Crowd sourcing has become an efficient means fund a number of different projects — be it medical bills, video games or a Veronica Mars movie. Now you and your friends can pitch in to make a favourite t-shirt design into a reality with TeePublic.
Launched by Josh Abramson (co-founder of College Humor and Vimeo), TeePublic is making it easier for graphic designers to finally see their designs on a t-shirt. The way it works is anyone can upload their designs and if 30 people in a month (that’s one person a day) agrees to buy your shirt, the company will put it into production and with every shirt sold, $5 per shirt goes back to the designer.
Considering just how creative the internet gets (have you seen the sloth photos?), here are just some of our favourite shirts so far on TeePublic:
1. Best Buds by CorwinWebb
2. STAY CLASSY by jordansoliz
3. RASCAL by Keddie
Well, forget about shopping. With an invention that lets you spray your body with a chemical that will end up clothing you, this means you might never have to decide what to wear EVER again.
But as cool as this is, I’m concerned that the shirt will randomly dissolve or disintegrate while you’re out in public. So to avoid a horrifically embarrassing accident, it probably would be best to just spend two seconds of your day putting on some actual clothes.
Next to his gigantic, toothless, black mouse helmet, Deadmau5′s plain black T-shirt didn’t get much special attention at the Grammys last night. But if you looked closer you might have noticed it had a phone number printed across the front — that number belongs to one Sonny More, aka Skrillex.
The electro maestro formerly known as Joel Zimmerman donned the number with the words “U Mad Bro?” beneath it. On Twitter he confirmed the number belonged to his friend and commented on one of his three Grammy wins: “Congrats to @skrillex for the best remix grammy can’t say I’m not proud!”
Skrillex tried to turn on call-forwarding but Deadmau5 said he was “one step ahead.” And ladies, though his number only leads to a full voicemail inbox, in case you want to give it a go try dialing: (626) 319-1039.
Miley Cyrus’ brother Trace is starting a new clothing brand called Southern Made Hollywood Paid collection. Because Miley loves her brother Trace, she is helping out to design a t-shirt for the brand.
Miley’s designed tee has the S.M.H.P. acronym and a peace sign/dream catcher design on it. No doubt Miley designed the shirt as she also has a dream catcher tattoo. The proceeds from the t-shirt go directly to the Miley Cyrus Foundation.
So why did Trace go into the fashion business? ”I have always had a love for fashion, and the opportunity presented itself to have a clothing company of my own and I really wanted the name of it to represent me,” he says.
Trace adds, “That is why I decided on Southern Made Hollywood Paid. I feel it tells a lot about my life, my story, and me. I love any way to express myself and that’s why I started SMHP.” The Trace and Miley’s collaboration tee is on sale now at S.M.H.P.’s online store for $28.
Ke$ha has teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate National Coming Out Day.
The singer created a t-shirt which says “We R Who We R,” which sell for $35 a piece. Proceeds go to the LGBT community, and only 1000 shirts will be produced.
“We’re the only minority worldwide that’s not taught history at home, in school or religious institutions,” said Malcolm Lazin, Equality Forum’s founder and executive director. “Like every group that’s been marginalized, it really helps to make the case why we should take real pride in ourselves and our community.”
You have to give credit to MTV and their amazing lawyers – they do think of everything. Pauly D must be pissed because he recently opened up a t-shirt store on the Jersey Shore called “Dirty Couture Shore Store.” However during filming of Jersey Shore, he can only work for the “Shore Store,” which is a competitor to his new venture.
TMZ reports this was especially embarrassing for Pauly because his store opened up this week, and he couldn’t be there due to his MTV obligations.
We are not marketing experts, but it can’t be good for your brand when you own one t-shirt store, but you actually spend time working for another t-shirt store.
Ah well – show business is a tough business.
PerezHilton reports that Greenbrier High School is claiming the defense that the shirt could be considered offensive to some people.
“I just think my sexuality isn’t widely accepted around here, so of course they are going to single me out,” said Cole.
“I think they are singling him out… They’ve made statements that if he wore this in California, he’d fit in just fine,” Cole’s mom, Julie Gordon added.