Christopher’s Den

I always knew that Christopher Robin secretly wanted to strangle Winnie-the-Pooh. He is constantly getting his head stuck in that darn honey jar – I’d want to strangle him too! Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees took things to the next level and had Winnie-the-Pooh gutted, skinned and turned into a rug suitable for the den of anyone who takes issue with a honey addicted bear who doesn’t like to wear pants.

Pick up Christopher’s Den now from Glennz Tees for $19.95 and give it to that 48 year old Winnie-the-Pooh addict that I know you know.

Christopher's Den

Christopher's Den

Diary of a T-Shirt Intern: Dealing With Black Ink

Diary of a T-Shirt Intern is a weekly column written by Bo, a T-Shirt blogger at Loving This Tee who is also affectionately known in the tee community as dunz0. Bo will be tracking her experiences as an intern at Tilteed and sharing her thoughts on the strange land that is Portland, Oregon!

This past week was quite similar to my first week working at Tilteed. In short, I spent a great deal of my time packing orders and pinning the map. I did get the opportunity to start a print project from start to finish, though. That was somewhat frustrating, but also very fun. If you’ve received a package from Tilteed before, then you know that we include one of our business cards. If you haven’t received one, then you should place an order! I won’t make you guys wait though, so here’s a picture to show you what I’m talking about.

Tilteed Hangtags

Along with printing those cards, I also got the chance to print some more t-shirts this past week, specifically one of my Tilteed Limited curations by YAWN called “Releasing Dark Matter.” I love the artwork by this German duo, so it was an honor getting to print their design. Definitely check them out if you don’t know who they are!

Releasing Dark Matter

This was my first time working exclusively with black ink, something that may seem like no big deal. Well, it turns out that black ink is the thinnest out of all the colors, with white being the thickest. With that said, it took me a few test runs to figure out how to best handle it for such a large print. For a one-color design, I found this shirt to be tougher to print than the three-color prints that I have worked with. I figure that it will just require some getting used to.

One thing that I should note is that what I’m having the most trouble with isn’t actually the printing, but everything else in the printing process. For example, washing screens takes a lot more than just spraying them with water. There are steps that must be followed in order, or else you risk messing up the silk screen for good. And then there’s the matter of scrubbing vs. not scrubbing and what hose setting to use. These minor details get quite complicated when you’re new to screen printing. I constantly return to my Moleskine notebook for notes. It all seems so simple and routine, yet I’m having such a difficult time figuring out what to do next. I am hoping that practice makes perfect!

Unfortunately, I am sick and in bed as I write this. So as to remind myself of the better Oregon days, I will leave you with some beach pictures from last Friday. It was cold and the water was freezing, but I was having a blast experiencing the Pacific Ocean from its western side (I’ve seen the Pacific from Thailand’s coast too). I definitely want to make it back there again when it’s a bit warmer.

Oh, and no dinosaurs this week. Next week, I promise!

Bo Visiting The Beach

Bo Visiting The Beach

Bo Visiting The Beach

Be sure to check out the latest at Tilteed. The shirt is called Wild Architecture and is on sale now for $12 but you can save $2 by using the coupon code “TILTCOTY” at checkout!

Wild Architecture

Threadless Kids Clearance Sale

Known an awesome kid? We’ll here’s your chance to pick them up some awesome threads! The good people over at Threadless is having a huge clearance sale on all of their gear made especially for kids, including onesies, hoodsies, hoodies and of course kid tees! The tees are normally priced at $20 but they have been marked down to $9. Score!

Threadless Kids Clearance Sale

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We're on the same level by Dud Lawson

Friendly Beasts by Hillary White

Blowfish by Andy Gonsalves

peliCAN: Help Restore The Gulf

Veteran Threadless designers, Ross Zietz and Frederik Wepener, have teamed up to deliver peliCAN, a T-Shirt that Threadless just released to help with the relief efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

The shirt is unbelievably priced at just $10 with ALL proceeds going to the Gulf Restoration Network.

Let’s face it, BP has done and is still doing major damage to the Gulf with its ongoing oil leakage. Unlike other disasters, there’s not much that we can do to help the situation. It’s not like we can jump in, drop a bunch of paper towels into the Gulf with the hope that it will suck all the oil of there. Not going to happen. What we can do is help out with monetary donations so the experts can do their thing. The great part about picking up peliCAN from Threadless is that you’re helping the cause and getting an awesome shirt in the process.

Donate to the relief efforts with just $10 by picking up peliCAN from Threadless.

peliCAN by Frederik Wepener and Ross Zietz

peliCAN by Frederik Wepener and Ross Zietz

76 Threadless T-Shirts From Sketch To Print

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Threadless design looked like before it graced the coveted fabric of a Threadless tee? Well, wonder no more because here are 76 Threadless classics from sketch to print.

76 Threadless T-Shirts From Sketch To Print

I’d love to hear which one of these are your favorites and whether or not you own any of these tees! Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!

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Facebook Like Co-Tee TV

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1. Battle of the Giants by Alex Solis

Battle of the Giants

Battle of the Giants

2. Space Chase by Alex Solis

Space Chase

Space Chase

3. Fast Food by Alex Solis

Fast Food

Fast Food

4. War Games by Ersin Ertuck

War Games

War Games

5. Burgervetica by David Schwen

Burgervetica

Burgervetica

6. Irate Primate by David Schwen

Irate Primate

Irate Primate

7. Springfield Still Life by Alvaro Arteaga Sabaini

Springfield Still Life

Springfield Still Life

8. Sees The Day by Evan Ferstenfeld and Enkel Dika

Sees The Day

Sees The Day

Did you know that you can just click any of the images you see in this post and it will take you straight to the product page? What’s even better is that you score an extra $5 off your entire order by using the coupon code “yaykids5″ at checkout!

Threadless Yaykids5

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A Taste of New Pyknic Gear

The Chef has released some new Pyknic tees, and guess what, this is just a “small collection” before the big summer line drops! Pretty neat. Of the notables include a Peta2 X Pyknic collaboration tee featuring Chef Barski, one of the Pyknic mascots. Peta2 is sort of an alternative animal rights groups that started in 2002 and grew from PETA.

Another thing you’ll notice is a lot of new Hippo logo tees in place of the classic Pyknic basket, knife and fork logo tees. I don’t think Pyknic is changing their logo by any means – instead I think they are simply expanding the use of regular characters in their line. My guess is that we’ll be seeing a lot more of the hippo and Chef Barski.

The shirts are priced from $20 to $26.98 and are available now for sale at Pyknic.

Lunch Is A Battle Field

Retro Grill

Peta2 Collaboration T-Shirt

Here’s Looking At You, Kid

I normally do not blog about Threadless submissions mainly because I don’t like to be teased and I don’t like to be a teaser. I take that back, I actually enjoy teasing others, I just don’t like being teased with designs that might possibly never see the light of day as a bonafide T-Shirt.

Let’s face it, submitting a design to Threadless is like throwing your piece of art into a haystack filled with other, equally good, pieces of art, with the hope that the Threadless regulars (and staff) will see the glow in your artwork and vote with a 5$. Oh the coveted Threadless 5$. Your design also seemingly gets lost in the crowd a bit faster if you’re new to the Threadless scene. Lack in name recognition could be the only thing holding you back from seeing your little baby of a design earn you $2500 and T-Shirt design immortality.

Having said all of that, I’d like to introduce my friend, who goes by the name of Bunny Dojo in the webiverse. He is quite a skilled designer and has a very polished portfolio. He specializes in key art and logo design. He’s also pretty good at designing those covers that your DVD’s and Blu-ray discs come packaged in. Despite this, the world of competitive T-shirt designs contests is a different kind of beast and he knows it! So I am showing off his first Threadless submission, Here’s Looking At You, Kid, partially because he’s my friend, a little because I’ve been a big fan of his work for many years now, but mostly because he has a solid design that I truly believe is worthy of being printed at Threadless. Now go vote for it!

The world will always welcome lovers. As time goes b-a-a. Inspired by a love of “Casablanca” and the styling of ‘Glennz,’ this design is my first that felt worthy of submission to Threadless. I’m really happy with it, and I hope you will be too. -Bunny Dojo

Here's Looking At You, Kid

Here’s Looking At You, Kid. - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Unique LA Day 2 Recap Photos

Looks like a lot of you enjoyed the photos provided by our friends at Milk & Eggs Co! Fortunately for you, there’s more where that came from. Here are some photos from Day 2 of the Independent Design and Gift Show: Unique LA. Please enjoy and remember to visit Milk & Eggs Co. for some awesome and fun teeeeee shirts!

FAZE Apparel | FAZE is an acronym for Fearless and Zealous Everyday and is a San Francisco clothing line brought to you by three uniquely different, yet similar individuals. To us and our supporters, FAZE is more than a brand, it’s a mentality that should be upheld daily. You are driven by passion and FAZE will help you prove it to the world, through apparel with elevated designs and harmonious color schemes that represent your adaptive and visionary instinct.

FAZE Apparel

FAZE Apparel

LiNK: Liberty In North Korea | LiNK exists so that one day the crisis in North Korea will not. We operate under a mandate that does not allow us to remain silent about the human rights and refugee crisis that is a result of this emergency. We educate, protect, advocate, provide and empower the North Korean people so that one day they will have the opportunity to live in true freedom.

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LINK

M7

M7

MNKR | To make people happy through the wearable medium of the T-Shirt.

MNKR

MNKR

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A Big Bird Equals A Big Meal

Ever wondered what would happen to Big Bird if he ever me a hungry black cat? Well, wonder no more because the newest tee from Glennz Tees explains what would happen as succinctly as possible. Big Bird would be one big pile of feathers, that’s what would happen! Growing up I was a huge fan of Sesame Street (what kid wasn’t). My favorite characters would have to have been Bert and Ernie and The Cookie Monster. Who were your favorite Sesame Street characters?

Big Meal is printed on a Slate American Apparel tee and is available now from Glennz Tees for $19.95. Floss not included.

Big Meal

Big Meal

Dream Gold Is Hotness

Dream Gold is an indie brand based out Toronto with the mission to share the lifestyle of well-being and supremacy through their love for fashion and the arts. They just released their second line of tees and I have to say that based on the preview photos, it is far improved from their first release. I love how they built on their initial Heart of Gold tee and delivered two tees that are bold and full of fun. They’ve also got a slew of buttons for you to choose from.

The two new tees, Aqua Biceps and Psychowl are both printed on American Apparel blanks and are available now from the Dream Gold online shop. The shirts are priced at $19.95 a piece but you can score both shirts for just $30.95 by picking up the Golden Deal offer. You can actually pick up 2 of any of the four new shirts with the Golden Deal offer. My suggestion – pick one up for you and your girl (or vice versa)! And if you decide to pick something up then use the coupon code “COTY” and score 15% off your entire purchase! With the coupon code the price of the Golden Deal offer drops to about $25 – such an awesome deal!

A week or two ago I received a package from Dream Gold so expect to see a review of one of their new shirts on Co-Tee TV very soon!

Dream Gold

Dream Gold

Dream Gold