The headline of this post is the motto of a new clothing brand named 2600 Strange Ave. A summer cruise with close friends birthed the line, which mocks that latest craze of expensive t-shirts with tattoo-like designs made popular by Ed Hardy. I’ve had a particular disdain for this style of shirt so it’s a relief to see that I’m not alone.
Artwork Junkies is the latest contest site to hit the internet, and so far they are doing everything just right. They haven’t been up for more than a few months and they already have a large selection of very high quality shirts. Their prizes, while not as large as some of the more prominent sites, are very reasonable.
Another new t-shirt shop that I’ve been informed of is Emulsion Apparel. They feature designs from local artists in Boston and some of them are quite unique. They have the typical brand shirts with just their name on them but even those look really great. I don’t usually dig those types of shirts but in this case I can make an exception. Most of their designs are catered towards the skater culture with a heavy artistic tint.
I’ve recently been made aware of a very new t-shirt site called Made With Awesome and their designs are just as advertised! It was created by two frequent Threadless contributors. That style carries over into their designs, which feature extremely unique concepts that are expertly created.
Retro Campaigns is a t-shirt site that I’ve recently learned about and that I’m really liking. They have a political theme, with a heavy focus on memorable campaigns in American history. The shirts themselves have a great weathered look to them and are printed on high quality American Apparel shirts. They scream vintage, and if I didn’t know any better I would think they were the real deal. I wouldn’t be surprised if others think the same.
Daytee is a relatively new t-shirt site that aggregates all of the shirts that become available on a given day. Not only are the shirts gathered together for you to see, but they are ordered based on their popularity. This ensures that when you visit not only will you see the newest shirts of the day, but the best as well.
Shirts Taste Good is a new t-shirt site I’ve found that makes their designs entirely based on viral videos. It’s kind of a shame that I didn’t think of this myself. The built in audience for all of those videos are an automatic source of buyers for their products, as long as you can reach them. The good thing is that Shirts Taste Good makes shirts that are high quality, hand made, and hilarious.
tFuse is a t-shirt contest website that has been recently re-designed. It’s built around a lot of community features and community ratings factor heavily into the decision of whether a design is chosen. Once uploaded and approved your design will be available for voting for 10 days. At any time during this period the design can become a winner. If the tFuse team chooses your design you will win 4$ per design (up to $3000) and a free shirt featuring it!
Kingstrike is a new website that allows artists to sell their t-shirt designs to any company that is willing to pay.
I’ve been following a new contest site called teextile. They are growing fast and, in my opinion, doing fantastic. Their age is the only thing that kept them from making an appearance in the Top 10 Shirt Design Contest Websites. If they keep up the good work I will have to make some revisions to that list! Until then, I’ve decided to provide a review of their site.