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T-Shirt Design Trends for 2023 👕

Are you ready to make a statement with your fashion in 2023? Well, get ready to express yourself with the latest t-shirt trends! ✨

t-shirt design trends for 2023 the banyan tee

1. Strong Statements 💪🏻

This design trend is all about taking a stand and saying what you mean, and that’s definitely the energy we all need in 2023. 

  • End Gun Violence
  • Stand With Ukraine
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fundamental Rights
  • Not Your Bun

There are so many causes to choose from when deciding what statement to focus on for your design. What are you the most passionate about? Simplify your statement as much as you can in order to be as clear and direct as possible.

2. Wavy Wording 🔠

How fun is this design trend?! It’s giving playful, feel-good vibes and we are here for it! Adding a wave effect to your text can also give your design a retro, 1960s aesthetic, and we’re here for that, too! 

This look works best with mostly thick, bold text designs, with maybe a few small illustrated icons here and there for decoration. What wavy wording designs will you create this year?

3. Mental Health Mantras 😌

We really hope this design trend is here to stay. We’re huge fans of the messages of self-care, acceptance, and empathy.

These designs are usually text-driven and focus on one specific mental health mantra-like You Are Loved. Feel free to include an illustration in your design if it helps to convey your message.

4. Hobby Highlights ⚡️

From thrifting to knitting, to outdoor sports, these designs are helping to spread joy and bring people together through common interests. 

This trend is definitely up for creative interpretation, so be sure to have fun with it! Will your design be illustration, graphics, or text only? Or will your design include a combination of styles? It’s totally up to you! 


5. Imaginative Illustrations ✍🏻

This trend is taking t-shirt imagery to a whole new level. 

Creating your design around eye-catching imagery is a great way to ensure it will stand out in a crowd. When people see the shirt, the image will be what pulls them in first, and then they will notice any words, logos, or brand names that you’ve included along with it. 

6. Bold Back Prints 🖨️

Let’s reclaim the BACK of our merch this year with bold back prints!  Since you don’t have to worry about your design overpowering the front of your garment, feel free to print your design as large as you want on the back. 

Think big – big text and big imagery, and think bold – bold colors and bold statements. 

7. Pet-Centred Designs 🐶🐱

This is by far the cutest t-shirt design trend we’ve seen this year. Please keep the pet designs coming because we don’t think we’ll ever get tired of seeing them! 

The drawings we’ve been seeing for this trend range from simple line drawings to incredibly detailed pet portraits, and we love them all! Have you wanted to include your pet in your designs? Now is your chance! 

8. Conservation-Centred Designs 🌎

We’ve been seeing a steady increase in these designs as folks pay closer attention to our planet’s needs. These designs aren’t limited to one specific type of conservation, but rather cover them all – from environmental to wildlife, to marine, etc.

So go ahead, let your t-shirt do the talking in 2023. With so many fun and unique styles to choose from, you're sure to find a tee that perfectly captures your personality and style. 😱

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