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Happy new year, Scribteesers!

We’d like to remind of some contest entries that were great, but for some reason didn’t quite make it on a tee. Like the reason that there can only be two winners a month (beside some special picks of ours).  As a way to start the year or look back at the past one, to give you inspiration and ideas for your submissions.

These rock: Anyone Can Play Guitar by cmatos and Tourbus Diary by DeeDeeKid.

These have the groove: Born in the 70s by Laurent and the “blurryMilk Bag by ndikol.

 

Crazy: Running With Scissors by RodrigoBHZ and Loca! by illustration genius Draco.

 

Strange Creatures: The Iceberg Creature by MokuMoku and Dxtr‘s Gatekeeper.

 

Wait … what? Trips and Traps by Peachbeach and Poche Kangourou by bibine.

 

Cool: Viking’s Best Kept Secret by Againstbound and Snowy Mountaintops by digaster.

And there are so many more … maybe I should continue this series soon. Thanks for your great ideas and designs. Keep them coming in!!

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And the third in our row of updates: This was a voter’s fav and we loved it too. Though I must say, here in Germany we don’t have too many people standing around waving “free hugs” signs. In fact, I have never seen one. (Update: there has actually been somebody in Hamburg trying to import this idea. Always google before you write something out of the blue). This idea could use some spreading anyway. However, you’ve got to admit: the idea of JonEz! also has something to it: Fuck Free Hugs! Got Free Fucks! There’s enough people who need nothing more urgent than to get laid…

Here’s another video that takes the idea to a new level – opening up a promising market niche …

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Yeah, birds wear purple T-shirts nowadays.

I’m not entirely convinced yet, but it seems you’re not taken serious on the web unless you have a Twitter account. And before someone grabs the Scribtee account like it happened with the Shirtcity one I decided to sign up. With a feeling between “Hey, let’s try this!” and “Oh noez! Needz evan moar content?” Finally, before even twittering a word there were already two followers. Which shows me I was right to do so. So hey now, I officially invite you to become a friend and follower of scribtee. And I promise it shall be worth it. From time to time at least.

Find us here: http://twitter.com/scribtee

Tchirp.

Chance Of Rain

Chance Of Rain

Phhh …  hold on a second, let me wipe this dust and cobwebs off first …. cough … there you go. Time for more content, time for more insights into a designers’ life. This time we sent our questions out to Vermont, US of A, where Jeff Sheldon, the creator of the cute little CMYK raindrops on “Chance Of Rain” is living, working and doing other things. And this is what we got back:

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Jeff Self Portait

 Please introduce yourself in a few words.

My name is Jeff Sheldon and I am a 22 year old designer living in Burlington, VT with my amazing wife.

 Are you a full time T-shirt designer? Or what is your main business?

I work as a full time graphic designer by day and do t-shirt design and other freelance work on the side. I recently launched my own line of shirts called Ugmonk. As you can see I love typography and good clean design. I found that there was a lack of fresh, clean t-shirt design so I decided to start my own brand.
Tell us a little about your design: what were your thoughts behind it ?
I had been drawing these little creatures for quite a while and noticed the some of them looked similar to raindrops. I then got the idea to create a full composition with the raindrops making up a cloud shape. The raindrops are happy with all of there friends just hanging out in the sky and enjoying life. Then before they know it the poor raindrops lives come to an end and they fall to their doom!
 What inspires you?
Inspiration comes from everywhere for me. I enjoy browsing the web, being outdoors, people watching, taking photos, and just letting my my wander and coming up with completely random concepts.

 

What equipment do you work with ?
I like to sketch my ideas out first in my sketchbook and then take them to the computer. I use my trusty MacBook Pro, Adobe Illustrator, and Wacom tablet.

 

How many tees do you own and what’s the greatest and the ugliest piece in your collection?
Way too many, I can’t even fit them all in my drawers. I get a lot of my shirts from contests that I win or other clients that I do design for so I don’t end up buying too many other shirts. Ironically, I wear a lot of solid tees, so I would say those are a staple to my wardrobe.
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 A link to your favorite T-shirt site?
Well, a little shameless self-promo for my line: www.ugmonk.com.  I don’t have a favorite site but I like a lot of stuff on www.designbyhumans.com and www.iso50.com.
 What would be your advice to young and emerging designers (or people thinking of taking this direction)?
Learn the basic principles of art before trying to get good at photoshop and the computer side of things. Knowing how to use the computer as a tool helps, but it is much more important to understand design and how to make a good composition.
 
As a shirt design experienced guy: what’s your opinion on scribtee.com ?
Scribtee is nice, and I don’t think enough designers know about it and submit designs here. Scribtee definitely has a solid collection of shirts already and I hope to see more great designs in the future.

I want to thank Scribtee for picking my design!

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And we want to thank Jeff for his answers and wish him good luck with Ugmonk! Let’s hope he will hand us another design after all one day.

The Ghost Ship

The Ghost Ship

I just discovered at facebook that it’s Sven Palmowski’s birthday today. Maybe I wouldn’t start a posting for every designer who handed in Designs to our T-shirt design contest, but Sven having given us the wonderfully weird Ghost Ship plus dozens of other designs that we loved plus being one of the most prolific Designers on the scene it is just fair to say:

Happy Birthday and may you ever continue drawing and designing such wonderful tees !

Meanwhile check out his Portfolio on his site and regularly check back to the much beloved Fantastic Bonanza Blog where he contributes displaying the T-shirt art he likes.

As the little facebook contest is over now, we’ll go on right here. Now all those who don’t have a facebook account can get their chance of winning a free tee, too! It’s really easy:

1. Visit scribtee. Pick your favourite design. That’s the toughest part …

2. Go to the new page entitled “popular

3. Leave a comment with your vote and a valid e-Mail adress (not displayed, but necessary in case you win)

Good luck!

Another great idea for a contest: American T-shirt magazine is looking for the ultimately crazy weird nutty and heavily obsessed tee maniac (great image by the way!). The kind of guy who could wear a different shirt every day for 365 days and still not run out of stocks. The kind of person who needs a storage room rather than a closet for his collection. You love T-shirts – so show it.  Send your images, video or any other media you think demonstrates your enthusiasm to maniac@t-shirtmagazine.com with the subject “Tee Maniacs” including your name and age. The winner will be awarded with – guess what – even more tees, and two fine scribtees will be among them. Of course we’d be thrilled to see what you come up with, too. The room in the comment space is awaiting to be filled…

 

If you have a facebook profile and you only have the slightest interest in T-shirts (which is proven by the fact that you read these lines), you have no more excuse not to move over to facebook and become a fan of the amazing I Heart T-Shirts page! This page has become a handy directory of nearly all great T-shirt labels there are and its growth (of stores listed as well as subscriptions) is just stunning. There’s a weekly competition that allows you to win T-shirts every week. This week Shirtcity/ Scribtee has thrown in two coupons that await to be taken away be the lucky winners. The task is easy: just visit the thread and state your favourite scribtee design. Well, not that easy, we know, but at least there’s no wrong answers. So hurry up to participate, it’s on until friday.  

Now for something not directly related to Scribtee, but still close. Have you already seen the site emptees.com? It’s not been around for that long, but it’s quickly become the place where T-shirt designers and -freaks meet on the web. No surprise, I’d think, since it occupied a niche that needed to be filled and it was greatly executed by the right kind of guys.

The “tees” section is for designers who want to introduce their designs, either such that are already finished or even printed and on sale, or sketches, ideas that you’re not sure about and want to have a look from outside at. All tees can be commented on or given love. The “talk” section is, as you might guess, a forum for chatting, discussing, sharing etc. Especially the official “vote for me” threads can come in useful if you have uploaded a design to our design contest and you’d like some voting support by those who dig your designs. Of course, with all these design freaks visiting the site, standards are high, but maybe you can benefit from helpful tips. Speaking of tips, recently emptees recently established a “resources” section that holds links to useful download, tutorial and how-to sites.

Quite interesting to see that a sort of emptees overall taste has quickly developed, as prove the most loved tees. I think it’s quite American, very colorful and flashy with a preference for hand-drawn sketchy images. A bit different from Scribtee style maybe (if there is any, that is). Nevertheless, it’s a lively community and I highly recommend having a look at it.

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