What shirt designs sell for clothing lines? Thats the answer that Jimiyo, a former curator at tee fury answers. He states that using symbols or imagery that already have a built in audience like pop culture references are what sell the best. Read on for more info on what shirt designs sell best.
I recently did a website for Boston Scally using Shopify to power it. Shopify is my favorite e-commerce solution as a designer and also gives the most power and is easy to use for the client. I would recommend Shopify for anyone starting a clothing line.
Custom t-shirt packaging is something that can set your product and clothing line apart from everyone else. Here are some custom t-shirt packaging ideas to get you thinking outside the box.
One of the most overlooked details in starting your own clothing line is the t-shirt tags. When I say tags, I am specifically talk about the tags hidden away on the inside of your shirt. The tag that never sees the light of day, and is usually an afterthought. So after coming across some incredibly creative tags that in my mind add value and personality to a brand I decided to put together a list of companies that do an incredible job with their custom tags.
I recently wrote an in depth review on big cartel for clothing lines and thought it would be nice to also showcase the best bigcartel store examples. These sites stand out from the rest and really push what can be done in bigcartel. Custom slideshows, layouts, type, and menus all come together to make these sites stand out from the rest and make them the best bigcartel stores.
Shirt Jobs is a t-shirt job board and was created to help clothing companies and talented designers connect with each other and make the world a better looking place. Please check out shirtjobs.com I would love to hear any feedback or comments you might have to make this site better. Below is an overview of shirtjobs.com Here is […]
This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown This is a really good question, but the answer obviously depends on what you consider your demographic to be. But one thing that is definitely important regardless of your demographic is that the product should be unique and professional. Try to steer clear of bandwagon […]
This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown Custom packaging is one of those things that are icing on the cake. I think it’s awesome when I get a package that comes in an awesome box, or custom mailer, but it usually ends up in the trash regardless. The only thing I really […]
This is probably a topic that most, if not all, indie brands think about. I know most of you reading this and interested in starting a clothing brand have considered ways to spend less money while still looking professional. Unless you have some sort of substantial backing, chances are that you’re going to try to […]
This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown This topic was suggested by my buddy and fellow New Yorker, Bryan of Doctor Hazmat, who I incidentally met after first talking to him via twitter. It’s certainly an interesting question, but unfortunately I probably hold a heavy lean towards the idea that technology has […]
This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown. This is somewhat related to my previous post of knowing when to not use a design for your line. I think an extremely important distinction is knowing when something is an awesome piece of artwork, and when something is an awesome t-shirt design. There are […]
I just put up a page for my book recommendations. You can check it out on the very top navigation of the site on the far right. Or you can just click here book recommendations Also post some comments on the books I missed. I am going to go through and add some more in […]
Working for Teefury, I sometimes have to modify art to reduce color counts to suit our 6 color maximum. I’ve uploaded this PATTERN OVERLAY that can be used from Layer Styles to fill a layer with a halftone pattern. It’s a faster way to change an area of color to a halftoned representation, and since […]
Original article posted at deviant art Hey Guys, Thought I would put up a little step by step detailing how to create a cover for Marvel. You don’t have to read the whole thing if you don’t want but, if you do, I hope you find it helpful. The piece was penciled by me with […]
1. Splash Page A splash page is the landing page of your site where it has a flash animation or just text that says “Enter”. A simple google search will show you tons of articles about why you shouldn’t have a splash page. There are two main reasons why a splash page sucks, it annoys […]
Written by Derek Deal I get asked a lot how i go about making my designs so i figured I’d give a general overview of how I work. The video above is a time lapse of the entire process of a design i did for The Amity Affliction. If you’re one of them readin’ types, […]
This article was written by Sol Amstutz Utilizing halftones is a pretty quick and easy step to create the illusion that you are using more colors in your design than you actually are. Subsequently, this will help cut down printing costs for your client which will make them happy. The important thing about halftones is […]
I am surprised I haven’t written about web design in the past since it’s what I have been doing the past two years at double dragon studios. There are a lot of things to think about when it comes to making an effect web design for your clothing company. One of the most important aspects […]