T-Shirt Design Trend - Holographic Glitch

February 19, 2018


This T-Shirt print trend takes holographic effect that has been turning heads for some time to a new level. Combining the holographic effect with the digital glitch effect to create incredible eye-catching print designs.

Color pigments are pulled, stretched, pixelated and distorted. Colors melt and blend into dynamic and futuristic compositions creating the effect of surreal lighting and digital disortion. These effects are combined with illustration, photographic images and typography.

Check out the some of the key influences for this dynamic T-Shirt print trend below.



The glitch effect features distorted visuals and computer manipulated images. The effect is formed through digital alteration that results in irregular dragged patterns. Prints resemble digital noise and corrupted file imagery.




The holographic effect has a strong organic feel using the illumination of light to create surreal print effects. Colors appear to be liquified and move into obscure patterns. Imagery is distorted with bouncing light and digital drip effects.




The oil spill effect uses melted colors to create the illusion of an oil, petrol or diesel spill resulting in a metallic and iridescent effect which is edgy and urban.




The  gradient effect is the fusion of luminescent gradient colors to create the holographic effect. Colored pigments are pulled, stretched and distorted, allowing colors to melt into sweeping ombrés and hazy multi-colored stripes and shapes.




The fractal effect is inspired by beautifully coloured rocks, minerals and crystals found in nature. these natural elements provide strong, sharp geometric shapes in a kaleidoscope of jewel colors.




The mermaid effect takes influence from the mystical mermaid. Delicate pastels mimic mother of pearl shells and prismatic iridescent shine like the scales of a mermaid tail.


  (All images are sourced from DownloadT-ShirtDesigns and Pinterest) 


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