The T-Shirt Lifecycle

I spotted this on Laughing Squid and though it was pretty nifty. Nick Fosta of the Sleeping In My Head blog came up with this genius flow chart featuring the lifecycle of a typical T-Shirt.

“I have a T-shirt problem: after years of buying them, my house is now full. Whilst recently trying to tidy up the situation I realised that I was subconsciously categorising them. As with everything on the internet, it ain’t a ‘thing’ until it’s visualised in an infographic.”

His flowchart logic is pretty spot on, and I actually find myself categorizing T-Shirts in much the same way.

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365 Days of T-Shirts: Day 14 – Ditch The Tie. Wear A T-Shirt.

Here’s a little slogan, carried over from Day 13′s Project365. “Ditch The Tie. Wear A T-Shirt.” I like it. By the way, the image is sized 5″ x 6″, which makes it perfect for framing.

Day 14: Ditch The Tie. Wear A T-Shirt.

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Lord of the Rings + Ring Pops = Awesome

Ah, the childhood nostalgia continues with the latest T-Shirt from our friends at Made With Awesome. It’s called Precious Pop and it’s an homage to 1. Lord of the Rings, and 2. Ring Pops! How cool is that? Now, I might not be the biggest LOTR fan alive. Truthfully, I’ve not even seen one of the LOTR films. The closest I’ve ever got was 30 minutes into the first film. I know, pretty bad for my geek credentials. However, I did love Ring Pops growing up. These were pretty much a staple for any kid growing up in the 80′s/90′s. Do kids now-a-days still suck on Ring Pops? Are they even still sold? Where can I buy a Ring Pop in 2011?! I all of a sudden want one.

Precious Pop is available now from Made With Awesome for $24.

365 Days of T-Shirts: Day 13 – Pac-Shirt Postcard

“Ditch the tie. Wear a T-Shirt.” is the motto for today’s Project365 item. I call it the Pac-Shirt Postcard. I actually came up with this idea during my recent trip to Los Angeles. Surrounded by tourist-y postcards, I realized that there was indeed a lack of T-Shirt themed postcards. Here’s my first attempt to remedy that situation.

I had a couple of ideas for the front of the postcard, but ultimately ended up going with a Pac-Man theme. In lieu of Pac-Man, we’ve got a makeshift T-Shirt Pac-Shirt and instead of ghosts, we have neck ties and bow ties – the ultimate T-Shirt adversary. Enjoy!

Note: the Pac-Shirt Postcard is sized according to standard shape and size guidelines according to the United States Postal Service. The card is 6” long X 4 1/4” high.

Day 13: Pac-Shirt Postcard

Materials:

  1. Thick Card Stock Paper (paper should be around 0.007-0.016 inches thick or 80-120 pounds should to do the trick)
  2. Color Inkjet Printer

Instructions:

  1. Insert paper into printer and print the front postcard file (file labeled Postcard-Front.jpg).
  2. Once the front of the postcard has finished printing, flip it over and insert into your printer once more and print the back of the postcard (file labeled Postcard-Back.jpg).
  3. Cut postcard out of the paper.
  4. Write a message and send to someone who needs to wear a little less ties and a bit more T-Shirts!

This Pac-Shirt Postcard was inspired by Pac-Man.

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This is the front of the Pac-Shirt Postcard (click for a closer view).

This is the back of the Pac-Shirt Postcard (click for a closer view).

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365 Days of T-Shirts: Day 12 – Purple T-Shirt II

I had a few people request my Day 10 project (iPhone wallpaper) sized for their desktop computers and laptops. This was easy enough for me to do for my Day 12 project. Enjoy!

Day 12: Purple T-Shirt Wallpaper Set Part II

Instructions:

1. To install on your laptop or computer, first download the Wallpaper set below and then check your screen resolution of your laptop or computer. Install the wallpaper size that best fits your screen resolution. Note that the sizes offered below are optimized for MacBooks and iMacs.

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Hi-De-Ho Neighbor

Growing up in the 90′s, one of my favorite shows was Home Improvement. The draw for me was that I found Tim “The Toolman” Taylor to be quite hilarious and since his fictional kids were about the same age as me I could relate to them. One particular character that I always looked forward to when watching Home Improvement was Wilson. He was the Taylor’s genius neighbor, whose face was never shown. He always hid behind a picket face and all you would hear were his words of wisdom, mostly directed to Tim. Oh the intrigue of not being able to see a characters face over 8 seasons.

Naturally, I thought that it was pretty cool to see this Home Improvement inspired T-Shirt over at Busted Tees. And its even cooler considering that the show has been off the air for over a decade now. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can pick up this tee from Busted Tees now for $16.99.

365 Days of T-Shirts: Day 11 – Origami T-Shirt

Growing up, I used to love doing origami. In fact, I believe that I still do have a box of origami supplies hidden somewhere in my old room at my parents house. All of my old origami projects should also be in that box! For today’s Project365, I turn an ordinary dollar bill into a T-Shirt. Unfortunately, you can’t wear this particular T-Shirt, but you can keep it in your wallet for good luck!

This Origami T-Shirt was inspired by a photo by Flickr member Vaguely Artistic.

To make you own Origami T-Shirt, please refer to these instructions by Clay Randall.

Day 11: Origami T-Shirt

Here’s the front of the T-Shirt. Nifty collar, huh?!

And here’s the back of the T-Shirt. Wouldn’t it be cool if the seal was on the front of the T-Shirt instead?

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365 Days of T-Shirts: Day 10 – Purple T-Shirt

If I was a superhero, this would probably be my superhero seal! But what would my super powers be? Rapidly putting on and removing tees isn’t that useful? It would be great if T-Shirts, for me, worked as an invisibility cloak. Put on a T-Shirt and I go invisible. That would be pretty damn cool. So many things that I could do with THAT T-Shirt.

In any case, I again continue my “on vacation” series of Project365 posts. Today I give you the second iPhone Wallpaper of the year. It’s simple and features my favorite color (for T-Shirts) over the last few months – purple!

By the way, tomorrow I’ll be back home in Honolulu and that means we can go back to doing more crafty things! I’m excited!

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All artwork belong to their respective owners.

The T-Shirt 365 project is free of charge, meaning, you can use the materials provided here as many times as you would like. However, I do ask that you DO NOT repost the actual project files on other websites. It would be better if you simply linked back to the particular blog post on my website! It’s good karma for you and it’ll make me super happy to see the linkback!

The goal of the project is to have enough material so that I can make a book encompassing the entire project. If all goes as planned, we’ll have something amazing available in 2012!

Los Angeles Trip Day 3

Day 3 T-Shirt of Choice: FFB Eleprint by Fur Face Boy

On this day, we visited the happiest place on Earth: Disneyland. I haven’t been to the land of Mickey since I was about 8-9 years old, I can’t exactly remember how old I was. This was Michelle’s first time, so I was pretty excited for her. We had planned to start the day super early, 6 am early, so that we could have enough time to drive to Anaheim and arrive at Disneyland before opening (9 am). That didn’t happen. We woke up at around 9 am, and left our hotel at around 11:00 am. It turned out to be the perfect time to leave.

I’m sure that many of you have been to Disneyland already, so I won’t bore you with every little thing that we did there. However, I would like to point out a few observations.

1. Parking is super efficient. Seriously, why can’t the parking at my University be as efficient as Disneyland’s?

2. The Monte Cristo Sandwich at The Blue Bayou (New Orleans Square) is heavenly. It’s cheesy, meaty, sweet, and savory. TIP: One sandwich is big enough to split between two people. If you do choose to split, you can pay an extra $12 so that they plate it for two people and they’ll also add sides for each person.

3. Peter Pan’s Flight is way too short.

4. Someone randomly gave us fast passes to Space Mountain, so of course, we took advantage of those tickets. Man, I’m not a roller coaster guy because I nearly hurled on this ride! I’m not too sure how I didn’t end up with a seizure on this ride. The lights were cool though!

5. The 9 pm Fantasma show was a bit meh.

6. The Fireworks show that followed Fantasma was very whoa – it was impressive. TIP: It’s best seen on Mainstreet facing Snow White’s castle.

7. The beignets in New Orleans Square are good (but not as good as the beignet’s you’ll find in New Orleans), especially when paired with hot cocoa.

8. I finally got to ride the Submarine Voyage (since renamed Finding Nemo’s Submarine Voyage) after a 20 year wait! I remember as a kid wanting to go on this ride but no one wanted to go with me. Finally!

9. Favorite Ride? Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Mind. Seeing the big rolling of rock at the end was the icing on the cake.

We ended up leaving Disneyland at … gasp … closing! Neither of us thought that we’d stay until 11 pm. But time really does fly when you’re at Disneyland! The drive back to Los Angeles went by pretty quickly, and at the end of the hour long drive back, we awarded ourselves with a Los Angeles staple: Pink’s Hot Dogs.

By the time we arrived at Pink’s, we were both quite hungry. How hungry? Well to put things into perspective, I ordered a Mulhulland Drive (10 inch hot dog smothered with cheese, bacon and grilled onions), a signature chili dog, and an order of chili cheese fries on the side. The hot dogs were good, but I am not so sure that they were worth the wait in the cold. The next time that I am in LA and have to choose between Pink’s and Wurstküche, I’d probably pay a visit back to Wurstküche.

GIVEAWAY: Win Two Free Tees From Sistine!

To kick off the new year in style, I’ve hooked up with our friends at Sistine for an awesome T-Shirt giveaway! And all you need to do to get in on the action is send out a tweet on Twitter! Sistine is giving away three (3) Sistine T-Shirts and a couple of 50% off discount codes to be used to the Sistine shop. So what do you need to tweet? Tweet this for a chance to win:

#Win free tees through @SistineCreation x @cotygonzales #giveaway. Follow @SistineCreation and RT. 3 winners chosen. http://su.pr/2RM1Pm

You’re allowed to retweet the above message up to 10 times to increase your chances of winning! What will you win?

Prizes: 3 winners will be randomly selected by Sistine.

1st Place Winner will receive 2 free tees ($72 value) of his/her choice from Sistine’s 2010 Summer & Winter collection and a 50% discount code to shop at www.sistine.co.

2nd Place Winner will receive 1 free tee ($36 value) of choice and a 50% discount code.

3rd Place Winner will receive 50% online shop discount code.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Each time you tweet the message you will receive one entry into the giveaway. Every contestant is allowed a maximum of 10 RT’s, we suggest you do not tweet the message more than once a day. We do not wish for you to spam your followers.
  • The sweepstake is open to anyone worldwide.
  • The contest is not redeemable for cash.
  • Giveaway ends at January 19th 23:59 EST. Tweets after that time and date will not be counted.
  • The winner will be contacted by Sistine via twitter, therefore you MUST be following @SistineCreation to be eligible for the win.
  • All decisions are made final by Sistine and we maintain the right to decide all matters and disputes that arises from the contest.

And here are a few of the T-Shirts that you could win!