Don’t get me wrong, I love each of my Threadless tees. However, my Punk Rock Cock T-Shirt suffered from a stretched out collar. As such, it wasn’t so great for wearing anymore. So it sat, unsued, in my drawer for a long time. That was until I came up with the idea to turn Aled Lewis’ classic tee into a one-of-a-kind Threadless throw pillow.
Although I came up with the idea, I have to say thank you to my mom for having the know how to actually make it into a tangible product. Thanks mom!
Having said that, the pillow is super comfy and very stylish – I Love It! I should also note that screen printed tag from the T-Shirt is sewn on to the back of the pillow (I thought that would be cool). We were originally going to use the entire T-Shirt for the pillow cover (minus the green), but the punk rock cock graphic was situated in such a way that it would have been impossible to cut a perfect square without the cock being off-center. So instead, we decided to cut a tight square around the cock and then use green fabric for the rest of the pillow. Doing this added a nice border around the front graphic.
Day 3: Custom Punk Rock Cock Throw Pillow
Used Punk Rock Cock T-Shirt ($20)
16-inch Polyester All-Purpose Zipper – Natural Creme Color ($1.68)
How many of you would be interested in purchasing this pillow? Or maybe would be interested in having a custom Threadless pillow made especially for you for a nominal fee (i.e. you choose a Threadless tee and then I buy it, make it and then ship it to you)? Comment and let me know!
Unknown Artifacts founder, CJ, spotted David Arquette hand printing a few T-Shirts for his clothing brand, Propr Clothing, while watching Last Call With Carson Daly. As CJ points out, Arquette is using water-based discharge ink as he hand prints his tees. Surprisingly, Arquette even admitted to having a single press at his home. Neat!
And here’s a little taste of Unknown Artifact. The three shirts below were part of the first Unknown Artifact release, which was quickly auctioned off as part of the Experimental Education Unit in Seattle, Washington. Although these shirts are not currently for sale, you get a good idea of what Unknown Artifact is all about. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see future Unknown Artifact designs.
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.