WFH – design notes

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In the past ‘working from home’ has been given a bit of a bad rep. You’re not really working, they say, you’re just watching Netflix and eating chocolate.

Well, right now, a lot of us are being asked to work from home. So we wanted to create a t-shirt that celebrated working from home – letting people know that you were working hard and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. As well as watching Netflix and eating chocolate.

1 Working out the base typography

Here’s some early layouts. The top left looked a little bit plain and the top right doesn’t have a good shape. Bottom left looks a bit unsure of itself. Bottom right, with the letterspacing tightened up has a nice shape, and breaking the word working onto two lines makes it more decorative and distinctive. So we went with that.

2 Using graphics to refine the message

We wanted to portray working from home as something to be proud of. Substituting a star for the O in from worked well and also added a spark to the design. We then looked at adding other elements such as a coffee cup and smiley face to portray the friendly nature of wfh, but decided that ultimately, the star on its own was cooler.

3 Finalising the design

After working with different colourways we added a subtle second colour to the typography which added depth and made the final design look richer.

Finally, for printing we chose a maroon shortsleeve t-shirt and a heather grey longsleeve t-shirt to complement the design colours. You can see more details about the t-shirts in our shop here.

 

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WFH longsleeve

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In the past ‘working from home’ has been given a bit of a bad rep. You’re not really working, they say, you’re just taking it easy.

Well now our WFH t-shirt, with its two-tone typography and star motif, you can let the world know you’re working, not shirking. At least, most of the time.

To read more about how we designed WFH, see our designer’s notes here.

WFH is screen printed onto an organic heather grey longsleeve t-shirt. Classic fit, wash at 40º. Also available as a shortsleeve burgundy t-shirt.

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WFH

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In the past ‘working from home’ has been given a bit of a bad rep. You’re not really working, they say, you’re just taking it easy.

Well now our WFH t-shirt, with its two-tone typography and star motif, you can let the world know you’re working, not shirking. At least, most of the time.

To read more about how we designed WFH, see our designer’s notes here.

WFH is screen printed onto an organic cotton burgundy t-shirt. Classic fit, wash at 40º Also available in longsleeve heather grey.

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Isolation inspiration: Do try this at home

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We’ve been taking a closer look at some of our favourite designs and putting them into mini themed collections. This week, the theme is Do try this at home.

We’ve picked out some of our designs based around the theme of activities we can still all do – lockdown or no lockdown.

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Quality screen time – the world may have moved on from the video cassette, but T-120, with its promise of pure sound quality and glorious hi-tech TV test bars, is our tribute to this once-mighty technology. And the colours look fantastic.

 

Visit your vinyl – music on vinyl has never really gone away and now it’s cooler than ever. Spin is our graphic tribute to the Long Playing album, spinning at 33 rpm. Spin is currently on special offer, reduced from £25 to £15.

 

Spice up your walls – take a look at our modernly minimalist wall art. Based around our t-shirts designs, themes include motorsport, cycling, ski and snow.

 

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Our WFH t-shirts are meant as a bit of light relief, to let the world know you’re not just bingeing on Netflix and chocolate – you’re playing your part in keeping your country going.

 

Smarten up your loungewear – low-key and smart, our MiO organic t-shirts are the perfect choice when you want to look your best without trying too hard.

Beautifully finished and extremely comfortable, the organic ringspun combed cotton finish is also easier on the planet. MiO is available in six different contemporary colours.

 

Need for speed? – the world of Grand Prix might be on hold right now – but how would the world’s great racing circuits look if you reproduced them at home? Our Slot Car Italy design reproduces Italy’s Monza race circuit as a slot-racing track.

 

 

Get out there – we’re still allowed to exercise so make the most of it. You don’t have to be a cycling superstar – if you’ve been out there beating your own personal best or just trundling around the block, in our eyes you’re a Velo Star.

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Staying with cycling – the full-on cycling kit can be a bit, well, sudden for casual wear. Sometimes you need something a little more laid-back.

Sporting an embroidered cycling motif, VeloPolo is beautifully made in 100% organic cotton black picquet, with burgundy and white tipped collars and sleeves. Sharp-looking, sporty and discrete, it’s perfect for any occasion.

Take a look at all of our Do try this at home designs here.

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