JM Hawaiian Shirt Update 7

Based on my printed shirt, I’ve tweaked my art for the millionth time:

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Though the end result looks like the whole thing simply had the brightness turned up, I tweaked almost every element individually: The CPUs, the Ono-Sendai logotype, the blue diamonds, the flowers & fans stokes, the flowers & fans fills, the circuit traces, the purple background and the blue background.

It may not be perfect, but the next one will be better…

Looking Like Your Standard Tourist Tech…


“He was outside, waiting. Looking like your standard tourist tech, in plastic zoris and a silly Hawaiian shirt printed with blowups of his firm’s most popular microprocessor; a mild little guy…”

Mr. Gibson: Thanks for everything :)

Johnny Mnemonic Shirts at TeePublic

Put seven new designs up on TeePublic yesterday:

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The Sogo 7 logo from the ‘datagloves,’ the Sino-Logic 16 logo, a stylized pointy blue shape from cyberspace, the ‘height’ glyph from cyberspace, some Chinese text from cyberspace, and the Burdine logo from the opening cyberspace sequence, and the logo of the Beijing Hotel (not shown in the above image). Lots of excitement.

“I want roomservice!”


Ono-Sendai Blue Square Logo Stuff!

This is the alternate version of my previously orange logo; inspired by type IIb boron-doped blue diamonds:

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So pretty… I recommend a blue, black or gray shirt for this art:

Ono-Sendai Square Logo in Blue at TeePublic


A Few Words on Logo Design


Approximately 1,000 Words

on Logo Design



Ono-Sendai Logo

Logo for a (fictional) artificial diamond company.

The source for this (fictional) ‘company’ was a short story published in 1981, so I decided to go in a somewhat retro, 1980’s ‘futuristic’ direction. The above logo began as a text treatment / word mark. Please click the link below to read my case study:

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JM Hawaiian Shirt Update

Oh, yes, I am working on this thing almost every day. Here’s a tiny sneak peek:

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Extreme close-up on the center of the microprocessor. Can you guess the device it is made for?

The May, 1981 issue of OMNI is now in my hands. I’ll check it carefully for discrepancies or ‘transcription errors.’

It occurred to me that if this goes well and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, I could make any number of other Hawaiian-style shirts. HPL, typography, graphic design, Flying Tigers, Jurassic Park, Akira, Firefly…