Follow My Shirt On Twitter!
I really love Twitter, so much so that I spend a goodly chunk of my day posting my thoughts online and following other users. One of the people that I follow, @corrinrenee, recently blogged about her new Twitter t-shirt. I wanted one, but I would have to make it myself. I already had iron-on transfer paper for the printer, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to put together, right?
The original EPS file can be found on @tedmurphy‘s site. Ted created the file and allows others to customize it. I didn’t have Illustrator, so I loaded the graphics file into Adobe Photoshop Elements instead. This allowed me to add my own Twitter handle to the image and change the colors, although I had to change some preferences to fix the font kerning.
I couldn’t decide on a t-shirt color (“Twitter blue” or my usual khaki?), so I got both. They were only $5 at Target, so worth the cost for this experiment. After flipping the image, I printed it onto the iron-on transfer paper. Following the directions, I ironed the paper onto the shirts for three minutes and then peeled the backing off. They didn’t turn out bad at all. What do you think?