Green Tortoise Adventure Travel T-Shirt - Sherwood Designs 2011
My good friend Jill has been traveling across the Western US with Green Tortoise for a few years now. She got to talking with the SF Green Tortoise hostel manager, and found out they were looking for some new shirt concepts. A few phone calls later, and yours truly was on the job!
The Green Tortoise buses are a sight to behold and a major factor in the popularity of their adventure trips, and a factor they wanted featured in any shirt design. It’s communal travel in a state of the art touring vessel, guaranteeing a wild time and heaps of camaraderie for the willing. I myself have yet to take a trip on this magic bus, but my days of Couchsurfing tell me that it could be quite special.
With this in mind I sketched up a few bus concepts. Each design led me back to the design here. A turtle with a bus for a shell, cruising down the highway to some crazy cool destination. This design is one-color (to keep screen printing costs down-this is for a hostel after all), but there are tons of iterations in the works.