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How to DIY a rivet t-shirt

by Andy on May 3, 2013

The ‘how to’ that you’ll find over at Project 22 is pretty simple (TL;DR buy rivets, attach to plain t-shirt, done) but the idea is very cool and it’s not something that I’d thought would really be possible on a non-industrial scale.


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


I’m always fascinated by how people work, what processes they use to create things, basically I want to know what makes people good at what they do. This video doesn’t hold all the keys to Glennz success, but it does show how he went about created one of his most recent concepts, and is well worth 3 minutes of your time.

Glennz Illustration Process

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How to prepare artwork for screenprinting

Smashing Magazine seems to absolutely nail it every time they do a tutorial, and whilst I’m no expert on the screenprinting process, they seem to have done it again with an excellent tutorial about how to prepare your images for printing in Adobe Illustrator.

Preparing Artwork for Screen Printing in Adobe Illustrator – Smashing Magazine

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Coty’s 365 days of t-shirts

by Andy on January 7, 2011

coty 365 t-shirts

The Hawaiian t-shirt posting tornado, Coty Gonzales, has set himself an almighty task for 2011, “365 days of t-shirts.” I’m sure you’re rolling your eyes, “but Andy, ya handsome devil, loads of people have worn a different t-shirt every day for a year, what makes Coty so special, and by the way, I like you new jumper.” Thanks imaginary person, it IS a nice jumper, but let’s focus here, Coty isn’t wearing a different t-shirt every day in 2011, he’s providing craft projects, tutorials, and other cool t-shirt related things every day for the whole year (though I think he may have already failed as he’s only holiday at the moment, hopefully he’ll be able to catch up). With the project he is hoping that at the end of the year he might be able to produce a book, wouldn’t that be cool!

Day 1 was the t-shirt journal you can see above that was inspired by Moleskine notebooks, day two was an Experimental Jetset parody wallpaper, on the third & fourth day Coty turned a t-shirt into a throw pillow (it was reposted exactly the same on day 3), and on the fifth he discussed categorizing on the blog.

Clearly, he’s not quite keeping up with the 365 element, but there is some cool stuff, and you can follow it all with the Project365 tag.


how to camp at a festival

Isn’t it weird the way that certain types of data representation become popular? I can’t remember what ruled the roost last year (bar graphs? Pie charts?), but infographics are certainly dominant this year. Yes, I realise that inforgraphic is a pretty broad term, but I’m sure you know what I mean.

I mentioned earlier this week that the British festival season was entering it’s tail-end (I always think of Reading/Leeds as the end point, though I’m sure there are still a few going on), that doesn’t stop this from being a cool, funny, and beautifully designed shirt, and it’s not like people who bought it would only wear it at festivals anyway. Only 25 of these were printed, and I get the feeling that they might have been available for a month or two, so they’re already down to size medium only, and this is one of those times when I don’t feel the need to apologise for making you guys miss out because I was only e-mail about this shirt today.

If you aren’t a size medium (or even if you are), you may want to check out their poster about how posters can be used to imrove the appearance of walls, meta-tastic!

Costiness=£13 Buy it at the How To Project


You’re probably wondering “how the hell has Johnny managed to brand something that keeps buttons on my awesome winter coat?” Well, for a change this isn’t yet another product line being added to the Johnny Cupcakes catalogue (though this post might pop the idea into his head). Apparently, and I can’t think why this wouldn’t work, if you put some clear nail polish (which is basically glue, right?) on the threads that hold a button to your clothing it won’t unravel. Genius!

Tuesday Tips: Button Security « Johnny Cupcakes

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