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Zazzle Introduces Real Time Embroidery (0)

Published on October 31st, 2008. By

, under T-Shirt News .

This is going to be very interesting to follow. Zazzle

has just announced that they are going to allow the marketplace to sell one-offs of on demand real embroidery. The reason why “real embroidery” has to be emphasized is because many places have tried passing off something similar to embroidery with patches and text on demand. Apparently this is being marketed as the real thing.

The way they are doing this is by improving the digitizing process of preparing artwork for embroidery and taking out a lot of the associated costs with that process. I am sure that this is going to be an experimental run where they will have to continually tighten up the restrictions. Can you imagine an oversized piece of artwork embroidered on a shirt with over 50,000 stitches? That would be about $130+ with regular domestic market rates.

Congrats on the innovation Zazzle

but the execution will tell the tale…..

Creative Magic for Electric Zombie (0)

Published on October 31st, 2008. By

, under T-Shirt Design .

I understand not all of you care about the design portion of the t-shirt making process. It is a part that I am hooked on because that is where the magic happens. I want to feature a video about creating an Electric Zombie

design so you can see the creative process unfold.

In the video Ray Frenden is working on doing an illustration for the clothing line “Electric Zombie”.  EZ’s creative director, Kyle, told Ray to go wild and come up with a rough sketch that he thought fit with the company image.  Ray came up with a great initial zombie design and the rest of the video takes us through the process of editing and altering that design to get it to the final product that would appear on the shirts.

One of the most fascinating decisions made comes early on in the tutorial in which Ray decides that in order to fill some ‘negative space’ (empty area) he needed to add a spinal column.  This idea was then altered to change the spinal column from a veiny structure to one with wires running through it.

Be sure to check out this great tutorial.  Not only will you have fun illustrating a zombie, but you’ll get to learn tons of new stuff about color choices, halftones, layering, and shadows.

Abduzeedo T-Shirt Inspiration (0)

Published on October 30th, 2008. By

, under T-Shirt Design .

T-shirts are getting so easy to obtain. It’s almost like they aren’t even illegal anymore…oh wait, they aren’t. As you are well aware, I am a t-shirt addict. Part of that addiction is fed with sick designs that are thought provoking and highly skilled. The simple text t-shirt just doesn’t give me my fix anymore, no matter how clever the saying is. I cruise the graphic design blogs all the time just looking for a t-shirt nugget that they rarely disperse. That wasn’t the case with Abduzeedo

. This blog brought it with its t-shirt inspiration post full of t-shirt designs.

Abduzeedo - T-Shirt Inspiration

Abduzeedo - T-Shirt Inspiration

Abduzeedo - Cool T-Shirts

This graphic design blog will occasionally do t-shirt posts but they mainly focus on all things related to design.  Check them out when you get a chance.

Didn’t See This One Coming (0)

Published on October 29th, 2008. By

, under T-Shirt Lines .

The title of this post sums up the feeling I had during the discovery of Tattoo Golf

. It is a definitely a marriage of two categories that aren’t usually associated with each other. Apparently I am a little late t the party because they have done a good job of getting some quasi-celebrities donning their gear.

The designs lean towards tattoo trends but the actual products are golf related. Wouldn’t you know….Tattoo Golf might just be on to something. It certainly is a sport that anyone can enjoy, let’s just hope for this company that there are enough inked-up duffers to fill the niche.

Tattoo Golf

Tattoo Golf

TeeReader – A Source for T-Shirt Blogs (0)

Published on October 28th, 2008. By

, under Cool Sites .

I am a big fan of two tools that we use daily to increase our growth and readership at T Addict. One is our analytics package that allows us to see where our traffic comes from so we can make sure we are catering to the right crowd. The other trusted tool we use daily is our feedreader for new products, announcements, and just to feed the t-shirt addiction we have. The reason that I mention these two key components for our growth is because we notice a little traffic was being thrown our way from TeeReader.com

.

We checked it out and were pleased to see that it is a public feedreader for t-shirt blogs

and t-shirt news . Right now it looks extremely simple and possibly unfinished, but I am sure they are going to move to an advertising model at some point. Either way, it is a great list of t-shirt blogs and we are glad to be featured on the site.

Tee Reader - T-Shirt Blogs and T-Shirt News

Tee Reader - T-Shirt Blogs and T-Shirt News

TeeFury.com now shipping internationally (0)

Published on October 23rd, 2008. By

, under TeeFury .

I must have missed this sometime during my off time but TeeFury

has listened to its customers and is now shipping internationally (select countries) starting at $5!

teefury121

Details:

We are offering 2 shipping options for international orders:
$9 Shipping
USPS First-Class Mail International (2-4 weeks)
No tracking.
and
$24 Shipping
USPS Priority Mail International (7-14 business days)
Full Tracking.
If you live in Canada it’s a little bit cheaper and faster:
$5 Shipping (Canada only)
USPS First-Class Mail International (7-14 days)
No tracking.
and
$17 Shipping (Canada only)
USPS Priority Mail International (3-7 days)
Full Tracking.

Also don’t forget to check out today’s design by Christopher Koelle

DBH newest t-shirt design is to fu*$king dark! (0)

Published on October 23rd, 2008. By

, under Design by Humans .

At first you can’t really tell what it is – other than a big brown blob. If only design by humans printed the shirt closer to the submission colors.

Printed:

 

Original submission:

"Shapeshifters are us" gets printed – wahooo (0)

Published on October 21st, 2008. By

, under Threadless .

It’s nice to know that sometimes the design submissions i blog about

eventually get printed. Go buy it…

 

Sale! All shirts reduced at Glennz Tee’s (0)

Published on October 21st, 2008. By

, under T-Shirt Promotions .

gleenz

Starting at 12.95 – this is the only store-wide sale I have seen from Glennz Tee’s. Not certain how long the sale last however.

Screw screen printing – do it by hand biaatch (0)

Published on October 15th, 2008. By

, under Cool Sites .

SIX FOOT OWL
Came across this lovely store which features one of a kind apparel items. Each item is unique to its self and is entirely hand drawn/painted. Items range from $55-150 – lets just hope the shit doesn’t wash out in the washing machine :D

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