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A timelapse of Mt Eden summit while the sunsets.

Latest t-shirt design for the Aucklandia Store is inspired by those moments where, despite your best instincts and prior knowledge, you scroll down the page and read the comments on a Stuff.co.nz article.

Stuff comments – not even once!

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Read about how I designed this t-shirt

After launching the Aucklandia Store last month, I’ve had a lot of people ask how I design my t-shirts. Usually the conversation starts with them questioning my drawing abilities: “I’ve seen your handwriting and sketches … you’re a liar, Mr Ahmed!” (my friends are brutally honest).

I’ve been using Paper by FiftyThree to start the drafting process, following it up in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to make print-ready art. I’ve sung Paper’s praises a million times before, and will sing its praises a million times more now that I use it so intimately in my design process.

Read the full guide to using Paper by FiftyThree to design t-shirts.

Buy the t-shirt above, here (10% of all profits go to the Auckland City Mission).