Entry #1: Superhero
Inspiration: "The idea behind this shirt was to treat the 'World Tour' like a concert. We have a shirt for the crew working the event and a T-shirt to be either sold or given out to fans or people in general. All art was custom created for this challenge by Aurora Art Company."
Work Shirt: This Dickies work shirt features left-chest embroidery and four-color HiRes Process print on the back at 120 LPI. The back also features a metallic silver spot imprint and embroidery for mixed media decoration.
T-shirt: Printed on a Bella+Canvas garment, this design features a four-color HiRes Process print at 120 LPI and a touch plate of silver.
Entry #2: Around the World in Eighty Days
Inspiration: "The design was a fusion of the local and the worldly – being that Albuquerque, NM is the home of the Albuquerque International Balloon fiesta, hot air ballooning is never far from our minds. And with the spectacular colors and shapes seen in ballooning in mind, we created a design that reflected both a fun, retro rock-concert feeling utilizing the balloons as a design motif."
Work Shirt: The Dickies work shirt features left-chest embroidery and a screen-printed patch with a distressed cut that was appliqued with a manual zig-zag stitch. Custom designed passport stamps were distress embroidered with a Tajima multi-head machine using Ackerman Isacord polyester threads.
T-shirt: The Gildan shirt was decorated with Wilflex inks on an M&R Challenger press with 255-305 mesh screens. The front design is comprised of eight spot colors, and the back features three spot colors.