Category Archives: Artsy Fartsy

Stop Motion Video Utilizing T-Shirts

Saw this on Woothemes Demo Server, which is a totally random place to find content. In case you don’t know, Woothemes is a pretty cool place to find cheap WordPress themes, which you can use as a basic layout for any website, not just a blog. (Check out one of their themes in action at Spain Soccer Jersey, one of my other sites.)

Anyway, the video is reminiscent of Justice’s D.A.N.C.E video, so if you are into that sort of thing definitely give it a play. If you’re really into t-shirt videos, also check out my post on the Guiness world record for most t-shirts worn at the same time.

Design By Humans

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Gold Skull T-Shirt

It’s about time I gave a mention to DesignByHumans. They’ve grown tremendously since I first started blogging, and they are having a post-Christmas clearance. Don’t expect anything earth-shattering in terms of savings, or any monkey business for that matter.
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So here’s my partial excuse for not posting in a really long while. I’ve been taking two art classes this spring, a drawing fundamentals class, and a class about the basics of composition (which has a pretty strong lead-in into graphic design and thus t-shirt design. I’ve uploaded some of my projects as well as some of the quicker sketches into my Flickr account, in case anyone wants to take a look.

Meat IS Murder T-Shirt

Since we’re talking about art and since this is still a blog about t-shirts, I’ll combine the two and tell you about a method of making your t-shirts using a method I learned about earlier today.  The process is called cyanotype, or sun printing which basically involves leaving special photosensitive paper, or in our case, special photosensitive t-shirt out in the sun for about ten minutes and letting the UV rays turn blue everything that isn’t masked out or obscured from direct light.  There is some more info about the process here.

Sun Printed T-Shirt

The obvious downside here is that everything is going to be white on blue, but think about the possibilities.  You can use any object you want as your screen.  You could make your own stencil, use a mosquito net for a pattern, an empty vodka bottle…  maybe even a magnifying glass!  Plus you are no longer confined to the front or back of your shirt – you can print on the sides, on the sleeves – anywhere you want.  I only hope these are colorfast.

T-Shirts by Koko

Koko's T-Shirt

Most t-shirt makers limit their offerings to shirts made by human designers.  I’ve had a nagging feeling that gorillas could make better tees than 80% of t-shirts you can find on Cafepress.  Aside from her love for painting, Koko the gorilla understands over 2000 words of spoken English and responds using sign language.  “Bird” is Koko’s depiction of a blue jay that used to visit her and perch on her back.  The t-shirt is available in a limited edition run from Kokomart (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

End of Threadless Sale

Wow… time sure goes by fast, and the 30 day sale at Threadless is coming to an end. The sale’s apparently been extended till 11 AM this Thursday, so that means you and I (and anyone else who might want to buy some shirts) have approximately 1.5 days to get our $^!# together and wade through Threadless’ catalog of brand new , newly reprinted and older tees, as well as newly offered long sleeved shirts and hoodies.

For those of you who aren’t entirely familiar with Threadless or their famous sales, they are basically one of the most popular and best known t-shirt retailers around. They hold on-going t-shirt design competitions and have a constant stream of new quality designs. Their shirts do well enough at a regular price of $15-17, but once or twice (or thrice) a year they hold a $10 sale, and not just to sell off inventory either – they continue printing and reprinting tees throughout the sale. With that said, on to my picks:

It’s winter time in the Northern Hemisphere, and I’m definitely partial to designs that come in a hoodie and/or long sleeve version in addition to the classic tee. This design oozes 80′s retro, and looks good on a cozy and warm looking sweatshirt.

I *heart* t-shirts with stuff printed in non-standard places. In this case it’s simplistic autumn leaves looking particularly good on an off sheer girls’ long sleeve, or a regular’s guy’s long sleeve tee.

To me Threadless is all about designs like this one, slightly off the beaten path, with a fine arts sensitibility, and an element of irony.

This one actually made me smile and go ‘aww’, in a non-verbal sort of way (since I don’t talk to myself outloud). I am also beginning to suspect that a lot of Threadless’ design submissions are recycled art school homework. This illustration would definitely get an an A+ from me.

Not sure what more can be said about this terrific design, but here are some more T’s worth mentioning:

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$10 Tees

I just got an email from Threadless announcing a sneaky little two day sale – almost everything is $10 until Wednesday morning.

Holy cow, we’re having a quick 2 day $10 sale before the sale to get your blood pumping. If you like to get an early start on the holidays, start your gift buying now!

This includes a lot of the new releases I wrote about recently, as well as the older favorites. Some t-shirts have been reprinted and overall it seems like there is a bunch of shirts I haven’t really seen before. Here is some [affordable] eye candy:

More Threadlessness

Threadless released quite a few new tees in the past month and the results are as expected. The winner of the Nextfest design competition has been announced, and the rest of the designs include this cool art deco-ish premium tee, the usual emo fare, and a shirt I just don’t get. There is also further proof that Threadless is made for art students, by art students. The best of the bunch, however, is this striking illustration entitled “No More Bento.”

I’m also starting to like the shirt that looks like a bathroom wall, ever since I realized it has two sides, and a “NO SPANKING” sign on the lower black.

They also brought back “What Would McGyver Do?” one of the few Threadless tees that a fratboy would actually be caught wearing.

Threadless did the right thing by taking down the “I’d give my left arm to play drums for Def Leppard” slogan tee. It wasn’t terribly funny, whether you are familiar with the actual story, or not (more on t-shirts that shouldn’t have been made in my next post).P.S. Take a look at SplitTheAtom, a new British company which seems to have a very similar setup to Threadless.

Indoor gardening

You are excited to get a garden going inside your home, but you want to make sure that you are planning that garden in the best way. You would like to get things set up in a way that will lead to a successful experience of inside gardening, which may even be good for your health, since you can entertain yourself and do a little physical activity, you can combine this with a nutritious-rich drink and you could improve your health a lot. It is important for you to know what you are doing and to handle all of the work that is before you in a proper way.

Find Pots that Hold Plants Properly and Look Nice
It is important for you to figure out what you should use to hold the plants that you will be using as part of your inside garden. This is an important part of creating a garden that will grow well and that will look nice in your home. Find pots that are sized right for all that you will be growing, and attempt to find pots that will add to the beauty of your home.

Plan Out Your Space to Create a Great Inside Garden
As you are figuring out the best way to go about planting an inside garden, it is important for you to spend some time planning out your space. Figure out which plants will go where and how you will fit all of the pots that you want to have around, maybe what you really need to get into is hydroponic plant food so that your plants grow as much as possible. Take your time in deciding which shelves you will use for your inside garden and how you will get those shelves set up.

Give Your Plants Your Time and Attention
If you are hoping to have a successful inside garden, you need to give each of your plants the proper time and attention due it. You need to take time to care for your garden if you would like for the plants in it to be healthy and strong

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