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01 December 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Morning Ritual

The Morning Ritual by EduEly cleverly positions a morning cup of coffee as a pact with the devil. It’s a metaphor that works its way into every aspect of the design, from the coffee cup as cauldron (complete with a pentagram and candles surrounding it) to the bits of text. One snippet sets the mood as “summoned on a Monday morning,” while another cheekily asks the viewer to “wake the hell up!” My favorite portions, though, are those that interface directly with coffee’s qualities, like referencing the color in “black like my soul” or framing coffee as a deity with “praise the dark lord.” It’s fun stuff, and the smug satisfaction of the goat character helps sell this as a scenario viewers will relate to- he just looks like he’d take advantage of some poor, tired soul and force them into an unfair bargain for a fresh cup.

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).

30 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Purrfect Proportions

Purrfect Proportions by thiagocorrea is my favorite Threadless print this week. I like the way this takes cats into the realm of math and geometry, using the familiar Golden Ratio spiral to explain the animal’s snuggly curved sleeping posture. It positions cats as not lazy, but instead as reclining philosophers, calculating the perfect pose to catch some serious Zzz’s. The style of the piece is also well chosen, using a strong frame, important-looking font, and a field of stars to give the concept added stature. It feels like the cover of an ancient tome, or perhaps a lost tarot card. The best moment is the dome of the frame and the way the text curves around it, another excellent way to convey the theme of the spiral’s roundedness.

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.

29 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Holiday Wishlist collection

From toys straight out of your nostalgic dreams to things you’d still want today, Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Holiday Wishlist plus sale has it all. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Some Assembly Required by Kg07 impresses with oodles of mechanical detail.

Nicest Surprise: Fish Tacos by walmazan gives the hottest new movie superhero some love.

Shirt(s) I Am Most Biased About: My design Vintage At Home Arcade gives a classic console an even more old-fashioned look, while Science Experiment Kit knows that the dangerous bits are the most fun part.

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

28 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Cyber Monday T-Shirt Deals

26 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #894: So Trendy

It’s all about of-the-moment topics in Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #894: So Trendy

This one is going to be pretty open. Not quite artist choice, but anything that’s currently trendy/trending is fair game!

No politics, no war, 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.

25 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Holiday Vacation derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Holiday Vacation derby is all about going places, both during the winter holiday season and otherwise. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

Time to Start Over by yazmoq sets a cat off on a bold adventure, using an interesting sky that seems to be both night and day at once.

Leave Me Alone, Preferably at Home by graffd02 reworks the Home Alone logo into something very introvert-friendly.

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.

24 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!