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26 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Eat a Billionaire

Eat a Billionaire by DustinnnWyatt is my favorite Threadless print this week. The slogan highlights a popular sentiment these days, and the art backs it up with some concrete examples of how big money can harm the planet. Small doodles showing a rocket with a long smoke trail, oil drilling, a climate change hurricane, polluting power plant, trash in the ocean, and even a nuclear bomb freckle the planet’s surface painting a comic picture of real disasters in progress. You can definitely see why the Earth is so mad, and why he’d think consuming a plutocrat might get some of those lost resources back. I’m also loving the vintage cartoon style of the art, which highlights the way that all this consolidation of money isn’t a new problem and is only getting worse.

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.

25 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Love collection

The Valentine’s Day spirit can certainly be felt in Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Love plus sale. Pop culture, animals, and food were especially popular topics. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Catty Hearts by Dave Warmuth was a voting favorite for its clever twisting of common candy stamps into new cat-related punchlines.

Nicest Surprise: Love is Forever by walmazan was another voting favorite with its charming skeleton character.

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

24 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Sandwiches in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

Whatever you put between two slices of bread it’s going to be tasty, and shirt designers have elevated the sandwich to an art form in these shirts. From classic flavor combos to riffs on sandwich structure and even artistic takes on the meal, there’s something to suit every taste. Here’s a look at the 15 best shirt designs about sandwiches…

22 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #850: Vintage Tees

Think retro for Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #850: Vintage Tees

Here’s an easy one! Vintage tees galore!

No politics, no cream shirts.
No celebrity likenesses in mockups/detail images.
One design per entry.
Up to 4 entries per artist.

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.

21 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Tatted & Tagged derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot artists aimed for new twists on street style in the Tatted & Tagged derby, which covered both tattoos and graffiti. Pop culture (and the Star Wars universe) made their presence known in a big way, but there’s something to suit most geeky tastes in this set of entries. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

Dungeon Flash by 14Eight does a convincing job of making D&D look cool and dangerous, and the bright color palette makes it feel surprisingly fresh.

Chaotic Trash by TaylorRoss1 is a neat use of the possum’s penchant for playing dead.

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.

20 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Pizzibonacci

Pizzibonacci by Dumbassman combines math with munchies, to excellent effect. There’s a massive audience for shirts that make nerdy things fun, and mixing the world’s favorite food with such a recognizable symbol as the Fibonacci spiral is a recipe for success. The curve of the crust provides a nice outline for the symbol, and the random assortment of mushroom and pepperoni toppings inject some randomness to keep things interesting. In an especially nice detail, even the cheese seems to bubble with heat, looking extra delicious. Another asset to the piece is that the Fibonacci sequence also resonates with artists as the Golden Ratio, and with nature and science geeks as the Golden Spiral. No matter what your special interest subject area, this is a shape that might feel very familiar- so why not pair it with a food everyone loves as well?

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).

19 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Biker

Biker by alfbocreative is my favorite Threadless print this week. It’s a fun piece that collages the face of a deer onto the body of a dapper bicyclist, all housed in a collection of arranged geometric shapes. The way the largest triangle cuts off is interesting, because the upper border strikes right at the level where deer neck replaces human. This choice highlights the deer and the hot pink circle backing him creates an otherworldly vibe, like a vision of distant planets. Another smart choice is the rainbow spectrum of orange, mustard, and teal emerging from the bike’s headlight, which instantly creates the sense of motion in this otherwise static scene. Small bits of text, line, and stamping add interest and contribute to the vintage look. All in all, it’s a very wearable and unique-looking tee!

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.