Shirt design for an Oklahoma race produced by the Pirana Brothers. Two races were held at the same time, one a 24 road race and the other a 24 hour trail race. The 24 The Hard Way idea played off the “hard” surface of the road as well as the “difficulty” of running for 24 hours. For the Double Dirty Dozen the idea hinged on the dirt of the trail and 2 x 12 = 24.
Design concept for a custom Buff for the Pirana Brothers.
Design for a Pirana Brothers “Tuke”, which is Canadian for Beanie. This item would be made by Sugoi which is a Canadian company. Sugoi has an option on their web site to download a template for some of their products. Once you have created art on the template you can upload it back to their site and a 3-D view of the item is created. I hacked the calls for the flash routine that displays the rendering and put it here.
4 possible designs for a Cloisonne lapel pin for the Pirana Brothers. The pin would be about 1″ in diameter (a little bigger than a quarter) and would be silver metal filled with Cloisonne enamel.
The Pirana Brothers aren’t always racing, so we needed something to wear the rest of the time. Enter the Pirana Tee-Shirt! I really like this design with the logo printed large and single color on the side of the body of the shirt.
Team Pirana needed racing gear to be visible at the various events they were attending. It was not my first time to design running gear for full die sublimation. This process involves ink transfer to a paper sheet which is then placed onto sheets of fabric and processed to push the ink into the fabric fibers. This produces an image which is ‘in’ the fabric, not on it, and unlike screen printing, does not clog up the breathability of wicking fabrics. Once the image is sublimated into the fabric, the pieces are cut and sewn into the garments. The challenge is having a design that covers all the fabric for an x-large piece and yet isn’t lost on a small piece.
I really like the background fade that goes from light to dark with the pirana yin-yang in a single color repeated all over. The background makes the fish look dark on one side and light on the other, but they are actually all the same.
The Pirana Brothers are a group of guys who like to train and race together. They are mostly ultra-runners, but also dable in multisport. Most of the Brothers also help manage several local races, and so they formed an event management company to have a name to promote their events under and a team to race for.
I wanted to have a pirana (fish) element to the design and also pay homage to the Pythons. Sketching in church one day I drew a logo that used a large nail as the ‘I’ in Pirana. That logo morphed into the team logo. Trying to get a pirate feel for the main logo, I used a fish skeleton, modified it to look like a pirana and then bent it to match a second skeleton in a yin-yang like logo. Finally, I had to include Spiny Norman, so I developed a design for him. We also wanted temporary tattoos that we could wear while racing.
The idea for the Pirana Brothers name came from the Monty Python skit of the same name.