New Stuff.

I’m not great at making t-shirts; designs at all really.  The lack of success combined with my inability to completely understand Gimp and Inkscape has left me with no confidence in my ability to make a product that someone would want to buy.  Still though, on and off I get inspired by something and begin attempting to put something together that someone might find… fashionable?

The most recent inspiration was my discovery of the free Adobe apps for Android. They have a feature that lets you create “shapes” from objects you photograph. What’s the first thing I did with it?  I’m not proud of it,  but I took a selfie.  The result wasn’t terrible, and the inspiration continued to drive me to update the logo (technically a series of logos) for the blog. Check them out.

Winner Winner

NewerLogo ShortLogo

That’s a lot of ugly.  I put it to Facebook to decide their favorites and this was the order they finished in.  There was another one too, a “fake bug” version that I personally really liked and that I thought would be the most popular choice.  Surprisingly, the image at the top of the garnered more votes than all the other images combined.  I was gobstruck that people seemed to like my face better than:

Fake bug is one.
^ Pretty cool, right? ^

I like all of them, therefore you’re going to see a lot more of them, as soon as I can figure out how to effectively use them.  The inspiration train didn’t stop there however. With the success of the logos I was propelled further and eventually I came up with three t-shirt ideas that I am really proud of. Please, check them out. To relieve any confusion, here are the three new t-shirts.

My personal favorite new shirt.

My personal favorite new shirt.


Get it? One Bug Is Fake

Are you a ‘Fake Bug Fanatic’?


It is my face, but only barely... The gar is the star.

It is my face, but only barely… The gar is the star.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.  The only way to get better is to know what I am doing right. If you REALLY like them, the link take you to my store, or you can go to the “T-Shirt Shoppe” tab on the title bar. Shop, with an extra “pe” because that’s the classy level I roll on.

  8 comments for “New Stuff.

  1. T!
    December 14, 2015 at 15:50

    I dig the new logo(s). Not sure if I’d wear your mug on a t-shirt, but as a blog header or a sticker, I’m down.

    I like them #trashy too. Up to you to figure out if I’m talking about your t-shirt design or something else…

    • OneBugIsFake
      December 14, 2015 at 19:31

      I’m not sure how I feel about my new logo on a shirt. Seeing my face on someone else’s chest could be very disturbing. I guess it would depend on the chest.

      I like ’em trashy, I like ’em scaley and gold.

  2. Mom2OBiF
    December 14, 2015 at 18:32

    Very inventive!!

    • OneBugIsFake
      December 14, 2015 at 19:31

      Thanks, Mom.

  3. December 14, 2015 at 20:31

    I’m with Mike. Definitely, a cool blog header or signature. I’m not sure about a t-shirt. Like you said, it’d be kind of weird seeing your face on someone else’s chest…depending on the chest haha. That hopper design could be a cool sticker. Nice work though!!

    • OneBugIsFake
      December 15, 2015 at 18:04

      Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for the words of encouragement too. The blog logo will probably only ever be a sticker in real life. Still trying to fix the “too many anchor points” issue I keep getting with them anyway.

  4. Travis
    December 15, 2015 at 19:30

    I’m not going to tell you anything new here. I like the logo, and I like you as a friend, but I’m not wearing a shirt with your face on it. Just saying…

  5. December 15, 2015 at 19:41

    Cool stuff Brandon. My favorite is the top one. Cult of personality. Next step is to buy a ranch in Texas for your followers. Seriously though I’ll be ordering a shirt when they’re available.

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