neuropsychosocial wrote:No, it's on the left side of the shirt. Right side from the perspective of the viewer, left side from the perspective of the shirt.
I asked Narfcake this a while back, and he said he couldn't recall a shirt with a design element solely on the right side of the shirt. As I flip through old shirts, I observe that off-center designs are much more likely to be placed solely on the left side of the shirt, or (I'm not quite sure how to explain this) have their major design element on the left side and curve towards the right. I've never studied graphic design, although I've spent quite a few years studying how the brain processes visual images (well, mostly what happens when that process is interrupted), and I was curious about how visual art conceptualizes sidedness (or side dominance). As anyone who has googled Ramy knows, he's done some vision research, and I thought that he might have an interesting perspective on the tendency of graphic design to prefer right-sidedness-from-the-perspective-of-the-viewer because of the confluence of his academic background and artistic work.
Maybe in a predominantly right-handed society, ornamentation goes to the left to not interfere with important right hand activity? (tools & weapons & work) Even though it's a picture on a shirt & we don't all carry tools or weapons most of the time, the tradition or expectation persists, "it just looks right" on the left side.
FWIW, I'm left handed & this conversation made me realize how often I've admired those left side only designs but I never buy them