Custom graphic t-shirts are widespread in online and offline. From Merch by Amazon, Etsy, and Threadless to physical storefronts, they’re there at customers’ disposal. Customized shirts are head-turners as they stand out from the mundane tees that people wear. But the primary reason that most people wear them is that they’re an extension of their personality. Research even shows that “dressing the part” can change the way you go about your routine.
Take these 32 custom graphic shirt examples as inspiration to make one that will stick out wherever you wear them.
1. Skull Girl Tattoo
Skull girl tattoos don’t only look good on the skin. They’re also one of the most chosen shirt designs. The reason is that you can change it up by customizing some favorite elements. In this case, the additional flowers.
I love how the artist used up the entire canvas for the graphic design here. The clever use of black against the white shirt is catchy enough to make someone take a glimpse.
3. Geometrical Shapes
The use of geometrical shapes to concoct a brilliant concept is what makes this shirt eye-catching. From the mountain, sun to the bear, and reflection, everything is uniquely well-designed.
4. Tree Diety
This custom graphic t-shirt is for a person called “MAMA J.” The designer plays with vivid colors to make the all-black tree deity pop out.
5. Colorful Lion
Another one of those custom graphic t-shirts that’s unique is this colorful lion design. Instead of a tawny yellow, the king of the jungle is customized into a friendlier version.
6. Harley Davidson
Whether this design is for a Harley Davidson motor club or not, all elements exude synergy. From the eagle to the texts and the motorbike, the vintage feel is apt for this brand’s machismo.
7. Spartan Gym
This shirt design is custom-made for the gym buffs out there. A weightlifting spartan is the best way to represent strength and masculinity.
8. Weird Face
The weirder and scarier the graphic shirt design, the better. Here’s a black and grey face that’s seemingly screaming while bright colors come out of its mouth.
Instead of the green, yellow, and red rasta colors, this design is beautifully customized in orange, red, and yellow hues. It’s the perfect shirt for the avid stoners.
10. Skull in Suit
As mentioned, the weirder the design, the more heads will turn to take a look. And here’s one with an oversized man wearing a suit while the skull head is seemingly enjoying the preppy look.
11. Vulcan Salutation
Here’s a popularized design from the movie Star Trek. The oversized Vulcan salute is enough to make Star Trek fans take a glimpse.
Here’s another customized graphic tee that makes use of black and white. Though simple, the colors and design are cleverly spread out on the left side, creating a unique look.
13. Cool Cat
Animal lovers wear custom graphic t-shirts to show their love for their furry companions. And this one is a fresh version of an aloof feline wearing a hat, sunglasses, and headphones.
14. Dj Cat
For cat and music lovers, this customized design is one that will show your flair in public. It’s an image of a cat playing the turntable.
15. Lion King
I love how simple but well-designed this tee is. It’s a funny mock-up of the Lion King with the hungry hyenas in the background. However, the text, “I’m surrounded by idiots,” keeps the vibe light and playful.
16. Happy Birthday
Here’s a picture of the classic movie Jaws. The border is a brilliant way to enclose the different elements, including the text, to make the design more dynamic.
18. 3D Skull
This is one of my favorite custom graphic t-shirts on this list. The 3D skull seems like it’s going to come out of the shirt at any moment. The purple complements the entire concept really well.
19. Business Name
This minimalist design is bizarre and disturbing at the same time. The simple text, “I’m fine,” coupled with the splat of blood on one side, is for the freakish people out there.
21. Mello Yello
This customized graphic t-shirt is for the avid drinkers of highly-caffeinated drinks like Mello Yello. The overall vintage vibe is apt for a brand that launched in 1979.
This design is the perfect couple shirt to wear on Valentine’s day. Some people might cringe at the print. But for the lovers, it’s simple and effective to grab the public’s attention.
23. Dog Mom
As a dog mom myself, this one is a lovely design with a femininity factor. Even though it’s simple, the typography choice makes this design a winner.
This shirt is custom-made for a teacher named Mrs. Harris. The pencils are the most suitable symbol, and the way they’re cut to accommodate the name is aesthetically pleasing.
25. Team Bride
This customized “team bride” shirt could be nice to wear while shopping in the mall or during a bachelorette party before the big day. You can print these designs to show your support for the bride.
26. Dabbing Unicorn
For your children, this dabbing unicorn could be a fun way to make your kids excited to go out with a dashing shirt. Little Amelia would be extremely happy to receive this as a present.
27. Team Name
The entire design composition for the Cleveland Browns is legible due to the typeface choice. The white text and the red helmet sticks out against the black material.
28. Kobe Bryant
Here’s a customized tee for the basketball players and lovers, especially the Kobe Bryant fanatics. Even though the “SWISH” text is behind the figure, the layout is still attractive.
29. New York
This shirt design sums up everything you’ll enjoy in the city that never sleeps, New York. From the Empire State Building to the New York pizza, the cartoon-like concept makes this a fun, customized shirt design.
30. Biker Grandma
The typography on this design has a Wild Wild West feel. The big bike at the center gives it a bravado feel. However, the bright pink color gives it a touch of femininity, apt for a biker grandma.
31. Club Name
For a motor club like the Eagles Road Riders, this design composition is thug-like. The badass-looking eagle, along with the motor club name strewn underneath it, has a clever and clean arrangement.
Quotes are also a great idea for custom graphic shirt designs because you have a myriad of choices. In this case, the design takes on a straightforward approach to remind people to eat healthy and organic food by saying, “You are what you eat.” The placement of the graphics is nicely laid on the lower part. Plus, the colors also make the message more apparent against the black background.