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28 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Go Green

Go Green by DinoMike is my favorite Threadless print this week. The slogan is funny and has a good message at its heart, sort of an extreme way of pointing out how vital protecting the environment is. I like the use of distressing on the letters to create a more dangerous vibe. But of course the star of the show is this amazing frog, sporting a sharp knife and a crazy look in his eyes. With that little grin, it feels like he’s begging you to litter just so he can have the fun of stabbing. There’s perhaps a bit of extra weight in choosing a frog as the animal, because in addition to their green color, they’re known as an animal that is among the first to be negatively effected when something is wrong with the environment. So in a very real way, this mischievous frog is potentially fighting for his life!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

27 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Product Labels collection

Normal logos and labelling got a lot more interesting in Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Product Labels plus sale. Loki fans will be especially interested in the results, but other subjects like pets, science, and even laundry are also featured. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Is Dog Right For You? by spiritgreen captures the humor of the pet ownership experience.

Nicest Surprise: Chill Pills by MEKAZOO was a voting favorite for its cool vintage look.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Loki-Cola quenches your thirst for mischief.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

26 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s Nerd Life design contest

It’s all geek to me in WAMI Swag‘s new Nerd Life design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

You didn’t choose the nerd life, the nerd life chose you. Video games for hours, cosplay on the weekends, DND till the break of dawn. Show that icosahedron who the real master is by serving up a critical “hit” in this nerdy challenge. You are strong. You are proud. You are a total nerd…and we LOVE it!

Enter before August 13th, 2021 for your chance to win. One winner will earn a $200 prize. Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

24 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #824: The Internet

Fire up your fastest WiFi connection, because Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme is…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #824: The Internet

The Internet is a crazy place man. This can be anything in the current internet space or even just something about the technology in general. Have fun with it.

No politics, no cream shirts.
No celebrity likenesses in mockups/detail images.
One design per entry (yes, you can still submit multiple designs to the Derby, just sub them separate).

This derby begins Monday at 8pm CST and continues through the following Monday at 8pm. Three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will be printed as daily offers on Tuesday through Thursday and earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Other designs may be selected for a Plus sale, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.

23 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s The Letter W derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s The Letter W derby was a pop culture variety pack, with references ranging from Loki and Peanuts to W classics like Doctor Who and Wookiees. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Wonder Cat by TaylorRoss1 is so effective at its translation of Alice in Wonderland characters into a modern cartoon style that casual viewers may not even catch the reference! 

Wookylicious by mekazoo lets its wookiee fade smoothly into the shirt with its well-spaced brown lines. And how great is that hat?

This derby continues through Monday at 8pm. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs may be selected for future plus sales and sold for $2 per item each.

22 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Retro Technology

Retro Technology by Rtcifra grabs the eye immediately with its bright, 80s neon color palette. No color is used too much or too little, instead they’re all parceled across the canvas in a way that makes the eye leap from one shape to the next. The assortment of objects is well-chosen, with items ranging from gaming controllers to music devices to communication tools and even a film canister. Each was once common and utterly unremarkable, but has now faded out of public usage. But while you’re unlikely to see a floppy disk these days, it and all these other contraptions capture the spirit of an era and evoke a strong nostalgia in those who remember it. Good stuff!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

21 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Neko Sushi

Neko Sushi by kooky love is my favorite Threadless print this week. What I love about it is the way it takes its ridiculous concept absolutely seriously. A cat samurai slicing through a huge fish to make perfect little sushi rolls? Silly and funny. But it’s been given the amount of care and attention you’d expect to see from fine art, not humorous cartoons. Each scale and fold of fin is exquisitely illustrated, with shiny highlights and realistic flow and shape. Patters flood the cat’s elaborate outfit, positioned around his shape to give dimension. Even the faces are full of drama, with a sharp, almost cruel, determination in the cat’s eyes and helpless shock washing over the face of the fish. Excellent work, with a lot of artistic skill on display.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.