I’m not too enthused by the actual image, but I certainly do like the colour palette that has been used. Currently on pre-order so you can expect the price to go up later in the month when it starts shipping.
Recently I’ve seen a few companies turning to Kickstarter (the popular crowdfunding site) to try and fund their collections. If you think about it there’s a lot of good reasons to go the Kickstarter route, it’s essentially pre-ordering with a lot less of the risk for either party. You can judge how popular your line will be and be on a sound financial footing from release, and people who are interested in the shirts can put their name down for an item and only get charged for it if they’re actually going to get made.
Whilst it is great in theory, in the past Kickstarter has been proved to not be a fantastic place for t-shirt companies to get funding. I think it’s because the popular ideas on Kickstarter tend to be innovative, when it’s hard to persuade a random person that a t-shirt design of any kind or style could be innovative. Due to this, I think that Vaughn de Heart have got a bit of an uphill struggle to reach their target of $7,000 pledged, even though the promise of having your name screenprinted into the tees (where the neck label would usually be) is pretty interesting.
I think it would be good if they made a companion piece to this that said “days are cool, nights are hot” seems like it might go over well with a few folks. This shirt is currently on pre-order, and I get the feeling that they won’t be printing many more than the pre-orders, so if you want it you’re going to have to take a chance on not seeing the real thing before ordering.
Three video posts in a day? I don’t think I’ve ever done that before, not that it matters, I like getting videos on the site, especially when they’re actually enjoyable to watch. This video for La Muerta is a preview of this upcoming line that has some big names cranking out their designs, which has been causing all kinds of excitement in the design community. There’s not much information on their site yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know when the release comes (or you could sign up for their newsletter, since you know what my memory is like).
This shirt is only up for today on pre-order at $16, then it will be down for a couple of weeks until it goes on sale at full price (whatever that might be), so if you love it, best get buying right now.
Sorry to post about internal HYA business twice in a row, but I couldn’t hold this one in any longer. I’ve been thinking that since the HYA hoodies have been selling fairly well I might take the plunge and have the above mockup printed.
American Apparel Tri-blends are amongst my favourite t-shirt blanks, they’re super soft, wear well, last a long time without fading, and provide a great canvas overall for a print. I also really like the one-colour outline print on the HYA hoodies, so I thought I’d check out what it would look liked mocked onto a dark heather grey, and I think you’ll agrees that it looks pretty sweet.
I need your feedback if I’m going to print this, I might even do a pre-order sale (at a discount, of course), I want to know if I’ve used up the good will of readers supporting the site by buying t-shirts/hoodies/posters/pins/stickers or if you really do like the logo and actually want to buy it. At the time of writing the tee has 13 likes on Facebook, if lots more people were to ‘like’ it that would be a good indicator to me that people actually want it.
So yeah, gimme feedback, gimme your likes, and hopefully I’ll be able to release another tee and then think about what’s next as far as the HYA store is concerned.
I wouldn’t usually post a teaser video for Mishka (who seem to be calling themselves ????? nowadays) since I don’t post about them all that often in general, but this is a really cool video and it looks like they’ve got some sweet goods coming up in their Spring line.
The line doesn’t actually get released until 10/10/10 (I predict a lot of companies will be releasing things then), but Adam over at IATT posted about this cool teaser video they’ve made, and I thought I would too. If you aren’t too concerned about having the newest Electric Zombie gear possible there’s a sale going on in the store for most of their current items which you might want to check out.
Greek t-shirt designer yanmos, who has already been mentioned on HYA three times this year, is clearly a fan of the site, seeing as how he whipped up this mockup of a tee that combines two things I love, “I Heart…” tees and myself Hide Your Arms. Seeing thing like this makes me wonder if it might be a good idea to go down the ATshirtBlog and FAILShirt.org route and have a HYA shop setup at a print on demand site, where you could buy items like this that may have interest to a few fans but wouldn’t be popular enough to warrant me getting a load printed. Thoughts?
This Threadless submission has been doing the rounds on tee blogs recently, and it’s been receiving a lot of attention, I usually don’t mention Threadless submissions since you guys can’t buy them. It’s a fun design, but I think people may have been going a bit overboard with their praise of it, as surely the only thing Threadless can do with it is a photo print, which would look cool, but I can’t imagine it living up to the concept. Now, if Threadless kicked it up to the next level (and probably a level beyond that too) and made the design out of scraps of tees, that would be epic!
It would be remiss of me not to mention that Micah of ATshirtBlog.com (formerly tees.ms, or tee.ms, I can’t remember) is also going to be making that risky transition from ‘person who tells you which tees are good’ to ‘person who hopes his tees are good’ with the tee you can see above. His shirt is kind of a logo tee, the three yellow bars can be found on the favicon of the site and yellow is prominent in the design, so it’s a logo tee, but it’s a subtle one.
Micah writes what I think is one of the best t-shirt blogs out there, I like almost every tee he posts, and I’m pretty sure I steal more tees from him than anyone else (for posting, I’m not making the trip to San Francsico every week to rob the man), so I really hope that his venture in the tee world goes well.
Much like my effort, the shirt will be ‘coming soon’, and I’ll let you guys know of any developments.
I’m pretty sure that this release is being done as a halloween line, and if it isn’t, well, look at those shirts, how could you not wear them on Halloween?
As I understand it, I Came From Nothing is a clothing line that is usually designed by one guy, whereas the artists series, as you’d expect, are designs created by a number of artists that have been invited to contribute to the line. The style of most of the artists isn’t particularly to my taste, but we all know that horror isn’t particularly my thing, though I can appreciate that ICFN have certainly got some talented artists on board, so it’ll be interesting to see how the artist series develops.
It’s pretty rare for me to post a preview of a shirt, especially when you can barely see the design on the tee (though from what you can see it does look pretty sa-weet), but it’s a Friday, and that model is hawwwwt (though if Mrs. HYA is reading, you know you’re my world!).
laFraise have got one hell of a line-up for the final 12 in this competition, I’d happily wear any of them. Only one person will be winning the main prize of €15,000 but I wouldn’t be too surprised if we see more than one of the designs (peep the gallery for the rest) turning up in the Strawberry’s store over the next few months.
My apologies for the page of pics before getting down to the text (because I know you hang off my every word… right? Guys? Hello? Is anyone reading?), but I wanted to show you a few designs so that the effect was clear. Basically, as the tee gets hotter, presumably from body heat, parts of the design change colour, changing the tone of the entire design. As you can probably guess from the title, this is an idea that I really like, I’d like to see it in reality rather than in mock-ups, but Ink Fruit are clearly trying something really interesting. I’d probably be just as excited about the designs as the special ink if they hadn’t put the text on the tree & suitcase designs, but I guess I can’t have everything. I should probably point out that I can’t find the above tees in their catalogue, which is disappointing (I’d written the rest of the post before noticing), so I would expect that these tees are currently being produced, sorry to get you all excited.
Also make sure you check out Ink Fruit‘s other tees, they’re a(nother) design contest that have some great tees in their catalogue. [via Shirtlog]