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08 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Tee Submission of the Decade

It’s rare to find a t-shirt that perfectly captures the feeling of competing in a t-shirt design contest.

But there’s at least one shirt that just gets it:
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Currently scoring at La Fraise Europe. And how do La Fraise feel about this shirt that gently tweaks the competition? La Fraise employee Jouni says it best: “7 of these for me so I can wear one every day.” I concur.

06 June 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Uneetee’s $1000 Design Contest

Uneetee has reopened its $1000 Design Contest. The winner will receive $600 and a guaranteed $400 in commissions.

It’s worth noting that Uneetee prints a lot of designs by Threadless designers (both designs that Threadless chose not to print and designs that were submitted directly to Uneetee). All designers whose work is printed will earn $2 per shirt sold, so it’s a pretty good deal.

The submission guidelines for this contest seem to imply that the contest will end at the end of the month (I expect that this will be clarified soon- the guidelines make it seem like this could be a monthly contest!).

So far my favorite submission is Bamboo Shoot, but I expect that to change as more work is submitted.

05 June 2007 ~ 1 Comment

T-signers Update

I’ve received a summary of how T-signers works (they e-mailed me in english and in a very timely manner, so I think english-speakers should be able to use their site without much trouble).

Here’s the deal. T-signers have a library of graphics (contributed by designers in exchange for shirts and credited with a link to their sites) and fonts to choose from, so you can create your own compositions. You have the option of buying the shirt, but you can also display it in a gallery and send it to your friends.

Of all the shirts created, the best ones get put in the Dope-Nope Contest. Each month the winner of the contest gets a free copy of their winning shirt.

Sounds like a pretty good deal, I might enter one and try this out 🙂

edit: Okay, I did it. I’m calling mine My Friend the Pirate:
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04 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

La Fraise Mademoiselle

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Newly launched today is La Fraise Mademoiselle, shirts and accessories for the ladies of La Fraise. So far, it looks pretty great. There’s also a separate voting section for prospective Mademoiselle designs.

03 June 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Fictive

T-shirt designers with a charitable bent might want to take a look at Fictive, an Australian site that donates a portion of all profits to charity (click here to learn more). There’s no competition, per say, and I’m not sure what their requirements are for accepting a design. But it’s definitely a cool idea, and they’ve got some nice work in their collection.

My favorite is Robot:
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If your design is selected, you’ll receive credit on the website and five shirts of your choice. Plus, of course, the knowledge that you’re contributing to the greater good.

03 June 2007 ~ 2 Comments

T-signers

I came across a german t-shirt design contest today, T-signers. As the site is not Babelfish-friendly, I have no clue how this competition works. Would any German-speakers care to enlighten me? (edit: Okay, turns out this is actually in Dutch. Any Dutch-speakers want to help me out here?)

I put an email in with the site, so I’ll update with more information on the T-signers contest as I receive it.

02 June 2007 ~ 4 Comments

[ 2 one 5 ] T-Shirt Design Contest

There appears to be a casual sort of contest underway at [ 2 one 5 ]. The prize is unclear (although it’s likely your shirt will be printed if you win) and the only rule I can see is that your design needs to be able to fit in with one of their collections.

Via Teees.