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13 July 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Typographic Style at Camiseteria


Brazilian t-shirt giant Camiseteria has debuted the winners of their “Designer’s Mixtape” typographic challenge. While typically I find type on shirts to be lazily done, these shirts have style to spare. The best shirts (like the two pictured above, Pense and Trompetone) took advantage of the shape and color of their letters to create unique and eye-catching compositions. Ten shirts in total were printed as part of this challenge, and they’re all worth a look.

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26 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New for Tuesday at Camiseteria

Camiseteria has a pretty great selection of new and reprinted tees up for sale this week. I’m partial to Hebben Wat Prett de Inverno (a cool enough image so that I don’t care about my inability to decipher the text), Ninja (because I just love the styling of the water, and the fact that the ninja is stranded in the pirate’s domain), and Baco sem saida (which I would probably buy, except for the urine).

There’s a total of five new or reprinted additions to the catalog, check out the site to learn more.

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18 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New Shirt Day!

New shirts have been posted at Threadless. I’m rather partial to Sound of Silents.

There have also been a few new additions made to the Camiseteria catalog. The best of the bunch is Para Rene Magritte, which is eerily similar to Threadless’ Can’t See the Forest But For the Socks, only with less feet and more Magritte (which is a massive improvement, in my opinion).

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15 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Are Your T-Shirt Submissions Costing You Money?

If you’ve checked out more than one of the on-going t-shirt design competition web sites, then you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of designers out there entering the same design in multiple competitions… often even at the same time.

Here’s the thing: in financial terms, this is a horrible decision to make. Each site has a different prize for being printed, with some sites offering much more than others (we’re talking about hundreds of dollars, if not more in some cases). Since not all sites are created equal, some sites are more potentially rewarding than others. A smart designer submits their work to the highest paying sites first, and only tries lower paying contests after being passed over. In this way, the designer maximizes their earning potential.

It’s also really important to read the rules, because most sites prohibit designers from posting their designs to simultaneous competitions. If the rules are in a language that you are uncomfortable with, or if you feel a site’s policy is unclear, it is a good idea to e-mail the website and ask employees directly. I’ve had really good luck with this method when investigating non-english competitions.

Because so many people submit designs without knowing the submission rules, I’m going to give a break down of the rules in terms of simultaneous competitions.

Threadless: The big kahuna of the industry, Threadless rules forbid designers from posting their work at other sites until 90 days after voting has ended. Smart designers abide by this, because until the 90 days are up, you have no way of knowing whether Threadless will print your design (score is not always a big factor in these decisions, so caution is advised).

La Fraise: Straight from a La Fraise employee, “Currently we don’t have a policy or rules on that issue, which basicly means that for the time being designers can update their design to other competitions at the same time with laFraise. This is something we will discuss again in the near future – it’s possible that we will come up with some rules about this…” So, no rule at the moment, but double check with the site’s rules before you post your work just to make sure.

StyleTax: According to site rules, designs submitted must be exclusive to the StyleTax competition. This would seem to prohibit designs that are rejected from other sites from being entered here.

Without Pockets: By submitting your design, you agree not to enter it in any competitions for 6 months.

Split the Atom: No current rule exists, as always you should double-check the site’s rules to make sure no change has occured.

Camiseteria: Camiseteria has no rule about a design being on multiple sites. They do intend to adhere to the rules of other sites, though- so you may have to wait a designated period before signing contracts if your design is also competing on other sites.

Teetonic: Designs can not have previously been submitted to any other competition. (I know of one design that broke this rule and was printed anyway, but it’s best to play it safe.)

Hopefully that will help clear things up a bit. You’ll note that it is possible to legally enter your design in competitions at La Fraise, Split the Atom and Camiseteria at the same time. While you can certainly do that legally, it is still a bad decision because of the financial differences in the prizes awarded. Your best bet as a designer is to submit to one high-paying site at a time and then work your way down (when rules allow this).

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01 June 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Camiseteria Sale

There’s a sale on at Camiseteria. I got an email about it, but my Babelfish skills were insufficient- the sale appears to be about some kind of Boyfriend Day? Whether this is an actual holiday or not, I am charmed as heck.

They’ve also put up four new shirts:

The shirts are City Life (my personal favorite), Freak Bear, Ooh! and O Pinto. Cool stuff.

This sale will end on June 12th.

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27 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments


I’ve just added another t-shirt competition to the list on the right.

Camiseteria is a Brazilian company (yes, this means the site is in portuguese) with a t-shirt competition that appears to work by the Threadless model where submissions are voted on and some of the highest scorers go on to be printed. There also seem to be some competitions sponsored by other companies (Camiserteria Extra, kind of like Threadless Loves) including one called Typographic Mixtape, which may be the coolest phrase I’ve heard this week.

They’ve definitely put together a great collection of shirts:


Shirts shown are Silencie, Limpeza Geral, Hey Stop and Lar Doce Lar.

Although the site is in portuguese, I had an easy time determining the english translation. I used Babelfish for the trickier bits, and it’s a great site well worth the extra effort.

The prize for being printed is R$350 cash and R$350 in Camiseteria products.

** Update: An english version of the site is planned, I will update this site with more information when it is online.

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