New Triangle Loving T-Shirts Coming Soon!

My best friend lives in LA. She has a super fancy desk job working on projects advancing early childhood education initiatives. Sometimes she has meetings that are not as exciting as that sounds and she doodles on her notepad. Last week, she doodled T-shirt designs for Triangle Pastry Co.

Oh man, you guys... Do you know how invigorating it is to see someone else come up with completely inspiring ideas for your little baby company? It's overwhelming to the point of tears when you realize that what you're building is a thing that other people can see growing too. It takes a village. Team work makes the dream work. And all of those related cliché phrases are very real.

I spent some time agonizing over which one to finalize first. This was the winner...

"Love Triangle" thumbnail sketch for Triangle Pastry Co. T-shirts.

"Love Triangle" thumbnail sketch for Triangle Pastry Co. T-shirts.

My first task was to draw the croissant. The very last thing I wanted was a result akin to clip art. (*cringe*) In good time, I think I managed to create an illustration in which the croissant looks nice and flaky while projecting the identity of the brand.  Laying out the text was actually the harder part -trying to keep the logo on the front (because printing on the back costs extra) was a bit of a challenge (trying to be frugal over here). Having three competing elements was tricky, but I eventually worked out the visual hierarchy.

"Love Triangle" T-shirt graphic for Triangle Pastry Co.

"Love Triangle" T-shirt graphic for Triangle Pastry Co.

Once the graphics were finished up, I started looking for some printers and t-shirts. Now, I don't expect that I have enough fans to sell even 25 shirts at this point. However, most local printers that I have found seem to have a starting count of 24 per design. This is frustrating for me because I had every intention of shopping locally for these babies, but I may end up using CustomInk at first, where most runs are a minimum of six items, if not one. More research is needed, but I'm really excited about the design process.

"Love Triangle" T-shirt mockup.

"Love Triangle" T-shirt mockup.

While it was fun to change gears over the weekend and work on a different aspect of building my little baking company, I am super stoked to share some classic recipes that I'm prepping for the spring later in the week. See you soon!