to be the man where people will call upon to save the world. We are not going to talk about Spiderman, for now, I’m just going to write about vehicle mechanic.

I admire people who devote themselves in this area of work. They are people who get their hands dirty in the garage, finding ways to solve the engine problems or anything that require fixing. Why? An engine is like horse back in those days, a broken down engine is unproductive. A regular guy will say:” What wrong with it?” A mechanic will say:” Let me see what wrong.” In a way, they are like doctor; accept this is about engine, our modern day horse rescue.

Back in the days, people value horse very much, coming from a city like mine (Singapore), people value car more than their wife. It cost more than a house! In that sense, guys who send their car to the mechanic is more like sending their second wife to get things fix.

Though mechanic do get their hands under the hood of other people “second wife”, they do however risk their life working under that heavy piece of metal block just few inches away from their face. I’m sure nobody want to get their hands dirty, all that dirt under the car hood mix with oil and grease, who knows what else is in that black substance everywhere under that smooths shining glory metal case? For a mechanic, getting dirt in their hands is a second nature, to look pass all that and reach out to fix the problem.

To go through all that hassle I guess what I’m trying to say here is that, mechanic love engine. It is like a metal block with soul in it. By listening to the throttling of a bike engine, a mechanic will know how to tune the carburetor to make it stronger, tender or just mild. Like cocktail, only this is with the magic hand that feels the living soul of a machine right up to that final touch tightening a screw.

I’m sure you heard of engine restoration. Having dead engine is like have dead people around; a working engine alone is worth celebrating, like a new born into this world of machinery, to aid mankind of a meaningful endeavor. To do that, a mechanic is require.

The Friday Tee

You cannot deny it; Friday is the most special day of the week. Throughout the whole week, we have that little intimate mission, auto running at the back of our head, no matter what, we must make it to Friday.

For those working people who are looking for a way to lose some steams, Friday is the day. Friday is like the ultimate solution for every problem that drags you through the whole week.

Friday is the day you might meet somebody special, even though you don’t believe in a romance movie. Some believe generally people just need to have sex. However, the congregations have to carry forward. God bless true people who have a heart.

Friday is the day that you might get so drunk and become a Facebook celebrity overnight with the help of your best friend camera phone.

For those people living up in the air high above, Friday is like Christmas all over again. Yes, every damn week. For some of us have to wait one year. The air up there is certainly better I suppose.

When you step on a pile of shit, what do you say? “Damn! This happens because it is not Friday.”

For some people, Friday is a day to get drunk and get laid or run around with no pants thinking nobody will see. However, for somebody, it is a last day of work before they get to see their children under the custody of their ex-wife of the ex-husband.

You see Friday is biological clock instils deep into our conscious or subconscious, or semi-subconscious if there is such, from the moment we are born. Hence the Friday Tee.

Thank you for reading.

Working On New Tee Pattern

Searching for inspiration.

Today I have been out since afternoon looking for a nice spot to lay my mat and relax myself. I want to experiment some new design forms that I’ll use on my next t-shirt print.

 
Now the night is here and I’m going to fill my stomach with some nice food I can find. See you till the next post.