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26 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New for Tuesday at La Fraise

La Fraise has an interesting item on the front page today- hand-stitched pins with the La Fraise strawberry! I love seeing t-shirt companies branch out into other mediums, so I think it’s awesome that they’ve decided to do that (hopefully there will be more items like that in the future!).

Here’s an item I’d love to see from any of the t-shirt companies: a patchwork quilt, using elements of many submitted designs. Yes, it would be a difficult project to undertake, but it would be so cool.

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.

25 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New Shirt Day!

Oh lovely Monday, how I love the new shirts you inevitably bring.

Threadless has some new tees, as usual, but shockingly I don’t really care for most of them. I’m sure they have great personalities, though. The only real winners for me this week are the Select shirt, Diodes Are a Girl’s Best Friend and the reprints, Pickles are Cucumbers Soaked in Evil and Octopus.

At any rate, since there aren’t any new additions to the other shirt sites that are worth mentioning, Threadless still maintains a huge lead over the competition when it comes to style, even on days when their choices don’t match my taste.

25 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Uneetee Announces June Finalists

Uneetee has announced the top twenty finalists for their June design contest. Some of the designs, such as Dina Prasetyawan’s Bird Penny Bank, are really excellent. Others are… well, suprising choices to say the least. If you want to make sure the work you favor wins, make sure you cast a vote.

Also, as a reminder, there are 16 days left to enter Uneetee’s July contest.

25 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

InnerTee’s Happiness Mixing Contest

InnerTee, a website that allows users to mix a variety of icons into a unique shirt design, is currently having a contest to see who can create a shirt best expressing the theme “Happiness.”

The winner will be determined by which design acquires the most karma points (points awarded by visitors to designs they like). The winner gets a free shirt with their design. The competition ends on July 1st 2007.

23 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

T-Shirt Design Tips: Symbols to Avoid

Tragically, the visual community is routinely damaged by the overuse of some popular iconic symbols. This article gives a good rundown of some of the more tired symbols, information that definitely applies to t-shirt design.

Personally, I’ve used at least one of these symbols in my recent t-shirt work. I’m so ashamed!

22 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Melbourne Fringe 2007 Competition

Melbourne Fringe Festival has a t-shirt competition underway. They’re looking for shirts that promote “creativity, rebellion, excitement and artistic excellence.”

The winner will receive “a t-shirt featuring their design, a Vicious Threads wardrobe worth $500, a $200 music pack from Shock, plus tickets to selected events during the Festival.” Plus, your work will be on sale during the festival!

Entries will be accepted until July 29th, 2007. Winners will be announced on August 10th.