For Sugar Creek’s 2012 Student Ministry Camp, I produced a variety of the typically needed items: an overall look, name tags, booklets, etc. However, this year I proposed we try something new related to the shirts. Typically, the camp shirt is a carefully designed piece, purposed to be more of a take-home souvenir, than something contributing to the camp experience. This year the design screen printed onto the shirts would be exceedingly simple, saving money, and allowing for team members to stencil on their team logo (using paint). This experimental approach was far more time-intensive for me than a typical shirt design, because I had to hand-cut 20 flag stencils and 20 shirt stencils. However, the effect was well worth the effort, as the shirts were worn by each team member during rec activities, and gave each team a unified banner to rally behind.
Below is an example of the screen-printed shirt blank, onto which the team name and logo would be stenciled
Below is a small collection of images showing the shirts in the process of being stenciled,
as well as images of students with their custom shirts/flags during camp.
Each of the teams were named after popular iphone apps, and the logos for the flags were relatively similar to the logos for each team’s shirt….. not that this made cutting the stencils any less tedious. Because I was learning how best to apply the stencils on the actual team flags, some of the earlier flags were a little less than perfect (Shazam, Doodlejump, Infinity Blade), but once I got my process down, the later flags were both clear and very detailed (Tom & Jerry, Plants vs Zombies, Temple Run).
(some of the photos are a little rough….. they definitely were’t studio photos)