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)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Little owl, big owl. Everywhere filled with cuteness!

Hello everyone!!!

I haven’t been updating quite so often, but it’s only because the orders these couple of weeks were CRAZY. Good crazy, that is! I completely and utterly lose myself when I am in my creative progress, thus this “archiving” process becomes a procrastination beyond imagination!

Buuuuut, here we go !

Last week’s creations of these adorable little owls. An order for a twitter celebrity, if you will 😉

Two owls- two tshirts, owl figures and hand lettered words painted on pink and beige cotton t-shirts. Courtesy of equin-co™designs.

 

Two owls – owl figures and hand lettered words designed and painted by equin-co™designs.

 

Owl figure and letters designed and hand painted (in white and pink) on grey cotton t-shirt by equin-co™designs.

 

Have an AWESOME , oh, wait, scratch that, OWLSOME week, everyone!

P.S. I am always open for new design ideas, feedbacks and suggestions, so bring it on!

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

Troop troop, Clone Trooper!

Clone Trooper sketch and lettering by equin-co™

 

Fellow Star-Wars lovers! This post goes to you, as I recently got an order to design a Star-Wars themed t-shirt. I was requested that the design should reflect Star wars theme, but be cute and lovable, as well.

This goes!

From sketch to work- “Clone Troop trooper” designed and hand-painted silver on navy cotton shirt by equin-co designs™

 

And this is the final product!

“Clone Troop trooper” designed and hand painted in silver on navy cotton shirt by equin-co designs™

 

What about you, guys? I love Star Wars and everything about it, maybe because it symbolizes a fantasy fiction world in my head and doing things you are not able to, here on earth!

I was way too young when the series came up, but thanks to technology, you can look up and download episodes, dvd’s, etc..

I liked how it turned out, and hope you enjoy it as well !

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