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2 For 1 Wednesday (0)

Published on January 21st, 2009. By

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The Taddict has two interviews coming up today for your viewing pleasure. We have none other than the main man, Wotto, and Blake from You Design It. Just feeling a little ambitious today….that’s all!

Another T-Shirt Post On A Design Blog (0)

Published on January 16th, 2009. By

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Keep them coming! I came across another great list of t-shirt design resources posted on a very popular new design blog called Dead Wings Designs

. It’s pure awesomeness that the t-shirt community is getting so closely connected to the design world. In times like these, we all need to come together and help each other out. When you check out the link, get to know Dead Wings Designs because they are the brother site to Arbent . This pairing indicates nothing but high quality will be coming from Angie and crew.

Coty Gonzales Gives You 10 Great Tips (0)

Published on December 6th, 2008. By

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This was too good of a t-shirt post for me to not refer you to it. Coty Gonzales

put together some really strong tips that he gathered from his regular Indie Tee Spotlights.  Pretty interesting stuff and certainly worth a looksee:

10 Tips from 10 Great Indie Brands

10 Tips from 10 Great Indie Brands

CafePress Does Not Raise More Money (0)

Published on November 25th, 2008. By

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What kind of title for a blog post is that?  Well, let me explain.  TechCrunch

, the premier internet/tech news blog, mistakenly reported that CafePress raised their third round of funding from Sequoia Capital to the tune of $8 million.  CafePress quickly responded saying that the news article was incorrect.  TechCrunch did the noble thing and blamed it on their source – PEHub .

The funny thing about all of this is that TechCrunch speculated and elaborated on all the reasons why CafePress secured another round of funding in the original article. They went on to say there was international expansion and a need for cash reserves to weather the recession storm.  They even went a step further and questioned CafePress’ claims of profitability.

Let me sum it up for you….Egg on Face. :-)

CafePress Does Not Raise Money

CafePress Does Not Raise Money

Geeks and T-Shirts Go Together (0)

Published on November 25th, 2008. By

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Saying geeks and t-shirts go together is just like saying anything and t-shirts go together.  It is hard to find anyone that doesn’t appreciate a nice soft t-shirt.  T-shirt popularity has grown so large nowadays that even the geeks have their own niche market.  I recently came across to popular blog posts centered around geeks and t-shirts.  And since everyone is a fan of lists, it’s easy to enjoy these.

The first is called 15 Awesome T-Shirt Websites for Geeks

by Lee Munroe.  Lee is a freelance web designer from Ireland , and a self-proclaimed geek who loves t-shirts.  In his world, being called a geek is the same thing called cool.  Good for you Lee, and here’s a screenshot of his post.

15 Awesome T-Shirt Websites for Geeks

15 Awesome T-Shirt Websites for Geeks

The other post is an oldie but goodie, and comes from the t-shirt industry blog

by You Design It.  I first found this one on the homepage of Digg back in February and it inspired me to be a list master for my shot at being Dugg. Quite a few comments on this one with the last number at 44.

11 of the Nerdiest T-Shirts Only Geek Would Wear

11 of the Nerdiest T-Shirts Only Geeks Would Wear

Affliction Cofounder Resigns Amid Controversy (0)

Published on November 14th, 2008. By

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It is very rare as a t-shirt blogger that I get to write about mainstream news drama. Today is different.  Affliction

is a very popular t-shirt company that caught on with their oversized prints, frequent air time on American Idol, and saturation in the mixed martial arts world.  They are also the brand behind the popular MMA clothing line Xtreme Couture by husband and wife team, Randy and Kim Couture.  That partnership is also where the issues begin.

The Affliction brand’s Cofounder and Vice President, Todd Beard, had to announce his resignation

this week stemming from threatening comments he made towards Kim Couture (wife of MMA fighter – Randy Couture).  Kim had to go as far as getting a restraining order against Todd Beard, with his past history of violence towards women as the reason .  During his resignation, he also disclosed that he will be seeking treatment for anger management and alcohol abuse.

It will be interesting to see how the Affliction brand handles this obstacle, and whether or not it affects their growth.

Election Day T-Shirt News (0)

Published on November 4th, 2008. By

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I just thought we could start the day off with a little election themed t-shirt news. I am proud to say that the t-shirt blog niche won a small victory with Karl Long of Tcritic

getting some main stream publicity in an interview with the Huffington Post . They wanted to get his thoughts on the Presidential candidates t-shirts and you can read all about it here:

Election T-Shirts Build a Better Community of Supporters

In another election t-shirt article from the Houston Chronicle

, a lady was told she couldn’t vote because she had a souvenir t-shirt that she picked up from a recent trip to Alaska. It had no reference to Sarah Palin and eventually she was allowed to vote. She lucked out in comparison to another lady in the same article who voted in her bra after she was forced to take off her Obama shirt:

Houstonian Wearing T-Shirt Causes Flap at Polls

Zazzle Introduces Real Time Embroidery (0)

Published on October 31st, 2008. By

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This is going to be very interesting to follow. Zazzle

has just announced that they are going to allow the marketplace to sell one-offs of on demand real embroidery. The reason why “real embroidery” has to be emphasized is because many places have tried passing off something similar to embroidery with patches and text on demand. Apparently this is being marketed as the real thing.

The way they are doing this is by improving the digitizing process of preparing artwork for embroidery and taking out a lot of the associated costs with that process. I am sure that this is going to be an experimental run where they will have to continually tighten up the restrictions. Can you imagine an oversized piece of artwork embroidered on a shirt with over 50,000 stitches? That would be about $130+ with regular domestic market rates.

Congrats on the innovation Zazzle

but the execution will tell the tale…..

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