Midjourney T-Shirt Design Prompts

In this guide, we look at Midjourney prompts for t-shirt designs.

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There are countless use cases of Midjourney, both for creative and professional pursuits. In this guide, let's look at a real-world use case of Midjourney V6 for t-shirt designs.

Whether you're looking to start a print-on-demand store, want some unique swag for your company, or just want to make yourself a custom shirt, Midjourney is perfectly suited for this task.

Also, if you're an AI designer and want to build a portfolio for potential clients, adding Midjourney t-shirt designs to your collection is a good way to stand out.

We've broken these t-shirt design prompts into the following categories:

  • Typography & Quotes
  • Vintage & Retro
  • Abstract & Artistic
  • Company Swag

If you're new to Midjourney, you can check out the article on getting started with V6 below:

Getting Started with Midjourney V6
Midjourney V6 has arrived. In this guide, we explore the new in-image text capabilities & key updates.

Typography & Quotes

First up, let's use Midjourney's in-image text capability to create t-shirts with unique typography and quotes. Note these don't always come out perfectly on the first try, so if you're not getting what you may want re-run it a few times before adjusting the prompt.

Also, for in-image text prompts always use "double quotes" for the text you want, and in our experience using 2-3 words is ideal.

Create a t-shirt that incorporates "iterate" within a tech blueprint design, using lines and schematics as the background. The typography should mimic technical drawing annotations, in white on a blueprint blue shirt --style raw --stylize 280 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Create a t-shirt featuring "e/acc" in a sleek, minimalist font on a clean white or light grey background. Add a small, subtle graphic of a rocket or a speedometer to symbolize acceleration and growth in startups --style raw --stylize 250 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Generate a t-shirt design with the word "Accelerate" conveying motion and fast growth. Use a modern, sans-serif font and contrast the design in black and electric blue on a silver shirt --style raw --stylize 320 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Ship Daily
Design a t-shirt with "Ship Daily" in bold, pixel art style typography, reminiscent of early computing. Use vibrant neon colors against a dark background to reflect the fast-paced tech development culture --style raw --stylize 300 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Vintage & Retro

Next, let's look at a few vintage and retro t-shirt designs.

Retro beach
Design a t-shirt that captures the essence of vintage surf culture with a woodie station wagon, classic surfboards, and sunset beach scene, employing soft, sun-bleached colors for a retro feel --style raw --stylize 220 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Vintage camera
Create a t-shirt featuring a detailed illustration of a vintage camera with a charcoal grey background, appealing to photography enthusiasts who appreciate the analog era --style raw --stylize 240 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Synthwave sunset
Generate a t-shirt design that says "Retro" in neon script, complemented by a synthwave sunset and geometric shapes, capturing the vibrant and electronic spirit of the 80s on a black background --style raw --stylize 300 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Vinyl record
Design a t-shirt showcasing a classic vinyl record with a retro feel. The design should evoke the tactile feel of vinyl collections, set on a heather gray background to highlight the artistry of the analog music era --style raw --stylize 210 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Abstract & Artistic

Now let's look at a few abstract and artistic t-shirt design. You'll notice we've added a few more parameters to these prompts, including:

  • Tile: The --tile parameter generates images that can be used as repeating tiles to create seamless patterns for fabrics, wallpapers and textures.
  • Chaos: The --chaos parameter influences how varied the initial image grids are.
Geometric 3D
Generate a t-shirt that showcases intricate geometric patterns with a 3D illusion effect, utilizing a monochromatic color scheme for a sophisticated, modern art feel --style raw --stylize 400 --tile --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Swirling galaxies
Create a t-shirt featuring an abstract cosmic scene with swirling galaxies, utilizing a vibrant palette of blues, purples, and pinks to suggest the universe's vast beauty. Embrace a dreamy, fluid aesthetic for the artwork --style raw --stylize 100 --chaos 50 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Watercolor splash
Design a t-shirt with a dynamic watercolor splash effect, merging unexpected colors in an artistic manner. Aim for a balance between warm and cool tones, providing a fresh and lively look --style raw --stylize 600 --chaos 70 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Art deco
Craft a t-shirt inspired by the elegance of Art Deco, featuring streamlined geometric shapes and metallic gold and silver accents on a deep emerald background. Incorporate symmetrical designs for a classic yet opulent look --style raw --stylize 800 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Company Swag

Finally, let's look at a few t-shirts designs for fictitious companies:

Creative agency
Generate a t-shirt for a creative agency featuring a multi-colored, abstract logo that resembles a burst of creativity, placed centrally on a navy blue shirt. The logo's colors should seamlessly blend into the fabric, symbolizing boundless imagination --style raw --stylize 250 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Eco-first startup
Create an earth-toned t-shirt for 'GreenRoot', showcasing their logo: a dark green leaf forming a heart shape, centered on the t-shirt. Aim for an organic and clean design to reflect the brand's commitment to the environment --style raw --stylize 210 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Software startup
Create a t-shirt design for a software startup, featuring a soft, sky blue base. The logo, a white cloud intertwined with a golden circuit pattern, should be large on the back with a smaller version on the front left chest. Aim for a design that merges the ethereal nature of clouds with the precision of technology --style raw --stylize 120 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Hardware startup
Design a t-shirt for a startup called 'ByteSpeed' with a stylized blue lightning bolt through a black circuit board, prominently displayed on the chest. The shirt should be heather gray, making the blue logo pop --style raw --stylize 150 --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

That's it for this list of Midjourney t-shirt prompts, you can check out our other Midjourney posts below if you're interested in learning more.

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