Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.
One of the nice things today is that you do not need to be able to draw, paint, or write beautifully to create nice designs:
- Artworks are available online, e.g., on
- the website of museums and galleries (see this OpenCulture posting), e.g.,
- Texts (= quotations) are available online, e.g., on
- Fonts are available online, e.g., on
- DTP Software
- InDesign (okay, not cheap, but usually there’s a student version available), or
- alternatives to InDesign
- Book on Demand Services
- Printing on other Media (T-Shirts, Cups, etc.)
Cafepress(not recommended — spiked with obnoxious “tips” and “offers” you can’t disable, and which you have to manually remove by clicking on them each and every time you want to create something — drains creativity faster than a sucking chest wound; apparently (IMHO) they want you to buy the existing products, not to create your own)
Sure, own drawings, painting, and handwriting will always triumph over downloaded content. But when drawing, painting, or calligraphy skills are insufficient, these solutions are nice. So, it was never so easy to create — got anything you want to see in print or printed, this is your time.
Have fun 🙂
P.S.: Of course, sometimes you have better ideas after you order the T-Shirts, for me this “Spirit of the Stairway” moment was when I thought about this subtitle to the “Unseen University” T-Shirt. But then again, that’s the nice thing about ideas — when you start realizing them, they improve. Sometimes to late for this batch, but there’s always another one.