From the monthly archives:

September 2011

3 new shirts this week at SnorgTees

by Andy on September 30, 2011

doctor who t-shirt

All 3 shirts are $14.95 until October 2nd when they will become $19.95.

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Adam over at I Am The Trend is really churning out the videos at the moment, meaning that this post is a double including two episodes of IAMTHETRENDTV.


First up is a short vid taking a look at a new print from Dance Party Massacre. I guess then when you’re looking at a piece of paper there’s not as much to discuss as a shirt. They’re well priced at $14.95 for a 3-colour screenprint, check out what Adam has to say.


Up next is a review of a clothing line I haven’t heard of before, Maintenance Clothing. In this video we find out if they have hit the ground running with their first shirt design.

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Daily Tee Roundup Sept. 30th

by Andy on September 30, 2011

teefury

Absolutely gorgeous design from TeeFury today.


“Land of the fries”, I’m going to choose to look at this Shirt.Woot tee as “hey, burgers are awesome!” Rather than it being a commentary on the state of waist-lines in America.


It’s quite a cool Star Wars design, but I would like to see the print much bigger on the shirt at RIPT today.


Not often that you see an orange shirt, good on Tilteed for bucking the trend (again, shirts are $10 there this week).


When you see that a shirt is called ‘websession’ you expect a tee covered in memes, but this offering from Stupidhurts.us is altogether more arty, really interesting shirt.


Not exactly the best shirt Loviu has ever released, but not bad by any means.


Third ‘Star Wars tourist destinations’ shirt of the week from TeeMinus24.

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As a big fan of Tron (and even the new film, it wasn’t ‘good’ but it was gorgeous), I was excited to see this shirt from Split Reason, even though though I don’t think that I could see myself walking down the street in this shirt. It would be brilliant for a quick halloween outfit, of course.

Costiness=$22.95 Buy it at Split Reason

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“Computer Mafia” t-shirt at Jinx

by Andy on September 30, 2011

computer mafia t-shirt

Ahhh, CTRL-ALT-DEL, never three keys that you want to be pushing together, that last act when you just have to accept that whatever you’ve been working on since you last saved (if you saved at all) is gone and probably forgotten.

Design by MEKAZOO.

Costiness=$21.99 Buy it at Jinx

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colus wise owl print


There seem to be quite a few brands diversifying their portfolios at the moment and releasing prints, and I’m all for it, I often see t-shirts that are ‘art on a t-shirt’ rather that ‘t-shirt art’ so it’s hardly a surprise that designers are turning their popular t-shirts into other items. Hell, I even had posters printed upp and they’re in the HYA store, though I must admit they aren’t selling particularly well (don’t you love me!?).

Colus have released their most popular tee in the form of a limited edition (50 pieces total) 18×24 inch screenprinted print of ‘Wise Owl’, and I think it looks super, I can imagine it framed on my wall and at fifteen bucks it’s pretty reasonable too.

Costiness=$15 Buy it at Colus

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Reprints at Threadless this week (29/09/2011)

by DeeHYA on September 29, 2011

Very diverse mish mash of reprints at Threadless this week,  some I really like some I can take or leave but I rarely hate tees on Threadess just sometimes there are ones that I don’t fully understand. I think that some people get that with Star Wars tees and Harry Potter ones if they aren’t fans.

Super cute reprint this week is Fake Panda’s Have More Fun by Roberto Galvez. It’s pretty simple, it’s black and white but it’s super cute and a perfect gift for Panda fans!

Asphalt tee, my fave! I adore this dark grey it’s probably my favourite Threadless tee colour. The concept of this tee is pretty awesome, black grumpy face goes into Smiley Factory by Lawrence Villanueva and comes out as a bright yellow smiley face! I also particularly enjoy the image of the guy, that is an awesome smile.

This next tee I can totally get that it wouldn’t be for everyone and it’s only been printed for girls. I have a thing about fish and anything sea based and the rainbow of colour on Beneath The Ocean Deep by Chalermphol Harnchakkam and Yeoh Guan Hong is just breathtaking. It would make a fab tattoo too.

Ticket to Ride by Olly Moss is colourful and clever. This lovely motif shows a plane made out of lots of different travel tickets. It’s a cute mixture of colours but in a subtle way rather than a rainbow way.

I swear this tee is reprinting very regularly, it is very much an ‘oldie but a goodie’ scenario. With colours the pop and awaken the eyes Funkalicious by Christopher Golebiowski is very simple and eye catching. The more I look at it, the more I like it.

Lastly and throwing a bit of red into the mix is The Gaming Revolution by Sean Mort, it’s pretty self explanatory but I just think the design is pretty cool and the colours look amazing together, and as a geekette this appeals to me. Unfortunately just in guy flavour!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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t-shirt sketchbook



This is a pretty cool idea, I know that in practical terms you could just draw the shape of a tee in a regular sketchbook and just draw inside the lines, but this is a really fun way of constraining yourself to the shape and it might actually even be a useful tool for t-shirt designers that don’t do everything on their computer with a tablet. Each book contains 170 pages of 150gsm paper, and whilst at $15 there are cheaper notebooks out there, this one certainly is unique.

Costiness=$15 Buy it at Pukka/Dank

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Daily Tee Roundup Sept. 29th

by Andy on September 29, 2011

mad men t-shirt

Sorry this is a bit later than usual, I had some errands to run this morning.

Mad Men themed design from TeeFury today, not a stunning design but one that I can see fans picking up.


Shirt.Woot are offering a tee that is almost definitely referencing Arrested Development.


I do wish that today’s shirt from RIPT was a lot more Futurama-related and less Battletoads-related, but different strokes for different folks and all.


“The blue-footed booby dance of seduction” sounds a lot more like an indie band than a t-shirt design to me. Great design from Tilteed today, and don’t forget that everything is $10 there this week.


I know what you’re thinking “ooh, French writing, that t-shirt looks lovely” well, sorry, the text says “Barbie is a slut,” yeah, not so nice now is it? €12 today at Loviu.


Very cool design from Stupidhurts.us today.


Personally I’d rather see the weapons to be underlining the names rather than running through them since it does make things a bit messy in my opinion, but it’s by no means a bad shirt today at Qwertee.

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“Severed” Lego t-shirt at Glennz

by Andy on September 29, 2011

severed lego arm

I like the way that this new design from Glennz is just an ever so slight tweak on something normal. Something else I like is that Lego hasn’t really changed since it was introduced. Lego that I had when I was a kid can be pushed together with pieces that my girlfriend’s niece got last week, and that’s something that I feel is refreshingly unusual in the world of toys now.

Costiness=$14.95 (as part of the save wave) Buy it at Glennz

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anchor t-shirts

To be honest, I don’t think that there has been a lot of call for a a list of t-shirts with anchors on them, but as I look through this list of 60 anchor-inspired t-shirts that Adam has put together, I realise that is is a really cool design element and that there are a fantastic shirts in the list, well worth checking out.

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Four new shirts from BustedTees

by Andy on September 29, 2011

busted tees t-shirts




Oh good, a nyan cat t-shirt, thanks BustedTees.

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Tilteed: The blue-footed booby dance of seduction

by randyotter on September 29, 2011

The blue-footed booby dance of seduction

We have a tee available from tgentry today (sorry but I couldn’t find a portfolio site/link anywhere, maybe I failed) It’s a funny interesting design which I have to say is perfectly executed, the progression is clear and stylish and you can easily follow the design down the tee so really it’s hard to pick fault with anything, although at a push I would perhaps say the type at the bottom is kind of hard to see however you wouldn’t want it really bold and prominent anyway.

Buy now at Tilteed

Post by guest blogger Randyotter

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astronaut t-shirt


I’m not entirely sure what this astronaut is floating through, but it certainly does make for an atmospheric t-shirt.

Costiness=$24.38 Buy it at MySoti

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Magik City – Hey those are some cool designs

by Andy on September 28, 2011

magik city t-shirts and jumpers From their e-mail:

Our vision is this….

we want to create a community for like minded individuals who are into cool t shirts, graphic design and illustration, street art, independent cinema, punk rock, the situationists, chaos, futurism, civil rights, funk, reggae, propaganda posters, surealism, individual thinking, rebels with a cause, Mexican wrestling….. all things of a youth / counter culture nature.

I think that covers quite a lot of bases, usually I’m not into ‘visions’, I’m into looking at the product and deciding whether what they sell is good or not, people say ‘the proof is in thepudding’ and more often than not they’re correct. In this case however, I felt like it was a pretty decent introduction to Magik City. Their jumpers are priced at £38 each and tees weigh in at £24 (for their own designs, they do sell other people’s good for less than that), I think that in the UK those kind of prices are acceptable, I’m spoiled a bit by all the American brands I look at which are cheaper, but I have to reminds myself that even at £24 it’s easy in the UK to spend much more is you head out onto the high street, so whilst there are many places to buy a cheaper shirt it’s also mighty easy to buy a more expensive shirt.

Also, it’s really nice to see a brand using the term ‘jumper’, Brits saying ‘crewneck’ are probably trying a bit too hard (and I include myself in that group).

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illusion t-shirts

I wasn’t going to post these shirts (available at Buckle.com) because I wasn’t entirely sure if they would suit you guys (as always, make your voice heard in the comments), but then I was looking at this promo photo I was sent and I was intrigued. Look at it, look at the guy on the left and on the right, the photos are almost exactly the same; the head tilt, the right arms, the raised foot, some crease on the shorts, the expression, and even the shadow on the neck. To be quite clear, I have never been present during a professional photo shoot, but is it possible that this model could be so consistent that he can recreate almost exactly the same pose? Or is it the same photo with plenty of photoshop work?

Bah, it doesn’t really matter… t-shirts with stuff on them!

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$5.99 t-shirts at ThinkGeek while stocks last

by Andy on September 28, 2011

thinkgeek cheap t-shirts

ThinkGeek are offering ThinkGeek Summer Sale“>random shirts for $5.99 ($8.99 is you are a larger person) whilst stocks last, and from the looks of things that includes shipping. Any of you guys going to be taking a risk on their geeky tees?

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Tilteed $10 sale


With Tilteed‘s daily shirt being $12 anyway this probably doesn’t look as impressive as it is, but they do have quite a large back-catalogue with some great designs in that I often forget about. Even with the sale going on they’re releasing new daily shirts, and I’m sure a few of you will have already clocked that today’s tee is courtesy of Greg Abbott.


Really nice work from Bamboota on today’s TeeFury shirt, any Dexter fans in the house?


Here’s another Firefly shirt that I don’t understand at RIPT.


Lovely artwork from Shirt.Woot today, they’re on something of a hot streak.


I suppose TeeMinus24 had some success with their Tattooine shirt so they decided to keep the theme going.


I don’t think we’ve had this shirt before at Loviu, but I’m sure I’ve seen that style of panda/polar bear there before, so I suppose that it is artists Coubo’s favourite animal.


Big Lebowski x Flintstones, now there’s a combination I don’t think I’ve seen before. When you think about it though, it does make a lot of sense. Shirt available from Nowhere Bad.

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How to prepare your t-shirt design for printing

by Andy on September 28, 2011

how to prepare artwork for printers

Blake from YouDesignIt (who guest posts here from time to time) has written a guest post over at Design Juices explaining to people that are new to the t-shirt game how to go about preparing your file for the printers, which is something that may not be immediately obvious to everyone. It’s by no means an exhaustive guide, but it definitely sets you along your way.

3 Helpful Tips to Get Your T-Shirt Design Print Ready

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