Originally posted by trikke
I'm a chessplayer but my profession is graphic designer. While looking for a nice chess T-shirt I noticed that most designs I found on the internet were quite, mmmh, amateuristic... (I could have written "crappy", but that wouldn't be very nice, would it?)
The solution was quite simple: I made my own designs.
Have a look at them:
...[text shortened]... time ago since I've spoken or written in English, so excuse me for my crappy English )
This is something I feel like I know something about;
I'm also a graphic designer, and furthermore, I'm a designer for Kiaeneto (Clothing line for Gamers)
Personally, your shirts designs are "OK", however your missing on most with wearable concept. That is, the idea of it being "Chic". You have some clever lines, but nothing that most people want to wear.
The only shirt that I see for purchase that would be wearable is the "All knight long" line. If you want to use the Kings game stuff, you should probably change it to "Got a Kings Game"
You need to use less of the chess pieces, as they're turnoff's, and if anything...maybe use quote's or lines that make sense to players, but to others will not be an indicator. Most chess players don't want to be picked out of a crowd for being; a chess player. Its another thing entirely to be recognized by another player.
So, in closing... I would say you need to just worry more about making the shirts more subtle, or alltogether disconnected from immediate chess.