This is cool. I think I might spend some Street Team points to get this sucka!
“Our roomiest backpack yet has a front pouch and interior laptop sleeve that holds a 15-inch laptop. Constructed from nylon cordura. Padded back and straps. 18 inches tall, 12.5 inches wide, and 9.5 inches deep including front pocket. Custom made in Chicago at Bearse USA. Just 250 available, so grab one fast!”
In 10 days, Threadless received 194 different backpack submissions and the community chose Eric Zelinski’s Space & Sky as the winning design. Only 250 of these limited edition backbacks will be created.
What happens when you mix a water sprinkler with outer space? Well, you get Water The Summer Sky from ReThink Clothing. How many of you used to run through the sprinklers as a kid? I remembering doing that whenever we’d set up the huge blow up pool in the yard and I’d always have a blast. The only thing better? Skinny dipping under the moon in the pacific ocean (not that I have any experience doing this). Anyway, another great shirt designed by Zach Davenport, the same artist that designed Weather Wiper and Meteor Shower for ReThink Clothing.
Water The Summer Sky is printed on an American Apparel blank in both silver and mint colorways and is available for sale now for $18.99 but remember to use the code “COTY” at checkout and you can save 20% on your entire order!
I’ve been talking a lot about tees that bring back feelings of nostalgia (see NES Zapper post below) and the newest tee from Glennz Tees really hit my nostalgic soft spot. Airdop is yet another excellent design by Glenn Jones, how he comes up with these awesome ideas on a consistent basis amazes me. I need to pick up this shirt, dust out my vintage Game Boy and blow on my original Tetris cartridge and get my game on. That would be awesome. You guys can pick up this tee from Glennz Tees for $19.95.
This week I continue my summer long series on Ongoing T-Shirt Contest Sites. Every week, I will be reviewing a different tee from one of many different online contest sites. I’ll be discussing how each of these sites differ, how the submission and selection process work and what your rights are as a designer. Check out past reviews on: ShirtFight, A Better Tomorrow, Full Metal T-Shirt, tFuse and Design By Humans.
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If You Wish Upon A StarÂ by Tom NealÂ and available at Teextile.Pros:Â Love the shirt, great design! Nice gradient effect, most likely achieved through Direct-To-Garment printing. Printed on an American Apparel blank so you know I like the fit and softness of the shirt. Overall, a solid shirt.Â Cons:Â Not tagless. Not many extras here, just a solid shirt, I guess that helps to keep the costs down.Â Price: $12
Make Wellness Not WarÂ by I Am Wellness.Pros:Â Lots of things to love about the package from I Am Wellness. Shirts were individually packaged in plastic to keep out odors and liquids from damaging the shirt. The cut and sew elements, from the custom neck tag to the seam tag on the lowert portion of this shirt was well done, as was the custom hangtag. Included with the Baseball tee (not reviewed here but will be in a future episode) were Bazooka Bubblegum and an Upper Deck baseball card, as well as an I Am Wellness card and sticker. The Make Wellness Not War shirt was printed on an American Apparel Tri-Blend blank, which was super soft, I loved the feel of it and the fit was magnificent. It looks like the I Am Wellness people put a lot of effort and thought into their product and brand. I loved it and I highly recommend I Am Wellness!Â Cons:Â What cons?Â Price:Â $27.95.
Meat Is Murder. Tasty, tasty murder.Â by StuÂ and available at Threadless. I “got” this shirt but many of my friends did not “get it” (poor souls). And for the record, I am a carnivore and will never, ever, ever, become vegetarian. It’s just not in my DNA.Â Price:Â $15.00.
I really do enjoy perusing the Sharing Machine, the online store of creative duo and real life husband and wife, Drew & Natalie Dee. This shirt pretty much sums up how I feel on certain days. A bit bipolar to say the least. A little happy, a little sad, and somewhat indifferent. This is the perfect shirt to wear whenever you’re feeling moody. It’s sort of the whatever shirt that sums up whatever kind of days.
You can have IDONTCAREÂ for a reasonable $16 from the Sharing Machine to wear whenever you’re having a whatever day.Â