Monday, May 4, 2009

Designing a T-shirt

One way to boost pride in a language is to make the language visible with t-shirts, books, bumper stickers, and signs. These days designing a custom t-shirt online is really easy. I decided to make the shirt below.The first step was to make the drawing. I used a free online drawing program called artpad to make my masterpiece. I then took a screenshot of the image (pressing CTRL+PrtSc in Vista), and pasted that in a free image editor called IrfanView. That made it possible to crop and save the image on my desktop. Then I opened up a browser and went to Zazzle, a company that does custom printing. I selected the type of shirt, uploaded my image, and added the Coushatta label "chos-ka-ni". The resulting t-shirt cost $15.95 + $4.50 for shipping. And it's one of a kind!

I can't wait to tell people I'm Duck Clan!


  1. Hello Jack

    Concerning the campaign to save endangered and dying languages, you may be interested in the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCO's campaign.

    The commitment was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations' Geneva HQ in September.

    If you have time please see Professor Piron was a translator with the United Nations in Geneva.

  2. Hey Jack that is an amazing T-shirt! Maybe I should get a still of the instructional video we did and make an "Iptho" (squirrel) t-shirt!

    Anap Iptho!

  3. I'd be happy to draw an iptho for you, Tim. And I will always remember you in that squirrel suit. Oh wait, I don't have to remember it: I can see it right here!