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Flowing Inspiration by buko – A beautiful threadless submission (0)

Published on September 23rd, 2008. By

, under Threadless .


I can see no reason why anyone wouldn’t like this design. The colors in the eye are incredible and the flow of the design just makes me drool. I hope you vote for this design. 

Also there is a claim (by an emptees.com user) that threadless is printing the Jimiyo and CollisionTheory’s "When Panda’s Attack" design.

Lets just cross our fingers and hope the sighting is true.

Artist Matheus Lopes wins 5th place @ Design By Humans (0)

Published on September 22nd, 2008. By

, under Design by Humans .

I didn’t know the top contenders of the Design by Humans 10 contest

were going to be announced like this but hats off to mathiole (Matheus Lopes) for a great design and print. This design looks totally rad on the t-shirt!

Shipwrecked t-shirt now on pre-order from Heartcore Clothing (0)

Published on September 19th, 2008. By

, under New Designs for sale .

mmmmm…. very nice. Yours for $20 from Heartcore Clothing

Design by Richard Minino of Horsebites Design

Also check out Heartcore Clothing’s monthly t-shirt design for only $10!

All preorders get goodies – which include tongue splashers bubble gum, airheads, and warheads!

There will be a limited edition hoody for this design as well, but no preorders on those. It will be unveiled early October!

New designs from Pyknic Clothing leaked on the net (0)

Published on September 17th, 2008. By

, under General .

Are these the new and up coming designs from Pyknic Clothing

? It appears so… according to a recent Emptees member who found these images somewhere on MySpace .. 


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via Emptees

Sneak peek of a new Seibei.com design (0)

Published on September 16th, 2008. By

, under General .

Here is a sample I received from David at Seibei.com

– Look for this design to go on sale in the next week or two. The design is titled "…THE AMULET!" and yes this is a picture of me. :D



Check out Seibei’s blog for more previews!

Turn Nocturnal Featured at Target! (0)

Published on September 16th, 2008. By

, under General , New Designs for sale .

It really puts a smile on my face to see some of these shops being picked up by various retailers. First Pyknic Clothing

gets picked up by Hot Topic , now Turn Nocturnal is getting the taste of fame with its Sans-Serif tee. Congrats!

This is for a limited time and they’re carrying exclusively women’s sizes. So if you’d like to pick one up from them, head over to Target.com


Say hello to Design By Humans 10k contest top 5 (0)

Published on September 16th, 2008. By

, under Design by Humans .

What is the DBH 10k contest? Find out more here

Awesome, glad to see these artist move forward, especially my pick *wink*. Now go vote, Winner will be announced on September 22nd, voting ends the 21st.

Talking with Joe and AJ from pleasedress.me (0)

Published on September 15th, 2008. By

, under General .

I was reluctant at first to make a post about pleasedress.me

(since it was on a lot of other blogs) but I have since had the pleasure of asking some questions to Joe and Aj (the minds behind pleasedress.me ) and I thought I would share them with you guys.

What is pleasedress.me?
In short its a t-shirt search engine created by “Wine Library TV’

s Gary Vaynerchuk and his younger brother AJ, as well as Joe Stump, Digg.com ‘s lead architect”.. Read more here .


Is there really a need for a t-shirt search engine when rumplo

can do the same? What makes yours different?

AJ: Rumplo does a great job with t-shirt search.  We felt as if we could do a better job, and at the same time engage with out community like no other tshirt search engine has.  We also have a great working relationship with all of our vendors, that translates into partnerships that will benefit the user.  Free t-shirts, coupons, and stuff like that.

I like the search by color feature, but why isn’t there a white?

AJ: White is there: http://pleasedress.me/colors/white

– we’ll be adding white and purple as front page options very soon.

When a user enters a keyword to search for, how are the results sorted for display?

Joe:  We currently use MySQL’s FULLTEXT search. We plan on switching, soon, to Sphynx or Lucene. MySQL’s FULLTEXT indexes have their own internal ranking algorithm, which we’ve made no tweaks to yet. The only changes I’ve done is to remove stop words (since many tshirts’ sayings are comprised to totally of stop words) and lowered the minimum word length that MySQL will index (again, because many tshirts have very short words in them).

Joe: Our search results will never be ranked by anything other than “the numbers” so to speak. Sponsored placements in search are available, much like Google, but are clearly called out to the user with coloring and a “Sponsor” badge and only a limited number are available (one slot per keyword per day).

I saw on a post your made on Emptees.com

that your back end for adding t-shirts to the search engine is done manually. Are there plans to fully automate this method and how many t-shirt designs are you adding each day manually?

AJ: The only aspect that is manual is the tagging.  We decided to tag the shirts ourselves to prevent gaming, spamming and to ensure accuracy.  We will be adding the ability to suggest tags for both the community and vendors.

Joe: I should mention we have an API and we’re looking into the possibility of opening the tagging in the future to trusted vendors with large shirt collections

Is your system based a modified script or program that is already out on the market or is this entirely custom?

Joe: The system, at its core, is based on Framework (http://bugs.joestump.net/trac.cgi/framework

), which is just a generic MVC framework of sorts. All of the code for the site, however, is custom. The site is not based on Drupal or WordPress or anything like that, though I am looking into WordPress so AJ and Gary don’t have to bug me every time they want to create a page on the site :)

My pick for the Design by Humans 10k contest (0)

Published on September 12th, 2008. By

, under General .

Just realized I never did a follow up

on who I think should win the DBH 10k prize .

Welp now here is my pick for the win!

Altitude Sickness by BRCollective

Freaking awesome design by a group called the Black Rock Collective.

Who are they? In short basically a group of bad ass designers including (among others) Julia Sonmi, Huebucket , Steven Lefcourt , & Steven Bonner.   A full list of the artist involved can be found here .

This is my pick for the win of the 10,000 contest and the design is nothing more than pure bliss. Props to all other artist that I truly hold up high in the t-shirt design community including jimiyo, collisiontheory, whyball, & matihole.

The bedazzled puppy t-shirt design @ threadless (0)

Published on September 12th, 2008. By

, under Threadless .

Up for vote @ threadless by user Ronin60

. This design wins the award (if i gave out awards) for <insert text here> (cutest puppy design?, most creative animal design?) What do you think?

It is certainly a well done piece, and defiantly appeals to threadless crowd much like most of Ronin60′s designs.

Go vote!


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