Checkmate – Have a go – Men’s Long Sleeve T-shirt
Checkmate. Come and have a go if you think you’re smart enough.
For anyone who loves chess and knows they’re good at it, this Checkmate – Have a go – Men’s Long Sleeve T-shirt is a great choice.
Supplier : Redbubble
- Slim fit, but if that’s not your thing, order a size up
- Solid colours are 100% cotton, heathered and marled fabrics are 90% cotton, 10% polyester
- Ethically sourced
Available in 6 colours : For this design, we recommend darker colours like Black, Dark Blue and Dark Grey.
Available in sizes S to XL
Design notes from the Three-Brains designer on Checkmate – Have a go – Men’s Long Sleeve T-shirt
- Our love of all things competitive and in particular Chess inspired this design.The King used the same outline we used on our Indian invention T-shirt design.
- The main colour is a rich Red (#e52541), close to a colour called Alizarin Crimson.
- We also added some shading to the King piece to give the design more of a 3D effect. These are in a Dark Red (#be1622) and started off as rectangles. We added extra anchor points and used the Direct Selection tool to pull them into the right place.
- The chess board effect was created by making a white square and then duplicating it and recolouring it to red. These two squares were then copied to make four squares. Four squares become eight squares and we keep going until we have an 8 x 8 chess board.
- These squares were then grouped and a 3D Extrude and Bevel effect added (in Adobe Illustrator). Adjustments were made to the rotation to have it sit under the chess piece.
- The text has two fonts, the GAME is written in Top Secret Bold font and the PLAYER in Impact.
- We added a WAVE effect to the longer sentence so that the design wasn’t all flat text. We also picked out the word ‘smart’ in white, since it’s the word that’s different from how most people know this phrase (come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough)