I’m likin’ the designs he has going on now, especially this one, Oktopus, which features a surprisingly B.A. octopus. I think I give this shirt the award of “coolest looking octopus on a shirt”. They also donate a portion of their profits to various charities, which is awesome. Check it!
It never mattered that we were starting small, just as long as we were able to make a difference on a larger scale. Cool clothes are awesome, but sometimes a mosquito net or some clean water for a family on the other side of the world is more important. From our first product line, we’ve been dedicating a portion of the proceeds from select tees to different charities. Our support of non-profits has since extended itself to hosting, as well as sponsoring, charity events both locally and nationally, involvement in school programs, and the ability to create new avenues for anyone to get involved. We are proud to say we are making a difference in communities across the globe … one t-shirt at a time.
Check out the shirts at Otoko.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of my Etsy finds, so to remedy that, here’s Pop Zebra from MVplus2A, a seller I just discovered. It’s a simple design, but I think it comes off quite well and looks real cool. Plus, I give it props because I have one of those pop cameras that uses the different colors, I just haven’t gotten a chance to have the film developed yet.
You might have to search around the seller’s store a bit to find your size, but if you’re interested, head on over to Etsy and grab it for $29.00.
Bill from Retro Plus Apparel has got a big sale going on, with 11 (or 12 maybe?) shirts on sale for only $12. He prints on really good quality Alternative Apparel blanks, so that’s a dang good deal. Check it out!
A t-shirt company whose slogan is “clothing inspired by history” is a company after my own heart, because history is a pretty awesome thing. Plus, I used to be really into the Civil War, so this tee is somewhat of a double winner. It’s also a really cool design, so that helps too I guess (pfff, who cares about designs?). I’m diggin’ the foil and hot pink outline on the cannon, it somewhat of an interesting take on a machine made to destroy things.
If you want to add this one to your closet it will hit your wallet for $39.00. Check out their other tees as well for some more historical awesomeness.
Through running troundup, I’ve managed to accumulate a large chunk of DBH Dollars. Given that I’m about to head off to college and Lollapalooza (and I just came back from Europe), I could use a little spending cash, so giving them away completely gratis is out of the option. But, I think I have a way where we can both come out ahead. If you’re thinking of buying some Design by Humans shirts, just shoot me an email–I’ll buy the shirts for you, and you just pay me 75% of the retail price (25% off!) + the cost of shipping. Buy 5+ shirts and I’ll pay for your shipping, assuming you’re in the US.
Also, this has come up a few times in the past, but I can’t use coupons when I buy with DBH dollars, so you can’t get the additional 10% or whatever from coupons. Sorry, I wish it were otherwise, because then things would rock even more.
If you’re interested just go to my contact me page, where you can find a contact form as well as my email if you want to just email me directly. You can also just leave a comment on this page.
So again, you pay me for the shirts, less the 25% discount. I then use my accumulation of DBH dollars to place the order at Design by Humans and have it shipped directly to you.
Want to Start Your Own Clothing Line? Troundup is Teaming Up to Give Away a Free Copy of Fuel for Design
Gino Orlandi was kind enough to team up with me to give away a free copy of his eBook, Fuel for Design. I wrote a little about the eBook over at this post, but in a short summary, it basically gives you a detailed and complete overview of the entire process of designing, printing, marketing and selling t-shirts. So if you’re thinking of starting your own clothing line, or are even remotely interested in the concept (it’s free, so you might as well), I’d definitely check this out. Free is a pretty good deal over the usual $37.
Here are the details for the contest, straight from Gino himself:
About Fuel for Design
For entrepreneurs who want to Start a Clothing Line or designers who want to become adept at online marketing, the new e-book, Fuel for Design, is a step-by-step guide on how to set up your online business and leverage the power of the Internet to market your products.
Fuel for Design Giveaway
All you have to do to win a copy of Fuel for Design is to leave a comment below telling us about what you do or plan to in the clothing line industry. Only one commenter per person, good luck! We will pick one winner from amongst the comments.
The giveaway will end in one week, so on Friday, July 10th.
I feel like it’s kind of pointless for me to write anything after the very informative graphic above. Maybe I’ll just throw out some random words: banana, slinky, muskrat, otter. If someone makes a t-shirt combining those four elements, I’ll be sure to buy it. If you’re still reading, check out the sale over at Goodie Two Sleeves, or just click the huge picture.
Local Celebrity just recently released some pretty shweet Jimi Hendrix designs. I found it to be somewhat out of their usual style, but I’m very glad that they did it, given the aforementioned shweetness of the shirts. Out of my two favorites above, I think the Voodoo Child is my definitive first place winner. You can pick these two designs, and a third Purple Haze design, up at Local Celebrity. Also check out the Local Celebrity coupon page to see if they’ve released any in the future (I don’t think they have any coupons right now though).
I’m hoping to pick up Jimi Hendrix vinyls sometime soon as well–I figure they should be pretty awesome when I eventually find the means to play them.
Ok, so I might have lied about having an Internet connection while I was in Ohio. Now I’m back for good though (or at least for the next 3 weeks for sure), so hopefully there will be a good stretch of uninterrupted posting.
Today’s shirt is Bomb Drop from the ever cool and supportive (they’re an advertiser!) ReThink Clothing. It’s a pretty slick looking release. I’ll let them give it a quick description in their own words:
bomb,bomb,bomb, bomb,bom babomb.
Ok, it may be more than that. A bomb unraveling in the clouds might symbolize peace and disarmament to some and GOOD. That is the great thing about this shirt to some its a symbol of peace and hope, to others it looks flipping cool!
I’d say they’re fairly accurate. You can pick it up for $19.99 at their site. I think you can also use the code TROUNDUP for 20% off your order, so hopefully that’s helpful. They print on American Apparel.
I’m officially back from Europe, which was a whirlwind and exhausting ride, but still very fun. I’m still catching up on things–I’ve pruned my inbox down to 833 unread emails, but that’s still a lot to go through, so it may take some time for me to email people back (if you’ve emailed me).
I decided to make my first post back in the states this cool type tee from the ever cool Headline Shirts. I like the simplicity of it, as well as the slogan (ignoring any insinuations of arrogance). I think part of why I like it is that the words (letters) just plain look cool how they are printed, and relentlessly is a cool word in my opinion. It’ll run you $24 over at Headline Shirts.
Please bear with me as I try to get back into the swing of things–it may take awhile, especially because I leave again tomorrow for 5 days, although I should have access to a computer for this one.
It’s good to be back, and I hope you guys are still reading!