Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Little Orange Nerd" Shirt Design

This next design is based on the Little Orange Bird - Walt Disney World's original mascot. Back in the 70s, Little Orange Bird could be found on signs and brochures, and even on some merchandise. This year, for Walt Disney World's 40th anniversary, this lost character was brought back to be featured on shirts and pins among other mediums. Lou Mongello (from WDW Radio) coined the term "Little Orange Nerd" describing those of us who love The Little Orange bird and the era he came from. I thought it'd be fun to create a shirt design for those "Little Orange Nerds" out there:

I re-designed the character to vector form and added gradients, highlights, and shadows to make it more dimensional. Then I worked on hand-rendering the title in the like of the font found on retro Little Orange Bird books. Finally, adding some glasses for a little fun.

I'm working on a few more shirt designs for the future, including one without any Disney copyrighted material, so it has the potential to be sold if there's enough interest. But for now, that's all! Stop by again soon.