Random Artistic Design or RadIsRad

It’s not every day that I get T-Shirt blog posting material from YouTube. In fact, this might be a first! I spotted this RadIsRad (short for Random Artistic Design) tee on one of Chris Cendana’s YouTube music videos. He posted a video of himself singing a cover of The Fray’s Never Say Never and at the beginning of the video he gives a shout out to RadIsRad while he sings the song in the RadIsRad Elliot shirt. Neato! Too bad I have absolutely zero singing ability or else I’d do the same. You can pick up Elliot from RadIsRad for $19.95.

If you  haven’t heard of Chris Cendana be sure to check out his YouTube profile. He’s a filipino singer/songwriter and is one of those people that have become semi-famous via YouTube. He even released an album of original songs titled Waiting, that is available now on iTunes!

Elliot

Elliot

Found Item Clothing Favorite Movie Winner!

So we had a bunch of people enter the Found Item Clothing Favorite Movie Contest and we had some interesting favorite movie submissions! Some of the movies included: Big Trouble in Little China, The Italian Job (original version), and Groundhog Day. Check out the video to see who won the large Classic Tuxedo tee and the medium Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local tee. Congratulations to the winners – you’ll be receiving an email from me soon! And of course, thanks again to Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing for sponsoring this giveaway!

And while I’m talking about Found Item Clothing, be sure to check out their newest tee, it’s called Spanish Godzilla and it’s available now for $21.95.

Spanish Godzilla by Found Item Clothing

Co-Tee TV Episode 28: Aaitski, Finroo and Robot Strollers!

In this episode I review Roboboy from Aaitski and wrap up my summer long series on ongoing T-Shirt contest sites by reviewing Stroller by John Fitzpatrick from Finroo!

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This week I continue my summer long series on Ongoing T-Shirt Contest Sites. Every week, I will be reviewing a different tee from one of many different online contest sites. I’ll be discussing how each of these sites differ, how the submission and selection process work and what your rights are as a designer. Check out past reviews on: ShirtFight, A Better Tomorrow, Full Metal T-Shirt, tFuse, Design By Humans, Teextile and Tilteed.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Stroller by John Fitzpatrick and available at Finroo. Pros: The shirt is OMG soft. It seriously is one of the softest shirts I’ve ever worn. Finroo uses Direct-To-Garment printing but this is by far the softest print I’ve felt, screenprinted or DTG. The shirts are printed on organic bamboo. The print seems to be built right into the fabric, it’s the seamless. From touch alone you cannot tell where the print starts and where it ends. It’s tagless for itchfree comfort and features a screenprinted necktag instead. Inside of the lower hem there is a print that shows the number of the shirt (out of 100). Finroo claims their shirts to be all natural and hypoallergenic but i have no way to test this. Cons: It’s a bit pricey but other than that there’s not much that I can complain about. Some of you might find the shirts to be too thin. If you enjoy staying cool then you’ll appreciate the thinness. No custom packaging, just a FedEx mailer. Price: $34.99

Stroller by John Fitzpatrick and available at Finroo

Roboboy by Aaitski. Pros: If you enjoy wearing character based shirts then you must check out Aaitski. They feature some of the most fun characters you’ll find on the Internet! This shirt features a custom hangtag. Cons: The sleeves were a bit longer than I typically like and the arm holes were a bit wider than I am accustomed to but the rest of the shirt fit fine. Aaitski URL printed on back of shirt. Price: €25 ($36 US).

Roboboy by Aaitski

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Cute microbes on sale

Human Ingredients

Now here’s an interesting shirt from MySoti user and UK based graphic designer and illustrator, ropi. I have to say that I dig the concept a bit more than the actual execution of the shirt. It’s called Human Ingredients and I am guessing that it’s supposed to look like what we would see on something like a can of SPAM or similar food items. I actually would have preferred the list on the back of the tee and minus the UPC code. What do you guys think? Like it? If you do, you can pick it up from MySoti for $20.46.

Human Ingredients

Back To School 20% Sale at Walkie Talkie Tees

Loren from Walkie Talkie Tees let me know of an awesome sale they’ve currently got going on – save 20% off  everything in their online store from now until Labor Day! This means that shirts regularly priced at $18 are now $15 – score!

This was my first time visiting Walkie Talkie Tees and I absolutely loved two of their shirts and can highly recommend Love Means Nothing and I Love Gouda. Admittedly, it took me a few seconds to figure out the Love Means Nothing shirt but once I got it I appreciated it that much more. Love Means Nothing belongs in my closet!

Love Means Nothing

I Love Gouda

Quick Vid: Johnny Cupcakes and Snorg Tees Get Magazine Love

Both the September issue of Entrepreneur and the July/August issue of Inc. give some love to two brands regularly featured on this blog: Johnny Cupcakes and Snorg Tees. Neither are long features, instead, both articles are 1 page snippets discussing the young millionaires behind both brands and how they achieved their success. Might be worth browsing over the next time you’re at your local bookstore.

The Problem

The Problem by Ben Chlapek is the featured September tee from monthly T-Shirt site, 200 Nipples. Have I mentioned how much I love the name of the site? Well, I do. If you’re familiar with 200 Nipples then you know the deal: 100 shirts are printed, and are sold based on the shirt number. So, if you decide to buy shirt number 28 you’ll pay $28. If you’re the unlucky bastard who decides to wait till the 30th of the month then you might end up paying $100 for tee number 100.

As far as the shirt: I love it! I used to (and still at times do) sketch weird and random sayings in my notebook. What else to do when you’re bored in lecture? What kinds of things would you sketch in your notebook while you were bored in class?

The Problem

The Problem

What War? + £15 Chimpogo Sale

Purple is not my favorite color but I can still appreciate the newest tee from Chimpogo. It’s called What War? and it was designed by artist belisha and questions why there is a lack of talk in the media about the current and ongoing war that is still taking place. The text on this one truly says it all. If you’re into politics or are anti-war then this shirt might appeal to you.

You can pick up What War? on sale for just £15 from now until September 30. Oh yeah, all other Chimpogo tees are on sale for the same price. An in case you’re wondering, tees at Chimpogo are typically regularly priced at £21 so you end up saving £6 – not bad!

What War? by belisha and available at Chimpogo

What War? by belisha and available at Chimpogo

September Goodies From Linty Fresh

The first of every month is always fun because we get to see what new goodies will be released at Linty Fresh. This month is extra scrumptious as Eric Terry introduces the first ever Linty Fresh jewelry piece. It features a signature Linty Fresh Character and is aproximately 1.75″ wide by 2.5″ tall and comes with  a 20″ adjustable chain.

But of course, you’re here to see the new shirts. I know you guys (and girls) all too well. The new September tee from Linty Fresh is called Rebel Bowel and features a simple, yet fresh, single color bowel inspired print. The design comes in two flavors, a maroon and white colorway as well as a brown and yellow colorway.

The last time we saw something this simple and clean from Linty Fresh would have to be the release of the Red Dotted Line tee. I actually really dig integration of the Linty Fresh text with the bowel design. Everything is so seamless. I look forward to more Linty Fresh shirts featuring clean lines and simple designs. You can pick up Rebel Bowel for $22 from Linty Fresh starting…now!

Rebel Bowel

Rebel Bowels

Rabbit Necklace

Ctrl Alt Defeat

First off, no, Ctl Alt Defeat is not the name of some emo indie band. It’s actually the name of a new T-Shirt brand by T-Shirt contest regular, Tom Neal. Ctl Alt Defeat is touting itself as a limited edition T-Shirt site. Essentially, they will be printing one design in limited quantities and, when the design sells out, they will go ahead and print the next shirt.

The problem with this particular business model is: what happens if the shirts don’t sell out? And, how limited are the shirts, exactly? In any case, I am interested to see future designs from Ctrl Alt Defeat. T-Shirt designer extraordinaire, Greg Abbott, kicks things off at Ctrl Alt Defeat with Remote. I have to wonder, will this particular design be the look and feel of future Ctrl Alt Defeat designs or will Ctrl Alt Defeat just be a hodge podge of different artist works with no real distinctive look and feel? In any case, you can pick up Remote by Greg Abbott from Ctrl Alt Defeat for £14.99.

Remote