If you’re thinking about setting up a t-shirt business, either full-time or as a side hustle, you’ve come to the right place. One of the first things you need to do is create a great logo–and, thankfully, these days there are loads of options available, whether you have graphic design experience or not. Read on to find out how to create high quality t-shirt brand logos that will get you noticed.
Why Your T-Shirt Logo Is Important
1. It gives you an identity:
Without even necessarily realizing it, consumers will make snap judgements about your business by looking at your logo and branding, so make sure it does you proud and fits the product you are trying to sell.
2. It sets you apart:
Let’s face it, when it comes to the t-shirt business, the market is flooded with competition. You want your logo to capture the attention of potential customers and stop them in their tracks.
3. It gives your business authenticity:
A professional and high quality logo shows consumers that you mean business!
T-Shirt Logo Design Trends
Logos purposely designed to have a rustic, textured feel.
You don’t need to play it safe with neutral tones or black and white.
Old school fonts:
Hark back to the past with retro typography. Fonts that feel 60s and 70s in style are particularly popular at the moment.
T-Shirt Logo Design Tips
Build a t-shirt mockup:
See what your logo will look like on t-shirts before they’ve even been printed, with Placeit’s mockups. You can upload your t-shirt design and the software will show you exactly how it will look in reality. Get started with video mockups, here.
Let t-shirt trends guide you:
Bookmark this t-shirt trends guide, which updates weekly with the latest styles trending online. If you’re new to the business, research like this will be helpful in working out where and how you want to position yourself.
T-Shirt Logo Maker and Logo Templates
You can download smart t-shirt logo templates directly to your browser, and then edit them to suit your brand’s personality. This is a great option for beginners–it’s simple to use and you don’t need graphic design experience or expensive software to navigate Placeit.
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Another way to create your t-shirt brand logo design is by using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop templates, which you can either download from Envato Market, or from Envato Elements if you have a subscription. This option allows for more customization but does require some prior graphic design experience.
Read on for a round-up of some of our favorite t-shirt business logo ideas available on Placeit, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
1. Handmade style
Reflecting one of the key trends in t-shirt graphics this year, this Placeit logo looks like it has been drawn rather than traditionally designed.
This logo is fun and colorful in style, and would work perfectly if your t-shirt business is aimed at children.
With a floral edge surrounding the text, this logo has real kitsch charm.
If you want a logo with no fuss, this is the one for you. Putting the focus on your company’s name, you can edit the font and color scheme to reflect the personality of your business.
This logo incorporates bright colors–one of the top t-shirt trends of the moment. Different shades are used in the primary and secondary text, but font colors can be changed in all logos so you can get this look using other templates too.
If you want a burst of color with some fun imagery in your logo, this is a good option for you. Illustrated items of clothing can be easily incorporated alongside your brand’s name.
Adobe Photoshop Logo Templates
This modern-looking logo from Envato Elements uses gradients, which is also a fashionable style this year when it comes to logo creation.
With a skull and darts included in the design, this Envato Market logo would be perfect for a t-shirt brand with a bit of an edge.
Adobe Illustrator Logo Templates
9. Line drawing
A versatile logo from Envato Elements, this would work well for a t-shirt clothing brand with universal appeal.
This Envato Market logo is eye-catching and the use of gold creates a luxurious feel. Metallic colors are being used more and more in logo designs–it’s no longer a color scheme reserved for car or jewellery brands.
Now that you’re clued up on the different options for creating your t-shirt brand logo, all you need to do is decide how you want to go about it. Placeit really is a great option, especially if you don’t have prior graphic design experience, as you can build a high quality logo quickly and without the need for expensive software. However, if you want an even wider variety of templates, you can opt to download them from Envato Market, which has more than 2,000 Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator templates to choose from. If you plan to create more than one logo, getting a subscription to Envato Elements is a cost-effective option.
Once you’ve settled on your plan of action and have created a stand-out logo, the next thing you’ll want to do is work out how to sell t-shirts. For useful tips, find out How to Promote Your T-Shirt Business.