Archive for November, 2008
Published on November 30th, 2008. By The TaddictT-Shirt Lines
A very advanced artist with extreme skills for quite a few different mediums has just introduced a new t-shirt design. London-based InsaA Tribe Called Next
Published on November 28th, 2008. By The TaddictCoupons and Deals
Just a little something from me to you to spread a little holiday cheer:
Published on November 27th, 2008. By The TaddictDesigner Spotlight
We got another t-shirt designer spotlight and this guy is a good one. Take a second to learn what makes Robbie Lee tick…
What is your favorite part of design?
The initial sketch is my favorite part of design, but I like the revision part, too. Those are the phases where decisions are made, and art is all about making decisions.
Also, if putting faces on things is part of design, I like that, too.
How would you describe your style?
Little stories that are sweet, funny, and/or sad.
What inspires your work?
Other people’s art: I really like Keita Takahashi, the sculptor and mastermind of the video game Katamari Damacy, who wants to make art that makes people happy. So I try to do that, but much of my work involves happiness despite the fact that we live in an imperfect world.
Seeing other people do great work inspires me, too. For example, I just started reading Isaac Asimov’s robot stories. Last night I read that he actually coined the term “robotics” in one of his stories, and I got really pumped up to work hard. I also get the same feeling when I watch Stop Making Sense, read about Warren Buffett, or look at a comic book illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz or David Mack.
What are five websites that you can’t live without?
Nothing too inspirational here- I check college basketball sports sites and the news and the fake news at CNNThe Onion Emusic woot uneetee threadless springleap teefury
What trends do you see developing in the future of t-shirt design?
I see the ability to draw well become less and less important in art and design, which is both thrilling and frustrating. I also see more and more upcoming artists flocking to tee shirt design- it’s incredibly rewarding to have such exposure. Finally, I imagine at some point tee shirt sales will slow down because after everyone already has 20 shirts, the average collector will grow more selective.
Published on November 25th, 2008. By The TaddictT-Shirt News
What kind of title for a blog post is that? Well, let me explain. TechCrunchCafePress PEHub
The funny thing about all of this is that TechCrunch speculated and elaborated on all the reasons why CafePress secured another round of funding in the original article. They went on to say there was international expansion and a need for cash reserves to weather the recession storm. They even went a step further and questioned CafePress’ claims of profitability.
Let me sum it up for you….Egg on Face.
Published on November 25th, 2008. By The TaddictT-Shirt News
Saying geeks and t-shirts go together is just like saying anything and t-shirts go together. It is hard to find anyone that doesn’t appreciate a nice soft t-shirt. T-shirt popularity has grown so large nowadays that even the geeks have their own niche market. I recently came across to popular blog posts centered around geeks and t-shirts. And since everyone is a fan of lists, it’s easy to enjoy these.
The first is called 15 Awesome T-Shirt Websites for Geeksfreelance web designer from Ireland
The other post is an oldie but goodie, and comes from the t-shirt industry blog
Published on November 24th, 2008. By The TaddictT-Shirt Design
Most of you are familiar with Go MediaGoMediaZine
In a nutshell, if you haven’t read between the lines yet, they are at the forefront of the t-shirt community. Undoubtedly, this was a major linkbait piece, but a very useful one nonetheless. They have certainly earned a link and referral for this one. Click on the screenshot below to go to the article, 47 Essential Resources for T-Shirt Designers
Published on November 24th, 2008. By The TaddictDesigner Spotlight
One of our favorite T-shirt designers that we have featured in an interviewpushed his artwork for Design by Humans won a print at Threadless
Take a second to give it a looksy and go ahead and buy one while you are there. Remember…..”scared money don’t win”.
Published on November 21st, 2008. By The TaddictT-Shirt Lines
In our previous post about The Hundreds doing something radicalLinty Fresh
The interesting thing about our idea to put them in the spotlight is the founder, Eric Terry, did the thing again that we were going to talk about. He posted another video about himself and his company in response to an e-mailed question that was sent to him. The video series that he is creating
Producing clever videos really put a face to his clothing line and it helps build up his fan base. It is a platform for him to show his likable personality and provide yet another reason for people to purchase his t-shirts. All he has to lose in creating these videos is time, and you can tell he enjoys what he does. Check out his videos, and buy a t-shirt or two while you’re there.
*While we were preparing this post, we came across another t-shirt blog post referring to the Linty Fresh video #5
This is a great example of the t-shirt industry coming together to help each other out. You can check that out at their t-shirt design blogdesign t-shirts
Published on November 20th, 2008. By The TaddictT-Shirt Lines
Do you want your brand to be viral? Do you want your brand to reflect a certain coolness without trying to convince people that you are cool? Then quit talking and start walking. The brand, The Hundreds
The most recent post showed them tagging a concrete wall with a pretty sick Hundreds logo. I am not encouraging unlawful activity because we don’t know if they own that wall or not. I am encouraging you to do things that are radical enough to make your brand stand out. The Hundreds
Put them on your radar and stay with us on this concept, we have more examples coming…
Published on November 19th, 2008. By The TaddictGeneral
We all suffer from our fair share of filler posts in the world of t-shirt blogs. About the only way to get past the rut of short and simple posts is to really sit down and take some time. Liz at Pop Culture Tees
The concept behind her post is How to Make Your T-Shirt Shop Stand Out and Sell More
Props go out to Liz for her hard work; so please take a moment to get schooled in the t-shirt shop basics.