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.

 

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.

Live Love Laugh!

“Live love laugh” lettering in bright pink and metallics on purple cotton mix t-shirt. Designed and hand painted by equin-co™ .

 

HELLO EVERYONE!!

I have been SOO busy this week, so I couldn’t even have time to capture and archive my creations, now I have time to sit on my but, and I can update you guys!

SO;

This is the order of the week, a “Live love laugh” tshirt, for two sisters..

The other one is brown cut out and inserted with white heart shaped fabric. Pure inspiration !

Enjoy the laugher, love and lovable life 🙂 More on that later!

 

“Live love laugh” hand painted in red, brown and silver on white cotton cloth sewn onto brown cotton t-shirt. Design and application by equin-co™

 

Cheers and Keep the Love Flowing!

xx

 

Beauties From Istanbul Madonna Concert!

Woooo, a post worthy to start the week! A post you’ve all been waiting for…

Tugce being all flirty and says with madonna

Here goes footage from Madonna’s tour, stop: Istanbul. My collage buddy had me design her and her fellow concert-mates’ t-shirts for the show, ya know, t-shirts are a HUGE part of any concert!

Nuray and Tugce showin’ off equin-co T-shirts on the way

I’m pleased of the feedback, too, since they’ve so kindly uploaded the photos, tons of people have been ordering song lyric concept t-shirts!

Some of the comments on Tugce’s page also showed the intrigue from participants, asking where’d they got them!

Sweet!

Thanks, ladies, for voluntarily modeling for me, while having the most awesome time!

Enjoy some of the pics;

Ladieeees
Ray of Light is easy to handle for Nuray
Music can play by, if you are this cute!
:)Having fun !
Don’t be “frozen” ,keep your heart Thiiiiiis Opeeen.

For folks who want  to catch Madonna’s next stop, she will be in Rome, June 12, Milan- June 14th and Florence in June 16.

Seems like an Italy trip is mandatory? 🙂

You can click here to buy online tickets or get more information.

Cheers everyone, have a great week!

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!!