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Best Young Brands of 2008 by TAOA (0)

Published on December 30th, 2008. By

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If this is something that you haven’t seen yet, it is time to go vote now. The Art of the Apparel

is having a voting poll for the Best Young Brands of 2008. Their list is extremely good and if you are a fellow Taddict, then you’ll be very familiar with them.

Get over there right now and vote before the poll is closed. Vote on Word! Apparel

if you aren’t sure of who to choose. That’s right, the Taddict is campaigning now…..

Limited Edition Bun B X Hundreds Release (0)

Published on December 30th, 2008. By

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Apparently, The Hundreds

can bring a crowd no matter what city they are in. I was hoping that my hometown would represent the street brand scene with pride and I wasn’t let down. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the pictures don’t lie.

This line began hours before the event at Premium Goods

in attendance started. Bun B was in attendance and couldn’t have been more accommodating and receptive. Bun B of UGK is big in Houston and has been in the rap game since the 80′s. That is some serious longevity.

I was able to get a shirt and a picture with Bun. As an added bonus, I am including a sneak peak at the Taddict himself.

The Hundreds X Bun B….Coming Up (0)

Published on December 30th, 2008. By

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I was able to make it over to the limited release of Bun B X Hundreds tee this past Saturday. It was held at Premium Goods in Houston. I will be posting the pictures later today so come back and see how much of a hit it was.

Go Media’s Pointers for Working With Apparel Companies (0)

Published on December 29th, 2008. By

, under Go Media .

Go Media has done it again by providing tips to designers for working with apparel companies

. These kinds of posts can be frequently found on the interweb and they are always good for a brush-up. You always seem to find a little nugget of information that you forgot or possibly didn’t know. The part about “know the company you are working for” really resonates with me because you get a pulse on their likes and dislikes. Having a feel for their taste can only make your job easier.

It is worth the visit if you haven’t already read the article. You can click on the screenshot to head over to the GoMediaZine.

316Graphics Has T-Shirt Texture Packs (0)

Published on December 28th, 2008. By

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Recently I was contacted about a site that is worth posting because of its texture packs.  It’s called 316Graphics

and is run by graphic designer, Philip Helper. Philip specializes in providing artistic t-shirt textures that other designers can layer on their designs for added effects.

There are two categories from which to choose, “Wear and Tear” and “Paint”. Take for example the “Wear and Tear” texture “Beaten”:

It’s good for adding a beaten look to your artwork and saving time by having a pre-created texture to do so. Another nice example from the ‘Paint’ category is “Sponge”:

It’s easy to appreciate the amount of work that went into creating these textures. Here are a couple of examples of how the textures might impact an already made artwork:

Each texture pack runs $15 and if you make a purchase before 1/30/09 you will be entered to win your choice of an iPod Shuffle or a $50 iTunes gift certificate.  The best part, however, is that 10% of each purchase goes to charity!

Here are a few other examples of Philip’s non-texture related work:

This That from TeeFury (0)

Published on December 26th, 2008. By

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Over the past few months TeeFury

has easily become one of the first places I check for high quality, creative designs.  Let’s face it, they pull from some of the most talented t-shirt artists out there. Even if you don’t like the design, the worse case scenario is you get another one to look at tomorrow.

Today’s design did not disappoint:

There’s so much going on here it’s hard to pick a favorite part, but if I had to choose, I’d say it’s the snake coiling itself up the left-hand side of the design and devouring the top portion.  Another terrific aspect is the jazz musician on the top right. Throw in a skull, a couple of birds, and some flowers and there’s truly something for everyone in this one.

The Hundreds X Bun B in Houston (0)

Published on December 24th, 2008. By

, under The Hundreds .

Living in Houston, I rarely get the opportunity to actually be in the mix for something special like this. I am so used to writing from the sidelines that I have canceled some prescheduled Christmas plans to be at Premium Goods

for this event. The fam will have to wait because who could miss a limited edition Hundreds and Bun B collaboration that spins the old Astros logo?

Check back on Saturday for all the pics and news!

Zombie Licorice Interview at Coty Gonzales (0)

Published on December 23rd, 2008. By

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For anyone out there listening to the Taddict and is thinking about starting a t-shirt line or currently have a brand new line…..listen to me closely. You have to pay attention to Coty Gonzales’ Indie Tee Spotlight

series or you are missing out. There is a lot of information to be learned from the guys/gals that have already been down the entrepreneurial path and can take you to school on their experiences. I have covered previous Spotlights he has run before and will continue to in the future.

At the very least, if you think you already have everything down and you are doing good….these interviews can inspire you to grind harder. The newest one is with Zombie Licorice

and it should be the next place you visit on the interweb. Just click on the picture to make your way over to Coty’s spot:

Bears on T-Shirts (0)

Published on December 22nd, 2008. By

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Hoodie Design by Go Media (0)

Published on December 21st, 2008. By

, under Videos .

Since the release of Go Media’s Arsenal V2.0

they have been getting after it with new products and resources.  Their latest product is the Hoodie Design Package and just like everything else they produce, it’s top-notch. The only thing I am wondering is…who can use it for actual production? I can see it being fun to play with to dream about the finished product but who can actually use the design package from beginning to end?

The people buying this package at $52.49 are going to display the artwork they create and rarely see it come to life. That leaves a little something to be desired if you ask me. I’m not suggesting that Go Media get on the production side of hoodies but I am questioning why they would commit their resources to something with so little utility. Am I misinterpreting its use?

Revolutionary Hoodie Customization Package

from Go Media on Vimeo .

There really is no limit to what you can do with these templates for creating custom hoodies


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