I helped a friend at a couple different BBQ competitions and got to thinking, “With all these people walking around, not many are wearing cool BBQ shirts. Someone needs to make some.” So I created some.
My original idea was a line called “Q-wear.” I shared my idea with a couple friends who are designers (I have found as an independent designer it is important to have a network you can share ideas with). I used their feedback to refine my image and ideas. After going back and forth I settled on just Q. It can use it in multiple ways - from shirts, to sauces, to rubs. It was also pointed out to me “Q-wear” could be misread so just “Q,” short for BBQ, was the way to go.
I had done some sketches and played with some fonts and flames with various results.
After some revisions and redoes I created this.
I can use it in a variety of ways, like these:
It also looks good on t-shirts.
If you would like to purchase a t-shirt you can do so at www.zazzle.com/grafixgibbs