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Caricature of Lil’ Stevs:


One of our friendly neighborhood police officers had this custom caricature shirt made for one of his fellow officer’s retirement gift.  He brought in a photo and described the scene including an emphasis on long eyelashes.  I think Igor did it justice. Get it? Justice?

If you are desperate to get some caricatures from photos made, give us a call and we’ll see if we can bail you out of your predicament.  Okay that was a little forced.  Puns aren’t my strong suit.


Custom Koozies for Beach Week 2014

These were made for a group of friends that take a beach vacation together every year.  They wanted to add customized koozies to their fun in the sun.


Personalized koozies are a great idea for people looking for unique gifts too. No minimums at Igor’s T-shirts!


We’ve been back for a week and a half and there’s been a lot of catching up to do, but I thought it would be fun to finally share a little taste of the adventures we had making custom t-shirts at our first festival…in STURGIS!

The drive from Denver to Sturgis is about 7 hours when pulling a trailor full of 1000 t-shirts.  We had a rough start.  We were originally going to take my dad’s camper, but it broke the morning we were supposed to leave, so we had to borrow a trailer and REPACK EVERYTHING.  Did I mention it was a ROUGH start?  We were on the road about 12 hours after our intended departure of 10:00am.  Yep.  We started our road trip at 10pm.  We had to stop for a little snooze and made it by noon the next day.

Sturgis 2014

This is what 1000 t-shirts on a trailer looks like if you ever wondered.

We camped next to the guys and gals at Led Sled who were super cool and fun. They were riding the coolest motorcycles I saw anywhere in Sturgis. All custom Sportsters. Pat Patterson was there judging other custom bikes and they also had a vendor booth. The bikes I saw them riding around rekindled my WANT for a Sportster! (I dropped a motorcycle once, then after having kids I gave up the whole idea. But now…??)

N.A.D.S. and The Drone Hunter

The Drone Hunter being interviewed by Fox TV

The Drone Hunter bus

The Drone Hunter and N.A.D.S. are the customers that brought us to Buffalo Chip.  They had drone shooting events at the range almost every day which led to a visit from the FAA.  They had the Drone Hunter on stage before every concert and they were interviewed by The Today Show, Fox News  and the O’reilly factor.

Speaking of concerts…we saw the Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, ZZ top and more!

Super perk!

This is at the Zac Brown Band concert which was AWESOME

Our Vendor Booth

We were making shirts for N.A.D.S. while also offering custom shirts for sale.  Being total newbs, it took us a few days to get everything right.  Some crazy rain and weather the first few days along with the stickiest mud that turned into cinder blocks attached to the bottom of our shoes didn’t help.

Igor airbrushing in our vendor booth at Buffalo Chip Campground for Sturgis 2014.

Inside joke among a group of of guys from Nebraska…One is the President and the other is the Vice President of this particular City they are referring to.

“Today’s Schedule” motorcycle shirt

Sturgis 2014!

Just don’t.

These photo heat transfer shirts were our biggest hits! Photos of people on their motorcycles.

Igor – getting the shot for a custom shirt.

The view from the back of our booth. The Clydesdales were BEAUTIFUL!

T-shirt ideas are everywhere!

Crystal rockin’ a custom Igor’s T-shirts motorcycle shirt and wearing one of the hats we bartered for.

This was our neighbor Keith A.K.A. “Bone Daddy” who is an amazing metal artist. We made him and his granddaughter some shirts and got some goods in return.

All in all, it was a great time and a HUGE learning experience. We look forward to doing another festival in the future and having all of our ducks in a row for it.  We did TONS of research before going and were well prepared, but there’s lots of stuff you just don’t know until you try it!

Poker Towels

 Custom, personalized poker towels.  This is a fun unique gift idea.  We can also embroider or monogram towels.  No minimums at Igor’s T-shirts!


Custom bowling shirts airbrushed by Igor


Custom Bowling Shirts by



 Yoda Airbrush Art

Yoda portrait airbrushed by Igor Tkac

A 90’s throwback – Yoda portrait on canvas. Igor doesn’t do many airbrushed portraits anymore, but airbrush art skills he has still!



For Throwback Thursday – late summer of 2011…

Igor made a t-shirt for Gerard of My Chemical Romance!

Gerard from My Chemical Romance wearing the Lyn-Z unicorn t-shirt Igor airbrushed for him on stage at Comfort Dental Amphitheater

We received a last minute phone call from their manager and Igor came through as is most often the case.  Blink 182 headlined the show and WE got free tickets. We had great seats and ALMOST pimped backstage. Next time!

The Lyn-Z unicorn shirt fresh of the easel, made for the My Chemical Romance show at Comfort Dental Amphitheater 2011.


Our Customer took this photo at a Method Man concert and had this custom T-shirt made to wear to her next Method Man concert.  Great photo!

We put the photo on the shirt using a heat transfer and Igor Airbrushed the text. Sorry, our photo doesn’t really do her photo justice.  



Yep.  This happened.

Many years ago this lovely bride and groom were getting remarried on their 10th wedding anniversary and decided to spice it up by airbrushing her wedding dress.  Very adventurous!

This is definitely one of our most viral photos on the internet.  Some have loved it and some have hated it.  It’s even made lists such as:

5 Wedding Dresses You’ll Never Forget…Even If You Try Fabulous or Faux Paux Wedding Dresses


That’s okay though.  Some people need to relax and have a little fun if you ask me.


The most bitter -sweet jobs we get are the custom shirts made in loving memory of a someone dear to our customers.  It’s sad to witness such a loss and we are honored to be asked create something to commemorate your loved ones.  We have gone back and forth about whether or not we should create a category on our website honoring those we meet after they have gone.  We have not yet put any up that have photographs, although some of our customers have encouraged us to do so.

A customer from Los Angeles came in to get this Cadillac emblem airbrushed on a shirt in memory of a friend of his named “Cadillac”. Since there is no photograph involved, and he loved the shirt so much we thought we’d make this one the first.

One of our customers brought in their own design to be airbrushed on some T- shirts. We love putting local artist’s and designer’s work on shirts or other garments whether it be airbrushed or with Iron-on transfer.

Our friendly local business owners at Fat Jack’s super sub shop had us custom airbrush their business logo on some hoodies for them.  I think they look delicious!

We painted these promotional plywood lollipop holders for CiCi’s Pizza.  We had a little fun with the photography, so the scale is sort of hard to tell.  These are each about 3′ tall and 1-1/2′ wide at the base.


We love wood as a medium and will paint it all day long if you’ll bring it to us!

Leilani and Jelly had some fun Valentine’s Day T-shirts airbrushed by Igor <3

This font is a combination of “Outline” and “Bold” fonts.


They brought their own T-shirts in. cost: $20.00 a piece

We added some attitude to the t-shirts of a local dart team.  They brought in their shirts with existing screen printed T-shirt graphics, and we added the airbrushing.

We recently joined fiverr and it’s been a hoot! We’re creating custom video messages.

We have an exclusive fiverr deal where we’ll take video of Igor airbrushing a message for you and send you the video for $5.00!!  So far we’ve had some orders for marketers, announcements and inside jokes.   We can also send the shirt for an additional $15.00.

Check it out by clicking on the image:


This is an oldie but a goodie! As you may have noticed, we are SLOWLY making changes at WWW.IGORSTSHIRTS.COM and this includes merging some of our work showcased on the old blog,, into this shiny new website.

We airbrushed these dance costumes for the Silhouettes who are from Denver, Colorado. Not only did they make it on America’s Got Talent season 6 in 2011, they made it all the way to runner up!

It was incredibly exciting to see our work on television! So, we just wanted to relive the day again right here.

You know what else is awesome? “THE SILHOUETTES ™ have raised over $50,000 for homeless children in the United States through their performances and strive to continue to achieve their coal of helping children around the world.”

check out their website HERE.

And HERE‘s a link to a very cool video of one of their performances.

We custom airbrushed this Nightmare Before Christmas mailbox for our newlywed customers – the Beckers!

Airbrushed shoes are some of the most coveted items here at Igor’s T-shirts.  Chuck Taylors are the best and most popular shoes to airbrush on.  These Tupac Chucks are some of our fan fave’s!

If you want your own pair of Tupac airbrushed Chuck Taylor’s you can buy them HERE

Here’s some more airbrushed shoes we’ve done:

Igor’s T-shirts airbrushed this sexy lingerie t-shirt for one of our customers. Woo-woo!

This one is a little more Marge Simpson-ish

Are you looking for a unique gift for a car lover? Airbrushed Cars on T shirts make great gifts. Or, if you just happen to love your car more than anyone can understand then you should just buy one for yourself.

1957 Chevy airbrushed t-shirt with embroidered lettering

This airbrushed t-shirt was done for Crystal’s dad as a Christmas present. I airbrushed Joe’s car, a 1957 Chevy, on it and my mom finished it off with some embroidery. Signature baby! This is fairly elaborate and could run as much as $150.00. Any decent photograph will work of just about any subject for your custom t-shirt.

Looking for a superhero costume? Here’s a last minute Bat Girl Costume we did for a pre-school”superhero Day”

Igor provided his mobile airbrushing services for a birthday in Cherry Hills, Colorado.

Igor Airbrushed party favors at the epic Zumiez annual 100k party once again in Keystone, CO!

Here’s some crazy pics of the event: