Hellooooo everybody!

This weekend’s order was a music-themed design which involved highly around amps and guitars and stereo speakers. Which made me excited, actually, i always like a project that revolves outside of my comfort zone (which is animal cartoons-obviously)

This t-shirt actually made its way aaaaaalll the way to Italy! It was a design for an Italian photographer, who, apparently also enjoyed some quality electronic music.

Anyways, hope you guys enjoy the design&the pics!

xxx

Ekin

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Selam herkese!

Bu haftasonu yaptigim tisort, muzik temaliydi. Oyle boyle bir muzik degil, amfiler, stereo hoparlorler ve elektronik gitarlar iceren bir muzik temasi! Aslinda bu tarz projeleri seviyorum, cunku yaraticiligimi alisilagelenin(hayvan cizimleri tabii ki 🙂 )disina dogru zorluyorlar.

Bir baska degisiklik ise bu tisort taaaa Italya’ya kadar gitti. Bu muzik temali tisort, elektronik muzik tutkunu Italyan bir fotografciya yapildi.

Umarim sizler de dizayni ve fotograflari begenirsiniz!

xxx

Ekin

Stereo illustration- designed and hand-painted on grey cotton t-shirt by equin-co designs.
Stereo illustration- designed and hand-painted on grey cotton t-shirt by equin-co designs.
Guitar and 'marshall' brand amp illustration, designed and hand-painted by equin-co designs.
Guitar and ‘marshall’ brand amp illustration, designed and hand-painted by equin-co designs.

Today, i shipped out a fresh new design, both featuring vespas, my favorite relaxing, vacationing, traveling tool. He apparently likes them so much, i made a “favorites” tee, with vespa featuring second place along with sushi and a computer. What? Yea, you read it correct. BUT,  more on that later!

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Bugun, yepyeni ve eglenceli bir tasarimimi yolladim. Tema, vespa idi. Iki yaptigim tisortte de basrolde oynayan, rahatlatici, tatili ve gezmeyi animsatici, bayildigim vespalar! Musterim de vespayi o kadar seviyormus ki, bir tisortte tek basina, digerinde ise sushi ve bilgisayar ile paylasti basrolu. Ne? Neyse, bunun hakkinda daha sonra aciklama yaparim, belki.. 🙂

Sevgiler!

xx

My magical process of making these magical tees!
My magical process of making these magical tees!

 

"Good times" lettering and vespa illustration, designed and hand-painted by equin-co designs.
“Good times” lettering and vespa illustration, designed and hand-painted by equin-co designs.

 

"Good times" lettering and vespa illustration, designed and hand-painted by equin-co designs. (Close up)
“Good times” lettering and vespa illustration, designed and hand-painted by equin-co designs. (Close up)

 

Hello to all!!!

I have taken a little break from blogging, well, because… Simply because I had sooo much hands-on work that I needed to do that took time away from blogging world.

Anyhow, here I am! With a lovely client and an interesting order… The girl who ordered these t-shirts is so much in love with her boyfriend. Whom she met at a photography club. They both seem to enjoy taking pictures, (and have the same initials!) so she asked me if I could draw a girl taking a picture of a boy- and a boy taking a photo of a girl.

Enjoy these his’n’hers t-shirts !

Love xx

-Ekin

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Herkese selam!

Blog yazmaya ufak bir ara vermistim, cunku… Cunku fiziksel olarak yapmam gereken cok sey vardi! Bunlar icin de klavyeden bir sure uzak kaldim.

Her neyse, cok ilginc bir musteri/siparis ile buradayim… Bu tisortleri siparis eden kiz erkek arkadasina cok asik. Ikisinin de gittigi fotograf klubunde tanistigi erkek arkadasina. Ikisinin de ortak hobisi olan fotografciligi (ve ortak olan isimlerinin bas harflerini) resmetmemi rica etti. Birinde kiz erkegin fotografini cekerken, digerinde ise erkek kizin fotografini cekerken. .

Veeee, size kiz/erkek uyumlu, fotografcilik temali bu tisortleri takdim ediyorum!

Sevgiler,

-Ekin

 

Man taking a picture of a young lady- design and application by equin-co™ designs
Man taking a picture of a young lady- design and application by equin-co™ designs

 

 

 

Man taking a picture of a young lady- design and application by equin-co™ designs
Man taking a picture of a young lady- design and application by equin-co™ designs

 

 

Woman taking a picture of a man  application by equin-co™ designs
Woman taking a picture of a man application by equin-co™ designs

 

Woman taking a picture of a man  application by equin-co™ designs
Woman taking a picture of a man application by equin-co™ designs

 

 

 

Keep Calm!

keep calm

 

And yet another “Keep Calm” madness… It has been quite a hit and there are a million derivatives out there, but I wanted to add my own!

There are so many “bitchiness” and short tempers and madness in the world, let me be the one that spreads the moto- chillax, dude.

Have a great week!

xx Ekin

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Veee, bir baska “Keep Calm” cilginligina benden bir eklenti.. Simdiye kadar milyonlarca turevi olusturuldu, hepsi de tutuldu, ben de kendiminkini ekleyeyim dedim!

O kadar sinir, stres, sirretlik var ki bu aralar, kime baksam, “bir rahatla yahu” diyesim geliyor.  Onlara ve umursamadan yasayanlara gelsin bu seri!

Suppper haftalar!

xx Ekin

 

 

Keep Calm and stop bitchin keep calm- black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Dark Side!

I have officially made this weekend a Star Wars weekend… Not that I like the series. The movies, the story, the oozing awesomeness of the delightful lighty blades and the clothes… Gaaah, yes I LOVE Star Wars! I love all the galactic greatness!

Ok, now that I have calmed down, I can show you the t-shirt orders for this past weekend..

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Bu haftasonunu resmen Star Wars haftasonu ilan ettim diyebiliriz… Yani, sevdigimden degil. Filmi, hikayeyi, goz alici isik sacan isin kiliclari ve savaslarin muhtesem gorselleri ve kiyafetleri! Aaah, tamam tamam, Star Wars’a bayiliyorum! Tum galaktik muhtesemligin hastasiyim!

Tamam, sakinlestim.:) Sakinlestigime gore, aldigim siparisin muhtesem tisort versiyonunu size gosterebilirim 🙂

 

 

 

Join the dark side- lettering and Darth Vader illustration by equin-co designs.

 

First, I almost always do a sketch. A draft, if you will. Unless it’s a design that I have done before (and perfected it by practice) or I am feeling super crazy-risque and just like an artist, hehehe.

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Hemen hemen her zaman bir hazirlik skeci yaparim. Onceden yaptigim  (ve pratik ile kusursuzlastirdigim) bir tasarim ve deli cesareti geldigi zamanlar haric! Sanatci esintisi heralde hehehe.

Join the dark side- lettering and Darth Vader illustration hand-painted on white cotton t-shirt by equin-co designs.

 

Join the dark side- lettering and Darth Vader illustration hand-painted on grey cotton t-shirt by equin-co designs.

 

Woooooooooooooo!…..

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Join the dark side- lettering and Darth Vader illustration hand-painted on white and grey cotton t-shirts by equin-co designs.

 

And, VOILA! The result was much much closer to the sketch than I expected. Shall I also say better? The shadows on Vader were a bitch to work on fabric, but boy was it worth it!

En-joy!!!

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Veeee, Sonuc! Tisortler, skece bekledigimden cok daha benziyordu. Bekledigimden daha da iyiydi dememe gerek var mi bilmem 🙂 Vader’in yuzundeki golge oyunlari kumasa cizerken biraz zorlasa da, kesinlikle degdi!

Afiyet olsun :p

 

 

We’re Not Normal! Fit’n Dance series by equin-co

Heeeeey Fellas, long time, no see, huh? I am not going to give the excuse ” golly, i’ve been under satan’s yoke doing this and that” (even though it’s an accurate excuse)

But I was enjoying this specific project quite a lot! It did take a lot of time, and effort, sure, but on top of that the quantity was really notable!

One of the members of this  “Dance Club” contacted me asking for matching t-shirts for all of the students in their class. (A very diverse crowd, mind you, ranging from 40 year-olds to 8 year olds)

So I was more than happy to do it, it was also hilarious that they wanted “We’re not Normal!” written on top of  each shirt, with lip figures for girls and satan’s prong for boys. To make things more ‘couture’, I suggested we make each lip a different shade of red/rose and the prongs vivid green. They wanted purple letters on top of white t-shirts.

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Heeeeey, dostlar, uzun zaman oldu degil mi? Peki, tamam size “Offf cok yogundum, kafami kasiyamiyordum” bahanesini vermeyecegim. (Gercekler bu olsa da…. )

Isin asli, bu proje gercekten yapmaktan keyif aldigim bir calismaydi. Epey zaman ve emek aldi, almasina ama bunun tek sebebi sayinin cok fazla olmasiydi!

Dans Klubunden biri benimle iletisime gecti ve tum ogrencilere takim bir seri yapmami istedi. (Ogrenci dediysem de 40 yasindan 8 yasina kadar turlu turlu insanlardan bahsediyoruz 🙂 )

Beyaz tisortler uzerine mor renkte “We’re not normal!” (normal degiliz) yazmami istediler. Son derece eglenceli bu fikir ile seve seve yapacagimi soyledim. Kizlara dudak sekli, erkeklere ise seytan asasi istediklerinde, olayi daha da kisisellestirmek icin dudaklarin renklerini farkli yapalim ve seytan asasi da fosforlu yesil olsun, dedim.

 

Ortaya bu cikti:

I came up with this:

 

 

“we’re not normal!” typographic design in purple and green on white cotton t-shirt. design hand lettering by equin-co™.

 

When I got the “Aaaaweesomeeee” feedback I wanted from the client, I went for it for the girls, but I used different shades of pinks and purples just to keep me instrested to paint the same design over and over again.

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“Hariiiiikaaaa olmuuus” cevabini aldiktan sonra, kizlarinkini yapmaya basladim. Ayni deseni cok sayida tisorte tek tek yaparken hem sikilmayayim, hem de ilginclik olsun diye farkli tonlardaki pembe ve morlari yazilarda da kullandim.

 

“We’re not normal!” design and hand lettering by equin-co™

I even patterned the inside of some letters (we’re) with dots and lines and grid. (Yes, I am crazy just like that)

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Bazi yazilarin icine (we’re) puantiyeler, cizgiler, kareler gibi desenler bile koydum (Ya, iste oyle bir deliyim ben de)

“We’re not normal” design and hand lettering by equin-co™

 

I made a sum of 14 t-shirts, I even threw in some “I’m not normal!”s which was the initial order, but then the class changed their mind. Since the typography (and the philosophy!) on the t-shirts were so good, the client wanted them anyway, and who was I to refuse?

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Toplam 14 tane tisort yaptim. Hatta ilk basta istedikleri “I’m not normal” calismalari (ve arkasindaki felsefe :p) o kadar tatli oldu ki, onlari da almaya karar verdiler. Kimim de boyle bir teklifi reddediyorum, degil mi?

“I’m not normal!” design and hand lettering by equin-co™ on white cotton long-sleeved t-shirts.
“I’m not normal!” design and hand lettering by equin-co™ on white cotton long-sleeved t-shirts.

 

(I went a little overboard with this one ^ patterning ALL the letters)

And here are the labels: Fit’n Dance by equin-co!

Drummm rolllllllllllllll!

(Yukaridakinde biraz abartiya kacip tum harflerin icini desenledim)

Asagida etiketler; “Fit’n Dance by equin-co”

Tutunuuuuuuun!

Label view of “Fit’n Dance by equin-co”
Label view of “Fit’n Dance by equin-co”

 

For those of them who wanted initials at the back, I made initials!

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Isteyenler icin isimlerinin bas harftlerini sirtlarina yazdim.

 

“we’re not normal!” design and hand lettering by equin-co. Initial A at the back.

 

How do you like them? Would you wear them?

Cheers!

xxx equin.

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Begendiniz mi bakalim? 🙂

xxx equin.

 

The Owlsome Crew hired new members!

So you know how like to gather up mindless surprised curious owls in a bunch and call them a “crew” or “buddies”. The creation of this latest version took a little more than I expected, because, well, it did!

I wanted something different, something a little diverse in this set, because everyone seems to dig my owl collection, so I wanted to offer something more versatile to every customer.

Just in case, I’ll add the former ‘original’ set of the crew, so you can see the difference for yourself.

Enjoy!!

Tipi kayik, saskin, merakli ve bisssuru baykusu bir araya toplayip onlara “ekip” demeyi ne kadar cok sevdigimi biliyorsunuz. O yuzdendir ki, “owlsome crew”un bu son versiyonunun yaratim sureci tahminimden biraz daha uzun gecti. Cunku.. cunku, iste!

Daha farkli, daha baska yerlere bakislar atan, garip baykuslar istedim bu sefer. Herkes bu baykus ekibini cok seviyor olmali ki, musterilere daha degisik bir seyler sunmak istedim.

Nolur noolmaz, ben yine de ‘orjinal’ ekibi de ekleyeyim, farkliliklari kendiniz kesfedin!

Begendiklerinizi yorumlarda belirtin (:

 

First off, some warm up sketches:

Oncelikle, isinma turlari:

“The Owlsome Crew” owl illustrations in mutli color designed and sketched by equin-co designs. Photographed using negative filter.

 

Close up from “The owlsome crew” two owls- sketched and colored then filtered by photo filter by equin-co designs.

 

NOW COMES THE T-SHIRTS 🙂 🙂

 

 

 

“The owlsome buddies” owl illustrations designed and hand painted by equin-co™ designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.
“The owlsome crew” owl illustrations and hand-painting by equin-co™designs.

Puppy Love !

I haven’t been updating posts here, because it’s been nuts busy in here! Well, not to keep you waiting that long, I’ve come to share some goodies that are already shipped and probably on their rightful owners’ chests! 🙂

Here are some puppy- dog illustrations and handmade equin-co t-shirts I’ve been creating lately.

Enjoy!

 

Uzuuundur guncellemedigimi farkettim 🙂 Ama bunun tek nedeni kafami kasiyamamam! Yani, isin asli kasiyacak, oturup yazacak motivasyona sahip olmamam.. Simdilik (!) kisa bir paylasimla yeni yaptigim kopecikli tisortleri paylasacagim. Biraz idare etsin sizi heheheheh

Simdi coktaan balli sahiplerinin uzerlerinde saliniyorlar bu kopecikler.

Puppy love ismini verdigim koleksiyonumdan, kopek cizimleri, ilustrasyonlari ve tabii ki el yapimi equin-co tisortler!

Afiyet olsun 🙂

 

Close up- illustration from the t-shirt. Courtesy of equin-co™ designs.

 

“Puppy love” dog illustrations in black silver and red on white cotton t-shirt, courtesy of equin-co™ designs.

 

General view- “Puppy love” dog illustrations in black, silver and red on white cotton t-shirt. Courtesy of equin-co™designs.

 

“Puppy love” dog illustrations in white on navy blue cotton t-shirt. Design and application by equin-co™ designs.

 

 

“Puppy Love” dog illustrations in black on bright pink cotton t-shirt. Courtesy of equin-co™designs.

 

Close shot “Puppy love” dog illustrations in black on bright pink cotton t-shirt. Courtesy of equin-co™designs.

 

“Puppy love” dog illustrations in black on navy blue striped cotton t-shirt. courtesy of equin-co™designs.
“Puppy love” dog illustrations in black on navy blue striped cotton t-shirt. Design and application by equin-co™ designs.

 

Veeeee, unutmadan, ta da! Yeni kurdeleli etiketlerim 🙂 Detayci delilikte bir dunya markasiyim sanirim :/

 

Ribbons in bows- equin-co™ branding

 

HAPPY WEEK EVERYONE 🙂

xx

My Best Friends!

BFF- diamond design and application on white cotton t-shirt by equin-co™ designs.

 

OK, we ALL know how much a girl loves her jewelry. This one is no exception ! Diamond figure (just the figure) is a design I’ve been coveting for a while, and I should say the with simplicity it might as well de-throne the timeless “heart figure”.

So here you go, I’m sharing some of these diamond-orders (!) I’ve had from my clients last weekend.

For me, the below design speaks more, because, well its 3D and diamonds are all dimensions!

My best friends and diamond figures, painted in white on black cotton mix t-shirt by equin-co™ designs.

 

“My best friends -diamond figures” design and hand-painted all courtesy of equin-co™designs.

 

In this one, I used dimensional textile paint, relatively easy to find in your local stationary, but I got mine from amazon.com .

They work with heat, it says iron inside out, but I figured it doesn’t necessarily “need” ironing, but it needs heat to be fixed. When the paint reaches a certain degree of heat, it gets fixed. So just for the fun of it, I use blow dry and watch the paint swell! Lol :))

Feast your eyes, ladies, this is as good as it gets,until you get your whole closed covered in diamente 😉

xx