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TeeTalk Recap!

by Leah on March 17, 2012

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TeeTalk happened once again last week and, wow, look who showed up (what a big, big list!)

Aaron A. Fimister, artist
Adam Hendle, creator of IAMTHETREND- A Guide to All Things Independent
Crystal Bam Fontan, artist known as Bamboota
Danny Macias, owner of Another Fine Tee, launching soon in Spring 2012
Glen O’Neill, co-owner of The Yetee
James Hance, artist
Jared Thompson, blogger at Tee Gazette and DesignJuices
John Rohde, artist known as Buzatron
Josh Reid Mirman, concept illustrator/sketch artist
Karen Hallion, artist
Kari Fry, artist
Megan Lara, artist
Nader Boraie, owner and designer at Labyrinth Clothing
Paul Espinoza, creator of The UTee
Rachel Bowland Ulstad, artist
Rick Waters, owner of OMUNKY and creator of TeeTalk
Rob Wood, artist
Steve Gelenter, artist CoDdesigns

The chat was full of fans, artists, designers, creators, owners, bloggers – everyone there wanted to chat and be a part of it all, so of course that means this TeeTalk chat session was a great success. Two events were the topic of discussion, first being the anxiously awaited Tee Madness 2012 (organized by Adam Hendle from IAMTHRETREND), competition will be starting this Monday the 19th and the line-up looks fantastic. We also happily discussed The First Annual Boston Tee Party (happening August 11, 2012), which is guaranteed to be a great time (really wishing I could go, I can fit in someone’s suitcase, right?) Other topics that stood out to me that night: What lured you to the t-shirt world? What tee are you wearing now? Who works a full time job whilst managing to make art and, if so, how do you do it!? Another one that I would like to point out was a question to the artists and designers – what was their best selling tee?

A few were nice enough to share and I see a nerdy pattern, do you?

Glenn showed us The Yetee’s most triumphant tee,  Kari Fry’s Serious Time


Josh Mirman’s best seller, Super Fighting Robot from Level Up Studios


Theatre de la Labyrinth is Karen Hillian’s top seller


Bamboota’s best selling is a Doctor Who tee, Procrastinate!

Of course we discussed a multitude of other interesting topics, had a lot of laughs, as well as learned from each other. Honestly, as a fan and as a girl secretly wanting to design tees in the future, these TeeTalks are extremely educational and informative. Another thing, I can’t stress this enough, TeeTalk is not just for artists and companies, it is meant to be for all who are interested in t-shirts – fan and artist alike. So with that said, please join me and all of us next time. We would love to have you and welcome you – this tee community could not be any nicer, trust me.

I will keep all you readers here at Hide Your Arms posted about when the next TeeTalk will be (most likely mid-April), but you can also keep in touch by following TeeTalk on Twitter and Facebook.


TeeTalk this Tuesday!

by Leah on March 11, 2012

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Come join me and a lot of other tee enthusiasts, designers, and bloggers at TeeTalk, a chatroom dedicated to talking everything t-shirt related! The next session is this Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 PM EST. Take a look at what we chatted about last month in my previous blog post! Hope to chat with you on Tuesday!

Keep up with TeeTalk here and be a part of us on our Facebook and Twitter too.


Another Successful TeeTalk, Join Us Next Time!

by Leah on February 27, 2012


Hello there, let’s recap TeeTalk from last week, shall we?

First of all, for those of you that are not familiar with TeeTalk, it is a chatroom created by Rick at OMUNKY (and I am his little helper/moderator). TeeTalk meets once a month and there we talk about everything t-shirt related – everyone is welcome of course; t-shirt fans, designers, bloggers, and even those who do all the printing of the tees we love.

Last week’s TeeTalk had a great turnout; fans and artists alike. Being a fan, I of course like to point out the designers, bloggers and companies that showed up. I listed and linked them below – go ahead and check them out:

Andreas Krapf of Denada Clothing
Daniel J. Newman, an artist better known as QuakerNinja
Jared Thompson of Tee Gazette, as well as DesignJuices
Jeremy Picker co-owner of AMB3R Custom Tees
Matt Eyer, owner of Wear Liberty and blogger here on Hide Your Arms
Nader Boraie, owner and designer at Labyrinth Clothing
Phil Wheeler, a designer and illustrator also known as pweye
Spraypaint, graphic designer
Tessa Sainz, a designer and illustrator
Lastly, we also met the owners of Mutated Tees, as well as GET Hi!p Society Co.

We chatted about A LOT of things, more than I can sum up in this one blog post, but of those things we chatted about, my favorite topic was: What tee are you wearing now? It is always fun to discover what everyone is wearing; it helps you get to know that person – their style, as well as their personality, but the main thing is it introduces fans to new brands and artists! (Yay!)

T-shirts That Made an Appearance at TeeTalk:

I was happily wearing a DBH that night, Incredible Light by Huebucket.

Another t-shirt fan like myself, Michael Leonetti, wore Bunny from FashionInk Clothing.

Nader Boraie was wearing Sight, a tee from his very own brand, Labyrinth.

Quakerninja wore this one by Qetza titled, Sed de Sangre.

Tabitha Payne, a Buddha fan AND t-shirt fan, wore Buddha Bot by John Sumrow.

Erick Enders, another huge fan of tees (was surprisingly not wearing a t-shirt from an indie brand like usual), but was wearing a band tee from Watchout! There’s Ghosts.

And one more… Rick Waters of OMUNKY was wearing his design, Tiger Turmoil.


That’s all for now, so join in the next chat if you want more. Keep checking back here at Hide Your Arms for the time and date of the next TeeTalk – I will definitely keep you informed, that’s a promise! Also take a peak (and like) our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter too.




TeeTalk’s last session was a success, so why not come to the next one? (Please?) It will be happening this Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm EST.

See my first post here on Hide Your Arms to learn all about the TeeTalk Chatroom – we had fun and I really hope to see you (and chat with you) there!


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