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T-shirt Design: Helvetica ‘Jetset’ Parody Shirts


Looking for a fun t-shirt design for your band merch? Why don’t you join the Jetset-inspired Helvetica  Bandwagon? It never gets old.

A design group called Experimental Jetset created three designs in 2001:

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These are band members of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Ramones respectively. This t-shirt design represents the essence of these bands by simply listing their first names. Most t-shirt fans are not only familiar with this iconic shirt design, but also some of the many unsanctioned variations it’s spawned. It’s easy enough to apply the template of Helvetica font, vertically listed names to any other band (rip-off or tribute: you decide) but when you use the design with things other than bands, it can become a great parody.  [T-shirt Connoisseur]. Here are some of coolest Jetset parodies.

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Zack & Kelly & Slater & Jessie & Lisa & Screech.

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This is included in the list simply because I’m a Saved by the Bell fan! The additional doodles on the background and the cool blue color heightens it’s pop-ness. Cute!

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Simon & James & John & Andrew & Phillip & Bartholomew & Matthew & Thomas & James & Thaddeus & Simon & Judas.

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If you do not know who they are, you better read the bible.
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Heartburn & Indigestion & Upset Stomach & Nausea & Diarrhea.

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Symptoms of something. I just don’t know what.
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Fighter & Black Belt & White Mage & Black Mage & Red Mage & Thief.

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The Light Warriors of Final Fantasy

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& & & .

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Parody of a parody. Why not?
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Luke & Leia & Han & Chewie.

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From what movie? Make a wild guess.

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Inky & Blinky & Pinky & Clyde.

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This pac-man inspired t-shirt slyly eschews the standard Helvetica font for something more pixelated.

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Yoko & Linda & Maureen & Patti.
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“Behind every great man…” — In response to the original Beatles t-shirt design

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Some more Helvetica T-Shirt Designs….

Avenge & Destroy

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Not names but follows the same style. I want to make my version “raindrops,roses,whiskers,kittens” or “bacon& bacon& bacon & bacon.”. Damn, I’m good at this!

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CMYK

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Totally Geeky t-shirt concept!

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Helvetica 

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Sex Drugs Helvetica Bold

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Mom & Dad & Gran & Gramps
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I’m sure you’re inspired to make one! Make the Jetset-inspired shirts if you are already quite known. I do not suggest you do this if you’re not yet an icon. The second one works for less famous bands. Come up with a good list or anything really random and just put your band logo and name somewhere. Be witty and your shirts will become a hit whether your superstar-famous or not.

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