Design Your Own Tees

Design Your Own Tees

Techniques & Inspiration to Stitch, Stamp, Stencil, and Silk-Screen Your Very Own T-Shirts

By Jennifer Cooke of

7 7/8 x 10, 144 pages, 4C, paperback with flaps

From professional t-shirt designer Jennifer Cooke comes this do-it-yourself book for turning your classic tees into colorful, bold, graphic, personal statements. Many techniques, from sewing to printing to bleaching, are covered, and include: screen printing stamping block printing stenciling airbrushing embroidery appliqué iron-on transferEach of the 20 projects--many can be completed in under an hour--includes step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow diagrams and beautiful color photos of the finished tees. Whether you create the looks shown or borrow techniques and add your own flair, Design Your Own Tees gives you the tools you need to express your unique artistic vision. Jennifer Cooke has been designing t-shirts for over a decade as Raeburn Ink ( Her designs have been sold in prominent stores, including Barney's New York, and have been featured in Lucky and Nylon magazines. Jennifer currently lives in western Massachusetts with two cats and a wildlife biologist.

Lindsay Herman is a writer, editor, and origami enthusiast who lives in Boston, MA.

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John and Stephanie Stislow are the owners of Stislow Design+Illustration, a Brooklyn-based design firm founded by this husband and wife team. When they're not designing identities, brochures, books, or websites for clients, they're creating projects to please themselves. Combining their unique messages and creative talents into greeting cards, posters, wrapping paper, and found-paper journals, their products offer a fresh perspective on life.

Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and Condé Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.

Territory: World Rights sold: WE Published in North America by St. Martins Press