Dale Edwin Murray Launches Bananas Tees

Dale Edwin Murray has been a mainstay in the indie T-Shirt scene for some time now, so it wasn’t a surprise when I had found out that he recently opened his own online T-Shirt shop. Bananas Tees is Murray’s foray into T-Shirt independence.

Murray is probably best known for his iconic Threadless design, Music Business Remastered. Despite his Threadless success, Murray has won nearly every T-Shirt design contest online, including Tilteed, A Better Tomorrow, Chimpogo, and Shirt.Woot. Yes, he does get around!

The first batch of T-Shirt from Bananas Tees include 5 designs that feature the illustration prowess of Murray. My favorite from the bunch is definitely High 5 – it’s a simple idea that works flawlessly.

Each of the T-Shirts are priced at £15.0, which is about $23.50 US. Go buy some now at Bananas Tees!

To read an interview that I did with Dale Edwin Murray go here.

Co-Tee TV Episode 48: Bombs Away, 1910 Co. and Eagles

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Bombs Away by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed and review The Eagle Has Landed by Nineteen Ten Co., a brand based out of Santa Clarita, California. Nineteen Ten Co. strives to to continuously bring culturally threaded designs and colors together to create stylish, comfortable and responsible clothing.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

The Eagle Has Landed by Nineteen Ten Co. Pros: Amazing packaging! Nineteen Ten Co. obviously spent a lot of time focusing on branding and it shows though their well thought out packaging. Design is printed on a 100% cotton American Apparel tee which is always a plus because of comfort and fit. Brand emphasizes that fair trade and fair labor materials are used in their products. Bunch of extras packaged with the shirt, including stickers and postcards. Cons: Not tagless. Graphic on shirt reminds me a bit of something I would find at American Eagle. Price: $22.

The Eagle Has Landed

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Co-Tee TV Episode 26: Vince Vulcan, Tilteed and Bombs!

In this episode I wear Vince Vulcan by Cloxboy and review Bombs Away! by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed as part of my summer long series on ongoing T-Shirt contest sites. Submit your designs to Tilteed and win $500 in cash, $50 Tilteed store credit, plus much more! Use the code “TiltCoty” for an additional $2 off your order! By the way, there’s a hidden free shirt somewhere in either this post or in the video. Find it and you will score a free shirt. You’ll know it when you see it – that’s the only clue I’m giving!

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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 and Teextile.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Bombs Away! by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed. Pros: Excellent four color print, vibrant colors, fun design, printed on an American Apparel blank so you know I love the it and feel. Shirts come with custom hangtags but mine was shipped before the tags arrived. Perfect shirt for the kid at heart or for those who like to drop bombs! Cons: Not tagless, plain mailer. Price: $18

Bombs Away by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed

Vince Vulcan by Cloxboy. Pros: If you swear by the Sham Wow then this is the shirt for you! Perfect mashup of two epic characters, the Vulcan Spock and Vince Shlomi. This shirt comes from the guys that brought us the iSteamPhone, Exploded360, and Exploded128. Soft print on an American Apparel blank, Cons: Not tagless. I kind of wish that the print was a tad larger. Price: $20.

Vince Vulcan by Cloxboy

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Introducing Tilteed + CONTEST!

I’d like to introduce Tilteed, the newest player in the T-Shirt contest site genre! The site just launched yesterday and as you might guess, it’s a community driven, ongoing t-shirt design competition. 

They’ll be offering some amazing prizes for their initial launch giveaway, including $3500 to $5000 for a grand prize, and $1500 for a runner up. The regular prize money is set at $500 and $1 residuals for each T-Shirt sold per design. Not too shabby!

Their pre-launch tee is from contest site regular and Coty favorite, Dale Edwin Murray. The shirt is called Bombs Away and I couldn’t think of a better shirt (or artist) to kick things off at Tilteed! You can pick up Bombs Away from Tilteed for just $12! Plus, use the code “TiltCoty” for an additional $2 off your order! $10 for a Dale Edwin Murray designed tee on an American Apparel shirt – sounds like a steal to me!

Did Someone Say Contest?

Oh yeah, that was me! All you need to do is 1) register at Tilteed, 2) take a picture of yourself with a sign that says “I ♥ Tilteed and Co-Tee TV” and be as creative as possible with your sign, 3) post a link to your Tilteed profile page and your picture on either the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page Wall or link to your picture in the comments section of this blog post! If you do all 3 steps then you could win the following prize package from Tilteed:

3 Tilteed Shirts Total, Including:
One (1) Bombs Away! tee by Dale Edwin Murray
Two (2) of the winning launch shirts (these will be two different designs).  

The contest ends on Wednesday July 22, 2009 at 11:59 PM Hawaii time. I will choose the most creative, funniest, and inventive entry to win the Tilteed prize package. 

Tilteed

Tilteed

Get Awesome by Dale Edwin Murray

Dale Edwin Murray has been taking the T-Shirt world by storm and these two tees from A Better Tomorrow are just some of his more recent designs. When Chameleons Go Wrong is the newest tee that is available at A Better Tomorrow and it’s an instant classic. The dialog between the two chameleons left me chuckling for quite some time. In fact, I’ve always, for some reason, had a fascination with chameleons. If I could have superhuman powers, I’d first of all wish to have the power of invisibility (I think I mentioned this before) and if that didn’t work out then I might choose to have chameleon like skin (or maybe super strength, lol). 

Get Awesome is simply an awesome (what other word would I use?) tee. In fact, I might be the perfect person for this tee especially since I use the word awesome on such a regular basis. By the way, best use of the word awesome of recent memory isEwan McGregor in Angels & Demons. You don’t have to watch the movie to hear him say it, just check out the trailer. He says it with such power and conviction, so much so that I will start saying awesome that way from now on. By the way, both of these tees are available now at A Better Tomorrow for just 18,00 € (~$24 US).

When Chameleons Go Wrong

Get Awesome

Bigfoot Boombox by Dale Edwin Murray

If I ever got to see Bigfoot my life would be complete! This is another great design from London based artist and Threadless regular, Dale Edwin Murray. This particular tee is called Bigfoot Boombox and is available now from Epic Weave. Ever better – it’s on sale for a measly $12.95 (regular price $15.00). It’s printed on a baby blue American Apparel tee for sweatshop free comfort! 

Have any of you teeple had a Bogfoot encounter? If so, I want to hear about it! 

Bigfoot Boombox

Bigfoot Boombox