Sean Flanagan is a brilliant illustrator with a honed skill for facial replication. After many years of painting and drawing instruction, Sean found himself as a Graphic Arts and Illustration major at Syracuse University. Upon graduating, he moved to New York City where he pursued a career as a Graphic Designer. One thing was always very clear to him though, his true talent lies in personal illustrations. In 2011, Sean launched Grooms Party Ts, a business that makes custom illustrated shirts for wedding parties. After several years, and countless custom orders, he realized the demand for illustrated shirts for all occasions was large, and that is when the idea of illy face was born.
His ability to take a single photo and draw that person with complete likeness is remarkable, just read the reviews. Now his illustrations are more accessible for those celebrating literally any occasion. Whether it’s a retirement, graduation, wedding, birthday or Bat Mitzvah.. your party is not complete without a custom set of t-shirts illustrated by Sean Flanagan. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a shirt idea that isn’t on the website. Sean is always looking for fresh ideas and new projects to work on.
Sean set out to find a printing process that would really help the vector illustration pop on any color background. After many trials with techniques like screen printing and sublimation, it was obvious that Direct to Garment Printing yielded the best results. With Direct to Garment Printing not only can the design contain endless color combinations, but there is practically no set up fee meaning customers can order as few or an many shirts as they need without being bound to financial constraints. Coed Sportswear Inc., has been the preferred printing partner for illy face for nearly 7 years. They produce quality finished products, can handle even the largest of jobs, and our reliable and timely with their turn around. Another added bonus, is that their facility is located in New Hampshire not far from Sean’s childhood home.
Our mission here at illy face is to infuse your party with a little bit of fun. For that reason, we include a range of 15 unique and bright color shirts to choose from. Of course we can also provide the tried and true black, white and grey shirts, but we love to see our customers get creative with color combinations and really make a statement. Also, while some may consider custom party t-shirts a one time wear sort of item, we think quite the opposite. Our shirts are made to last, 100% cotton, double-needle hems ad high fiber content so you can enjoy and wear and a memento for years and years to come. What better way to remember that surprise party or sweet 16 than to slip into your illy face t-shirt every now and again?