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25 August 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Threadless by the Numbers

Fantastic Blognanza crunched the numbers to find answers to the biggest questions that users have about Threadless.

1. Can a design’s score be accurately predicted?

2. Do professionals get printed more than amatuers?

3. What kind of shirts don’t get printed?

Definitely some good information to be had there if you missed it when it was first posted a few weeks ago. It’s interesting to see the difference in number of comments between printed and unprinted work- I wonder if that might be due to the number of multiple printed artists (alumni tend to get a ton of comments regardless of quality, especially compared to new artists).

25 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Site Update

There might be a decrease in the number of posts here for the next week or so- There was some flooding at my house, and the modem was an early casualty. I’m going to try to keep posting via the library, but I’m not sure how successful that will be at this point. Thanks for your patience.

23 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby: Light

It looks like Shirt.Woot is listening to the community- this week, they’ve announced the theme of their next derby a full day before submissions will be accepted.

Shirt designs must involve the theme Light. Additionally, designs must be printed on either Kelly Green, Royal Blue or Red shirts.

As always, the design with the most votes will be printed, earning the designer $200. The designer will also receive $2 per shirt sold after the initial day of sales (this amount is typically several times the original prize).

23 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Wordans: Rock Your Wear to Win $1500

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Wordans is the Canadian answer to both Threadless and Spreadshirt– they use Threadless-style printing techniques and emphasize the site’s design community, but they are like Spreadshirt because each designer has their own online storefront.

The full site is due to launch in late September, but there’s already a contest in progress. In the Rock Your Wear contest, designers can submit their original work for a chance at the $1500 prize. The top ten finalists’ work will be printed on shirts, which they will then pick up from the Wordans office in downtown Montreal where the shirts can be further customized by hand before judging (these post-print effects are optional, but encouraged). The top ten will be chosen on September 18th, 2007, with their designs ready for customization on September 21st. The winner will be chosen on September 26th and rewarded the next day at the Rock Your Wear Gala.

If this sounds good to you, be sure to submit your entry before midnight on September 17th, 2007.

22 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Endangered Wear Launch

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Endangered Wear is a site specializing in limited edition clothing, with some print runs as low as 150 items. Although they’re new, they already have some neat designs in stock.

Death Suits Blue is just a flat out good looking tee. The red shirt, by Bizarro artist Dan Piraro, is all that and more- as part of Endangered Wear’s Celebrity/Charity design collection, it both makes a statement on animal rights and aids in the furthering of an important cause (all profits from its sales go to an animal sanctuary).

Celebrities aren’t the only ones that Endangered Wear is interested in printing- they’re also accepting designs from the public. If your submission is accepted, they’ll pay out $150 and five shirts with your design.

21 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

302 Designs: Accepting T-Shirt Design Submissions

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302 Designs are a company specializing in “poetic, inspirational apparel.” Their works are usually based on a word or phrase that evokes a personal quality that the wearer wishes to embody. They’re also interested in giving their customers a voice in the t-shirt creation process: customers who earn points through purchases, product photos and site referrals get the chance to collaborate on a shirt in the next collection.

302 are also looking for designers. They’ve set up a design submission page and are promising to notify winners within a week of submission. Printed designers will earn $200.

21 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New This Week at Camiseteria

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Two of the shirts added this week at Camiseteria are really fun. RealityGirl has a cool shape and some nice texture effects. USA e Abusa has a harsh message and is a really strong one color illustration with great line work.

And remember, the t-shirt design competition at Camiseteria is on-going. Contest winners receive R$350 cash and R$350 in Camiseteria products when their work is printed.