Do you remember your first time? By Brenda Manchester
Do you remember your first time? The anticipation as the lights dimmed and excitement built in the darkness. The crescendo of electricity coursing through every inch of your being. Maybe you screamed out as the energy rose to a fevered pitch. Then finally, joyfully, came that burst of release and euphoria with the opening chords as the band took the stage.
Sharing live music in any venue, large or small, is a unique and satisfying experience that makes us one with the artist and our fellow fans. Music is the connector. It is the soundtrack of our personal history, providing instant recall of sights, tastes, feelings, people and places.
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Concert t-shirts are the scrapbooks of our musical lives. They are our collectibles, to be prized and worn proudly. We wear them to remember and to remind others. Like badges of honor, they say “I was there” “were you?” don’t you wish you were?” and “wasn’t it amazing”. Some are faded and worn soft with age; others are new, their colors fresh and exciting. None are boring. They are objects of desire, evoking envy and admiration. How many of us saw Mick Jagger’s red tongue emblazoned across a T-shirt at our first Rolling Stones concert and knew we had to have it? Or lusted after one from Led Zeppelin or The Who’s last tour? Every single concert T-shirt has a story to tell and a moment to relive. And although you may have closets full of these iconic t-shirts, you just can’t resist another.
Check out our new collection of concert T-shirts at www.brendaandeddie.com and let’s make a memory.
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Andy: Ahhhh, the old switcheroo. Strange that they opted to send in their logo (in a small file too) rather than some of their designs as they’re pretty cool. Good to see they’re fully licensed designs too.
MotherWar is a new apparel company, founded in Transylvania, Romania. Our first collection, Headful, is quite self-explanatory, featuring three head designs. Each design symbolizes a certain struggle: 1800s Man tries to capture the struggle of keeping it simple despite the evolving fashion trends, going back to the basics,to the gentleman look; Amish Girl is a design based on the struggle to be different, to not succumb to the pressure generated by lobbyists, to live a life based on self-made decisions. Skull Face tries to capture the moment of death. Sometimes, death can act as a relief, and is seen as a victory over the cause.
MotherWar’s creed was born through a lot of pain, a lot of tears, a lot of suffering. It was created to honor not only the ones who passed from a life-threatening disease, but also the caregivers, that put their own needs beneath someone else’s. We are two childhood friends, each with its own family losses/terminal condition due to cancer. MotherWar is fighting the inner war for outer peace. We are fighting the good fight. The fight to carry on.
We wanted to give something to the readers of HYA, so we’ve enabled a coupon code for you guys, worth 20% off your order. Go to http://www.motherwar.com, and use HIDEYOUR20 code at checkout.
Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MotherWarApparel | Our Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/motherwarbrand | Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motherwarapparel
Thank you, guys!
Andy: I like the designs, but for me on some of them the logo is a bit too prominent. It’s easy for me to say that the logo should be smaller or not there at all, but I totally understand where a brand is coming from, they need exposure and a logo helps with that. So basically I’m totally on the fence with that issue!
Our inspiration for designs come from childhood TV shows, music, action movies and color. Our current sock is inspired mostly of classic horror movies, Lonewolf and Cub series, and “THE DR.”. We currently had a booth at Comikaze this past Oct/Nov were we did really well. We also do events all over LA. We do live screen printing of our designs in all of our events to connect with our customers. Our designs are simple and detailed 1 – 4 ink color prints.
By Artists For Artists.
Inspired by youth.
The last and the first.
Vicious and Skill is VICIOUSKILL.
Andy: I don’t know what it is but I’m sure I’ve seen that vampire shirt before. Then again, after 9 years of looking at t-shirts it’s hardly surprising that I think I’ve seen things before.
Our latest discount code for 20% off at uchi.co.uk:
Andy: Nice and short Michael, thanks!
My name’s Sean and I work for a custom t-shirt printing company called Merchbro. We often use the Gildan 5000 t-shirt for our standard pricing option. It accounts for a good percentage of our sales and is a very popular shirt. However, I wasn’t really satisfied with the color guide images that were available out there. Instead of packing up my mouse and going home, I put together a color guide for myself. It’s attached here.
Feel free to use this color guide for personal use. And if you run a t-shirt printing company, go ahead and photoshop our Merchbro logo out of the corner and and add your own. That’s right, I just said that. Maybe not the brightest suggestion to make on my part, but I’m just not that bright. And let’s be honest. You’d have done it anyway!
I also compiled a high res image of every color-way of this shirt and put them in this folder. These should be great for mocking up your custom shirts!
We’ll post more of these in the coming weeks on our blog.
Well, that’s all the giving I have in me today. Hope these are helpful!
Andy: Well that seems like a useful resource, thanks Sean!
No Love City – February Special
For the month of February, No Love City is offering $10 off of their popular ‘Support Local Hip Hop’ shirt. The shirt was designed and features incredible typography skills by Friks84. Just enter discount code HIPHOP during checkout at www.nolovecity.com
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Phil Wassell Art is one of the newest storefronts available at http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/PhilWassellArt/
He is adding more designs regularly, but needs more patronage. He made his first sale just yesterday!
Phil loves making surreal fine art as well. Check out his range of artistic ability at http://philwassellart.strikingly.com/
He loves to hear what people think of his work, so please drop your comments and rate his designs when you order one.
Andy: Congratulations on the first sale Phil!
Breaking Bad – arguably one of the most popular and loved shows around the globe!
I’m Darragh Cooney, a 16 year old Graphic Design student from London, UK and I have designed some unique tees and jumpers for Breaking Bad! Check them out?!
Andy: I don’t want to be too harsh here, because I’m 30 and Darragh is 16 and I know I didn’t have these kind of skill at his age. At the same time though, I don’t think that this work is original enough to be trying to sell it, if someone at AMC saw it they’ve fire off a DMCA takedown to DBH and the design would be gone. This kind of thing is good for learning and gaining new skills but it might not be a good idea to make it available for purchase.
Hi Andy and Team,
We would like you to review our new lil Graffiti Art Store on DBH and our latest T-Shirt additions. All insanely high detailed designs are created by old school Graffiti artist Ilja ( KLF-Crew Hamburg ) Graffitineous.com is starting to build up an own brand (sales are getting better and better) on some T-Shirt websites, finding affiliates and retailers and planning on selling stuff directly from our own site. Check out if you like how it starts and bomb us with critiques…
Thanx for your site and time and greetings from Germany, Nora and Ilja
Andy: With an invite like that I was ready to tear them apart, but there’s really nothing to complain about here, which is almost disappointing! Bit of a pity they didn’t share my favourite item from their store, the mange girl spraying clouds.
First drop of the new Catsmeow 2015 collection, fresh for the spring!
Andy: It’s kind of surprising that there aren’t more cat brands out there considering how obsessed with cats the internet is.
We are a streetwear brand from Brighton, England. Here are a few items from our store! feel free to check us out. Inspired by street culture and skate scene.
Check it here: http://www.blindeyeclothing.co.uk/
Feel free to use the code ‘BLINDEYE’ for a 20% discount off your order. Thanks dudes!
Andy: There’s nothing wrong here, I like that they’ve got a clear idea of what they want to do, and they’re charging very reasonable prices for their items. However, as an outsider there’s not a huge amount to draw me into the designs, they’re clearly based around being part of their community, and I’m not so there’s not as much to make me want to buy something. That’s not a bad thing, if people want your stuff then more power to them, grow that community and you’ll never have to worry about “passing trade” like I get running Rigu (where the vast majority of sales come from Google searches).
I’m Bittor Beraza an illustrator and graphic designer based in Bilbao.
Now I’m here to illustrate your outfit with mind-blowing designs.
From lettering to illustrations.
Take a look to my store, I’m sure there is something you’d like to wear.
It’s my first time selling my artworks on clothes so I’d like to read your opinion Andy
Andy: One of these designs sticks out more than the others, and not in a good way. If you’re producing a design with the intent of people buying it you have to ask yourself why someone would buy it or be attracted to the design, and i just can’t think of any reasons why a person would want to walk around with a large print of a toilet with teeth on it. Anyone?
We put together a short video and blog for the new “uchi sunset” Tee just printed and wanted to share it with everyone. It was quite a tricky print to get right as explained in the blog: http://uchi.co.uk/blog/screen-printing-uchi-sunset-t-shirt/
Haven’t come across many videos on your blog so hopefully this is cool to include? http://youtu.be/Ml2v7iR-jKk
Andy: I like it! Thanks for the submission.
Hi guys, just wanted to share with you news about one of tour new tracks just finished and the inspiration behind it.
“The Fibonacci sequence and the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian are the inspiration behind the newest uchi joint entitled Golden Section.
Available in men’s cotton T shirts and women’s bamboo T shirts. ”
You can read the full blog here: http://uchi.co.uk/blog/uchis-golden-section/
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
New designs from Breakincase Tees. A novelty T-shirt company that puts real items in all of its designs. Featured here are the “Choking Hazard” Tee, which features a genuine XL condom and the “DRUGS” movie poster Tee which has a pouch with a baggie of “herb” and assorted pills.
All shirts are 100% washable and contain completely legal items.
Andy: I am surprised that these guys came to HYA and thought that their tees would be a good fit for the site. Also, I would be surprised if anyone wearing that ‘choking hazard’ ever needed to use the condom because of wearing the shirt. Then again, if you find a woman that is so enamoured with you because of the shirt they she will sleep with you, definitely use that condom, maybe use two.
Trying to look like yourself is tough when everyone is trying to look the same. We love rare fresh fashion that values and highlights your individuality, it’s all about fun and games at Kawaii London. Everything is designed and hand-printed by Galina Gorlova with the softest materials and the brightest kawaii and urban fashion. Our inspiration comes from every day and our main goal is to make the everyday much more exciting.
Andy: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, these aren’t my styles but there’s not really anything wrong with them. They definitely need to be using model images rather than mockups though, there’s no real excuse these days.
StyleLyfe.LS&Co follows a concept which is “Bringing Style to Lyfe”. The Chicago and Indiana based line depicts what every customer represents when it comes to wearing a certain style that fits a persons everyday life. We are a growing brand and we believe that we will be able too attract every personality within a customers needs through StyleLyfe.LS&Co.
Right now, shop with us and receive 25% off your entire order. Less than several weeks ago, we did a free shirt giveaway contest to one lucky winner who had the opportunity to choose any free shirt or long sleeve shirt (sold at any price) in which many customers entered for a chance to win. We value our customers, so those who didn’t win got a special 60% off discount towards a future purchase just for entering the free shirt giveaway contest and for following the rules. Visit our website and stay in tuned for more special promotions. See what’s new and on sale. We provide great discounts around the holidays and other special side discounts at random. Add our website to your favorites section while shopping online. We’re all about marketing and expanding!! Please add us on Instagram @stylelyfelscoclothing and @ownerofstylelyfe. Add us on Twitter @StyleLyfeLSCo and look us up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StyleLyfeLSCo. You can shop at StyleLyfe Clothing here http://stylelyfelsco.bigcartel.com/
Andy: How can they have jewelry that is so interesting, and yet that women’s top is just so average and uninspired? I guess you have to have some staples in a shop, but that kind of thing is going to be hard to convert new visitors into paying customers.
Paleboys is a clothing brand established in late 2014. Been Pale has never been cool, but we here to change that, you might not be a jock, a surfer or even a hipster, but we know everyone has a need to stand out in their own way. So grab the sunscreen and be different be Pale!
To celebrate 2015 Paleboys has a sale on all tees, for a limited time. So hurry and grab yours now.
Check us out at www.paleboys.co.za
Andy: I’m not really sure what “don’t quit your day job” has to do with a deer, but these guys do have some interesting designs.
Design by Humans wants to help you fill your closet with new shirts to kick off the new year. Use code FREESHIP to get free shipping on all apparel anywhere in the world.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Happy 2015 Everybody!
Starting off the new year with two new prints, “Year of the Dog” and “Helping Us Grow”. Both are hand carved woodblock prints on heavy cotton shirts and sweatshirts available over at www.evanmcohen.bigcartel.com. Head to the shop to find more prints, shirts, and patches
Andy: Thanks for the submission!