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See GoMedia’s Design Process (0)

Published on September 24th, 2009. By

, under Go Media .

GoMedia

gives us a little looksy into their design process with their latest blog installment. This post is the beginning of a series on a sick metal band design and gives us a short summary of what is to come. We will be tuned in and give you a head’s up if they spit some linkworthy nuggets on t-shirt designing.

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Shirtfight Changes and The T Addict Applauds (0)

Published on September 22nd, 2009. By

, under Cool Sites .

Shirtfight

is changing and for a very interesting reason.  They recently announced they were changing their business model as well as announcing what the new concept will be.  You really need to go to their blog post to feel the sincerity of their reasons.  Essentially, they don’t feel like they’re fostering the growth of artists in the way they had envisioned in the beginning.

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This is probably the first time I have heard this argument coming from a business owner(s) and not the designer.  T-shirt design contests have been popping up left and right and I think we can all agree that the market has reached saturation.  However, no one forces a designer to submit his work.  It’s a great open forum to receive criticism, praise, and possibly some financial gain.  These sites have served as a springboard for quite a few designers that have now become very familiar names within the t-shirt design community.  A few wins at sites like Threadless

or Design By Humans can guarantee you a few easy layup wins at the smaller sites.

With all of that said, the reason why the T Addict loves the idea to change for Shirtfight is simple.  It’s time for change.  It is time for new t-shirt sites to quit copying Design by Humans and Threadless and start figuring out ways to capitalize on all of the overlooked artwork that deserves printing. Shirtfight might have just found it’s way.

Jeffrey Kalmikoff Is Nude Again (0)

Published on September 16th, 2009. By

, under T-Shirt News .

Does the T Addict have some Threadless

fans as readers? I think I just might. If you are a Threadless lover, keep reading. If not, keep reading. The Chief Creative Officer for Threadless as of the last 7 years, Jeffrey Kalmikoff, resigned last month . So…if he resigned last month, why am I posting about it now you ask?

Two main reasons. The first is because I just became aware of it. The second and more importantly is because he was just accepted a major position

at the all-star tech company of Digg . This is a major announcement for both Digg and the t-shirt community because it adds to our credibility and growing strength.

Is that egocentric of me to figure how his gain can be attributed to us, the t-shirt addicts? If you think so, then good for me.

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Matthew Skiff Interview at Vectortuts (0)

Published on September 14th, 2009. By

, under Cool Interviews .

With the amount of design mediums out there, it says a lot when a major design blog takes notice of a t-shirt designer.  This was the case with the recent interview

of an Emptees all-star, Matthew Skiff . You’ve inevitably seen some of his designs before if you have a set of eyeballs and know the difference between cotton and metal. Yes…his designs are that popular. I just decided.

Here are a few of his t-shirt designs:

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Are you kidding me with those designs? He’s easily one of the top t-shirt designers out there which is why you need to see this interview to see what makes him tick. Check it out by clicking on the screenshot:

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Farofa Nation Is Over The Top (0)

Published on September 8th, 2009. By

, under Cool Sites .

Do you remember when I showed you the Dripping in Fat site that blew you away with the flash product presentations? Well, I have another one for you that absolutely takes the cake. Farofa Nation

is pretty spectacular from beginning to end as far as the website goes. They went all out and it shows in every detail.

Here’s a screen shot of the site (it doesn’t do justice until you visit the site for yourself):

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After such an introduction, you might have certain expectations for the clothing line along the lines of multi-colored/high detail/bold etc. You’ll be surprised to find the line conspicuously understated in colors, print size and subject matter. This can be good or bad depending on your preference. The T Addict personally thinks some of the designs are worthy of some closet real estate.

Check ‘em out because if you read this far, then you have nothing else to do.   ;)

The Black Axe July Review (0)

Published on September 2nd, 2009. By

, under Cool Tees .

The Black Axe Blog just posted their July review

the other day and like usual…it’s filled with some phenomenal work.  This design collective is making a heck of a name for themselves in the t-shirt design world.  The proof is in the pudding when you get a call from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s people asking you to design a tee based on his legendary song Baby Got Back.

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Just a mention of the song reminds me “how I’m tired of magazines saying flat butts are the thing“. Ha! You see what I did there…just slid in some Baby Got Back lyrics. After all of these years, it’s good to see the song still gettin’ its cred. The T Addict loves it!