When a college friend posted that they were planning to adopt and were asking for support I jumped at the chance to donate my skills to help this deserving couple. They wanted to offer two styles of designs. One with a more feminine touch the other more masculine, each featuring a phrase related to their beliefs and approach to this adoption process.
The first phrase, 'It takes a village', was designed with a modern, clean type style. With a more script touch and curled filigree it has a more feminine style but still neutral enough to appeal to anyone.
The second phrase became a quick favorite. "Family is more than blood" was used for the more masculine design. I took this as an opportunity to try a more detailed and distressed hand lettered approach akin to early sign painters and vintage filigree.
The shirts were then sold through teechip and sold as shirts, tanks, and cell phone cases.