Archive for January, 2009
Published on January 30th, 2009. By The TaddictCool Sites
Published on January 28th, 2009. By The TaddictCool Sites
The Taddict likes to report on streetwear from time to time and thought he was up on the latest gear. I thought I had located the coolest streetwear blogs and thought watching KarmaLoop Daily TV help me put on. Then I came across a post by Kineda called 50 Streetwear Blogs You Should Be Reading
Published on January 28th, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt Design
As I was burning through my feedreader this morning, I came across a video by Jimmy HeartcoreCoty Gonzales’ blog spot color separations video, visit Coty’s blog Jimmy Heartcore Vimeo
Published on January 26th, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt Lines Kidrobot Vimeo
Published on January 26th, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt News
Hopefully I am the first t-shirt blogger to blog about this because I have a feeling that about 100 more will. T-Shirt HellTechCrunch Sunshine Megatron
Published on January 25th, 2009. By The TaddictFeatured Artist
Ok, so I came across a pretty good interview over a PSDTuts with Pete HarrisonFunkrush Clothing Supercombo
Get over there to PSDTuts to see what you can learn from getting inside his melon:
Published on January 23rd, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt Design
I hope you don’t expect something cheesy on this post from the Taddict. I just don’t have it in me. What I do have is a pretty clever concept from an artist named Sascha that I found on Behance
Published on January 23rd, 2009. By The TaddictCool Sites
It is time the Taddict gives credit where credit is due. I am pretty sure most of you are familiar with these t-shirt blogs but just in case you aren’t…..you have to give them a looksy. Here is our short list of t-shirt blogs that you can’t avoid getting hooked on:
Pop Culture Tees
Hide Your Arms
Published on January 22nd, 2009. By The TaddictWord Apparel
The new pictures are on and poppin’ at Word Apparel
And here’s the new and improved Word Apparel online store:
The next thing we’re going to do in our mission to get more hands-on with new clothing lines, is help him achieve more exposure across the interweb. We’re going to do that through a few unconventional methods by reaching out to a few outlets that you wouldn’t expect. We are going to do this by identifying potential markets for his customer base. Stay locked into The Taddict and we will keep it comin’!
Published on January 21st, 2009. By The TaddictCool Sites
We recently reached out to Blake from You Design It through this blog to see if he was a fan. He responded to our call and agreed to an interview. We thought this would be beneficial because we rarely hear from the printers (sometimes referred to as the “dark side” of the industry). To show our appreciation we’d like to encourage you to design t-shirtsYou Design It
How did you first get involved with t-shirt printing?
I really got into it after college because it was such an easy market where I could relate to the audience I was selling to. It just seemed like a natural fit for me because I liked tees and was interested in the production side as opposed to the retail side.
What are the biggest changes you have seen in the t-shirt industry?
I have seen improvements everywhere. As the taste of the consumers grow, we have to keep up more and more with the retail industry. One good example is the new trend for oversized prints styled similar to the Affliction brand. We’re actually in the process of buying the equipment to offer oversized t-shirt printing.
What is your favorite aspect of t-shirt printing? What is one thing you would change if you could?
My favorite aspect is having a customer go out of their way to call and say that the experience from purchase to receipt was easy….that everything came out to their expectations.
On the flip side, the thing I would change would be the general knowledge and perceptions of the t-shirt printing process. I think awareness would bring out a new appreciation.
How much do you feel your general interest in design has been impacted by screen printing and visa versa?
I had to learn how to design out of a necessity to provide proofs to customers and improve user submitted artwork. Once I felt comfortable/familiar in the design programs, I was able to appreciate the work and creativity that go into good designs.
Do you see yourself still in the screen printing industry in ten years? In what ways do you hope your role or involvement is different and how is that shaping what you’re doing right now?
I want to be involved in some way or another. We have so much development going on right now because we are taking advantage of the down economy. I am hoping to change the interaction between the clothing line entrepreneurs and the printers. Maybe even lose the “garage hippie stereotype” of screen printers.
One last question….we found you through your guest blogging appearances across many of the blogs we have in our feed reader…do you have it in you for some guest spots with the Taddict?
Of course, no problem at all. Thanks for having me!