We receive many requests for t-shirts to be printed with superhero designs. The designs are often downloaded from the web, from an official site, which can cause problems regarding copyright. The pictures are also mostly very low in resolution, and too small to print on a t-shirt. So if you want to use a copyrighted picture, make sure you seek permission first, to avoid legal issues.
However, many individuals and companies avoid this problem, by drawing their own unique designs, or by changing the design so that they don’t infringe copyright laws. We recently printed some shirts for a company which did just this…the design vaguely resembles a superhero opening his shirtfront, to reveal his superhero costume underneath. The message on the chest area is very effective in promoting the company’s product.
You will see underneath, the original small shirt sample we received, then the new t-shirt design we were asked to draw, the new shirt sample, and what the new artwork looks like closer up:
Here is the new t-shirt design which was drawn up by our art department:
And here’s what the customer’s new superhero design looks like on a t-shirt sample:
And so, our customer chose this design as a way for all his staff to promote his company’s product, by wearing a shirt with a more eye-catching design than just a company logo.