High School T-Shirts


Senior year track athletic fit tee.

Sophomore year winter track
cotton tee front.
During my time at high school, my acquired expertise in Photoshop meant that if you wanted a tee shirt made, you came to me. I designed shirts for the student section, I designed shirts for Relay For Life, and I designed shirts for the XC and TF teams.
Sophomore year winter track
cotton tee back.


The first shit I designed was during my sophomore year for the distance squad during winter track. It read "GREAT VALLEY DISTANCE," and the back read "ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER MILE." However because of the colors I chose, from a distance it looked like the back only said "DAY MILE." It wasn't a huge design flaw, but it does look a little silly. The design was cool looking, and was stolen to create a shirt for the class of 2017, those thiefs.

Junior year cross country
cotton tee front.
The second shirt I designed was for the 2012 fall cross country season. Inspired by the summer Olympics that had happened earlier that year I decided that it would be okay to rip off the USA logo on the track singlets and make it read GVXC. Sharing no letters in common, it didn't look quite the same (in college I saw the Ohio State club team have an OSU logo on their singlets which parodies it way more smoothly). The back reads "work hard for it - mo farah," which is a very small quip from a way longer quote about his childhood. But I wanted a Mo Farah quote because he won the Olympic 5K that year, even though it required a lot of clipping and he isn't an American. I didn't want to pick the second place finisher who is an America, because second place man.
Junior year cross country
cotton tee back.

If you look on the shirt the letters also align to write the name "Kari." Kari was a girl on our team, she didn't die or anything so this isn't a tribute, just to call her out. The actual shirt did not use the Olympic font because copyrights I guess. But they kept the slashes that London 2012 used a lot of.

Senior year cross country
cotton tee front.
Senior year I was really into typefaces and decorations. I wanted to design a shirt that wasn't minimal, like I normally went for. I wanted something that seemed retro and modern. I came up with this ribbon design for a black on white shirt. It was well received among my peers, but not by my coach. He said the shirt was too plain, and needed some color. So he went ahead and changed it to blue, and added some runners to the background. I hate having human figures on my clothes, the human form is gross.
Senior year cross country
cotton tee back.

For the back of the shirt he said it was too cluttered, which is exactly what he made the front look like. He removed the wings from power, and the stripes above "FROM WITHIN," removing the rectangular shape it had and making it a bizarre looking poem.

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