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There’s a really interesting post over at IATT about how to approach trying to raise funds for your t-shirt brand using crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and indiegogo. If you’ve been considering that as an avenue for your potential brand then give it a look, it’s not too long but certainly gets you thinking.

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tee madness 2012

Tee Madness will be entering it’s 3rd year and is now accepting signups for the competition. From the looks of things the annual popularity contest has grown once again, with an impressive prize pot and what is sure to be a lot of exposure for all the brand involved. Here’s the prizes:

Prize List for this Year

-1st place Grand Prize: $250 credit to Threadbird, $100 credit to Stickermule, $50 credit to Cheapest Buttons, a custom Storenvy theme (by Storenvy), and $50 cash from LaunchHype!

-2nd Place: $200 credit to Stickermule and a $50 credit to Cheapest Buttons!

-3rd & 4th Place: $100 credit to Stickermule and a $25 credit to Cheapest Buttons!

-5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Place: $25 cash from LaunchHype!

For the first time Adam (from IAMTHRETREND, and organiser of Tee Madness) has chosen to charge a submission fee of $20 for each brand in the contest. I can see why he has felt this is necessary since he does essentially spend a month promoting brands and getting them exposure when the contest probably doesn’t pass on a massive amount to IATT, and whilst he loves t-shirts he probably also loves not being hungry and enjoyed the modern conveniences of electricity and running water. Also, $150 of that cash will be going straight back to the winners anyway, so he definitely isn’t gouging entrants. It’ll be interesting to see who signs up and I will be following along with the event.

Matchups will be announced live on Friday, with the competition beginning on Monday March 19th, expect to see lots of tweets and Facebook updates about this as brands clamour for your votes.

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T-shirt News for February 20th

by Andy on February 20, 2012

hunter s. thompson t-shirt

Hunter S. Thompson makes an appearances at TeeFury.


Shirt.Woot have a fantastic Mario t-shirt today.


Top Gun meets Star Wars today at RIPT.


Qwertee turn to the undead for this Guiness mashup. I like the graphic but feel the text at the top lets it down somewhat.


A little Googling suggests that this Shirt Punch tee has something to do with Firefly.


Invader Zim meets E.T. at Nowhere Bad.


Interesting Doctor Who t-shirt at The Yetee.


OtherTees also have a Doctor Who t-shirt today.


Second Mario shirt of the day comes from TeeMinus24.


Whenever I hear Americans talking about their heritage it’s always “oh yeah, I’m Irish!” Or maybe they’re Scottish or Welsh, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say they’re proud to have English heritage, anyone know if there’s a reason for that? Shirt available from 24tee.


Portal/Beatles/Road safety t-shirt available from TeeRaiders.


I can’t think of an occasion to which I’d wear this DBH shirt.


BustedTees deal of the day ($12 instead of $20) brings us our daily Star Wars fix.


This isn’t a new shirt from Tilteed, but it certainly hasn’t been featured for a long time.



Couple of new designs up for pre-order at Goodjoe.


Daniel Sotomayor is responsible for this Aliens shirt at GraphicLab this week.


Adam over at IAMTHETREND has a video review of Edward Teabelly.


Sarah Palin is getting in on the Linsanity… by holding a shirt that is a bit of a ripoff.

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T-shirt news for February 15th

by Andy on February 15, 2012

doctor who t-shirt

Y’know, it’s been weird not writing about Doctor Who t-shirts every day, TeeFury have brought me right back into it with this great tee though.


Shirt.Woot have a rather interesting Zelda shirt.


Sons of Anarchy x He-Man at RIPT today.


Okay gang, time to play the “tell Andy what this shirt is referencing” game since I have no idea.


Nowhere Bad have a shirt for all those rage moments you get whilst gaming.


I can’t really take too much heat with my meals, but for those of you that do 24tee have a shirt that may be right up your alley.


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Community’s paintball episode was one of the finest half hours of my life, thanks for the reminder TeeRaiders.


Mathiole gets some love with this colourful shirt at DBH today.


This shirt is $11 instead of $20 in BustedTees daily deal (which has 2 days to run… aka not daily).


Deadmau5 wore a t-shirt with Skrillex’s phone number on it to the Grammy’s, that little rascal.


RIPT have a great video (6:31 long) explaining every step in the process of creating one of their shirts, it’s a great walkthrough and worth a few minutes of your time. I didn’t realise that RIPT did their printing in-house, I’d always presumed that the daily sites outsourced their printing work.


Cottonable noticed that Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz is running a design comepetition with MASScanvas.


IAMTHETREND have a great review of Capitl Clothing.


krudmart are holding an end of Winter sale.

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T-shirt news for January 26th

by Andy on January 26, 2012

star wars argyle t-shirt

Very nice argyle Star Wars t-shirt today at TeeFury.


Seems to me like this is the kind of design that Shirt.Woot should have been selling in the run up to Christmas.


RIPT drop a Milton Glaser-inspired Doctor Who t-shirt.


Harry Potter Muggle Ale shirt at Qwertee.


Those troublesome Tribbles are at Shirt Punch today.


Skyrim is the inspiration for this Nowhere Bad shirt.


I have no idea what the inspiration is for this design at The Yetee.


Star Wars meets Firefly today at OtherTees (who have a snazzy new site).


TeeRaiders have a Doctor Who design as well.


24tee go for the niche with one of the stars of the (surprisingly enthralling) King of Kong coin-op games documentary.


DBH love owls. On that subject, I saw a man walking down the street with an owl yesterday. Owls are great.


Hey look, Tilteed are selling one of their lesser seen designs again.


I have no idea what the kanji (presuming it’s Japanese) on this shirt says, so buyer beware at TeeMinus24.


Tee Gazette have put together their 10 favourite tees from the Storenvy marketplace for January.


Sock Monkee have released their Ampertastic Mr. Fox design as a print.


Adam over at IAMTHETREND busts six commonly held myths about his employer Storenvy.


Wrongwroks have released a parka with a faux fur trim.


Threadless have made some tees available to be put on Xbox avatars, and they cost about $1 each, but here’s the real kicker, if you want a hoodie you have to pay $2. They’re pixels, just because it costs double in real life doesn’t mean that they should cost double on the Xbox marketplace!


Glennz has made some more designs available as hoodies.


Mashable have a guide to building a strong online community around your brand.


Everything is on sale at Myth Clothing.


This Rihanna ‘thug life’ tattoo picture has been doing the rounds, but it’s her John Lennon t-shirt that interests me the most.


Here’s Katy Perry wearing a pretty cool hoodie (and I suspect a cool skull-based all over print t-shirt too).


Buy one get one free (on tees, not hoodies) at Eleven Eleven.


Typography Shop have put all their hoodies on sale.


Sehubabe have released a hoodie and t-shirt for Transardentes 2012 (a Belgian electro rock festival).


TanDan have been added as a brand store at A Better Tomorrow.

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Daily Tees & News for January 4th

by Andy on January 4, 2012

kid icarus t-shirt

I question how many people are going to buy a t-shirt from TeeFury with an obscure Kid Icarus reference on it. That said, I’m sure people that do get it will be squealing with delight that this design exists.


I’m not going to make any friends with this, but I didn’t think that Bridesmaids was amazing. It was good, sure, but it wasn’t that good. Still a cool shirt from RIPT though.


Even though Dr. Seuss isn’t that big over here in the UK I can appreciate this shirt, very nice choice at Shirt.Woot today.


Shirt Punch drop an Edward Scissorhands design today.


TeeRaiders shirt for the day will look good to Portal fans.


OtherTees have a mashup of the Joker from The Dark Knight, and Transformers.


This shirt at TeeMinus24 takes a famed British poster from WW2 and puts a Battlestar Galactica twist on it.


Yes, that is a real QR code on this shirt at 24tee, but I’m not going to spoil what it says.


I really like today’s offering from DBH, sometimes I feel like their prints are a bit too big, but in this case it works really well.


Loviu remind us once again that Barbie is a Slut.


I know that this is an old shirt from Tilteed, but I can’t remember seeing it before, so it’s like it’s new!


Big ole’ sale on at Sin Star, they’re usually quite a premium brand so this is a good chance to pick up their stuff with a decent discount.



Camiseteria reprinted a couple of designs yesterday.


IAMTHETREND have a year in review post which is worth a look.


Wrongwroks have a top 10 of awesome things that happened to them last year.


Johnny Cupcakes has a cool video showing concept to completion on the Nickelodeon collaboration.


Choc Ice Clothing have got a sale going on at the moment with up to 30% off their goods, so that’s tees down to just less than a tenner.

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adam hendle

I’m sure that the vast majority of HYA readers will be well aware of Adam, he runs popular indie clothing blog IAMTHETREND and has recently assumed the exciting-sounding position of Special Ops at Storenvy. Surely his greatest position to date though will be coming up over the coming weeks as he becomes a guest blogger on HYA, talking about goings on behind the scenes at Storenvy explaining what life is like at the rapidly moving startup.

I asked Adam a few questions about three things we both enjoy, tees, taking on more tasks than we can handle, and life.

Congratulations on the new job, can you fill in my readers on what your role is at Storenvy?
Thanks a ton Andy! My official title at Storenvy is Storenvy Special Ops, which probably sounds a little more like I will be in charge of kicking doors own and fighting bad guys, but honestly I wear a ton of different hats for Storenvy so putting one job title on it didn’t really work. As of right now I am in charge of our social media platforms, answering customer support, reaching out to our individual stores for feedback/insight, recruiting new stores to join the site, helping manage and grow the Storenvy community, writing for the blog and whatever else we can throw on my plate!


Does this mean we’ll be seeing less content on IATT?
Unfortunately yes. Working for a startup is basically the equivalent of working two or three jobs, so my time has been pretty limited outside of work. That being said IAMTHETREND is my baby which I have raised for over three years now and you won’t see it dying anytime soon. I have had some more guest bloggers pitch in to the site which has been fantastic and I have just had to be a lot more selective with the posts that I make as well as scheduling posts out throughout the week instead of just unleashing them as I write them.

Storenvy seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment, and clearly they’re growing, what do you think sets it apart from other hosted store platforms that explains the growing popularity?
Storenvy has a ton of momentum right now and for good reason. Everyone who uses it, loves it. I’ve been on the phone with dozens of Storenvy users and every single one of them loves how easy is to use the site. And another thing that sets it apart is that it’s the only hosted store platform that also has a marketplace. Marketplaces are huge. It means that you have built-in traffic and shoppers have one destination where they can discover stuff from all the shores in one place. And I can already tell you that the marketplace is what makes the Storenvy community. Our merchants really get a sense that they’re not on their own and can connect with other users. I think the emphasis on community has been a real driving factor of Storenvy’s growth.

I’ve noticed a few articles on the Storenvy blog giving advice to store owners about product photography, can we expect more of this kind of ‘how to’ content?
Of course since I am an avid blogger I wanted to jump right in and start posting lists and resource articles and store interviews trying to gain momentum again for the blog. I really want to turn the blog from an afterthought to a place that people check daily for resources and insight.


Personally, I’ve never really used the ‘social marketplace’ aspect of Storenvy, am I in the minority and what am I missing out on? And will your role involve growing that side of the site?
Storenvy was really designed for 2 purposes — (1.) hosted, customizable online stores (2.) and a big marketplace made up of all the stuff from the stores. It’s totally cool to just head into your favorite stores and check out their stuff without going through the marketplace. Loads of other shoppers come through the marketplace. Each person is different in what their looking for. Some know exactly where to go for what they want and others want to browse a bigger selection. We just don’t think merchants should have to choose between having their own store and being in a marketplace which is why we put the two together.

The Marketplace is honestly a great place to find out about brands and products that you may never have stumbled on before. I highly recommend checking out and browsing the Markets page as you never know what you are going to find around the corner!

How can Storenvy survive without moving to a paid-for or freemium model?
On ramen noodles, tears and hardwork! Ha! But honestly at this moment we have two freemium features on the site, most recently of which we just launched called “Super Discounts”. That extra allows store owners to offer four types of discounts including $-off, %-off, free shipping and ‘buy n get m free’, which is perfect for offering great holiday deals to customers. On Black Friday we saw over 40% of the transactions going through Storenvy including some type of discount with shoppers spending an average of 15% more when they had a discount vs when they did not. Other than that we have a custom url option and also have some other freemium features in mind for the future.

Luckily, we’ve been fortunate enough to pair up with some investors that understand our vision and who have put some substantial financial backing into the business. These are the same guys who have funded other web startups like Twitter, Groupon, Tumblr, and even Google.

A couple of years ago Big Cartel was the de facto choice of platform for creating a quick store, is your job to make Storenvy the first thing that people think of when they want to make a store?
Absolutely! We still feel that there is no one clear choice in people’s minds when it comes to choosing an online storefront. There are some nice platforms out there but everyone is pretty well spread out with no real clear cut winner. Sure sites like Etsy and BigCartel, Shopify have a nice following but there still hasn’t been that household name that has emerged.


How is Pongdeck going?
Ahhhh Pong Deck, what could have been… Lol. Honestly if you were to say a project was to be taking a backseat I would have to say that Pong Deck is riding in the trailer right now. We had some early success with it getting it into Spencer’s gifts for a trial run as well as sponsoring last years World Series of Beer Pong, but unfortunately myself and my partner were not able to truly devote the time that it takes to get a first of it’s kind product off the ground. That being said we haven’t pulled the plug on it, it’s just on cruise control. Speaking of which if you like beer pong or know someone that does we just put them on sale for $5.99 with tees at $13.99 on iwillpongyou.storenvy.com! (shameless self plug).


How’s married life treating you?
I always say to people that ask me how life has been since getting married that it is the same! Which I think is beautiful thing. Really nothing has changed in our lives except we now wear wedding rings and can call each other dorky names like “wifey” and “hubby”. I am truly blessed to have such a supportive and amazing women by my side!

Do you hate getting e-mails that start “Dear Journalist” as much as I do? And do you have any pet peeves when brands send you pitches?
Haha absolutely! Don’t ever send me an email saying “Dear Journalist”. As far as pet peeves go, I really do not have too many. I prefer a short and personal email. Please do not send me a zip file including forty images that is going to take me an hour to open, I am sure they look great but I usually can tell in one or two pictures if I am going to write about the line.

How many tees do you have in your closet?
Great question! Honestly I have no idea, but I can tell you that I have a closet, a few drawers and even some totes full of tees and I still buy tees! I think I have a problem… If I had to absolutely take a guess I’d say 246 and a half. :)

I notice that you don’t post about daily sites such as TeeFury, why is this? Wary of the here today, gone tomorrow nature of some of the newer sites?
I just have really never been a fan of the tees that are usually on those sites. I would rather post about a brand that is trying to build something over just one t-shirt that is up for 24 hours.

Are you good at switching off from the Internet and unwinding? I feel like I’m constantly tethered to my emails.
I am the absolute worst at this, my iPhone is always in my hand and I am constantly checking emails. I have a very hard time turning it off and just unwinding, I get this overwhelming feeling of guilt like I should be doing some more productive with my time, especially on nights when my wife isn’t home as she bartends three nights a week. I feel like if she is out of the house I need to be working on something.

For any new projects in the pipeline or are you busy enough?
I always have ideas, it’s just the time that is the issue!

Thanks a lot to Adam for answering my not-particularly-exciting questions, but I found that really interesting. There aren’t many people out there that write about t-shirts as much as I do, so to get an insight from a fellow tee blogger is fascinating to me. it also sounds like Adam is in charge of quite a lot at Storenvy, which bodes well for some great posts when he guest blogs here at HYA.

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Daily Tees & News for December 5th

by Andy on December 5, 2011

boardwalk empire t-shirt

Hope everyone had a good weekend, I did, during my snowboarding lesson at the dry slope it started to snow!

I can’t be the only person that feels kind of scared when this guy comes on screen during Boardwalk Empire, right? Definitely some fine acting going on there. TeeFury.


RIPT have a shirt that I’m sure will not anger any Star Wars or Star Trek fans.


Qwertee have dropped a Shining/Joker shirt for Jack Nicholson fans.

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Daily Tees & News for December 2nd

by Andy on December 2, 2011

teefury highlander t-shirt

When I opened all the daily sites today (21 tabs, Firefox doesn’t care for that much) I wondered whether I’d actually get to see the TeeFury site. Thankfully it turned up, so any possible malware that may have existed yesterday appears to have been removed and all is right with the world again. I remain disappointed by the response from TeeFury about the issue, it took them at least 13 hours to acknowledge any kind of problem (done by their Facebook page), and they only wrote about it after the warning message had been removed. They posted this message on Twitter at the same time as the Facebook message: “If you had trouble reaching http://teefury.com earlier, try now! We’ve addressed the issue that was causing problems: http://ow.ly/7LyK8″ That link now goes to a 404 page. Frankly, that is not good enough, if you might be exposing your fans to malware via your site you have to tell people by every avenue about the issue and warn them as soon as possible, not when you’ve fixed the problem, and you should make some kind of mention of it when you send out a newsletter that day (presumably to thousands of people). I still like TeeFury and will continue to write about them, but I do not like the way they dealt with this situation.


Nerd joke at RIPT today.

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Daily Tees & News for November 30th

by Andy on November 30, 2011

daredevil parody t-shirt

That’s how I like to start out the daily roundup, with a muscular naked man, thanks TeeFury!


‘Dead Head’ comes back from the dead at Tilteed.


Oh wow, it’s a Firefly/Serenity reference that I understand from RIPT.

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Daily Tees & News for November 29th

by Andy on November 29, 2011

night of the living dead t-shirt

Very cool Night of the Living Dead shirt from TeeFury today.


Here’s another Firefly design I don’t understand at Qwertee, and I’m all the more confused because it is a Jurassic Park mashup too.


Song Bird makes another appearance at Tilteed.


Good use of negative space from Stupidhurts.us today.


Nice take on the old proverb from Shirt.Woot.


I guess that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must be popular again since there is a definite rise in the amount of TMNT shirts I’ve been seeing recently, and I’m not exactly hunting them out. From $10 at RIPT.


I previously featured this shirt a couple of weeks ago when it was on RedBubble, but now it has made it’s way over to The Yetee for the next few days.


I haven’t seen Machete but this parody shirt from OtherTees still makes me laugh.


How depressed does Snuffaluffagus look? 24tee.


As a big Community fan I am very pleased to see this ‘Troy & Abed in the morning’ shirt up at TeeRaiders.


The infinite Swiss army knife makes a return to Loviu.


Nice to see a Zoidberg/Futurama shirt on Shirt Punch today.


I think I’d probably like this latest DBH shirt if it didn’t have the sea turtle on it, but it’s still wearable nevertheless.


Don’t worry, it’s cool to be a nerd now! $11 down from $20 at BustedTees today.


The Cool Hunting gift guide is now live.


I Am The Trend have an excellent post introducing Grave Takers, a new brand from Kyle Crawford of Electric Zombie fame.


RUReppin found some useful articles for t-shirt designers.

threadless coupon code
Don’t forget about that massive 50% off coupon at Threadless (40% off hoodies), with free shipping available if you spend more than $60.


Glennz Cyber Monday deal for 20% off all tees will be expiring at midnight tonight CST. Use the code mondaytuesday to receive the discount.

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Daily Tees and News Roundup for November 16th

by Andy on November 16, 2011

dalek snowman t-shirt

I think that this Doctor Who t-shirt thing may be getting a bit out of hand now. TeeFury.


Very nice Portal shirt from Qwertee, pity that the text isn’t legible though.


That is one majestic looking unicorn, Tilted.


Soooo, is that owl drunk? Stupidhurts.us


Pretty nice tee from Shirt.Woot today.


There is a surprising lack of Transformers shirts around, something RIPT appear to be looking to address, I’d probably prefer to see more of a Megan Fox-esque woman standing next to the car though.


This TeeMinus24 shirt is in honour of it being 37 years since Wolverine’s first appearance in a full issue of a comic book.


More rage face action from 24tee.


I watched Kung Fu Panda 2 last night so this shirt from Loviu is pretty attractive to me right now.


I was going to have a solid Gears of War session on Sunday night, and then my Xbox died again, it’s 6 years old so it’s had a decent run, but no one likes it when their hardware fails and you have to get a new one, that’s £170 I would have rather not spent. Shirt available at Catch of the Day Tee.


Pretty cool Mario concept from Shirt Punch today.


Very nice from DBH, though I think I’d rather have it as a poster than a t-shirt.


604Republic are running a ‘buy 2 get a 3rd shirt free’ sale, which is pretty nice.




Johnny Cupcakes has dropped 3 new shirts.


Wrongwroks have restocked their Monster hoodies.


IAMTHETREND have an interview with 11:11 Apparel.


Karmaloop are giving 30% off and free shipping ($8 off shipping for international users) with the coupon code TEE30, but only on shirts in the ‘dressed to a tee’ section of the sale page.


Retreat have put all their shirts on sale for £10.


Scifen have teamed up with a hip hop artist that I’ve never heard of (which has no reflection upon how well known they are) called eLZhi to create the garments you can see above.


Coty has declared his love for Instagram (I’m a member too, feel free to follow me, my username is hideyourarms, of course.




No Guts No Glory have released a limited edition Christmas jumper that is far more attractive than the ironic one you bought last year.


February Son have a storewide shirt sale going on until the end of the year, all tee are $16. I don’t know what they were before that, but presumably $16 is less.

I will be launching a new website today that will be taking up a lot of my time for the foreseeable future, please be assured that this is actually a good thing for HYA, becuase it means that I can continue to write here and not get a soul crushing job I don’t love.

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It’s time for another edition of our blog roundup. Once again we have scoured the internet to bring you some of the best t-shirt related blog postings on the internet. So keep on reading, there’s a lot to see here:

Adam from IAmTheTrend to Storenvy
Adam from IATT Gets Hired at Storenvy via the Storenvy Blog
One of our favorite fellow bloggers, Adam from I Am The Trend, announced he will be joining the Storenvy gang. For anyone not familiar with Adam or IATT, he’s been delivering the cool for quite some time in the t-shirt industry. He also does a regular video t-shirt and brand review segment called IATT.TV. Check out the post for more on Adam’s official special ops duty for his new employer. Congrats Adam!

Gomedia Pale Horse Design Interview
Interview with Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design by GoMediazine
Speaking of cool guys in the design industry, GoMediazine brought us an awesome interview with Chris Parks. Chris Parks is a major creative force with Pale Horse Design. His particular clients have included some really big and familiar names such as DC ComicsWorld of Warcraft, Harley Davidson, and Red Bull to name just a few. This is a great interview that offers an inside look into his creative process.

Shirt Punch Launches
Shirt Punch Launches by R U Reppin’
While we have seen the pace slow down on t-shirt-a-day sites popping up, there are still new entries into the space. R U Reppin’ announces the latest launch with Shirt Punch. The difference here is this site has a very strong following of talented designers known as The Red Bubble Club. It’s also got a pretty cool new feature that allows users to see the upcoming, unreleased shirts as well as the current shirt. Nice!

Picking the Right Color Palette
How to Pick a Color Palette at Naldz Graphics
Hats off to Naldz Graphics for bringing us an in-depth look on how to pick the correct colors for your design. The color selection phase of creating a new design can be one of the most important steps. As the article points out there are quite a few important factors to consider when choosing the correct colors for your design including contrast, client needs and resources to work with.

Threadbird Introduces Foalio
The Launch of Foalio by Threadbird
Threadbird is very popular in the t-shirt printing world as the preferred vendor of Storenvy; however, they’ve just upped the ante even more by introducing a new site called Foalio. Foalio allows those seeking artists to posts listings – for free! No more eating into the design budget by having to pay for ads. It also helps artists find work by notifying them when jobs are posted in their field. It’s a win-win situation.

So there you have it, another round of cool developments in the t-shirt related blogging world. We’ll have our ears to the keyboard listening for more t-shirt news and blog posts coming in the future. Feel free to contact us @youdesignit if you would like to be featured next time.

This t shirt blog roundup was a guest post authored by Blake from You Design It where they love all things t-shirts.

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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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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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As regular readers will be aware, periodically we like to recap some of the recent highlights in the world of t-shirt blogging. This last week brought more interesting news, cool shirts, and terrific posts by hardworking bloggers. It would be impossible to list all the greats but here’s a short list of some of the best and brightest.

The Blot Says
Johnny Cupcakes X Nickelodeon by The Blot Says

This post certainly brings some interesting news. Johnny Cupcakes will be partnering with Nickelodeon to bring some limited edition clothing and accessories. Naturally these items will feature some of Nickelodeon’s most popular characters. A lot of buzz on the interwebs about this collaboration so check it out.

Coty Gonzales
LazerShirts not Just Another Shirt by Coty Gonzales

LazerShirts is a company with a really cool concept. For starters their shirts are printed using glow in the dark ink, which is pretty cool to begin with, but the kicker is that by using the LazerShirts “ultraviolet lazer” you can actually etch your own new design on top of the existing one. Sounds like a great gift for kids or adults looking for a conversation starter.

I Am The Trend
Miles To Go Drops 30 New Items by I Am The Trend

More cool t-shirt brand news from I Am The Trend. The company Miles To Go has released a massive new fall line as well as restocking some of their older prints. For those who are unfamiliar with Miles To Go’s concept, all the ideas and inspiration for their designs are drawn from various literary works. This new batch features some really great selections from some of the best known classics.

In My Short Sleeve
Ironsea Fall 2011 via In My Short Sleeve

Fall lines are dropping everywhere right now and In My Short Sleeve featured a pretty cool one recently from IronSea Co. This is IronSea’s 2nd offering after their debut line last spring. They have continued doing what they do right and even branched out slightly in some new directions including offering tote bags. Definitely worth a look.

Pop Culture Tees
Dpcted T-Shirts – Funny Text Only Designs by Pop Culture Tees

As Kevin from Pop Culture Tees points out in this post, success in the online t-shirt selling world often depends on having a good niche. Dpcted’s niche is selling amusing, text only designs. The words speak for themselves without other graphics. It’s a cool concept and as long as the t-shirts are witty and original there’s no reason why it shouldn’t take off. [Andy: Please note that there have been numerous reports of people not receiving their orders from DPCTED, I have been in touch with the previous owner of the brand and he says the new owners will be rectifying the situation, but still, buyer beware]

So there you have it, some highlights in the t-shirt blogging world from the last week. I hope you have seen at least a couple of new brands that you find interesting or at least a good handful of amazing new shirts. Please hit me up at @youdesignit on Twitter to let me know if your blog post deserves being featured.

This tee blog roundup was brought to you by Blake from You Design It where they focus on t-shirt design.

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IAMTHETREND TV: Adam review Eternal CLothing

by Andy on September 24, 2011


Another solid review by Adam over at I Am The Trend, would you guys like to see me getting into video reviews? I don’t think of myself as being all that comfortable in front of the camera, but the only way to get better is practise, right?

IAMTHETREND TV: Eternal Clothing | I Am The Trend

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IAMTHETRENDTV: Adam reviews Gnar City [Video]

by Andy on September 20, 2011


Another solid review from Adam over at IAMTHETREND, wish I was that comfortable in front of the camera!

IAMTHETREND TV: Gnar City T-Shirt Review

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IAMTHETRENDTV: Adam reviews BLVD Clothing

by Andy on September 17, 2011


Really, really impressive video review from Adam for BLVD, he gets deep into it and analyses the shirt well.

IAMTHETREND TV: BLVD Clothing T-Shirt Review

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Another good shirt review by Adam over at I Am The Trend, this time showing us when you get when you buy a $50 shirt from Johnny Cupcakes that sold out within a few hours of release.

IAMTHETREND TV: Johnny Cupcakes Cupgun Unboxing

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