40 Cool and Creative T-Shirt Illustration Designs

Inspiration August 26, 2010

For such a simple medium, t-shirts are wildly popular nowadays because of the fantastic art and creativity designers breathe into them. Whether the designs aim to fool, delight or even shock your eyes, you inevitably end up wanting to wear that art yourself – and possibly inspire another art lover or budding t-shirt designer.

Check out this very cool collection of refreshing t-shirt illustration designs; see if they don’t end up making you want to create some t-shirt designs with attitude yourself!

funny tshirt one
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funny tshirt two
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funny tshirt five
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creative shirt eleven
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creative shirt twelve
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creative shirt three
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wish shirt
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breakfast life
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glennz tee one
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glennz tee four
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new approach three
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new approach four
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new approach five
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terrible tee
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monster emo
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bad reputation
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nice tee shirt
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sardines ghost
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glennz shirt eight
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glennz shirt twelve
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glennz shirt fifteen
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glennz shirt eighteen
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glennz shirt two five
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glennz shirt thirty
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glennz shirt three one
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glennz shirt three
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glennz shirt three five
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glennz shirt three nine
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glennz shirt four
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glennz shirt five eight
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glennz shirt five nine
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country club shirt
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populi
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werewolf shirt
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past illustration
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night sky
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saxo tshirt
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bad guy
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king of pigs
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  • http://www.avianfunction.com Alison Rowan

    I love this roundup! Great examples of the creativity in t-shirt design, and the morbid tint so many of them share adds a lot of character to the designs. I’ve even saved a few to my inspiration folder. Thanks!

  • http://www.designmango.com DesignMango

    some really nice designs, thanks

  • http://www.freshfluo.blogspot.com Vincent Hadi WIjaya

    Cool ideas with beautiful illustrations.
    nice round-up. thanks for sharing. :D

  • http://www.rideandwhistle.com Leian Ivey

    These are absolutely amazing… lol..

  • DesignerDon

    This was just awesome. The simplicity of the illustrations, along w/ the stories told, just make for great shirts that will spark conversations and inspire grins.

  • http://www.alpaproductions.com alpaproductions

    Really good list.
    Second and third one are my favorites

  • http://www.laminatemarket.com/ bb

    I like second one. Thank for share.

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Amelia Johnson

    Some of these are really clever. The one with the cow that couldn’t quite jump over the moon made me grin the most. T-shirt designs never fail to impress.

  • andrew

    I love Foam Monster In Emotional Reunion

  • http://webdesigners.ca/ Web Designers

    haha the one with the cow stuck on the moon is the best! lol

  • Clau

    Thank you for sharing this collection. I love the Spiderman one!
    This is another one I really like: Franky says Goodbye

  • http://www.brettwidmann.com Brett Widmann

    Great roundup! I enjoyed every one of them and kept thinking of how awesome most (if not all) of them would be on t-shirts!