Stand Up To Cancer With Star Wars

These Star Wars T-Shirts were designed for a great cause and are definitely tees that I’ll support. Use the Force for good and show that you will Stand Up To Cancer. Proceeds from these Star Wars designed T-Shirts will go to benefit the fight against cancer. There are three designs to choose from and each are priced at $24.95.

Of course, the momentum from the soon to be released Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray should help to propel the sales of these T-Shirts. Then again, Star Wars fans will pretty much buy anything Star Wars, right? And that is why I have a vinyl Yoda sitting on my desk and staring at me.

Unique LA Spotlight: Liberty In North Korea (LiNK)

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

For LiNK, making and selling T-Shirts is not just about making a quick buck, but rather it’s about making a difference. LiNK, short for Liberty In North Korea, is the only full-time organization aggressively working on the North Korean human rights crisis in North America. With every T-Shirt sale, LiNK is able to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees.

The Hundred Campaign

Last November, we launched our most aggressive campaign yet: rescuing 100 North Korean refugees from hiding as soon as possible. We began by setting a goal to raise $50,000 by the end of the year and, in just two months, hundreds of you responded by donating to this rescue.

The money has been collected and the final number is in. Together, we raised $41,402.54. Because of the tremendous response, we will be able to bring 16 refugees out of hiding and provide them with an opportunity to begin a new life!

We sincerely thank you for your support, sacrifice and commitment in making the rescue of this first group possible.

We aren’t stopping here. Our goal is to raise $200,000 this year to enable the rescue of the remaining 84 refugees. If you are new to the campaign, please check out the website here and consider donating TODAY to help us reach one hundred.

You can find LiNK at Unique LA at Table 30 next to the Free Workshops area.

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The Return of the Noid

I admit that 1. I am not a big Domino’s fan and 2. I never play Avoid The Droid. And now that those two disclaimers are out of the way, I present to you the Aovid The Noid T-Shirts from Domino’s Pizza. For those of you not familiar with Avoid The Noid, it was a platform computer game for the Commodore 64 and DOS, written in 1989 to promote Domino’s Pizza. It was modeled after the company’s ad campaign during the late 1980s. The ads featured a “noid” that destroyed pizzas and must be avoided.

“Cyber Monday is one of the busiest days of the year for online retailers, and Domino’s Pizza is now getting a slice of the action! For a limited time only, Domino’s is bringing back the Noid, their famous 1980’s advertising character, to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during its sixth annual Thanks and Giving campaign.”

These vintage-styled Noid shirts are currently available for sale at $19.99 a piece and is limited to 1 shirt per customer. $14 from the sale of each shirt will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The shirts have a limited print run of 1,000. It’s for a good cause so if you were a fan of the Noid, don’t avoid it, just pick one up!

Avoid The Noid

Thanks to Travis from Found Item Clothing for the tip.

Sponsor A Zombie Program

The Sponsor A Zombie video courtesy of the band Mercury Radio Theater is hilarious! It definitely made my halloween. You’ve got to watch the video, it spoofs those charity infomercials brilliantly. The $20 Sponsor A Zombie care package features a picture and letter from your zombie (how amazing is that), a SPAZ T-Shirt , bumber sticker and a Sponsor The Zombie EP featuring the tracks:

  1. Dejected, Adj.
  2. Are you Adequately Prepared to Rock!
  3. Evil con Carne
  4. The Hypno Eye
  5. Onward Zombie Soldiers
  6. Spare Parts
  7. It came from down south
  8. Joe spilt his beer

SOS

This tee, available at SocialDesigner.com, was the winner of the “design a tee to be used in case of an emergency” competition. This winning tee was designed by the artist known as Gemma, who had this to say about her creation:

“SOS is the most common signal when there is an emergency in order to ask for help. I thought the t-shirt should have this purpose because it can be useful no matter what kind of emergency is happening. We know we’ll be carrying this tee with us at all times in case of a flat tire, fashion emergency, or just in case we need to flag down a taxi in NYC.”

This tee is available for $25 and is printed on an Ash Grey American Apparel tee. 20% of the profits from sales of this tee will go to benefit Architecture for Humanity. 

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Buy A Shirt For Tigger

A couple of weeks ago I featured All For One Clothing, a brand that was started by animal enthusiast Brandon Hopkins. Sadly, one of his doggies passed away. To commemorate Tiggers life, he is having a sale at All For One Clothing. You can save 25% off your entire order by simply using the code “tigger” at checkout. All proceeds from this sale will go to charity in her name. 

Here are two tees that I dig from All For One Clothing!

All For One Clothing

All For One Clothing

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B Positive by lunchboxbrain

This tee by lunchboxbrain is all about one thing – dishing out positive vibes! This grass colored Design By Humans tee is the perfect shirt to get anyone lacking in the happy department. And because Mr. lunchboxbrain is such an awesome guy, he donated his DBH winnings to  two charities in Upstate NY – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. and Gilda’s Club Capital Region New York. B Positive is available now from Design By Humans for $20.

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Human Trafficking by Priscilla Wilson

Human Trafficking is a huge problem and Amnesty International in Germany knows this. They recently ran a marketing campaign to highlight the issues related with Human Trafficking and they caught it on tape. 

Here’s a T-Shirt that is actually called Human Trafficking and was designed by artist Priscilla Wilson. You might be familiar with Priscilla since she is an avid T-Shirt designer and has had her designs printed at Threadless (she goes by the name valorandvellum). The design theme was Building roadblocks to human trafficking. It’s available at CommonThreadz, a site that produces Eco-Friendly T-Shirts that help fund programs that benefit orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa and other developing nations. For each t-shirt purchased, a school uniform is donated to an orphan or vulnerable child so they can go to school. The tee is available now for $38.

“Upon receiving the theme of “Human Trafficking” I started doing some research on the topic. There were a couple of things that struck me about the issue. Many of the victims, even as adults, enter the situation under false pretenses, and once they’re in it they don’t seek help to get out. It seems that it must be a devastating, despairing way to exist, and the only solution is if an outsider steps up and reports it. With this design, the intent is to show how small acts can mean big things to others and to show hope where there was none before.” – Priscilla Wilson

Human Trafficking by Priscilla Wilson

Desired Hearts Announces Twestival Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lenwood Brown from Amherst, New Hampshire for submitting the winning design to the official Twestival T-Shirt Design Contest that was held by Desired Hearts. Brown is no stranger to good causes, along with being a talented designer, he also helps out his community as a volunteer firefighter. And if you saying to yourself, hey that designs looks familiar – well, you’re right! The design is a play on the famous “Fail Whale” splash page that appears whenever Twitter is down for maintenance. 

This winning Twestival shirt will be available for pre-sale until Monday for $20. All proceeds from this sale will be going to Charity: Water. And remember, the Twestival will be happening all over the world on February 12 so be sure to check out the official site Twestival site to see where your city’s Twestival will be held. 

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Twestival Shirt

The Select Series Presents: Patrick O’Brien’s Storytellers Collection

I received the following press release from the guys over at The Select Series regarding their latest collection of curated tees. Of course, the proceeds will be going to support a very worthy charity, The Patrick O’Brien Foundation. If you’re familiar with The Select Series, then you know that this is Threadless’ premium brand, as such, they’ve got a premium price tag as well at $25. They use plastisol ink on all of the tees and the prints range from 3 to 11 colors. By purchasing one of these tees, you can help with the battle against ALS. Read more about the collection below:

The Select Series is proud to announce our second Curated Collection of tees. 100% of the proceeds from this Series will be donated to The Patrick O’Brien Foundation to complete Patrick’s film documenting his battle with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The tees will be available beginning February 9th at TheSelectSeries.com.

O’Brien, an independent filmmaker and longtime friend of Threadless, created the Patrick O’Brien Foundation in 2006 to raise awareness of ALS and his documentary film about living with the disease. O’Brien has been featured on NPR, ABC, and CBS, and touts a successful commercial career on television and the internet creating unique stories for Spike TV, AOL, IBM, MTV, Microsoft, and Warp Records.

After his diagnosis with ALS in 2005 at the age of 30, O’Brien set out to do something with his illness and create his most honest project to date: to document his own life on 35mm motion picture film and spread awareness about the disease, bringing attention to those living with it in order to take a step towards improved treatment options.

“Patrick is a good friend of mine, and I’ve been a fan of his work for almost a decade,” said Dustin Hostetler, Special Projects Curator for Threadless. “When learning of his illness, and subsequent plans to make a film about it, I racked my brain for ways to help. Now through the Select Series, we can all help Patrick finish his movie.”

Through his curated line for the Select Series, O’Brien has chosen the theme of Storytellers, as well as the artists contributing to the collection of limited-edition tees. Participating artists include Aaron Augenblick , Ben Conrad , Timothy Saccenti , and Michael C. Place. 100% percent of the proceeds from the Series will go to The Patrick O’Brien Foundation.

This is the second guest-curated Threadless Select Series, aiming to pay homage to the entire spectrum of art and design – from fine art to street art, CG to sculpture, and typography to architecture. The first series was curated by RISD President John Maeda in 2008.

The Select Series

The Select Series

The Select Series