Added 1 new A* page:Some weeks ago when Seattle had an unexpected day of decent weather, I was considering my summer wardrobe and realizing that I was sorely in need of some less decrepit T-shirts with which to cover myself when going out in public. It's been...a while since I've done actual T-shirt shopping, and I was thinking "so how would this work? Would I just go to...a department store?" Clearly it was an unfamiliar, confusing, scary world upon whose brink I found myself, but then the fortunate thought came to me that I'm supposed to be making my own T-shirts anyway! So I made myself some A* T-shirts. They're in the A* T-shirt store so I suppose you could get them too if you want! These four new designs are available in men's and women's sizes, and you can pick your own cloth color if the default black shirt color isn't your thing--I went with white, myself:|
Those first two are thanks to some fine images from NASA that have featured in A* news articles in the past: the first design is a NASA color-coded relief map of the Moon based on elevation data captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, and the second is a Hubble photo of Nebula NGC 6357 and its large Pismis 24 star cluster. The third is a page from earlier in this A* episode, and the fourth is this funky illustration of Selenis as the embodiment of winter that I drew a little while back.
So yes slapping an existing rectangular image on a blank T-shirt is my ultra-masterful design strategy! Subtle gradients and fine detail don't come out incredibly sharply in the T-shirt medium, as the prototypes of these shirts that I ordered for myself reveal, but that's not going to stop me from wearing them around this summer. :PP