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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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peter takis

Of course, I don’t really hate Peter Takis, the 16 (sixteen!) year old founder of Local Advancers, I hate myself, because he reminds me the when I was 16 I hadn’t got an awful lot done, I hadn’t even started writing about t-shirts, let alone selling them. He’s even written a damned book (a book!), and just opened a website to help encourage young people like him get into business (into business!).

If you wanted to be reminded of your own failure and lack of motivation check out this interview that Pop Culture Tees conducted with Peter.

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stumbling on wins

A few weeks ago my buddies over at Pop Culture Tees dropped a post that covers the basics of getting more traffic to your site, and we all know that traffic+good product=sales (I almost made that traffic=sales, but it doesn’t quite work that way), so I thought I’d share the article. I’ll summarise their thoughts:

1. Have a good website that doesn’t look shady.

2. Contribute to forums that relate to your niche.

3. Make sure you’re on Facebook and connecting with your fans.

4. Blog, and not just about your own product.

That’s me condensing the points down as small as possible, but I think it does pretty much cover what you should be doing when you’re starting out with your brand, but you should check out PCT for the full post anyway.

*BTW, I have no idea if the book Stumbling on Wins would actually be of any use to you trying to run a successful business, it’s a book about statistical analysis in sports, but I thought the title was rather appropriate for this post.

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step brothers shoes t-shirt

Am I the only person wondering why Nerdy Shirts, purveyors of fine and funny tees that often border on the geeky side (just how I like ‘em), are releasing a tee that that references a movie that was released two years ago and I don’t remember it taking the world by storm, but hey, let’s not worry about that, the tee is fun, and it almost looks as if you’ve got a pair of sneakers around your neck… if you squint.


Props to Pop Culture Tees for hunting down a shot of the tee being warn.

Costiness=$19.95 Buy it at NerdyShirts

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3-wolf-moon-420x420

Stephen over at Pop Culture Tees has put together a great post about the utterly hideous/awesome 3 Moon Wolf shirt that spawned numerous homages and parodies, most of which I’d never seen before, probably because despite their acceptable levels of design skill, I don’t understand why people would want to wear these tees, what makes this meme more acceptable than anything else?

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The Ultimate List of T-Shirt Lists

by Andy on July 2, 2009

t-shirt-lists

You know what people love? T-Shirts. You know what people also love? Lists. I guess that explains why I’ve written so many t-shirt lists in the past, but did you know that other people have written lists about t-shirts as well? I know, crazy right, I’m not the only person who thought of that, hell, someone even devoted a whole blog to it.

I thought it might be useful to scour the web for these tee lists and put them all together in one big post. Of course, a lot of these lists will be fairly old now, and t-shirts inevitably come and go, so some of the tees featured in the lists will no longer be available, but there’s not a whole lot we can do about that now, is there? If you know of any lists that I’ve missed (and I’m sure there will be a lot), please let me know in the comments.

It would be very, very much appreciated if you could tweet about this post, stumble it, bookmark it on delicious, mention it in a blog post, digg it, or fly a banner behind an airplane with the URL on it, anything at all. These lists take a long time to put together, and the more people that get to see them the more people will be visiting the lists I’ve collected below, which will be beneficial for the entire t-shirt blogosphere.

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Lists of t-shirt blogs

  • List of 160 T-shirt blogs arranged in no particular order by Hide Your Arms (the info I gathered has also been the basis of a few other lists which have been reorganised to make them actually useful)
  • Giant list of T-shirt blogs and T-shirt sites by How to Start A Clothing Company (arranged by Page Rank)
  • The Top 30 T-Shirt Blogs split into 3 parts by Color Overload (ranking system unknown)
  • Ultimate List of T-Shirt Review Sites by Buy Tees (arranged by Alexa ranking, largely based upon my lists with some additions)
  • A big list of t-shirt people and brand on Twitter by Hide Your Arms (with a load more in the comments too, this list is going to get updated soon)
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    Barack Obama Shirt Lists

  • 5 Really Great Obama t-shirts by Pop Culture Tees
  • 5 More Really Great Obama T-Shirts by Pop Culture tees
  • 100 Days, 100 Obama T-Shirts by the US Spreadshirt Blog
  • Top 20+ Barack Obama Inspired T-Shirts by Tcritic
  • Top 10 Barack Obama T-Shirts by Barack Obama Shirts (the shirts are all from Zazzle, so it’s possible that the list is just one store promoting itself)
  • Obama T-Shirt Roundup by The T-Shirt Blog
  • The Best Obama T-shirts on the Web by T-Shirts Around the Internet
  • 7 Tees for After Obama’s Inauguration Week by Buy Tees
  • 10 Obama tees to celebrate the new President of the US by 10tees
  • Coolest Obama T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Coolest Obama T-Shirts Pt. 2 by T-Shirt Magazine
  • ’08 Presidential Campaign T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • 9 Barack Obama Tees by Coty Gonzales
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    Skull T-shirts

  • Top Ten Skull T-Shirts by Pop Culture Tees
  • Top Ten Skull and Bones T-shirts To Get You In the Halloween Mood by Tcritic
  • Skull T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
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    Celebrities wearing t-shirts

  • 23 Celebrities wearing a variety of t-shirts! by Hide Your Arms
  • Celebri-tee Spotting: from Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Celebri-tee Spotting by T-Shirt Magazine
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    Star Wars T-Shirts

  • top ten star wars t-shirts by Tcritic
  • Ultimate Star Wars T-shirt Stack by OMG Tees
  • 10 Star Wars tees every fanboy should have by 10tees
  • 10 Star Wars tees to feel the force around you by 10tees
  • Star Wars Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • 202 Star Wars T-shirts by Hide Your Arms
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    Robot T-Shirts

  • 101 Robot T-Shirts [Lists] by Hide Your Arms
  • Robots ! 50 robot tees by Hide Your Arms
  • 45 more robot tees by Hide Your Arms
  • 10 stylish tees to robotize yourself by 10tees
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    Colour Specific T-Shirt Lists

  • Carolina Blue T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • You want a Yellow Tee? Well here’s a bunch of ‘em from T-Shirt Magazine
  • Some Beautiful Brown T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Red Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • We’ve Got the Blues (guess what colour these tees are?) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Black and White Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Go Green! by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Pink Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Green Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • A Plethora of Purple Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Orange You Glad These Tees Exist? (that’d be a list of orange tees) by T-Shirt Magazine
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    Seasonal T-Shirt Lists

  • 10 tees about Ghosts, ready for Halloween by 10tees
  • 10 tees with FANGS and TEETH that will make you bite Halloween night by 10tees
  • Political Halloween Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • 10 tees about Ghosts, ready for Halloween by 10tees
  • Thanksgiving Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Father Themed T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Mom Would Love These Tees! by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Black History Tees for when Black History Month rolls around again, thanks to T-Shirt Magazine
  • Some t-shirts for Mother’s Day by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Fourth of July/Patriotic Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Your Dad Will Love These Tees (pair this one up with the Father’s Day list for an unbeatable combo!) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • In the mood for love? Here’s some Valentine’s Day Tees from T-Shirt Magazine
  • Super Bowl Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • New Year’s T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Christmas Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • September 11th Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
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    Valentine’s Day T-Shirts

  • Valentine’s Day T-shirt Round Up by the US Spreadshirt Blog
  • 14 Tees That You Should Wear on Valentine’s Day by Hide Your Arms
  • 14 Tees That You Shouldn’t Wear on Valentines by Hide Your Arms
  • Valentine T-Shirts Kinda Suck by Buy Tees
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    Videogame t-shirt collections

  • The Ultimate Wii Tii Shirts List by OMG Tees
  • 10 tees to show off your videogamer pride by10tees
  • Top 11 Space Invaders Tees by Thunderfrogs at Pop Culture Tees
  • Thunderfrogs Top 10 Mario T-shirts – And More!
  • Gamer Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • New Super Mario Bros. + 10 Mario Inspired Tees by Coty Gonzales
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    Collections of Zombie T-Shirts

  • 10 zombie tees to dress up your reanimated corpse by 10tees
  • Thunderfrogs Top 10 Zombie T-shirts (And 1 Zombie Wallet)
  • 30 Frighteningly Fantastic Zombie T Shirts by Color Overload
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    Michael Jackson Tribute T-Shirts (Even though I still feel like these shirts are largely opportunism to make money off a man’s death)

  • MJ // 1958 – 2009 by Pop Culture Tees (a list of Michael Jackson T-Shirts)
  • KING OF POP by Geno’s Chinese Language tee blog (another list of Michael Jackson tees)
  • 15 Michael Jackson Tribute T-Shirts by Coty Gonzales
  • Michael Jackson: King of Pop T-Shirts by Shirtspotting
  • 10 More Michael Jackson Tribute Shirts by Coty Gonzales
  • Other Random Collections

  • Men’s T-Shirts – 20 Hot Brands by Color Overload
  • 7 Creative Ways to Promote Your T-Shirt Store Online by Pop Culture Tees
  • T-Shirt Directory Jan 2008 by OMG Tees
  • Top 12 Places to Submit Your T-Shirt Ideas by OMG Tees
  • The Ultimate Lego Tee List by OMG Tees
  • Top 12 Bike Shirts by OMG Tees
  • Top list of recycled t-shirt sites by Buy Tees
  • 10 Amazing T Shirt Designer Portfolios by Color Overload
  • 10 Places to Find Hilarious T Shirts by Color Overload
  • 10 Coolest Chuck Norris T Shirts
  • 10 tees to unleash your japanese soul by 10tees
  • 10 hairy tees to satisfy your need for mustache and beard by 10tees
  • 10 LEGO tees to show your love for bricks by 10tees
  • 10 funny tees about strange creatures by 10tees
  • 10 Tasty Tees about food to make you feel hungry by 10tees
  • 10 type tees to say it BIG by 10tees
  • 10 tees with great HUGE hands designs by 10tees
  • 10 funny I-do-something tees by 10tees (such as ‘I heart NY’)
  • 10 Thunders, Lightnings and Bolts shocking tees by 10tees
  • 10 fake clothes tees will make you feel classy by 10tees (tuxedo t-shirts ahoy!)
  • 10 funny tees about strange creatures by 10tees
  • A list of all the t-shirts worn by Murdoch in the A-Team but no links for where to buy the tees, sadly.
  • A Guide to Daily T-Shirt Sites on the Internet by Cottonable
  • Taddict.com’s – Most inspirational T-shirt artists
  • New? big cartel stores to put on your watch list by Taddict
  • My Top Fav Big Cartel Stores by Taddict
  • 10 reasons why you should have a t-shirt collection by Taddict
  • Top 5 Giraffe tee (complete with giraffe-based facts!) by Thunderfrogs
  • Top 5 “The Wire” Shirts (the TV show, not just tees with wires on them) by Thunderfrogs
  • 5 Killer Terminator Tees by Thunderfrogs
  • Top 11 Dinosaur T-Shirts by Thunderfrogs at Tee Junction
  • Top 5 Wolf Shirts by Thunderfrogs
  • Sunny T-Shirts (tees that feature the sun in some way) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Cool Colorful Camisetas (tees with lots of colour) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Coolest Car T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Copy Cats: More Cowbell (yeah, there are an awful lot of ‘more cowbell’ tees around) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Top 10 Tentacle Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • A collection of Pirate T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • A collection of War T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • A collection of Money Themed T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Artsy T-Shirts (whatever that means) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • T-Shirts for people that like Fairy Tales by T-Shirt Magazines
  • T-Shirts with rain on them by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Batter Up! Baseball T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • 10 Great Tees from 10 Great Webcomics by Hide Your Arms
  • A selection of Irish T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • A collection of Striped Tees by t-Shirt Magazine
  • Where to buy great t-shirts in London by Hide Your Arms
  • Map Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Tees for a Cause by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Universi-tees (go team!) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • All Over Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Cartoon Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Tees for the Summer (an odd concept but I’ll go with it) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Cool photo tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Some of the Worst Tees Ever (I don’t think they’re actually that bad) by T-Shirt Magazine
  • NBA Finals Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Military Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Cool For School? by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Best Plain Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Pop Culture Shock by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Super Expensive T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Super Cheap T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • Best Super Hero T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
  • 100 Anthropomorphic tees (1-50) by Hide Your Arms
  • 100 Anthropomorphic tees (51-100) by Hide Your Arms
  • 10 Geekiest T-Shirts by Oddee
  • Special Feature (Top Ten Experimental Jetset Parody Shirts) by T-shirt Connoisseur
  • Special Feature (Costume T-Shirt Collection) by T-Shirt Connoisseur
  • Special Feature: T-Shirt Printing Roundup (a list of print-on-demand manufacturers) by T-Shirt Connoisseur
  • 10 Essential Tees for MacAddicts by Coty Gonzales
  • More Than Meets the Eye: 7 Superlative Transformers’ Tees That You’ll Want to Change Into by Found Item Clothing
  • Reinventing the Wheel: 8 Boffo Bike Shirts by Found Item Clothing
  • Eye Candy: Ten Shady Tees (t-shirts with sunglasses on them) by Found Item Clothing
  • 7 Spock Shirts That Are Out Of This World by Found Item Clothing
  • Who Wears the Watchmen? A Gallery of 10 Cool Watchmen Tees by Found Item Clothing
  • 26 Examples of Online T-Shirt Shops by Web Designer Depot
  • So you want to start a clothing line, huh? by Hide Your Arms
  • Updates: 11th July 2009

  • 30 Sweet Handpicked Designer Tshirts by Just Creative Design
  • Top 10 Statement T-Shirts
    by Osoyou
  • Geek Fashion: 55 fresh T-shirts for the Creative Community by Insipred Mag
  • Movie Junk: Funny ‘Star Wars’ T-Shirts by Cinematical
  • Coolest Movie T-Shirts Ever! by Cinematical
  • More Harry Potter t-shirts than you can wave a wand at by Hide Your Arms
  • The 20 Most Badass Video Game Cosplay Costumes Ever by Unreality Magazine (not tees, but wow!)
  • Updates: 17th July 2009

  • 26 More Ridiculously Questionable T-Shirts [Pics]
    by i am bored
  • Giant List of Star Wars T-Shirts by Rude Retro
  • 15 Magical Harry Potter T-shirts by Cottonable
  • 5 Awesome Astronaut T-shirts by Rude Retro
  • 202 Star Wars T-shirts by Hide Your Arms
  • Samantha Ronson’s Top 10 Rock Tees by Found Item
  • Block Party: Seven Puzzling Rubix Cube-Themed Tee Shirts by Found Item
  • Knowing is Half the Battle: 10 Combat-Tested G.I. Joe Tee Shirts
  • Updates: August 5th 2009

  • 65 Awesome Threadless T-Shirts by Abuzeedo
  • 10 Unusual and Creative T-Shirts by Toxel
  • 19 Awesome T-Shirt Designs on the Interweb by You Design It
  • 50 Terrific Tees by Inspiredology
  • 50 Best T-Shirt Designs of 2008 by Abuzeedo
  • 20 Streetwear Blogs for Hype Shopping & Design Inspiration by Inspired Mag
  • 50 Streetwear Blogs You Should Be Reading by Kineda [via Taddict]
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    Mooks and their tasty packaging

    by Andy on March 1, 2009

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    My apologies for accidentally turning Sunday on HYA into ‘you can’t buy this‘ day, but Pop Culture Tees spotted this cool packaging that Salad Design who created this packaging…

    for the purpose of a collaboration of Mooks and WWF to raise money for local zoo’s. The Packaging and design were created to complement each other. The meat tray was chosen to represent the obvious meat styled text as were the labels and other stickers around the package.

    Nice, huh?

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