A Gift for the Colorblind

Nick is wrapping the project up. All of the shirts were spoken for and the project was a great success for him. I’m sorry if you couldn’t get one of the shirts for your son or daughter.

Colorblind Shirt Unicorn
Colorblind Shirt Unicorn


My name is Nicholas and I am a grad student at the School of Visual Arts MFA design program in New York City. I have created a color blind pattern for t-shirts that I hope to distribute to young children. The shirts are free for children who have recently found out or have known for some time that they are colorblind. In my own experience I have found that those with no deficiency in color vision often misconceive color blindness as a warped perception of reality. Such is not the case.

So, I have made these shirts to celebrate color blindness and the magical world that the color blind see. In this example, an image of a forest is clear to all, however the unicorn within the forest is only visible to those with normal vision. Actually seeing a unicorn is of course much sillier than being color blind. That which the colorblind see in this world may be more spectacular then one could ever imagine.

This is a one time extreme limited run of 50 shirts with a six color screen print. Sizes run youth medium – adult large. Please specify for whom the shirt is and what size. Once the 50 are gone, I will never print them again.

Also, if you could send a photograph (any quality and doesn’t even need a face) of someone wearing the shirt once received it would be much appreciated.