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The Storenvy Interview and More (0)

Published on November 25th, 2009. By

, under T-Shirt News .

Many of you fellow T Addicts have heard of Jon Kruse before. He is a one-man t-shirt wrecking crew. He has started two successful t-shirt lines, Mediocore

and Shred , and runs the popular t-shirt blog How to Start A Clothing Company . If none of those sound familiar to you then you have surely run into him at Emptees where he is one of the most prolific members.

He recently did an interview with Storenvy

on HTSACC because he has been so pleased with their printing after making the switch to them. The interview covers the new Storenvy features as they release the latest version of their completely free store system. The new system looks to be a disruptor of sorts with all of the social features that will help the storekeepers create more sales and make more money.

Head over to How To Start A Clothing Company

to get all of the details:

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Smashing Magazine Covers T-Shirts (0)

Published on November 20th, 2009. By

, under General .

Any time t-shirts are mentioned in the mainstream blogosphere, the T Addict’s ears perk up a little. It’s nice to see when our world gets the recognition it deserves. It just shows that our community is growing and spilling over into some different genres.

Most recently, Smashing Magazine

did a mega-post showcasing online t-shirts stores . So why is this significant? Because Smashing Magazine is a beast in the design blog niche. They boast over 800k unique visitors a month, over 180k RSS subscribers, and over 85k Twitter followers. That what I call distribution fellow addicts!

You’ll also be pleased to see the sites that were covered in the article. We have featured many of them here on T Addict and recognize many more. Head over there

to see what I’m talkin’ about.

99 Designs Has The SXSW T-Shirt Design Contest (0)

Published on November 17th, 2009. By

, under T-Shirt Design Contests .

It’s that time of year again when I’m already getting mailouts for South By Southwest

. For those of you who are not familiar with the conference/festival, it is one hell of a time. Turns out this year, they’re having a design contest for the t-shirts and they chose to run that it at the 99 Designs site. Everything I had seen on 99 designs before looked to be high quality and this contest is no different.

Head over to the 99 designs blog

to get your vote in for what design should be printed. Here are two of my faves that I noticed:

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Linty Fresh’s Tired of the City (0)

Published on November 13th, 2009. By

, under Cool Tees .

Linty Fresh

has continued to release new t-shirts with the founder in China. The latest is called “Tired of the City ” and it goes beautifully with the rest of the brand.

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As a special bonus in typical Linty Fresh style, it comes complete with a collector’s edition card of a poem to match. The design is done on a bright yellow shirt and features some pretty interested plumbing. A little closer look reveals the Linty Fresh name in that plumbing.

Once again we see Linty Fresh creatively and subtly working their brand name into the artwork. This is a pretty clever way to increase branding and recognition. It is certainly more artistic and less obtrusive than simply printing the name on the shirt in standard font. Check out a couple of other examples of this strategy used by Linty Fresh before:

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Will Ferrell Wears DBH (0)

Published on November 3rd, 2009. By

, under General .

The T Addict just received this little nugget in his inbox and wanted to be the first to post about it. In the Design By Humans

newsletter they included a picture of Will Ferrell wearing one of their more campy tees with a tree taking candy from a baby. Congrats DBH for the exposure! Congrats to the T Addict for being Quick Draw McGraw!

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