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How To Get The Zombie Look (0)

Published on February 10th, 2010. By

, under T-Shirt Design .

Like this look for a t-shirt design?

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Image from Forcg.com

If so, then you’re not alone. The zombie design style has been around for the past two years and has been staying strong. For those of you who are new to design or have never tried the zombie style, Forcg.com has created a great tutorial

on how to do just that.

Check it out to see what artwork you can turn into the undead.

Rubens Scarelli Has Years of Experience (0)

Published on February 3rd, 2010. By

, under General .

Rubens Scarelli

hails from Brazil and has been designing as a full time job since 1987. That fact alone means you should listen to what he has to say if you are interested in t-shirt design. While his skills aren’t exclusively used for t-shirt design, it has played a major part of his career since the very beginning over 22 years ago.

He was recently interviewed by Vectortuts

and they give us an inside peek into his design process. Typically his artwork begins as a sketch before it moves to the computer and begins the vectorization process. Nice interview, cool insight, and all around good read. Don’t miss it….

rubens

Bobby Bottleservice Loves T-Shirts – Jersey Shore Edition (0)

Published on January 27th, 2010. By

, under Videos .

Unless you live in a cave in Afghanistan you have either seen or heard of MTV’s latest reality show – Jersey Shore

. It follows a group of friends from New Jersey living in one house and partying together all the time. There are certain features about them that are undeniable including but not limited to being overly tan, overly muscular, and overly over the top. If you have seen the show, then you will love this video from Funny or Die :

Bobby Bottleservice Tshirt Ideas for Jersey Shore – watch more funny videos

Bobby Bottleservice gets the T Addict’s vote for season 2 of the Jersey Shore.

Get This Tee Before It’s Endangered (0)

Published on January 19th, 2010. By

, under Cool Tees .

Flymouse365

just released a new shirt that the T Addict had to write about. Check it out:

wildlife

I admit I’m a sucker for these types of life playing out on two levels shirts. With antlers like that it would truly be a terrifying experience all around to see this fellow in your headlights. It’s printed on an American Apparel shirt and is only available for the next seven days so snap it up

while you can before it becomes an endangered species.

Fuzzy Ink Drops the Walrus (0)

Published on January 14th, 2010. By

, under Cool Tees .

The latest addition to the Fuzzy Ink family is “I Am The Walrus

” and yes my friend….you are the walrus. This shirt is an absolute showstopper. The walrus is an extremely regal character but yet he can still rock the trendy urban jacket with a plaid button-down underneath. He’s not formal but certainly could be.

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I’ll bet he even brushes that mustache after he shines those tusks. Damn fine Walrus…the T Addict is jealous.

The Boston Knucklehead Has Good Advice (0)

Published on December 22nd, 2009. By

, under Advice .

This economy sucks. It’s sucked for a while now and we can all agree that we’re tired of it. There are indicators out there showing that we are poised for a comeback, albeit a slow one. Those that have fought hard and stuck with their original plan in business should come out stronger and smelling like roses. For most of you, that business is your clothing line.

You’ve probably had to call some audibles and make some changes but hopefully none of the decisions sacrificed your brand’s quality or integrity. There are quite a few things that you can do to create a holding pattern in rough times:

  • Release fewer designs
  • Lower the quantity for inventory
  • Go with fewer print colors

A few things you shouldn’t do in a down economy:

  • Lower the quality of brand in your t-shirt
  • Skimp on your standard packaging
  • Fire sale everything to lower the overall perception of the brand

These are just a few do’s and don’ts during rough economic times and the list could be much more comprehensive. The point in writing this post was two fold: the first being inspiration by this article on Emptees written by the Boston Knucklehead

titled “Don’t Sacrifice the Quality of Your Clothing Brand Because of the Economy ” and the second being the uncertainty of when the good times will return.

I think information like this is good to repeat over time to help those struggling with decisions on their brand and worrying about its future. Consider this post the T Addict’s goodwill for this Christmas. And you just thought I was a scrooge….

Threadspot Hearts Tees (0)

Published on December 17th, 2009. By

, under Cool Sites .

The T Addict is a sucka for t-shirt lists. This comes as no surprise to all 3 of my faithful readers. If you have been here since the beginning, you know that we like to show love to the blogs that take the time to create a cool list and post pictures of what they have found.

This time the spotlight goes on Threadspot for their list of funny heart t-shirt parodies

that are both clever and cool. What has probably been the most bootlegged copyright design in the history of t-shirts gets new looks that stay outside the realm of infringement through both parody and ingenuity.

Threadspot Heart tees

Funny list Threadspot. And as an added bonus to my fellow addicts….Andy at Hide Your Arms recently dropped the mother of all lists for heart tees

. Check it out also to get your heart t-shirt fix.

Hide Your Arms Gets A Tee (0)

Published on December 10th, 2009. By

, under Cool Tees .

The T Addict has a special tee

to share with his fellow addicts. It comes from the original t-shirt blogging gangsta Andy at Hide Your Arms . He has decided after four glorious years that it is finally time to create a tee shirt of his own. We commend you for that and you couldn’t have a picked a better designer than Ray from Lowdtown .

Great idea and even better execution!

hya_tee

We Got Screenshot Love from GoMediaZine (0)

Published on December 3rd, 2009. By

, under T-Shirt News .

I just came across a really cool article by our friend Blake at You Design It

about how a t-shirt designer can develop a strong following . Imagine how happy I was when I saw that he included a screenshot featuring the T Addict under the section called “Show Your Personality.” I am pretty sure the reference was to Rusty Eight showing his personality in an interview with us but we’ll take what we can get!

The article is excellent and highlights such suggestions as having your own website, building a strong portfolio, and being involved in the t-shirt community. Check out the entire article here:

gomedia_fans

Great article Blake, and thanks for showing some love to the T Addict.

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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