Starting this year, I’d love to talk about my new interest, “tumblogging”. Yes it is super-fun. I first started about 2-3 years ago and but finally got myself addicted to it just when I started to get serious with Tee Shirts Daily in August 2011.
“Reblogging” and “Like-ing” photos on Tumblr is awesome time-waster and I think I had created T-shirt blog like no ever started before. Instead of talking about products and discounts by online store and clothing labels, my blog’s focal point is about the “moment” of individuals wearing their tee — and the story behind it as you guess by yourself.
There are other tumblogs I created like Porteefolio (about men’s fashion) and Cottonable.org (about tee shirt design) but not ready yes as I still look for to add some type contents and change the layout/theme. But surely I will spend more time tumblogging
Do you have blog on tumblr.com? Do let me know so I can follow you!
The simplest halloween costume you've never thought of in 2011 -- Inspired by the Iron Man
Michael Jackson is in da house, folks!
Common Threadz The shirt says it all -- It's about you and people in Africa. They need your help ASAP!
I guess there is another superhero who wants to compete with Captain America. Yes, his name is Latin America.
My cousin, Afi, is currently helping me updating Cottonable’s Facebook with some cool tee shirts she found — started about 2 weeks ago. And during last week, this “newbie” already found some super-awesome tees that deserve to be showcased here on this blog. As you see, the above slider show the best 5 of tee shirts being featured on Cottonable’s Facebook (Sept 26 ~ Oct 2, 2011).
And more to come indeed. But before that, don’t forget to LIKE our page, yes?!
Are you a black-and-white lover? If the answer is “yes”, then you have to peep the latest collections from Lazy Oaf. Their recent collections are classic and funny. They use a very classic color, black and white, and funny, because… it’s just funny!
Can you imagine if you go to the party and wear this Tuxedo Dress (€30.00)? I will proudly wear! This fitted t-shirt dress can be worn over tights jeans or styled up with tights and heels. Now you can look smart in an instance in the Tuxedo dress.
And this. This! Create stares and glares wherever you go with this giant skull face on your dress! This Skull Dress (€30.00) wil make you look cute and creepy all at once. So you will be a mysterious sweet girl. This fitted T-shirt dress can also be worn tight over jeans or styled up with tights and heels.
Lazy Oaf is famous for it’s bright pop graphic T-shirts, reversible sweats and accessories collections. This East London based creative label was started by Gemma Shiel back in 2001 with hand screen printed tee’s and a market stall in East London, skip to the present and Lazy Oaf is available in over 150 stockists worldwide. You can see all the girl’s collections here, and boy’s collections here. Be cool!
Blake is a contributing blogger from You Design It, a site where you can design t-shirts. This post has been edited by Rangga.
It’s time for another installment of the top blog entries of the week. We have some real winners for you this week and everyone interested in the t-shirt industry will definitely want to check these babies out!
Blake is a contributing blogger from You Design It, a company that specializes in custom t-shirt printing. This post has been edited by Rangga.
We are starting off a brand new year chock full of t-shirt posts from the top t-shirt bloggers. Like many times before, we’ll be bringing you the best of the best from around the Internet. See what we’ve chosen to pass along to you in case you missed them:
Nine Notable Brands of 2009 from Tee Junction
I wanted to include this post first, because I like the brands listed. Miles to Go is one of my personal favorites, but there are quite a few others worth looking at. Start watching them now to see what 2010 holds.
A Little Graphic Design/T-Shirt Humor via Pop Culture Tees Ed Hardy brand t-shirts came onto the scene and spread like wildfire. Recently they have become the butt of jokes by their overexposure and predictable design look. Not sure what I’m talking about? Take a look at this sarcastic design and see how true it is for you.
Lowdtown Friends and Freaks by Color Overload
Color Overload brings us a review of the t-shirt line Lowdtown by Ray Masaki. The line was created as its own character community of friends and freaks. If haven’t ever heard of this brand, you’ll want to check it out.
Lost Writer in TeeFury Lost Parody T-Shirt from The T-Shirt Review
It is always cool to see a celebrity sporting a shirt created by one of the smaller niche brands. In this case it becomes much more relevant, because it’s a t-shirt based on the TV show Lost and it’s being worn by a writer for Lost. The shirt was featured at TeeFury and just received a popularity bump by its news celeb status.
Hide Your Arms Cufflinks. Oh my yes. by Hide Your Arms
Andy just recently launched his first t-shirt for the Hide Your Arms blog. Next up are custom cufflinks with the same design. While these are probably not for sale, they are still cool to see.
The Highly Motivated Super Motif from Buy-Tees
Buy-Tees always go above and beyond what their in-depth review. The latest one is about the brand Super Motif and it doesn’t disappoint. They give a behind-the-scenes look at the idealogy of the brand and it shows in the designs of their tees.
Sinatra Thermochromatic Prototype via Coty Gonzales
A t-shirt printer was testing out some of his thermochromatic ink and created a design that changes with the temperature of the person wearing the shirt. The shirt design is even cool without the technology. This is one post that you don’t want to miss. Coty sure knows how to find them, doesn’t he?
Blake is a contributing blogger from You Design It, a t-shirt printing company that allows you to design t-shirts online. This post has been edited by Rangga.
This past week, the t-shirt blogs were in a frenzy over the tidal wave of Black Friday sales and the follow-up discounted sales on Cyber Monday. Since those are so easy to find, I thought it would be best to highlight the recent top blog posts not solely focused on Thanksgiving sales. Here goes:
Tilteed are killing it, tees for $8! from Hide Your Arms
Andy calls Tilteed “one of my favorite new design contests”. Your ears should perk up, because if Andy likes it, then these guys are doing something right. And there is nothing wrong with selling shirts for $8.
My T Shirt Went to Vegas… via t-shirt guy’s t-shirt blog
This is an interesting concept. The T-shirt guy is offering to wear a t-shirt you send him at a famous landmark in Las Vegas and take a picture of it. Obviously that means a blog post will follow. Some of you t-shirt line peeps ought to take advantage of that.
The Definitive Workout Shirt from Coty Gonzales
Coty brings to us one of the most clever t-shirts I have ever seen. A personal trainer created the shirts for his clients to measure their output during a workout. Nothing technical, but you have to see it to believe it.
Rude Retro’s Tweet Cloud by The T-Shirt Review
It is always fun when a blog opens up its hood and lets us take a peek at the engine. Rude Retro gives us a little insight to the content of his tweets and the regularity. Cool data!
T-Shirt Coupon Codes, Discounts & Deals via Shirts On Sale
I know I wasn’t going to mention this posts about Thanksgiving sales, but this one takes the cake. Shirts on Sale broke down all of the different sales and even alphabetized them. It is one very good definitive list.
Blake is a contributing blogger from You Design It, an apparel printing company that focuses on custom hoodies. This post has been edited by Rangga.
When it came time to sit down and create another t-shirt blog round-up, there was no better theme for this week than Halloween. The rules were simple. Every t-shirt blog that that used Halloween in the title of their post or the theme was centered on Halloween, they made the round-up. Trick or treat folks!
Halloween Costumes for the Lazy Person by Dfunkd
Sometimes it just feels good to be lazy. Looking at some of these t-shirts, this could be one of those times. To post features printed t-shirts that cleverly double as costumes.
Special Feature (Halloween T-shirts) by The T-Shirt Connoisseur
The t-shirt connoisseur created a small collection of t-shirt celebrating the spooky time of your. “Frankie Say Relax” is a pretty cool choice.
Blake is a contributing blogger from You Design It, a company that specializes in custom t-shirt printing. This post has been edited by Rangga.
It’s that time again where we scour the t-shirt blogosphere for the articles that we think deserve a second look. Hopefully for some of you, it will be the first time you have seen them. For the ones you have seen before, take another look….there’s inspiration in these posts:
Threadless and Tate Modern Museum by Color Overload
Threadless has teamed up with a major art museum out of the UK, Tate Modern Museum. This means good/big things for all the t-shirt designers out there. This is one contest that you don’t want to miss.
How To Recycle Your Old T-Shirts from Hide Your Arms
We all have too many t-shirts in our closets. Wait, can you really have too many t-shirts? Either way, here’s a great article on what you can do with your t-shirts when it’s time for them to retire.
To Share or Not to Share, That is the Question by Freelance Switch
This blog post from Freelance Switch is not solely focused on t-shirts. In fact, it doesn’t mention T-shirts at all. The reason I included it though is because it has an overabundance of information that we all can learn from in the t-shirt industry. We’ve all had questions related to copyrights, and this is a great resource for answers.
Johnny Cupcakes Makes the Inc. 500 List via The T Addict
Yes, you read that title right. Johnny Cupcakes made in the Inc. 500 with over $3 million in revenue in 2008. As many of you know, Johnny cupcakes started out as a small indie t-shirt brand like many featured on Cottonable. Very inspiring stuff here!
Weekly Feature – Rise Laboratories via Pop Culture Tees
This is a great little interview by the Pop Culture crew with newly launched Rise Laboratories. The Rise website is fantastic and the shirts don’t disappoint either.
Goodbye by Never In Wonderland
Never In Wonderland recently announced that they are shutting down. This was a great brand that received a lot of traction. It is sad to see them go, but we wish them the best of luck in the future.
Shirt Fight Over But Not Out from The T-Shirt Review
Rude Retro covers the transition of Shirt Fight as they go from a design competition to a clothing line. See his thoughts and see what conclusion you come to.
The Three Wolf Moon Goes Primetime by Me :) at Thunderfrogs
Thunderfrogs has been chronicling the story about the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt for quite some time. It has been a top-ten selling apparel item at Amazon and now has even made it on the hit TV sitcom The Office. Read more about it at Thunderfrogs.
Blake is a guest blogger from You Design It, a company that specializes in custom t-shirt printing. This post has been edited by Rangga
It is that time again where you trust us to bring you some of the top recent blog posts covering t-shirts. This week we covered quite a range of posts and topics. Hopefully you haven’t seen them already and you find a few you like.
Take a Swim! by The Printed Mind from Hide Your Arms Andy sure knows how to find them. This post features a t-shirt you’ll surely want to see because it is colorful, oversized, full bleed, and much more. The Printed Mind appears to have quite a bit going for them.
Inspiration: Amazing Typography T-Shirt Designs via Fudge Graphics I am going to mix it up a little bit with this one. It comes from a pure design blog, featuring a list of amazing typography T-shirt designs. Fudge Graphics is known for their expertise in the design field and I think you’ll agree with their list of type tees.
Co-Tee TV Episode 33: Naylor New, Scooters and Hell on Wheels by Coty Gonzales It is hard to do a t-shirt blog link up and not include Coty Gonzales. This guy gets after it day in and day out. His regular video show, Co-Tee TV, is up to episode 33 and you shouldn’t miss it. If you love t-shirts, Coty is the man.
Design by Humans Busts Out Some Intense Foil’age by Troundup Design By Humans is a very innovative company. They are always testing the limits with their prints and not afraid to try some mixed media. In this case, they are breaking out the blue and gold foil for a Mathiole design that is full of awesomeness. Check it out!
I’m Not a Monster at ShirtFight from Compete-tee-tion This post features one of the last t-shirts Shirtfight will be selling while they are contest based. No, they aren’t going away forever. The good news is they are here to stay, and the quality should be just the same.
Expert Advice: Running A Clothing Line via Pop Culture Tees whether you have been in the T-shirt business for a long time or you are just getting started, read this article. Liz interviewed the guys in charge of some pretty successful clothing lines to get their advice. See what these guys had to say because there is some valuable info to be had.
Blake is a contributing blogger from You Design It, a company that can help you design t-shirts for printing. This post has been edited by Rangga
This week we found some real gems for our regular top blog posts list. Check out these winners:
The “Lifecyle” of a T-Shirt by It Goes To 11 The video in this blog is kind of like an uncomfortable wake up call to t-shirt lovers, but as part of the t-shirt community it seems like a necessary clip to watch. Check out the “lifecycle” of the t-shirt!
Do Believe The Hypothesis from Buy-Tees.net Do you have a Hypothesis? If not then maybe it’s time to check out this very cool clothing company which also goes by the name “Theory of Self.” A company with a name like that screams individualism.
Arkaik Clothing Invades, Rolls, and Rawrs by Color Overload No, the earth isn’t under attack. That’s just Arkaik clothing coming to take over your closet! This is a really cool company featuring colorful designs and large, oversized prints. Nice find, Color Overload!
Selling With Social Media via How To Start A Clothing Company Selling T-shirts on social media sites like Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. is something almost everyone creating a clothing company has thought about; but how do you actually do it? Check out this cool vid for some tips and inspiration!
Screen Printing Discharge Ink by Teebiz This is a terrific, easy to understand video about discharge printing. If you’ve ever been curious about the process but not really understood how it worked or how it’s done, this is a great video to watch.
Rock Make Art & Music Festival, Mission District, San Francisco Aug 23rd from Tcritic As everyone knows music and t-shirts go hand in hand. So an event like a music and art festival is bound to offer some great opportunities for those who love to buy, sell, create, or window shop t-shirts. If you’re in the area be sure to check out Tcritic for more info about the event.
Thunderfrogs In London by Thunderfrogs Read this post if you think your designs aren’t being copied. Andy at Thunderfrogs took some pictures of counterfeit Threadless tees at a small market in London. It’s happening and he reiterates why it isn’t cool to buy these stolen works.
Top 50 Nintendo NES T-shirts! from Tee Junction In the mood to see some great t-shirts AND indulge a healthy dose of nostalgia? If so then this is definitely the blog post for you! Every one of these t-shirts is guaranteed to bring back some memories for any hardcore, early gamer!
Got a T-Shirt Site? Share it with the world in this post. from The T-Shirt Blog This is a pretty simple, but cool concept. Alex from The T-Shirt Blog wants you to post a link to a t-shirt you’ve designed as well as a link to a site that inspired you. What a cool way for everyone to expand their horizons and see some new stuff while also publicizing their own material!