Winner of the T-Mag Tee Maniacs Contest Announced

Congratulations to Alex Vandenberg who won the T-Shirt Magazine Tee Maniacs contest! Alex won the contest with 1113 out of 3041 votes after a close race with the first runner up. Alex will be receiving some great prizes from Threadless, including: 15 t-shirts, a hoody, a 24×30 print, $150 cash, a $50 Threadless gift certificate and a featured interview on T-Shirt Magazine!

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T-Shirt Magazine Celebrates Anniversary

Congratulations to the T-Shirt Magazine crew for celebrating their first year anniversary! Issue #52 marks an entire years worth of T-Shirt goodness from T-Shirt Magazine. In the issue, I interview Co-founder and editor, Moustapha Camara, AJ Camara gives 5 Top 5′s and New Jersey is the featured National Scene state. And by the way, the T-Mag crew interviews me in Issue #52 – how cool is that! Also, be sure to check out a new T-Shirt Magazine segment, T-Picks and pay a visit to the newly constructed T-Mall. 

T-Shirt Magazine Issue #52

Co-Tee TV Announcements

The last 7 or so months blogging about the indie tee community has been amazing! I’ve been having so much fun writing about some great indie tee brands and designers. And I’ve met some amazing people during this time.

I just wanted to let you guys know that along with this blog, I now also write at T-Shirt Magazine and Tee-Junction. Moust from T-Shirt Magazine has been awesome to work with and through him I have been able to interview some up and coming designers and brands, some of which, I had never heard of before. Likewise, Adam Fletcher of Tee-Junction has been such a pleasure to work with! He has given me creative freedom to write at Tee-Junction on a daily basis and I have been having a blast doing just that.

Co-Tee TV Video

The video blogs have been doing great! I currently have two shows that are available for your viewing pleasure. I’ve re-branded my Glorious Nonsensities Tee Review podcast, it is now called Co-Tee TV! I thought that the old name was a bit long winded. Co-Tee TV is now available on Vimeo, Viddler, Blip.TV and most recently, YouTube! If you’re into the YouTube community than feel free to subscribe to my videos – you’ll be notified each time I post a new episode!

And it gets even better. All past and future episodes are now also available on iTunes! This is amazing for me especially since I am such a huge Apple fanboy! What does this whole iTunes thing-a-ma-jig mean to you? Well if you’ve got iTunes installed on your computer you can subscribe to my podcast and have all episodes of Co-Tee TV downloaded straight to your computer. And if you’re an iPod or iPhone user you can sync Co-Tee TV episodes so that they go straight to your portable device. Pure awesomeness.

Co-Tee TV on iTunes

Coty Loves Threadless TV has been going good as well. Despite a lack of Seesmic activity, I have had a positive response from regular readers of my site. I will be adding Coty Loves Threadless to my YouTube channel from now on, too, so that I can take advantage of the huge community of YouTuber’s. Pumping out two video blogs every week has been a fun experience. Didn’t think I would be able to pull it off, but, I have and so I will continue to pump out original and fun content!

And finally, Twitter! This social network has been amazingly good to me. The amount of interaction that is possible, instantly through Twitter, blows mind. If you’re on Twitter then add me, I am twitter.com/cotygonzales.

A huge thanks to all the readers at cotygonzales.com! I appreciate all of your support. You are all awesome.

Hawaii Featured In T-Shirt Magazine #48

Kristine McGlinchey, contributing writer over at T-Shirt Magazine, features Hawaii in her National Scene column in the most recent issue of T-Shirt Magazine. And guess who made the post – yours truly! That’s right, Kristine posted a quick blurb about me and my Hawaii based tee blog. As a side note, I also began writing interviews for T-Shirt Magazine as well so be on the look out for my contributing articles. In this issue I interviewed designer Nick Guenzler. 

In the article, Kristine also mentions a couple of Hawaii based tee brands, two of which I had no idea existed! Super Good For You actually got me pretty excited as I dig their style and so I’ll be sure to check them out sometime soon (they sell their goods in a boutique here on the island). Do The Hula was another featured Hawaii brand – not so excited about these guys, they look like they cater more towards the tourist crowd. 

Super Good For You

The last Hawaii brand mentioned was Local Motion, which is pretty huge here in the islands. They sell Local Motion branded T-Shirts as well as surf and beach accessories. Local Motion is actually one of the three big surf shops in Hawaii, the other two being Town & Country Surf Designs, better known as T&C, and Hawaiian Island Creations, known by the locals as HIC. You’ll find most of the kids here sporting one of these three brands whenever you head to the beaches down here. 

Local Motion

Tee Maniacs Contest by T-Shirt Magazine

T-Shirt Magazine announced their 2nd Tee Maniacs Contest, this time with the support of online tee giant Threadless! This is the contest for all T-Shirt crazed maniacs. If you’ve got a closet filled with tees and need more room then this contest is for you! 

What do you have to do? Simple. Submit a photo or video showing how much of a tee maniac you really are. That’s it! Be as creative as you can because the competition will prove to be fierce, considering that the first Tee Maniac Contest drew over 1000 entries. 

You can start submitting your entries on January 23 and continue to do so until February 20. Five finalist will be chosen from all of the entries and will go up for voting by the tee community. One winner will be announced on March 21, 2009. 

The newly crowned Tee Maniac will win the following, courtesy of Threadless and T-Shirt Magazine:

  • 15 t-shirts
  • A hoody
  • A 24×30 print
  • $150 cash
  • $50 Threadless gift certificate
  • A feature interview on T-Shirt Magazine 

I’ll surely be throwing my hat into the mix and submitting an entry – will you? 

Tee Maniacs Contest