Just got an email from Justin at Weasel Farm. They’re pretty new, just formed in early 2008. Here’s the design philosophy from Justin himself,
The t-shirts almost always provide signature unique characters containing weaselly teeth and weaselly eyes. They provide a unique and interesting look while also providing some humor.
Right now they have two designs, with more on the way. I’d have to say my favorite is definitely Bull Shirt (the one on the left). Check them out at Weasel Farm. Also, the shirts are printed on American Apparel, if that’s a factor for you.
T-shirt Monster was created with the goal of giving designers the ability to sell their shirts without having to stock inventory. However, despite being an on-demand printer, they also focus on quality (which is something I’ve seen some other sites lacking in). From their site:
As an on-demand T-shirt printer, we take printing seriously. Each and every T-Shirt we print is done with the utmost care, hand folded and quality inspected before being shipped to your door.
The cool thing is they also feature a (high paying) design competition. Their competition runs monthly, with the design being chosen by the community (ala Threadless and Design by Humans). The prizes are $1,000 cash, a $500 gift certificate, and $2 every time one of your shirts is sold. The design is also placed in their hall of fame, which can boost your sales, and subsequently royalties. This months contest is set to end March 31st, so it may be too late. However, theres always the contest for April.
I just thought it was interesting how they’ve kind of made a hybrid between being an on-demand printer and having a design competition. Maybe it’s been done, but this is the first time I’ve seen it, so it caught my eye. Be sure to check them out at T-Shirt Monster.
Oh, and check out this design too
With my post yesterday about Torso Pants I forgot to mention part of their opening promotion. If you sign up as a member of the Church of Torso Pants (pretty much a regular member account) they’ll give you $8 (in the form of “Torso Washingtons”) off your first shirt. So you can snag a shirt for $10. They also have private shirts that are only for members. Also, like Threadless, you can earn more “Torso Washingtons” for referring friends and submitting pictures.
I’m not sure how new the actual store is, but I just got an email about them and they’re new to me so I thought I would throw a post up. They’re run by the people behind T-Shirt Hell, so I initially thought I wouldn’t be much of a fan. However, instead of going for offensive humor with Torso Pants, they’re targeting people who like dry, obscure humor (which I am a fan of).
Here’s an example of what you’ll find on the site:
T-shirts will run you $18 per shirt. Check them out at Torso Pants.
Wunjo Wear is an independent tee company located in Los Angeles. Wunjo Wear tees are inspired by the rhythms, colors, and energies of life.
This email has been sitting in my inbox for awhile, but I just finally got around to checking out their tees. They’ve got some nice designs. See everything at Wunjo Wear.
It appears one my previously favorite companies has gone bad. Dirty Microbe doesn’t seem to be sending out orders or responding to customer service emails, although they remain perfectly happy to charge credit cards and accept orders. A bunch of people are still waiting on shirts, and I’m personally out $75 in affiliate earnings they owe me, so I can only hope they come back and deal with this mess. Unfortunately, I doubt there’s much chance of that happening. As it as now, I strongly recommend you do NOT order anything from Dirty Microbe
I think I may have mentioned this before, but it’s worth bringing up again just for the sheer awesomeness of the deal. Quixotic Clothing is in the midst of a long lasting “spring cleaning” sale (or at least that’s what I’ve been led to believe). Because of this, all their tees are only $10. But it gets better, not only does Quixotic have free shipping within the US on any quantity of shirts, they also have a coupon out there, “indie-threads” which grants an extra 15% off.
So, basically, you can pick up a great design printed on a great t-shirt, usually American Apparel, although some are Alternative Apparel, for the low price of $8.50 shipped.
Check it out: Quixotic Clothing
If you’re into t-shirts, you might have already heard of Design by Humans. But, given that I haven’t been posting lately, I’m a little behind the times, and only now getting around to posting about the new site which may just grow to rival Threadless.
Just like Threadless, Design by Humans has a constant design competition going on, in which users, or “humans”, can vote on their favorite designs. However, Design by Humans differs from Threadless in the way it releases these designs (which appears to be daily starting August 10th, and how they pay their artists). Rather than reword, I’ll just let them do the explaining.
Each day of the week, Monday through Friday, a submitted design wins the Shirt of the Day (SOTD) prize of $750 ($500 cash & $250 store credit). Every week the five previous SOTD winners go head to head for the Shirt of the Week (SOTW) prize of $1000 cash. Then the four SOTW winners compete for the final prize of $1750 ($1500 cash & $250 store credit) and the coveted trophy and title of Shirt of the Month. All in all, a winning design that goes all the way can win up to $3500!
Design by Humans also seems to offer a lot more options in how the shirts are printed. Just check out some of the shirts and you’ll see some of the cool effects they use on all their shirts (not just Selects, like Threadless).
So far, the designs look pretty sharp. Plus, they’re shirts are priced pretty competitively. What I’m really waiting for is the design competition tees to start getting printed, as there are some pretty hot designs in there.
Check it out: Design by Humans
Just found out about Munchie Brain over at Addicteed and I really like what I see. They’ve got some excellent designs, and, as an added bonus, part of their profits end up going towards charitable organizations. Check them out here.
PS. Expect more posts after this week is over and I actually have some free time.
Beautiful/Decay just released four new t-shirts from four new artists.Â It’s an incredible batch and I like all of them. If I had to choose, I’d say my two favorites are Lung Music (right) and Secret Weapon (left), but they’re all great designs. I love the concept behind Lung Music and if I can manage to muster up the money I’ll definitely be picking it up.Â Be sure to check out the other two shirts, Giant Hand and Caliph.
Price:Â $29.95 | Beautiful/Decay