Gino from Color Overload just emailed me about his new ebook, Fuel for Design. From the man himself, “Fuel for Design is a complete guide on how to start a clothing line and is packed full of the latest t-shirt business and marketing tips.”
I usually get a couple emails a month asking me for tips on selling shirts, etc. Unfortunately, I don’t really have any experience myself, so I can never answer that question. Now I can just point this question to Gino’s book. I’m sure he knows what he’s talking about, given that he’s behind an awesome set of shirts over at Color Overload.
So, if you’re looking to learn how to start a clothing line, don’t email me, just read about it from the man himself.
I’m a definite fan of this Obama victory celebration shirt. In my opinion, it’s an awesome design whether you supported Barack or not. I’ll let Josh describe it in his own words from the email:
The shirt is at Barack the Vote and it’s the only thing we’re doing on the site — just one shirt. It’s simple, but memorable, recasting the iconic Barack Obama “O” logo into the popular Internet acronym “OMG” The shirt has a double meaning. On one hand, it captures the celebration and jubilation millions of people felt across the world when Obama was declared the winner on Tuesday night. And on the other hand, it alludes to the youthful energy that the Obama campaign created via its groundbreaking use of the Internet as an organizational tool.
I’m lovin’ the eyes on the stereo, as well as the paint splatter. Music is a big part of my life (listening to Vampire Weekend right now), so I can understand the sentiment. As they say, “Plug it in and Turn it up!”.
You can buy this one from Glamour Kills for $24.99. They’ve got a great line in general, check ‘em all out.
Glarkware is holding a “Winter-ish” sale. What does that mean for you? Everything Glarkware has is on sale at varying levels. You can snag some awesome shirts for as low as $5 (or a few at $2), or as high as $15, as well as hoodies for $20. They’ve got some awesome shirts even in their lower sale brackets. I definitely recommend everyone look through their stuff.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is one of my favorite movies. The plot centers around Ray Finkle, a former Miami Dolphins kicker, who undergoes a sex change and becomes a female detective in order to get revenge against Dan Marino and the Dolphins. If you haven’t seen the film, I definitely recommend you check out. Jim Carrey is quite hilarious in it.
This is one of the better Star Wars shirts I’ve seen out there, as well as a very true statement. I definitely wouldn’t mess with Vader. You can pick it up on a variety of shirts and colors over at The Tee Party.
This one is a sweet collaboration between EIO Clothing and London nightclub, The End. I dig both versions of the shirt, but i’d have to say the foil one is my favorite. I love the effects on the text though – it’s good stuff. It’ll run you about 30 GPB, which is what, like $55? So it’s a tad expensive for us Americans, but it’s still an awesome shirt. You can use coupon code “theend” to bring it down 15%.
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In honor of election day, selected Busted Tees shirts are only a minuscule $13.08. This awesome sale lasts until…you guessed it, election day. You can use a Busted Tees coupon to bring that down another 10%. They also released 4 new someecards shirts. You can pick these ones up for only $14.99. Check ‘em out:
This design is clean, simple, and to the point, not to mention pretty sweet looking. You can show off your inner bear (or wolf, they have that one too) to the entire world. You can grab this one for $18 at Foe Paws Apparel. It’s printed on a pistachio colored shirt with a vintage fit, not sure what brand that is, but it will most likely fit slim.
Foe Paws Apparel was started by artist / designer / photographer Brian Kyle in February of 2007. Foe Paws was created because we love wearing awesome t-shirts, since no one makes awesome shirts anymore we had to make them for ourselves (and you).
This one made the rounds on a lot of blogs recently, and for a good reason. It manages to cash in on the ampersand craze, but still remain unique and creative at the same time. You get the best of both worlds. For those who can’t see, the “And Then I Woke Up” is written on the bottom right part of the ampersand. Grab it for $21 at Ugmonk. It’s printed on the awesomely soft American Apparel tri-blend shirt.
We’ve all heard it before. Your friend is explaining his really weird dream, going on and on about all this random stuff and right when he gets to the good part it abruptly ends with “. . .and then I woke up.”