You Design It TV

If you’ve got qustions about T-Shirt printing or design then you must make You Design It TV a regular stop! Our buddy Blake from YouDesignIt.com is now posting videos on the new You Design It TV site. The site specializes in bringing you the best videos related to the T-Shirt industry, including videos on screen printing and embroidery. A quick glance at the front page showed videos on color separation, a how to on snake drawing for tee designs, a how to on creating T-Shirt mockups, and the Karma Loop story. Such an eclectic collection of videos on the first page alone!

And guess what – Co-Tee TV is a regular on You Design It TV! That’s right, you can find all of the latest episodes of Co-Tee TV there as well as here and on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page.

Be sure to check out You Design It TV, it’s definitely worth a look!

You Design It TV

Don’t Tase Me Bro!

I think that Shirts Taste Good has a great thing going with the viral video inspired tees. This particular shirt is named Don’t Taste Me Bro! after the video of a University of Florida student being tased at at John Kerry forum went viral via YouTube. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next! You can purchase this tee at Shirts Taste Good for $17.95.

Don't Tase Me Bro!

Co-Tee TV Episode 23: Integral Apparel, tFuse and TMNT!

In this episode I wear and review Turtle Power from Integral Apparel and review a tee called Lend A Hand that was designed by Joe Choe for tFuse. Earn $4 in residuals for each shirt sold (up to $3000) at tFuse or upload a video and earn up to $500 in cash prizes! Remember, you can save 10% if you use the coupon code “TF3GY” at checkout whenever you shop at tFuse!

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, and Full Metal T-Shirt.

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Lend You A Hand by Joe Choe and available at tFuse. Good: The hand print is massively impressive! The shirt itself is super soft. Tagless for itchfree comfort, love that! Awesome design. The print is pretty soft but not super soft. Bad: Great shirt, my only complaint is: the packaging (which has nothing to do with the product because I think the shirt itself is flawless)! For such an awesome shirt, I just wish they paid a little more attention to the packaging details. Price: $19

Lend A Hand by Joe Choe for tFuse

 Turtle Power by Cryface and available at Integral Apparel. Good: Fun design, especially for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans! Love the bright yellow of this Alstyle tee. Custom hangtags with washing instructions attached. Bad: Not tagless, wish that the print was a bit larger. Price: $19.80.

turtlepower

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Johnny Cupcakes Has Blue Balls All Weekend Long

Planning to pick up some Johnny Cupcake tees? Well, you might as well stop by the shop on Newbury St. in Boston this weekend because for every $10 you spend you’ll receive a blue ball. Spend $20 and you get 2 balls. Spend $40 and you get 4 balls. You get the idea. What will you do with those balls you ask? You get to play beer pong Johnny Cupcakes style, with cupcake tins! Get two balls into the cupcake tin and you win a free Johnny Cupcakes shirt. Pretty awesome! This promotion runs all day this Saturday + Sunday (July 11th + 12th 2009).

Coty Loves Threadless #21 – A Clockwork Popsicle

I won’t lie, this weeks Threadless crop is unbelievably awesome and that makes for an amazing Episode #21 of Coty Loves Threadless! Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg gets all my praise this weeks and is my Threadless Pick of the Week! And how about the rest, you’ll have to watch! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out and vote for my TypeTees slogan submissions – I’m submitting one every day until I get printed! Every vote counts so vote for a slogan and help me get printed.

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Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg

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Coty Loves Threadless #20 – Shaving Apples!

I can’t believe it’s Episode 20! Wow, this feels like a momentous occasion. And to celebrate we’ll do what what we do every Monday – review tees with winks! Another batch of 6 tees are up for review in Episode 20 of Coty Loves Threadless so get ready to be entertained! The Apple Shaving Incident by Jun-Bin Chen had me at hello and as such, it’s my Threadless Pick of the Week! And how about the rest, you’ll have to watch! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out and vote for my TypeTees slogan submissions – I’m submitting one every day until I get printed! Every vote counts so vote for a slogan and help me get printed.

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The Apple Shaving Incident by Jun-Bin Chen is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

The Apple Shaving Accident by Jun-Bin Chen

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Charlie Bit Me!

I don’t think I could ever grow tired of this video because both Charlie and his brother just too damn adorable. And now, there’s a tee that goes along with this viral video. The guys over at Shirts Taste Good recently released, Charlie Bit Me, an ode to the popular YouTube video. You can pick up Charlie Bit from Shirts Taste Good for $15 and just in case you’re wondering, it is printed on an American Apparel tee.

Charlie Bit Me by Shirts Taste Good


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Co-Tee TV Episode 22: Quixotic Clothing, Full Metal T-Shirt and Light Bulbs

In this episode I wear and review Awesome from Quixotic Clothing and review a tee called Through The Glass that was designed by Grant Tucker for Full Metal T-Shirt. Earn $200 for each winning design and $5 in residuals for each shirt sold at Full Metal T-Shirt.

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. So far I’ve covered ShirtFight and A Better Tomorrow so be sure to check those past episodes if  you haven’t yet.

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Through The Glass by Grant Tucker and available at Full Metal T-Shirt. Good: Excellent packaging, T-Shirts come neatly packed in a clear custom package. FMT definitely pays special attention to detail, shirts come with custom hangtags, special washing instructions and pins. Shirts are printed on Alstyle AAA blanks and are a bit longer than the typical American Apparel tee. Shirt is preshrunk so the size you order is the size you will have even after the first wash. Direct-To-Garment print allows for amazing gradient fades on this black tee Bad: Not tagless, Direct-To-Garment is not the softest print I’ve felt but is not the heaviest – it’s somewhere in between and despite it leaving a smooth texture over the shirt the possibilities available with DTG definitely outweighs this. I would definitely pick up another DTG printed tee! Price: $29

Through The Glass by Grant Tucker for Full Metal T-Shirt

Awesome by Quixotic Clothing. Good: Printed on a dark gray American Apparel blank, comes shipped with a collection of 1 inch Quixotic pins. Extremely cheap at just $5. Very fun design, perfect tee for anyone that loves to smile and makes others laugh! Bad: It’s low in stock (only medium and X-Large available). This is one of those straightforward fun tees, nothing wrong with it. Price: $5.00.

Awesome by Quixotic Clothin

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Coty Loves Threadless #19 – Cracked But Not Broken!

I’ve got another 6 tees to review with you this week for episode #19 of Coty Loves Threadless so get ready to be entertained! Crack by Joshua Kemble is my Threadless Pick of the Week! And how about the rest, you’ll have to watch! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out and vote for my TypeTees slogan submissions – I’m submitting one every day until I get printed! Every vote counts so vote for a slogan and help me get printed.

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Crack by Joshua Kemble is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

Crack by Joshua Kemble

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Co-Tee TV Episode 21: Vig Tees, A Better Tomorrow and Manana

In this episode I wear and review Holy Hand Greanade from Vig Tees and review a tee called Manana that was designed by WhatTheFuck for A Better Tomorrow. A Better Tomorrow is my favorite German site and the biggest German T-Shirt contest site. They feature a wide selection of user submitted tees that are fun, wacky, creative and inventive.

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. Last week I covered ShirtFight, so if you missed it be sure to check that one out!

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Manana by WhatTheFuck and available at A Better Tomorrow. Good: Printed on an American Apparel tee so it fits well, cut and sew elements including a tag sewn on the lower left portion of the tee with the A Better Tomorrow logo (really love that), package included a set of large and small decals. The print was not the softest I’ve felt but it was certainly not the heaviest, it was a little in the middle (I’m sure it’ll gets much softer after the first wash). Bad: I think if they went tagless this shirt would be perfect. Price: 18,00 € ($25 US).

Manana from A Better Tomorrow

Holy Hand Grenade by Vig Tees. Good: Printed on an army American Apparel tee, love the design, packaged with Vig Tees stickers. The print on this tee is super soft. Bad: I know I sound like a broken record, but, again, I wish it was tagless. Having said that, I highly recommend this tee based on design alone – it instantly became one of my favorites! Price: $18.00.

Holy Hand Grenade by Vig Tees

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