Weekly Recap and Linkology | April 30, 2010

This site has been up for nearly 2 years now and it surprises me that I haven’t thought about doing a weekly recap post before. Luckily, this old dog can learn new tricks. So welcome to the first of hopefully many Weekly Recaps, a place where I will be able to funnel the many links and interesting stories that don’t make it on to the main blog and also remind you of my faves that did make it. I’ll also post some of the more interesting links from some of my favorite tee blogs and also from some of my other sites, including Call Me Thirsty, FAILShirt, Tumblr Trends and my newest site, SwipeTap. So let’s get to it.

Around This Blog:

Our friends over at Milk & Eggs Co. provided some very awesome photos from the Independent Design and Gift Show: Unique LA. View photos from Day 1 and Day 2 here.

milkandeggs

My T-Shirt Pick of the Week (April 24 – April 30) goes to The Coupon Tee by Chop Shop, $20. Read more about it here.

The Coupon Tee

I finally announced the winner of the Might Tees Steve-In-Sane T-Shirt Giveaway. Congratulations to Abi Mochtan for winning another contest! Want to stay up to date on all contest held here? It’s easy, just become our friend on Facebook!

T-Shirt Blogging Friends:

Andy from Hide Your Arms started ThreadlessGiftCertificates.com where you can buy Threadless gift certificates for cheaper than you can at Threadless!

$7 Tees from Tilteed? That’s right! And Bo from Loving This Tee has the scoop! Get your $7 Tilteed tee now!

Micah from A T-Shirt Blog posted this awesome shirt from Random Objects, it’s called Under Paid. So cool! $21.

Underpaid

I’m a big fan of the Sequoia tree, and so I can appreciate this post on Violent Elegance from In My Shirt Sleeve!

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Other Coty Links:

If you ever run into Edward Cullen, this Vampire Hunting Kit will help you. Via TumblrTrends.

Vampire Hunting Kit

If you aspire to one day work for Jimmy Kimmel’s security staff, then please review this video on how to deal with aliens. Via TumblrTrends.

RateTea is a great site to read reviews on teas that you’ve probably never heard of, and you can add your own reviews! Via CallMeThirsty.

One might argue that this design is the biggest Failshirt in recorded history. Another elegant post by our friend Macho Slut over at Found Item Clothing! Why not buy Slater’s Pot Leaf shirt instead? Via FAILShirt.

DARE

Check out my newest blog, SwipeTap.com! Swipe, tap and pinch your way through the best apps on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Random Apple musings also included. Please read my Fuck You letter to Jon Stewart and my first iPad review, it’s for a game called Azkend HD. More information about SwipeTap coming later, in the mean time, add SwipeTap on Facebook and Twitter!

Threadless News:

I’ve got special invites to register on the invite only site Gilt Man. Register now and on May 4 at noon EST pick up some limited edition Threadless X Gilt Man tees. Sign up now and get $10 credit that you can use at checkout – sweet!

Threadless X Gilt Man

My Threadless Pick of the There and Back Again by Reagan H. Lee.

There and Back Again by Reagan H. Lee

Interview With Threadless Less Is More Winner Aaron Hogg

Here’s another opportunity to win some T-Shirt goodness! I had the chance to interview Aaron Hogg, this weeks Threadless Loves Less Is More winner! Post in the comments section and tell me what Less Is More means to you and I will randomly select one (1) winner to receive a $25 Threadless Gift Certificate that you can use to pick up Natural Selection by Aaron Hogg or any other tee you choose!

For an extra entry, be my fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook and post a comment on my wall telling me what Less Is More means to you. (1 winner will be randomly chosen from the pool of people that leave a comment here and on my Facebook fanpage, leave a comment in both places and get two entries). Good luck and congratulations Aaron! 

Contest ends on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. The winner will be announced the following day!

Coty: What was the most difficult part about being restricted to the 2006 submission guidelines?

 Aaron: I guess just making the image work with 4 inks. I actually really like working under restrictions, particularly in shirt design, it helps me focus. I went for a kinda faux 50s execution because a lot of the stuff from that era was done with limited colour palettes so it seemed to fit the brief.

Coty: As the Threadless Loves Less Is More Winner, you will be receiving, aside from the $2500 from Threadless, an amazing amount of community donated prizes. Which of the community prizes are you most excited about?

 Aaron: They all excite me in one way or another. But if I had to hone it down, I’d say the art prints & original artworks & the coffee, I am a coffee junkie so that sounds mighty fine. I just feel sorry for Threadless having to ship them all the way to NZ. Thats gonna cost an arm & a leg. I only just moved back here from Vancouver too.

 Coty: You’ve been a member at Threadless even before 2006. What’s your all time favorite Threadless design?

 Aaron: Oh man, thats such a hard question. The answer has changed probably 50 times during my time there. At the moment my favorite design is Untitled by Dan Sheffield (Tesco), I love everything he does. I even have a Tesco tattoo, which I guess officially makes me ‘gay for him’.

Coty: What does “Less Is More” mean to you? Are you a “Less Is More” kind of guy?

 I guess less is more means that as a golden rule if you can communicate the concept behind your design simply & with less clutter it is more effective than doing it in a complicated way. I am trying to be a less is more kinda guy but as you can tell from the majority of my work I am failing. I enjoy creating & get a fair number of jobs from my over-the-top complex stuff but funnily enough most of the designers I rank the highest are minimalist in their aesthetic. As I develop & learn I think I will head this way myself.

Natural Selection by Aaron Hogg

Natural Selection by Aaron Hogg