“My drawing process for my Glennz Tees shirt designs, I use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator and draw with a Wacom tablet. If needed, I draw a quick rough on screen first, then convert that to guides to draw my final illustration on top of that. Start to finish 60 mins compressed into 3.” -Glenn Jones
Superbowl XLVI is fast approaching and I’m not sure who you’ll be cheering for, but for me it’ll be all about the New England Patriots. And of course, Mr. Johnny Cupcakes will be cheering for his home team too. To celebrate, he has even released a super limited edition Patriot Crossbones T-Shirt. It’s the classic Johnny Cucpakes crossbones design mashed up with New England Patriots colors. I like!
Patriot Crossbones is available now for both guys and girls at the Johnny Cupcakes online shop for $24.99. Snag one now. Tom Brady is getting old. This design might not be back for a very, long time.
Looks like our friends over at Kosher Ham has received some love from the one and only Chad Ochocinco, the very outspoken wide receiver of the Cincinnati Bengals. Ochocinco, famously known for changing his name from Chad Johnson to Chad Ochocinco (because every sane man wants his last name to reflect his jersey number), was spotted on Dancing With Stars sporting the Child, Please T-Shirt from Kosher Ham.
And now you too can be just like Mr. Ochocinco, all you need to do is pick up Child, Please from Kosher Ham for the sale price of $15.99 (regularly priced at $19.99) and by the way, if you use the code COTYFANS at checkout you get an extra 10% off your entire order. Score!
Mr. Cupcakes just released his November batch of tees and despite the bunch of Turkey/Thanksgiving related shirts (of which I have no interest in) I am quite excited by the re-relase and new colorway for his First Date design. I love that design and although I wasn’t able to pick it up the first time around I assure you that I’ll be quick to act on this one.
The rest of the batch, were a bit meh for me. The exception being Headdress, love the front design on that one but am really annoyed by the HUGE LIMITED EDITION text on the back of the tee. Do I need to tell the world that my T-Shirt is limited edition? Really? I thought just by having something that said Johnny Cupcakes or had the cupcake and crossbones was enough of a limited edition statement in itself.
Welcome to this special edition of the Co-Tee TV! It’s the Cottonable Edition of Co-Tee TV that Rangga of Cottonable.com and I have been collaborating on for the past month. In this episode I review 4 very different indie brands, including: Limitees, Stove Monkeys, Art of the Fan and Ban T-Shirts. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave a comment below and let us know! We’d love to do more episodes in the future and we would like to have your input!
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The Viereck by BLXNK and available at LIMITEES.Pros: Each shirt is individually packaged in a plastic bag, custom hangtag, printed on an American Apparel blank so the fit and feel is great. You’ll like this shirt if you’re a minimalist and/or an art aficionado.Â Cons: Some people might “not get” this shirt. I say interpretation should be left to the buyer! The print on this shirt was the thickest of the four tees reviewed here.Â Price: 28 EUR ($40).
Save The Foie by Stove Monkeys.Pros: Fun designs, especially for those who love Foie Gras! Unsure of what kind of shirt was used but the fit was good and the cotton was soft. The shirt comes individually packaged which helps to keep out odors and liquid during shipping. Screen printed in three different areas: back, front and inside neck. Tagless for itch free comfort. This shirt should make you smile, if not, then you’re not human!Â Cons: Not much, I really dig this shirt!Â Price: $25.
Art of the Fan Signature Shirt byÂ Art of the Fan.Pros: Art of the fan is the place to go if you’re a fantasy football fan, they’ve got this niche cornered! The signature shirt is the first Art of the Fan tee not produced by CafePress so that is a huge plus. I thought that this tee had the softest print of all four shirt reviewed. Perfect shirt to get for members of your Fantasy Football league or to give out as prizes!Â Cons: Not tagless. Most people will argue that the Hanes tee is one of the drawbacks to this shirt but I was pleasantly suprised to see how comparable it was in fit to American Apparel blanks. This was the only shirt of the four reviewed that did not come individually packaged in a separate plastic bag.Â Price: $24.99.
Dinosaurs Against Creationism byÂ Ban T-Shirts.Pros: I love the colorway of this shirt. I’m a fan of this Grass Green American Apparel blank! You don’t necessarily buy this shirt for design but rather for the message. If you’re a fan of Darwin and evolution then this shirt is a must have.Â Cons: Not tagless. Some might say the design is a bit cartoony, but I dig it.Â Price: $17.95 but use the coupon code “coty” to receive 10% off your entire order at Ban T-Shirts.