Lillstreet Art Center is a Chicago-based art center that offers artist residency programs, an art gallery, studio space, as well as art classes for both adults and kids. Lillstreet's classes and workshops include: ceramics; metalsmithing; jewelery and glass; painting and drawing; printmaking; and more.
This is a submission for a t-shirt design competition for Lillstreet's textiles department. 100 t-shirts will be hand-printed for a limited edition sale. As such, the white color allows for easy and tasteful reproduction on a variety of t-shirt colors and styles.
The playful, abstract hand-drawn shapes, the hand-written type, and the human hand reinforce Lillstreet's central mission: creating things with your hands! The index finger and thumb of the hand also create an "L" for Lillstreet. The six-pointed star drawings (a reference to the Chicago flag) represent Lillstreet's presence in Chicago since 1975.
Eddie's Role: T-Shirt Illustration
We were seriously blown away by the quality of designs we received! We want to thank you again for putting so much thought into your design.
— Jessie and the Lillstreet Team