Stunt Snail by Glennz Tees

Stunt Snail is the newest design from Glennz Tees that was voted in by members of the site. I feel slightly bad for the snail because I know that even if he pushed as hard as he can he won’t be able to make it through that ring of fire. Snail Fail! This is a nice addition to the already excellent Glennz Tees line. Stunt Snail is printed on an olive American Apparel tee and you can pick it up for $19.95.

Also, if you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to read the interview that I did with Glenn Jones from Glennz Tees for Indie Tee Spotlight #20!

Stunt Snail

Stunt Snail

Indie Tee Spotlight #20: Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees

I’ve been a fan of Glenn Jones, or Glennz as he is known on Threadless, long before this blog was born and I became consumed with indie T-Shirt culture. I’ve always been impressed by the wit of his designs. Glennz art always make me smile! What Would MacGyver Do is one of my most used Threadless tees – I love the confused looks that come about whenever I wear that wonderful shirt. 

This is the 20th Indie Tee Spotlight and to celebrate, I’m featuring one of my Top 5 favorite tee designers – Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees. We talked a bit about why he stopped submitting designs to Threadless and what it has been like running his own line. And I of course, I got the scoop on what’s up with all of the Darth Vader themed tees. Is Glenn a big Star Wars fan? You’ll need to read on to find out!

Coty: Glenn, you’re one of the top printed artists at Threadless. What made you move away from submitting to Threadless? Any plans to maybe submit to the site again?

Glenn: After doing a bit of work with the guys from Despair.com, we just started talking about a possible partnership as an independent project. They have a lot of experience with production and fulfillment so we were able to combine our strengths and idea of having my own range of tees was something I had thought about for a while. I’m just really enjoying growing my own range of designs at the moment, but I might submit to Threadless again in the future.

Biblical Disaster by Glenn Jones

Coty: Dark Side of the Garden is one of the classic and iconic Threadless tees. Since then you’ve done Self Maintenance and have previewed the concept tee, The Lords Breakfast. Is it an understatement to say that you’re a huge Star Wars/Darth Vader fan? Of the 6 films, which is your favorite episode?

I wouldnt say I’m a huge Stars Wars fan, but I just find parodying Vader really funny, I’m always having ideas based around that, I just can’t seem to get it out of my system! I think Return of the Jedi would be my pick.

Dark Side of the Garden by Glenn Jones

Self Maintenance

Coty: Do you focus 100% of your time on Glennz Tees or do you have a day job?

Glenn: No, it would be great if that one day became the case, but at the moment I do freelance work as well. I left fulltime employment just over a year ago because at the time the t-shirts were something I was just fitting in when I could. I knew if I wanted to give Glennz Tees a good go I needed to have some more time to focus on that, so freelancing allows me to spend time everyday so it has worked really well.

Coty: You’ve built up a pretty large catalog of tees at Glennz. Which is your favorite design and why? Which Glennz tee has been your best seller?

Glenn: It’s really hard to say, I like them all but I’m a bit biased!

Scrap Metal

Coty: Your designs show that you have a love for comics. Who are 5 of your favorite superheroes?

Glenn: Yes, you’d probably think that, but actually I’ve never been into comics – I just find the parody of heroes and villains amusing.

Slowing Down

Coty: Do you ever miss simply submitting a design and having someone else worry about printing and promoting it? Do you enjoy running your own business?

Glenn: That’s how it has worked really well with the Guys in Austin, I concentrate on the shirt designing and leave the printing expertise to them. Obviously I’m a bit more involved in the process but it’s working really well!

Go For Launch

Coty: Many brands like to keep new designs “secret” up until the big release. You, however, showed off a bunch of concept designs on your Behance page that later made its way to the Glennz site. People can now vote for the next Glennz tee. What made you go this route? What has the response been like from Glennz regulars?

Glenn: I thought about this for awhile, because yes we are showing our hand a bit, but I’m always designing new tees and I find it really hard to decide which ones to print first. Rather than just having them sitting in a folder we thought involving our customer in the process would help and it has. We’ve had a great response from people visiting the site.

Fast Funeral by Glenn Jones

Coty: What are three things that you’ve learned about the tee industry or business in general since starting Glennz Tees?

Glenn: I’ve learned lots of things, and I’m alway learning more which is great, a few things would be:

  1. Patience is important, you can’t expect things to happen over night.
  2. Be open to changing your way of thinking as we go. We’re always learning and tweaking stuff on the site, which I think is great because it’s all about evolving and trying to make things better all the time.
  3. It’s not just about the design on the shirt, its the whole package – shipping, customer service are just as important and we’re always trying to improve what we do.

Thank you to Glenn for taking the time to chat a bit! I look forward to covering Glennz Tees in the future and I wish you a gazillion T-Shirt sales! 

Happy Birthday Sale at Glennz Tees

Glennz Tees will be celebrating its 1st year anniversary and to celebrate the occasion they’ve got a one day only Happy Birthday Sale. If you buy a tee from Glennz this Wednesday, March 11, you can save 20% off your entire order using the coupon code “Birthday”. The tees over at Glennz cost $19.95 each so with 20% off expect to shave off about 4 bucks per shirt. Here’s the official word from Glennz:

“Time flies when you’re having fun, and all of sudden it’s our first Birthday! So to say thanks for all your support this year we’re giving you a coupon for 20% off all our Tees this Wednesday, March 11 (Central Standard Time USA) – When you make your purchase just enter the coupon code ‘Birthday’ (no quotes). It’s been a great first year and we’re looking forward to this year with lots more tees and a few new products along the way too. Remember to keep a look out in our voting section so you can have your say on what we print next.”

And if that weren’t enough, Glenn has also made available a ton of iPhone Wallpaper featuring many of his popular designs. I’ve got Scrap Metal loaded on my iPhone!

Glennz Tees

Glennz Wallpaper

The People Have Voted – Call For Help Newest Glennz Tee

About a week ago I posted about a mega finding I stumbled upon on Glenn Jones Behance page. He had posted a sock drawer full of concept art for potential Glennz Tees prints. Since then, Glenn officially posted these on his site here allowing the tee loving community to vote for their faves. I urge you to check it out because he posted some new concept art there that weren’t on his Behance page. 

Well, the people have spoken and the first tee that Glennz Tees has printed based on popular vote goes to Called For Help. I’m kind of surprised with this pick because there are so many designs there that I thought were more worthy of being printed. Don’t get me wrong, I love most all of Glennz designs and would love to see them all printed! Am I a Glennz Tees fanboy? Yeah, I think so. 

Call For Help

Call For Help

Huge 2009 Sneak Peak From Glennz Tees

Sometimes you find things while surfing InternetLAND that you get your super excited – and this got me super excited! While I was perusing the Behance Network, I came across one of my favorite tee designers, Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees. Anyhow, Glenn posted on his Behance page a treasure trove of ongoing tee concepts (13 total) for Glennz Tees, many of which will probably be printed sometime in 2009 and some of which might never see the light of day. You can check them out on Glennz Behance page or just click on the images below!

Crash Test, Office Chat, and MacGyver’s Mailbox are probably my favorites. But, they are all so good! Glenn has an amazing way of creating witty and fun designs – he must be a very clever guy! What do you guys think? Which designs do you love? 

Office Chat

MacGyvers Mailbox

Crash Test

Highest Rank by Glennz Tees

Highest Rank is the newest tee from New Zealand designer Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees. It’s not my favorite Glennz Tee, but, it is another funny and witty concoction by Glenn. And, if the Chicken Lovers Association of America (CLAA) ever needed an official shirt, this would be it! As with all of Glennz Tees, Highest Rank is printed on an American Apparel tee with the shirt color being Army. It’s available now for $19.99. Someone needs to superimpose this tee on a Colonel Sanders portrait (found in abundance at any Kentucky Fried Chicken near you)!

Highest Rank

Highest Rank

Pre Computers by Glennz Tees

This is the newest design from Glennz Tees and it doesn’t disappoint! Glennz Tees founder, Glenn Jones, never fails to impress me with the wit of his designs. This particular design, Pre Computers, brings us back to the days when interacting with other humans for fun and enjoyment was the norm. When sport was an actual physical activity not just twiddling of thumbs. The design is printed on a royal blue American Apparel tee and is going for $19.95. 

Pre Computers by Glennz Tees

Pre Computers

Insomniac Innovation by Glennz Tees

Now this is a tee that suits me! The newest tee (released yesterday) by Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees, Insomniac Innovations, is the perfect tee for anyone who likes to stay up during the weee hours of night all the way into the early morning. This is also the first tee in Glennz shop to sport Glow In The Dark ink, which is pretty cool and goes well with the theme of the shirt. Insomniac Innovations is available now for $19.95. I don’t own any tees by Glenn yet, should this be the one that I pick up?

Insomniac Innovtion

Insomniac Innovations

December The Month of Superheroes at Glennz Tees

Glenn Jones, the popular indie tee designer from New Zealand, has come out with his newest design and second for the month of December at Glennz Tees. Surprisingly, it’s another Superhero based tee – this time playing on Batman! The new tee, titled “Gotham’s Youth” features the ever popular bat logo with the always funny bunny ears. Hilarious!

Earlier in the month, he released a brilliant conceived tee titled “Slowing Down” which depicts an aged Flash, the speedy hero from the DC Universe.

Needless to say, I want both of these!