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18 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Let’s Get Physical collection

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Let’s Get Physical plus sale is packed full of apparel for everyone with a fitness-related New Years resolution… or anyone wanting to make fun of the very idea of exercise. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Exorcise Daily by Simic heightens the comic horror with a retro animation art style.

Nicest Surprise: Carb Cutting Enthusiast by Kg07 knows that no matter what their diet, everyone loves pizza.

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

17 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’s Drinkware collection

I love it when an established t-shirt store like Design By Humans branches into a new form of merchandise, and their new drinkware collection establishes the most thorough roundup of drinking vessels I’ve seen at any apparel merchant. Stainless steel bottles, clear cups, and even decorated shot glasses provide something for every type of beverage (especially since mugs were already available). Here’s a look at three designs in the collection that I think make best use of these new formats…

The Wisdom by Hydro74 (for the DBH Originals collection) uses a trio of owls to fill the clear 24oz cup with ornate detail at every angle.

Catana by vincenttrinidad packs appropriate fierceness for delivering a stiff drink in a shot glass.

CTHUL-AID by BeastPop is sure to make people wonder what exactly you’re drinking from that stainless steel bottle.

Like what you see? Remember to upload your own art to start selling on these products. And of course, check out the full drinkware collection at Design By Humans.

15 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #849: Tatted and Tagged

From skin art to street art, it’s all up for grabs in Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #849: Tatted and Tagged

Let’s go for round two on Tattoo and Graffiti style shirts!

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.

14 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Love derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Love derby catered to Valentines Day tastes of all flavors, from pop culture to nerdy and even art. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Catty Hearts by dwarmuth turns candy hearts into kittens by adding ears and phrases a feline would approve of.

Love is Forever by walmazan feels timeless and provides a nice spooky take on the Valentine theme.

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.

13 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Giga Watts Garage

Giga Watts Garage by Arinesart hits just the right vintage car shirt note. By keeping the palette to a single color and applying a generous distress texture, this piece manages to feel like an especially great thrift shop find- which is an especially fun concept when the starring vehicle travels through time. Beyond that, playful type captures the eye (and even introduces the illusion of motion in the electric angle of the word Watts). Every element calls out a reference to the film series, with the flux capacitor standing out as an especially strong inclusion. It shows excellent attention to detail, as does the extreme accuracy of the car illustration itself- you feel like you’re seeing every bolt and bit of steel. This one ought to appeal most to car aficionados, but anyone who has ever wanted a time machine of their own should get a kick out of it.

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).

12 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Where They Belong – Winter

Where They Belong – Winter by speakerine is my favorite Threadless shirt this week. I love a good pattern, and this one fits the bill with its outdoorsy scenes of animals layered on the environments they live in. So buffalo and deer are backed by tall trees, while coyotes and bears get more mountainous scenery. Using the darkest ink color for the animals ensures that they’re the focal point, and a uniform softer grey for the landscapes helps them to fade more into the background. The variety of tree type helps to keep things interesting- some are tall and thin while others are fat and bushy, some have leaves while others have pine needles. And to fill in gaps of empty space between these pieces, birds soar and help connect the scenes to each other. It’s good work, and feels like an old-fashioned toile updated with a modern eye.

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.

11 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

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

With all themes and styles available to choose from, it’s no surprise that Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Artist Choice plus sale has a lot of variety on display. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Grateful Read by Acraigl is a music tee fit for the library.

Nicest Surprise: I’m Not Bad Luck by Dave Warmuth pairs a great slogan with an appropriately hostile cat.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Team Occam posits that the Razors are #1 in their league.

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