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A tough race, but it’ s run. We send out congratulations to the winners of the scribtee design contest in March. And we introduce what will be our future shirts, and they’re destined to become favourite shirts:

Number one is our first winner from Australia. Yes, the other end of the world (for us). It’s called “Pencil” and was created by Rikki B. And it won for several reasons: Its idea is the scribtee itself! You scribble a few lines, you work it over, scan it, work it over again and in the end you have a design, and ideally a funky tee. That’s what scribtee is about and we love that it can be seen as a homage to drawing and creating design (whether this was intended or not). Plus: it is super stylish. Black, blue, pink. Or white, blue, pink. Whatever. Girls will love it. Not only. As you can see on his page this guy is as much of a T-shirt maniac as you can be. Not only he has a rich experience in creating great stylish T-shirt designs, being one of the Funky Duds he also is participating at one of our favourite T-Shirt blogs out there. So it’s a big honour for us to produce his tee and distribute it in our hemisphere.


The other shirt grand (500 big boys and 50 $ worth of shirt shopping) prize goes to ninhol from Brazil. His winning design is called  “Luz“. This is the Spanish and Portugese word for “light”, as you might have already guessed. I like the contrast of a light bulb being in black and the white shirt around it.   

 Phew. More shirt goodness to come soon.


So here we go. Finally there’s some new shirts available at scribtee!

A big shout out goes to Spain first, to our colleague David who has made these wonderful product photos. Now, let’s talk tee!

The Ghost Ship

Number one of the newbies is “The Ghost Ship“, designed by Sven Palmowski, known on as a.mar.illo. This is one of those designs that you can’t really make sense of, you just enjoy them. And besides, a.mar.illo is one of the scribtee members who really have their own, very remarkable style. Look at his user profile and you’ll see what we mean by this. His ship now sails/ floats/ hovers on a lime colored American Apparel tee for guys and girls.  

The Chair Tree

Number two: The Chair Tree by Salva López. This beautiful poetic drawing of the blossoming chair is still the highest scoring design on to date and all those who voted and commented had to wait a long time until it became available. Meanwhile it’s spring and maybe this very tree chair is blossoming right now. Who knows? But we couldn’t let you wait until autumn, so enjoy it now and wear it proudly in the summer sun. Continental made these lovely cosy shirts that this goes on, and the color is called “Stereo red”, which would also have been a good name for the tee….

Congratulations to the designers!! The contest continues and we’re awaiting your ideas 24/7.  

Time for another look behind the scenes right on the desks of the designers that bring you all these fine shirt motives. Today we’ll have some questions answered by Draco from Brazil. He is the one who designed “Watch out for your own desires” – and not only that as you can see on the site. Extra props first for replying every question in two languages: Portugese and English. But since nobody in our office understands Portugese, we’ll leave it by the English version.

Please introduce yourself in a few words.

Well I am Draco, I’m a Brazilian designer born in a town called Nova Iguacu in Rio de Janeiro/Brasil. 
And I love working with different styles, different techniques to each art. My website is 

Tell us a little about your design, please. Where have you gotten the idea?
The idea was born by the saying ‘be careful with what you wish for. ” So I created a man who both wants to relax (represented by water) , but the water is troubled by storms – a symbol for his thoughts.
Are you living off designing?
Yes, designing is my life in all aspects. I live as a designer for some years already, and want to improve more and more.
Are you a T-Shirt-Freak yourself?
Yes, I love shirts, in all colors and styles, it’s a true addiction.
What art inspires you? Who are your favourite artists and influences?
I seek inspiration in anything, music, wine, dreams and everyday life.
Concerning artists, I seek inspiration in various and countless artists, perhaps that’s why I have the ease of working with many different styles. To mention some: Jim Lee, El Greco, Banksy, etc..
How much do you do by hand, how much with software?
70% of my work is done by hand, the other 30% is working on the PC with Corel, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Are there other shirts with your designs available?
Yes, all my work which has already been produced in competitions can be seen here: (scroll right)
Others are still in the process of production, but they’ll soon be available.
Your opinion about Scribtee? What do you like about it, what would you improve?
One thing I find very interesting is that the variety of styles of shirts approved, some sites prioritize very large prints, others prioritize small prints, some prefer funny prints , others more plastic prints. In Scribtee, we can see all this. One downside: you don’t deliver to Brazil.
Well, that may change some day. Meanwhile: big thumbs up and thanks to Draco! Make sure to check his site, there’s a whole lot to see.

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