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Threadless Gift Certs on Discount (0)

Published on May 4th, 2010. By

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Andy at Hide Your Arms

has come up with a novel idea to earn some spare dough. He is taking all of his Threadless street team points and converting those into gift certificates to sell for some cold hard digital cash. I see that I’m a little late to the party for when he announced this because he has already sold out. However, you can join the mailing list to be notified when he stocks back up. I’m gonna bet that won’t be too long….

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ShirtMockup Coming Soon (0)

Published on March 12th, 2010. By

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The T Addict regularly covers both the Black Axe

and Go Media , two powerhouses in the t-shirt design industry. Well now those two super forces are joining to take over the t-shirt design world with ShirtMockup.com. We don’t know what it is yet but it is coming soon on March 17th. Stay tuned…for the domination is coming.

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8-Bit Zombie Is Innovating (0)

Published on March 8th, 2010. By

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Let me just warn you up front. The reason the T Addict is writing about 8-Bit Zombie

is because I was first blown away by the foam trucker hats they’ve created. But since that seems almost sacrilegious for the T Addict to write an exclusive post about hats…8-Bit Zombie does have one t-shirt that I can write about first.

The premise behind 8-Bit Zombie is the throwback reference to the original gaming systems with 8-bit graphics. The most recognizable of those systems being the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The shirt goes all out

with a six color screen print on a black American Apparel shirt.

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Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get back to the trucker hats

that first caught my attention. The images on their storefront shows a printing location that I have never seen before. They are putting custom designs on the under side of the bill. And not only that, they’re just about covering the whole printable area. Check it out for yourself:

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It’s pretty sick! The only question is, how are they doing that?

Coty and HYA’s 2010 Resolutions (0)

Published on January 4th, 2010. By

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The hardest workin’ man in t-shirt blogging just announced his resolutions for the new year. Coty from Coty Gonzalez

just gave us an update on his goals/accomplishments from last year and his plans for 2010. What may seem like lofty goals for most looks very attainable for Coty because of his consistency and exploding growth in popularity.

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Andy at Hide Your Arms

weighed in his thoughts about the new year and decided he has a few things he wants to get done. Beginning with more fans of his facebook page. Click on the link to fan HYA on Facebook because he is definitely an influencer in this space.

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From all of us t addicts…..we’re pulling for you guys. We’re here to help in any way that we can. IN 2010 WE’RE IN IT TO WINNNN!!!!!

This guest post was written by Blake at You Design It where you can design t-shirts online

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Threadspot Hearts Tees (0)

Published on December 17th, 2009. By

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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.

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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.

Complex Drops Their Top 100 Tees of the 2000′s (0)

Published on October 12th, 2009. By

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Here is a heads up on a pretty cool list if you are into streetwear.  Complex just dropped their list of Top 100 T-shirts in the 2000′s

. They have done this before with the Top 100 Albums,Top 100 Sneakers, Top 100 Movies and a few others. The T Addict didn’t alert you guys about those lists before because The T Addict doesn’t write about those subjects.  Makes sense doesn’t it?

One reason you might want to pay attention to the list a little further is because Marc Ecko

purchased Complex not too long ago.  And as many of you may already know, Marc got his start being a graffiti artist in New York.  He started tagging his own tees, and the rest is history.  Check it out by clicking on the image below:

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Shirtfight Changes and The T Addict Applauds (0)

Published on September 22nd, 2009. By

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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.

Farofa Nation Is Over The Top (0)

Published on September 8th, 2009. By

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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.   ;)

Dripping In Fat (0)

Published on August 4th, 2009. By

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The T Addict caught himself sitting her thinking of a clever title when it hit him that the actual name does the trick just fine. I am referring to the t-shirt line Dripping In Fat

based out of the UK. They have one of the slickest t-shirt catalog sites on the web. Seeing a screen shot of their site on DesignFlavr made me click through to see more of what I was looking it. Very impressive bordering overkill.

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Sometimes that is just the thing needed to get the eyeballs to your site. Mission accomplished if you ask me. But what do I know…I’m just addicted to tees.

Ript Apparel is Rippin’ It Up (0)

Published on July 8th, 2009. By

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I have to admit, the T Addict is pretty impressed with the quality of the artwork being printed by Ript Apparel

. The colorways are strong, the themes are cool and the placements are varied. These guys are new to the scene but they are looking like some old pros with staying power.

They are based out of Chicago like the other t-shirt juggernaut Threadless

. They are more built like TeeFury offering a shirt-a-day and then retiring the design after that day. Here are a few of my faves they’ve recently offered:

This first one was my theme pick. It pays homage to the Fear and Loathing style of design.

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I like the placement on this one and the ability to stay with just one color.

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The colors on this one go perfect together. I rarely see a light yellow shirt that I have to have.

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