The Mischievous Mr. Fox

I’ve always been a fan of Itself, the online T-Shirt shop that prides itself on the simplicity of their designs. They are known for their “basic” Itself Tee – solid colored T-Shirt blanks with the only branding being the Itself tag on the lower left seam of the shirt. The Itself Tee comes in 8 solid colors, is made by itself and is priced at a reasonable $15.

But were not here to talk about the Itself Tee. The Itself shirt of the moment is The Mischievous Mr. Fox by the designer known simply as YAWN. The Mischievous Mr. Fox is a slight departure from the usual simple Itself designs, but it is nonetheless a welcome departure. The illustration looks highly detailed and the fox indeed looks quite mischievous.

Speaking of foxes, how many of you have seen Fantastic Mr. Fox? I’ve been meaning to watch this flick. I’ll probably add it to my Netflix queue.

The Mischievous Mr. Fox is available now from Itself for $24 and remember that if you spend over $60 you will receive free shipping on your order!

And by the way, I’ve gotten word from Itself that they’ll be sending me The Mischievous Mr. Fox for a future episode of Co-Tee TV! I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Itself Tee so I am excited to review this one.

The Mischievous Mr. Fox

25% Off Spring Sale at Itself.

Spring cleaning sales seem to be in fashion these days – and I’m all for it! This time it’s contest site Itself whose celebrating spring with a 25% off sale. All you need to do is use the coupon code TLSFSPRING25 at checkout to receive 25% discount on your order! Tees range in price from $15 to $21 and are printed on custom Itself blanks with water-based inks and discharge technique. The sale ends on April 2nd.

Itself

As I was looking around Itself I noticed some familiar names, including Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk fame and popular design Craig “Wotto” Watkins. Here are a few of my recommended picks!

Making Up for Lost Time

Never Take Candy From a Strange Thing

Fear Itself

5 Ongoing T-Shirt Design Contests (Part II)

Last September I did a post on 5 Ongoing T-Shirt Design Contests and today I talk about 5 more! I’ll be taking a look at Cameesa, Chimpogo, Wooshka, Code-Creations and Itself. 

As always, each of these sites have different sets of rules and regulations. It is important to note the differences in terms of exclusivity and rights to designs. And of course, your pay day and royalties (if any) will differ based on the site. 

1. Cameesa. How it Works: Cameesa is based on the concept of “Crowdfunding.” Instead of voting for tees, Cameesa users financially support designs (i.e. pay 20 bucks if they wish to see that design printed).  Selection Process: Selection of tees into the Cameesa shop is based on whether the tee was fully financially supported. If the submitted tee reaches a support threshold of $500 then then it appears in the Cameesa store. Rights: Your design cannot be used for up to 90 days once it has been submitted. If it is not chosen to be printed after 90 days then you are free to use it however you wish. If your design is approved and sold on Cameesa then you cannot reproduce, sell or submit the design elsewhere. Pay Day:  The shirt designer automatically receives $200 cash for each tee that reaches full financial support as well as $50 into their Cameesa balance and a free t-shirt with the design printed. Every member that financially supported the design will receive a t-shirt for every $20 they supported with. Profits from the tee sold in the Cameesa store is split three ways, amongst the designer, the financial supporters and Cameesa. The designers and financial supporters only receive residuals after the 125th shirt sold. Official Rules. 

Cameesa

2. Chimpogo. How it Works: Chimpogo works very much like Threadless. Designers submit designs to Chimpogo, the staff manually approves each design and once approved they are moved into the rating section. Selection Process: Users rate tees on a scale of 1 to 5. Every week the Chimpogo staff shuffles through the best designs and prints one. Rights: You may not submit your design to other contests for the duration that the design is entered at Chimpogo. If your design is selected then Chimpogo will then retain the rights to the design. Pay Day: The designer receives £500 (about $722). No profits are made by the designer on a per shirt sold basis. Official Rules.

Chimpogo

3. Wooshka. How it Works: Wooshka, like Chimpogo, works very much like Threadless. Selection Process: Tees are rated on a scale of 1 to 5. Wooshka staff then choose from the highest rated tees and every couple of weeks, new tees are chosen to be printed. Rights: You may not submit your design into any other contest for up to 90 days after submission. If your design is selected for print then Wooshka will retain all rights to the design. Pay Day: If the design is selected then the designer receives $500 and a gift voucher of 200 Wooshka credits. Official Rules. 

Wooshka

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