TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 5

Every day I come up with a new witty Threadless TypeTees Slogan in hopes of earning a Threadless Alumni Club Medal of Honor. At the end of every week I post a round up of that weeks slogans here on my blog. What can you do to help the cause? Vote! Just click on a slogan (preferably all of them) and then vote by click “I’d Wear It!” – it’s that simple! If you want to see and vote for all of my slogans then just click here or on that photo of me with the Rockband guitar. Vote for me and I will bake you your own burrito if ever we meet in real life.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

Week 5 (January 29, 2010 to February 4, 2010):

The only chemistry I know is synthesized by Cupid’s arrow.

I was listening to someone talk about biochemistry and this slogan popped up in my head! Would make a good Valentines Day TypeTee, Threadless staff **Wink, Wink**!

CAPS LOCK: for moments when an exclamation point is not enough!

Especially for those who like to write things like FTW! or WIN! – you know these people and you might even be one. Slogans FTW!

65 is the original 140.

OK, you need to be both a web geek and a Threadless geek to get this one. Before Twitter made 140 characters an iconic cultural limitation, OMG Clothing (later to become TypeTees) made 65 characters the max you had to get your thought across. In my opinion, 65 is so much harder to do than 140.

Geeks don’t skip. They tab.

Skipping? Pfffftttt. Real geeks tab.

Moderation is key. Now can I have more advice?

People inherently want more, and more, and more. But the key, no matter what, is always moderation. Want more advice? Knew you would.

Being green is as easy as finding a yellow and blue marker.

Step 1. Find yellow and green marker. Step 2. Color yourself with said markers until your entirely green. And there you go – BAM – GREEN! Now go worry about your carbon footprint.

Optical zoom should be a default feature of the human eye.

Really, it should! If cameras can do it then why not the eyeball! Imagine if you could zoom in and out using your MIND. That would be insane. I want that!

Admiral Ackbar ASCII

Admiral Ackbar has been getting a lot of attention in the tee world as of late. First it was the popular Obama Hope parody tee featuring the admiral called “Trap.” And now Might Tees has released a limited edition (150 shirts printed) Admiral Ackbar ASCII It’s A Trap tee. The design was inspired by the ASCII art that liters the Digg comments section and is part of the Might Tees Death by ASCII Art series. It’s  A Trap is printed on an organic cotton tee and is available now from Might Tees for $35.99.

Admiral Ackbar It's A Trap ASCII

Admiral Ackbar ASCII It's A Trap

TopoRanch Records

The product description for Records from TopoRanch reads “Topo Ranch figures it might remind you of a time when your inner DJ was first awoken by a record player you received for your 5th birthday.” I actually had a toy record player growing up and I remember loving that thing. I had a bunch of thse “storytelling” records. Do you guys remember those? I also remember having a bunch of promotional ALF vinyls from Burger King! Imagine getting a vinyl with your kids meal. I can’t even fathom that now.

It’s sort of weird. I grew with records because my mom loved them. She had (and still has) a large record collection and I loved being able to choose what record we’d play next. But I grew to favor CD’s and then the mp3. I’ve recently been wanting to experience vinyl once again but every time I think about getting a turntable I do a 360 and head straight back to the digital realm of iTunes. I really think me and vinyl need to renew our relationship with one another.

Records from TopoRanch is printed on organic cotton and is available now for $36 and it comes with a exclusive mixed tape CD from MK & The Gentlemen.

Records by TopoRanch

He-Man and She-Ra The Secret of the Sword Soundtrack

Classified: Human

Some of you might remember the Human Ingredients shirt that I posted a few weeks ago. Remember I complained about it being a bit messy looking? Well, it turns out that someone had previously done a similar shirt and guess what – it looks much nicer and a ton neater! Here is RedBubble arttist, animo’s take on the Human Ingredients shirt:

Ingredients

Ingredients

And while I was perusing her store I noticed a couple of other tees that caught my eye, including Classified: Human. This shirt is so uber geeky cool, I love it! I would have definitely put it on my 101 Science T-Shirts list if I had seen it before!

Classified: Human

Prestigious Clothing 4th of July Sale

Our buddy William Matte, Jr. from Prestigious Clothing is having a 4th of July sale from now until Monday! You can save an additional 20% off on your entire order by using the coupon code “happy4th” at checkout from now until Monday. New tees are regularly priced at $22 and older tees are as low as $14.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you know that we are big fans of Prestigious Clothing. Check out this interview that I did with William a few months back and see the episode of Co-Tee TV were I review a tee from Prestigious Clothing.

Prestigious Clothing

Prestigious Clothing

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 8

This might be a day late but I haven’t forgotten about my TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment! Seven more action packed slogans await for your vote, so get on it! Show me some Threadless love! To see all of my slogans and to vote for them check out my Threadless profile page. Vote for me and I will make you an awesome avocado burger if ever we meet in real life.

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Prevent wedgies and go commando.

This is actually the best defense to getting wedgies, and the cheapest! I don’t think that I’ve been the victim of wedgies (it helps being the oldest child amongst siblings and cousins) but I do remember dishing them out!

Organic is the new black.

Indeed everyone and their grandma has decided that going green is the best way to go. And of course it is. It’s even become a fashion statement for some and hence, organic “stuff” is the new black. 

Grapes don’t deserve to be stepped on.

I was trying to decide what beverage to get for lunch on this particular day (I decided on H20) and stumbled upon a bottle of Welch’s grape juice. I instantly thought of @garyvee and then wine. I’m not sure why I thought of @garyvee (I’m excited about his new book, BTW) but as I was thinking about him and I thought about how grapes don’t deserve to be smashed. What have they ever done to us!

Recycle your newspaper and make origami.

Oh, this seriously sounds like fun! Who wants to try?

Milk: It prevents decalcification.

Milk: It does a body good …. and it prevents decalcification! This is true, friends. 

I like to picnic with teddy bears.

Weird, I know. This slogan originated from an ODD status message that I saw on Facebook (not mine). Made it fit the 140 word limit and BAM, slogan. 

There’s no excuse for having no excuse.

There’s isn’t really an excuse for having no excuse. Even better, try not needing an excuse in the first place that way to won’t have to worry about having an excuse for an excuse. I just confused myself there.

I Am Wellness

I Am Wellness is a clothing brand based out of Seattle, Washington and operated by a young couple that is dedicated to empowering the people that wear their tees and those around them. All I Am Wellness tees are made 100% in the USA which is always a good thing.

My overall impression of the company, based on their overall mission and story, is that they fill a niche in the apparel industry geared towards those interested in living a healthy lifestyle, whether it be through exercise and athletics, eating right, or living green. I can definitely see this line being sold in health clubs, spas and gyms throughout the country – I think these tees would see in those markets.

I talked a little bit with one half of the I Am Wellness team. We discussed the meaning of I Am Wellness, their target demographic and some of the lessons they’ve learned as newbies in the industry. 

Be The Wellness

Coty: What does I Am Wellness mean to you?

Brandon: I AM WELLNESS is an empowering phrase which means unlimited possibilities, unlimited potential, the ability to achieve anything no matter what current situation you are in.

Coty: You mention on your website that your brand is all about empowering the people that wear your products. How would you describe your target demographic?

Brandon: The I AM WELLNESS brand was created to empower all people to live the fullest life possible regardless of their age, current health or financial status. It should invoke a feeling of unlimited possibility and unlimited potential. Our target demographic is anyone who wants to better themselves and help empower the lives of those around them. This demographic is very diverse, it ranges from people who are healthy, sick, young, old, rich and poor – it is truly for everyone.

Coty: Prior to starting I Am Wellness, neither you nor your wife Annika had any experience in running a clothing brand. What has the experience been like for the two of you so far?

Brandon: Since neither Annika nor myself have a background in the clothing industry we had to learn from the ground up. Starting our clothing business has been a very creative experience. It has been very fun and we have met all kinds of really cool people.

Coty: What are two important things that the two of you have learned during this process?

Brandon: Two of the most important things we have learned is:

  1. Trademark your idea! Before we launched our first shirt we had already started the trademark process. Chances are, if you think you have a good idea, someone else will try and profit from it. We have already had people try and copy our brand.
  2. Be patient, have fun, stay excited and…..get a cool website! Make sure you have an easy to use website that provides detailed information about your products, cool photos, email sign ups and a place for people to receive free information (blog, spotlight, etc.). 

This is an amazing industry which takes time to grow in. Don’t let slow sales get you frustrated, as you develop your brand and grow as a company the sales will come.

Most of all, have fun, enjoy the journey and remember…it’s just t-shirts!!!

I Am Wellness

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7 Awesome Tech T-Shirts

Technology is a major part of my life and has integrated itself into nearly every aspect of my life imaginable. It has even begun to seep into the clothes that I wear! Back in the day, I remember sporting my favorite Napster tee, or that hard to find Apple tee (usually gotten from an OS release). Now, many tech companies provide tees for purchase making it easy for teach fanatics like myself to show on their chest their weapons of choice. 

Here are 7 different technology based tees that reflect innovations that I enjoy to use (or visit and read in the case of Laughing Squid). I’ll focus on “official” tees for this post and do a future post on some 3rd party tees (if you know of some cool ones let me know). 

Do you have a favorite technology tee that you like to use and show off? Post a link to the shirt so that others with similar technologoy tastes can buy and enjoy!

1. WordPress. Does WordPress run your blog (I do for this blog)? Then checkout this site for a selection of official WordPress t-shirts and other merchandise. You can pick up either a red or olive green WordPress tee for £9.50 GBP. The tees are printed on American Apparel. 

2. Google/Blogger. Is Google the first thing you see when you open your browser? Are you part of the Blogger faithful? If so, then you might enjoy some official Google gear. In fact, there is a wide selection of Google merchandise available in their store, from organic tees to recycle track jackets. They’ve even got tees printed on 70% bamboo and 30% cotton. They claim the bamboo component makes it antimicrobial and feel like a mix between cashmere and silk! The Wearables section in the Google store offers 36 different products! The tees are priced between $13.50 – $20.00. 

3. Laughing Squid. This is one of my favorite blogs to visit in InternetLAND and it just so happens that the Laughing Squid’s Scott Beale sells an official t-shirt printed on American Apparel and available for 20 buckaroos! 

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