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

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.
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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)

 

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.

 

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

 

Drumroll! Cheer up for aspiring drummers

Drum set illustration and lettering hand painted and designed by equin-co™
In silver, black and multicolor on blue cotton t-shirt.

 

This week’s orders had me exhausted! I will post according to the category, BUT, the general theme was music/dance! Which got me excited because I always listen to music when I work.

Ok, maybe not *always* but often!

🙂

SO this weekend a very excited mom called me and asked for a drum design for her two young boys who apparently just picked up the instruments and oh-so-excited. It rubbed onto me, naturally, so I planned something festive and pop-artsy.

The blue one is for the bigger brother and the grey is for the younger sibling.

Drum set design and illustration, hand painted in silver, black and multicolor on grey cotton mix t-shirt by equin-co ™.

 

Enjoy it everyone, the music lovers, and a happy mom of even happier sons!

I love it when I have excited customers 🙂

Cheers!

xx

Adore and Endure Each Other.

“let’s Adore and Endure each other” brain-storm sketch.

 

Hello everyone!

I, once again, would like to start the week with positive and enduring thoughts! Hug around, folks :)))

This last weekend, I had a friend coming over, who is quite the twitter phenomenon “celebrity” and has the ultimate publicity potential! Hah, not that, but I really wanted to give a gift to her, also because she had been following my posts and stating she wanted one, so I made it real!

The thing was, I couldn’t ask her what she wanted, like “Hey, any cool quotes in your mind for me to put on a t-shirt?” That would have ruined the surprise, so I browsed through her albums and tried to catch something that she might like. I saw this photo of  a quote on a wall in London, in a recent trip she had been, so I went with this!

I liked how it turned out, did you?

“let’s Adore and Endure each other” designed and hand painted by equinco designs. Metallic and black on yellow cotton t-shirt

I wanted to make her more than one, so that she could “publicize” easier (!) but I had limited time, as I had other orders of clients lined up!

The thing about creative/crafty work is you want to give gifts to your friends and family, but the leisure joy of it vanishes when you actually make a living out of it and try to meet the deadlines, *while* being innovative and creative.

I steal time from my work, blur the line between work & play, and prepare some form of art – may it be cupcake decorations, home solutions or jewelry design- just for the sake of it, so that I don’t get carried away in the dull routine of work.

Oh, the deadlines I have to meet?

The clients are happily wearing their equin-co’s as I type. 😉

More posts on that later,

Cheers!

xx

 

Cookies, anyone?

Cookie Monster with “Cookies” caption hand painted in brown and pink on light yellow cotton t-shirt. Zip detail.

 

HELLO WORLD!

This just in; Ekin creates this ‘order’ in the lack of a plain t-shirt !

Luckily it turned out great and the client loved it 🙂 The pocket detail was a minor one, and I thought I could still pull of a little line *and* have a great design in the front.

But I didn’t want any fuss at any point of the shirt, so I thought “why not include it in the design?” The zip acted like a cute mouth to the monster and It made the client want to throw some actual cookies in! At least that’s what She said !!

Enjoy, everyone!!