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What a better way to help with Japan Relief benefit projects, then to buy an awesome T-shirt that you’ll wear with pride, knowing that you’ve done something good? Mighty Fine has a couple of such tees for you, created exclusively for this noble purpose.

Mighty Fine Inspires is the name of a special category in Mighty Fine’s online shop. It features T-shirt designs made especially for Japan Relief projects fund raising, as portion of proceeds from all tees in that section will go toward Architecture for Humanity’s rebuilding efforts in Japan. Not only this cause is noble, but the designs themselves really look great, so we wanted to share some of them with you.

"Lucky Cat" T-shirt design by Tomi Monstre; available in junior's fitted sizes

"Lucky Cat" T-shirt design by Tomi Monstre; available in juniors fitted sizes

"Big Hug" T-shirt design by Patricio Oliver; available in unisex sizes

"Big Hug" T-shirt design by Patricio Oliver; available in unisex sizes

As for Mighty Fine, the label has been in existence for over a decade but it went live with welovefine.com, selling exclusive web product direct to consumers, in spring of 2010. “We have steadily sought to create inventive, fun, smart designs for fans of our licensed brands, which include Marvel, Sanrio, Scott Pilgrim, Sesame Street, Adventure Time, Peanuts and many many more”, says Nicole Campos of Mighty Fine, adding: “we have recently branched out into consumer-built T-shirt designs with our MyTee shirt builder, giving customers the chance to modify their own designs, choose their shirt color, etc”.

Cap Against Drugs T-shirt - available at Mighty Fine

Cap Against Drugs T-shirt - available at Mighty Fine

Mini Count Blah T-shirt - available at Mighty Fine

Mini Count Blah T-shirt - available at Mighty Fine

Only Date Heroes T-shirt - available at Mighty Fine

Only Date Heroes T-shirt - available at Mighty Fine

Mighty Fine also run a fun contest on their website, where they are asking you to guess the next in their X-Men Nouveau line and you can win a free T-shirt – or a three! Megan Lara, whose Nintendo nouveau designs were well trafficked on the web, is working with them on this set, so Mighty Fine is really excited for the big reveal, which they hope will be in a few weeks time.

We cannot wait to see next X-Men Nouveau design! How about you? Would love to hear your opinions on Mighty Fine’s offering, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Thank you!

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BeastWreck is the name of a new T-shirt brand which is already destined to become huge. Created by great illustrator & designer Jared Moraitis – a.k.a. BeastPop – whom we recently made an interesting interview with (he also won the gold medal in Teezine T-shirt Olympics in Best T-shirt design category).

BeastWreck T-shirt designs

BeastWreck T-shirt designs

Mr. Moraitis is known for his comic-influenced, cartoon illustrations, so no wonder BeastWreck entirely consists of his awesome designs. In Jared’s own words: “BeastWreck is a mad-scientist’s concoction of equal parts pop, pulp, rock, geek and retro, born from an artist’s mind that has been pickled by extended submersion in a cocktail of cartoons, video games, kaiju battles, rock music, comic books, sci-fi and horror movies!  Clothes, buttons, stickers, prints, more”!

Pakku-Man T-shirt design ny BeastWreck

Pakku-Man T-shirt design ny BeastWreck

BeastWreck has several shirt designs they are launching with: “GRRRILLA”, “KROOL-AID” (available in red and black options), and “PAKKU-MAN” (available in black and yellow options).  All designs are available in men’s sizes S-XXXL and women’s sizes S-XL. You might also find a button or sticker or two. BeastWreck is taking preorders right now, but all shirts will be screenprinted by Terminus Tees – they produce some amazing shirts and are known for quality in screen-printing!  No direct-to-garment print-on-demand junk there…

Krool-Aid T-shirt design by BeastWreck

Krool-Aid T-shirt design by BeastWreck

You can check & preorder all BeastWreck designs from their online shop. Also, give BeastWreck some love at Facebook.

Did you like BeastWreck? Which designs you liked the best? Please let me know by leaving your comment below. Thank you!

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THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED.

Our lucky winner is Chantelle Hall, who on March 31st entered the following comment:

I like the I’m a big fan of your work t-shirt because I think it would be fun to wear around my husband when he knows he dont do anything.

Congratulations! Thanks to all of you who participated in our contest. Better luck next time!

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Witty slogans and designs on tees? Yes – if they’re actually witty! Such us mashing up The Beach Boys with famous Black Flag logo. Miss Wit – a New-York based T-shirt line – successfully blends witty and fashionable.

Miss WitBorn out of passion for tees and based on good clean fun, Miss Wit is “a whimsical, satirical, fashionable tee shirt line”, as stated by it’s founder Deborah Goldstein. Studying social work and community organizing Deborah combined both passions. “Somewhat effortlessly”, says she, “my T-shirts – ranging from the sublime joke to the delicate etchings of artists – manage to flicker a pulse with fashion hounds as well as sparking internet chatter and praise”.

So, who is lil’ Miss Wit, you ask? Well, she is this tragic, sinful, cynical, sarcastic persona, who doesn’t care about your rules, setting up her own. She does care, though. About environmental issues. Street performers. Civil and human rights. Good music. And so on and on…

Well since Teezine loves what Miss Wit represents – we’ve decided to set up a joint contest where you can win one of  her shirts, marked with B-letter. Be it Beiber, Beach Boys, Bacon, Big Fan or Bikes. So, please read the contest rules below following pictures.

Contest rules

  • visit Miss Wit witty website;
  • find one of the shirts portrayed above you like the best;
  • come back here and write the exact name of desired tee, adding something witty about it by leaving a comment below;
  • don’t forget to write the name of desired shirt!

This contest lasts for 3 weeks – from March 18th til April 8th. On April 8th Miss Wit will pick the winner herself, so make sure you’re witty with your comments! If you’re our lucky winner you’ll be sent an email by us (Teezine staff), asking your full name, street adress, style and size. Then Miss Wit will send you your tee herself. Simple as that.

Good luck everybody! Both Miss Wit and Teezine are looking forward reading your comments!

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Earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan couple of days ago are one of the worst tragedies in the history of this country. Among many people that are helping victims through donations are many clothing labels and designers, which are donating part of their sales to help with the disaster relief efforts. These are just a few examples, and if you wish to participate in helping out make sure you visit their websites and purchase something.

Imprint T-shirt design by Sistine.co
Imprint T-shirt design by Sistine.co

Sistine is having a sale, so the prices for all the tees in their online shop is slashed to $30, down from $36. They will donate $10 out of every tee sold to the Red Cross for the disaster relief efforts in Japan. They also plan to continue to do this for as long as they can, making a donation at the end of every month and posting the receipt of the donation on their blog to ensure the good folks that have made their efforts to help they are committed to this cause.

Wild Wolves T-shirt design by Vicious History
Wild Wolves T-shirt design by Vicious History

Vicious History is also taking part in the relief efforts of those affected by the tsunami in Japan. From March 11-13, 50% of each Vicious History sale will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster fund. In case you don’t know – Vicious History specialize in contemporary apparel which incorporates a vast range of historical influences into it’s designs.

Help Japan poster by Rob Dobi / FullBleed.org

Help Japan poster by Rob Dobi / FullBleed.org

T-shirt and poster designer Rob Dobi at Full Bleed created a benefit poster for Japan. “I did what little I could and designed a print to benefit relief in Japan. All profits go straight to disaster recovery”, says he. You can purchase this awesome piece of art and do something noble at once.

These are just some of the examples. If your line is having a benefit sale – or if you know about one – please do let us know by leaving your comment below.

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Jared Moraitis a.k.a. BeastPopI was introduced to Jared Moraitis – a.k.a. BeastPop – back in 2008, quickly after I started Teezine. His awesome, old school comic-based art really touched an old comic fan in me. Apart from being informed on his new projects via his blog and email newsletters I would often come across some of his T-shirt designs here and there, such as very popular ZOMBAMA one. Not only that this was a great idea and much better realization, but Jared decided to do a “comeback” version of it, featuring more zombified details. That version won a gold medal in 2010 Teezine T-shirt Olympics as best T-shirt design. Being that talented and creative no wonder more and more people get interested in his works. With new projects in the works Jared also has some great new ideas, so make sure you read what he had to say when I asked him a couple off questions.

When did you find out you have a drawing talent and what were your first drawings, what did you draw in your earliest stage?

I decided, after careful consideration and planning (and lots of flow-charts) that I should become an artist at the tender age of about 3 when I broke out the crayons and cut loose with a very primitive, yet elaborate, mural on my parents’ den wall featuring some of my awkwardly-imagined creations. It was all downhill from there. Most of my earliest drawings involved the creature from ALIEN or elaborate space battles featuring the cast of STAR WARS and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

Pop Zombie T-shirt by BeastPop

Pop Zombie T-shirt by BeastPop


Who were the artists you looked up to when developing your style and how did they influence you?

I like a lot of classic illustrators and pulp artists –Norman Rockwell, Mucha, Elvgren, Leyendecker, Frazetta, J. Allen St. John – but I also dig on a lot of gig poster art, comic book art (Mignola, Canete, Simonson, etc) and European artists. I pay close attention to their compositional skills and what they can do with line, light and form.

What else influences you in everyday life, be it music, movies, food, drinks, books or anything like that?

My life has been basted in pop-culture, Saturday morning cartoons, toys, comic books, horror and sci-fi movies, pulp-fiction and other assorted lowbrow cultural stigma. I love music of the rock/metal/punk/industrial slant, but I also dig classical, some pop, and maybe some soul or blues at times. I love reading comics and genre fiction and watching any stimulating TV or movies that interest me.

The Distillers illustration by BeastPop

The Distillers illustration by BeastPop

How would you describe your artwork to a blind person?

Sheesh! Um… Okay, jam your thumbs into your eyes hard enough to be mildly painful. You see all those weird colors and sparkles? Imagine those colors and sparkles frozen into sharp lines and jagged edges. Now keep that thought in your mind as you gather up a handful of silverware, wrap it in tinfoil and microwave it on high for 30 seconds while pressing your forehead against the microwave door. You should get the same sensation as you would if you absorbed all of my art at once.

Can you explain what’s the usual process when you develop your artwork from the scratch?

I am constantly jotting down notes to capture some of the weird ideas that pop into my head or inspiration that is triggered from other stimuli. When I’m ready to form one of those ideas into a piece of art, I’ll do rough sketches until I get a skeletal composition then I’ll blow it up, and hang meat on that skeleton’s bones until it resembles something moderately cool and interesting. Then I’ll process to tinker and bang at it until it’s done (usually using brush, ink and pen with computer aided colors).

What were your first professional engagements?

I did some sorry shirt designs for a defunct MMA fight gear company, various low-profile T-shirt designs, and then I entered a fairly long stretch as a concept artist for an online game project that ran out of money and never materialized.

Zombie Love T-shirt design by BeastPop (for J!NX)

Zombie Love T-shirt design by BeastPop (for J!NX)

What were the craziest offers you ever got and what are the project you’re most proud of?

I did a design for another fight gear company that had zombies as it’s theme. What zombies have to do with mixed martial arts I’ll never know! Thematically, I haven’t had many crazy offers (my idea of crazy is probably different from the average person, though). Most of the really crazy offers involve offers of insultingly low amounts of money for valuable work. The project I’m most proud of as far as notoriety goes is my ZOMBAMA design, parodying Shepard Fairey’s Obama HOPE poster. It’s gotten quite a lot of attention and has been ripped-off and bootlegged quite a bit! I am my own worst critic, though, and I always see things I could change or improve with every design as soon as I’m “finished”.

You also like to design T-shirts. Would you perhaps develop your own clothing line and why not, if so?

Funny you should ask – plans are afoot at this very moment to launch a clothing line (with the help of a very special person) later this year. I will be incorporating prints, buttons, and stickers, as well as vinyl toys somewhere down the line. Just gotta work out the details and finances. Stay tuned.

Zombama Returns T-shirt design by BeastPop

Zombama Returns T-shirt design by BeastPop

Your ZOMBAMA design made quite a stir among T-shirt lovers. What motivated you to do it and how did you decide to make a ZOMBAMA RETURNS version? Also, what do you think about Obamas politic?

I saw Fairey’s HOPE poster being parodied all over the place, so I thought I’d put my own unique and irreverent spin on it, also poking fun at Fairey’s infamy as an appropriation artist. There is no political meaning behind the piece, however. I really don’t keep up with politics much, as it it a frustrating and often futile arena. My own personal politics are somewhat middle-of-the road. Neither side has it right.

What are your personal beliefs and standpoints? How would you describe yourself as a person?

I’m a fairly reasonable, level-headed and courteous person. I don’t allow myself to get too serious about most things, but there are things that I am very serious about, and I always study and research things before formulating opinions and solidifying beliefs. I don’t like to stir things up too much and I don’t insert many (if any) of my beliefs and standpoints into my art. My art is about fun, oddity, and playfulness, for the most part, and I like to keep the personal stuff reserved for people I have a personal relationship with. I’ll let some of that stuff slip in the occasional blog or Facebook post, though.

What are you working on at the moment?

Right now I’m working on a personal DONKEY KONG tribute design, as well as some character designs for an iPhone game, and a few other miscellaneous commissioned t-shirt designs. Also chipping away at plans for the launch of BeastPop as a brand of merchandise later on.

What are the projects you would like to work on in future?

I want to do more skateboard deck designs. I would also love to do some album covers and/or T-shirt designs for some of my favorite bands. I’d love to design vinyl toys and animated characters. There are also a couple of old pop-culture properties from my youth that have not yet been reinvented that I’d like to be involved in redesigning. I also want to do the cereal box art for this year’s seasonal reemergence of the General Mills monsters cereals (Count Chocula, Frankenberry, Boo-Berry), but I want them to include Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy this time!

T-shirt design for Thrown To The Wolves (band)

T-shirt design for Thrown To The Wolves (band)

You can check Jared’s art here:
BeastPop blog

Did you like this interview? What do you think about Jared’s artwork? Would love to hear your opinions, so make sure you leave your comment here. Thank you!

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Well, perhaps I don’t. But Milk Industries does. If you haven’t been introduced to this awesome clothing line – it’s about time you do. Their fresh and fun-taste-ic designs are looking great and are ready to consume!

Milk Industries come from Italy and the brand was conceived after liters and liters of coffee. Add a little (designer) milk in it – and there you have a lovely Italian caffè macchiato you just cannot resist. It even tastes better if consumed with some donuts, wursts or candies. All this incorporated makes Milk Industries one of the nicest lines I’ve came across lately.

Mornin' Coffee T-shirt by Milk Industries

Mornin' Coffee T-shirt by Milk Industries

Brand concept and designs

As already mentioned – Milk Industries designs are based on stuff most of us consume everyday, making it look more appealing and irresistible with the mighty force of their well-trained designer hand. They wanted to create something to wear on everyday basis, without looking monotone. That’s why they choose lovable colors when designing  almost cartoon-ish characters out of foods and drinks.

The Lolly Forest T-shirt by Milk Industries

The Lolly Forest T-shirt by Milk Industries

Web presence

Having their website there on Wix platform, along with Spreadshirt shop and Facebook profile, I’d say Milk Industries’ web presence is okay. However, they should invest into their own website to make it more serious. They’ve also started to use Twitter recently – which is a great thing for promotion of their awesome tees – so make sure you follow them today!

Toasted Love T-shirt by Milk Industries

Toasted Love T-shirt by Milk Industries

Printing method

All Milk Industries are printed using a Spreadshirt method. In case you don’t know how this works – Spreadshirt is a T-shirt designer platform which allows you to create your own designs and customize your own shirts. After you submit your design it gets printed and sent to you. After you payed for it, of course… Spreadshirt also allows you to create your online shop where other people can buy your designs and Spreadshirt takes it’s percentage of sales. This is especially handy for smaller quantities of shirts and for lines that are just starting because you don’t have to invest a lot of money into shirts and printing. Although I think it’s nice system I’d love to see Milk Industries printing their stuff on their own one day.

Milk Man hoodie by T-shirt Industries

Milk Man hoodie by T-shirt Industries

Offering and pricing

Apart from your regular men and women styled T-shirts, Milk Industries offer hoodies, too, making sure you’re warm when drinking your daily glass of milk. All of their designs are printed onto American Apparel items, which guarantees you great quality. Prices are okay, too, perhaps a bit higher than average, but still affordable. Shirts range from around €20.00 – €26.oo, while hooded sweatshirts are offered for around €40.00. By the way – 1 Euro is like 1.4 dollars at the moment, so do some maths.

Do NUT T-shirt by Milk Industries

Do NUT T-shirt by Milk Industries

Did you like any of Milks’ designs? What are your opinions on them? Would love to hear your feedback, so don’t hesitate to leave your comment. Thank you!

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Our lucky winner entry (picked by people @ T-shirts.com) is:

godsrodsjohn

On March 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm he submitted following entry:

Why do I love this Tee? Because I always wanted a Big Wheel–but when they came out, I was TOO BIG. That’s why I love the “That’s How I Roll” Tee Shirt!! Gotta have one!

Congratulations! And thanks to all others who participated in our contest, we loved reading your comments! All of you can enter our second part of T-shirts.com & Teezine contest, where you can win one of the band T-shirts!

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T-shirts.com

Starting today we’re launching new contest with our friends there @ T-shirts.com – a huge online resource for funny, music, movies, vintage, animal, custom and other types of tees! This contest is divided into three parts, so every Monday we’re gonna launch one part.

From today (March 7th) until next Monday (March 14th) you have a chance to win one of the tees from T-shirts.com extensive funny category. It’s very simple to enter the contest – just follow the rules below. Monday 14th we’re announcing the lucky winner and we’re launching second part of the contest.

Contest rules

  • visit T-shirts.com;
  • find Funny T-shirts category in the navigation bar;
  • browse and find the tee you love the best;
  • come back here and leave a comment below this post, answering the question “why do I love this tee” – don’t forget to mention the name of desired T-shirt!;
  • if you’re our lucky winner you’ll be sent an email by us, asking for your name, street address and size, so make sure you leave valid e-mail address when you’re leaving your comment.

Hope you find this contest fun enough to participate! Good luck everybody! Here are some samples from T-shirts.com site – and remember – you can win one of ANY of the tees from T-shirts.com extensive funny category, so pick from there, not just here.

Soup Nazi T-shirt by Tshirtscom

Soup Nazi T-shirt by Tshirtscom

Drinker Not A Fighter T-shirt by Tshirtscom

Drinker Not A Fighter T-shirt by Tshirtscom

All Night Long T-shirt by Tshirtscom

All Night Long T-shirt by Tshirtscom

Now read the contest rules again and leave your comment here!

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