January 29, 2013

Where to find t-shirt design inspiration? Part 2/2


Hello Zazzlers and friends!

Here's another post about sites where you can find t-shirts, lots of t-shirts. Sharing the second part of this big list I researched. It might be useful. You can find some inspiration for your designs in it, or you can get to study some different t-shirt business models if you're planning to open a t-shirt store. Or find stores that will do the printing for you. Or maybe you can find that t-shirt you were just looking for.

Today's list has t-shirt sites that also run t-shirt design competitions. Why not give it a try? I am not earning anything from these links but I also added a list of affiliate programs you can join so you can make money selling t-shirts even if you don't care to design it. When checking a t-shirt site look if they have an affiliate program. Many do have one.

After all this work I don't know if I am more or less motivated to design t-shirts for Zazzle than I was when I started! One thing I am sure: T-shirts seem to be a terrific business for many. Some of these sites are running for many years. So...have a look yourself.

More places to buy t-shirts online



Headlineshirts - At Headline Shirts, they are obsessed with making intelligently funny tees and apparel. You'll find smart, great-looking stuff that you won't find anywhere else.

Customizedgirl - Use their design center to add your own text, art, and images to hundreds of styles: from t-shirts, to tank tops, to hoodies, to bags, to just about anything. You can start designing on a blank item, or you can customize one of the designs.

6dollarshirts - on the internet will you find such a large variety of quality printed t-shirts at such a ridiculously low price...

RiptappREL - Artists and designers can submit their designs through an agreement. Tees and more items available.

noisebot - An amazing selection of funny t-shirts at affordable low prices.

Nerdyshirts - NerdyShirts is an online retailer of t-shirts from your favorite movies, cartoons, video games, comic books

Lastexittonowhere - A small collective of like-minded film enthusiasts, designers, illustrators, screenprinters and photographers that collaborate to create unique T-shirts that pay homage to the most memorable places, companies, and corporations in cinema history.

GlobalThreadColective - A place where people can view artwork originating from different countries and customize it on different cuts of apparel for sale.

80stees - It's the prime destination for pop culture tribes everywhere to come together and share their geekery!

Uberprints - A one-stop shop for personalized clothing, UberPrints.com has been voted the best online provider of customized apparel.

Theteeparty - It specializes in artsy, cute and funny t-shirts.

Splitreason - online store for geeks and gamers with a strong focus on products that embody a high-tech lifestyle and passion for retro nostalgia. You can submit designs.

ooshirts - Nicely discounted t-shirt printing for customers.

indieshirts - All designs are created in-house and originated from random quotes and scribbles on pieces of paper.

designashirt - Custom t-shirts for everyone.

Teenormous - Shop 146,414 shirts in our powerful t-shirt shopping engine.

Teefury - All tees here are super limited-edition, being sold for only 24-48 hours or until sold out, whichever happens first. After the sale period, the t-shirt is removed never to be made available for sale again.


What about selling tshirts and entering t-shirt design contests?

DesignByHumans - DBH is an ongoing t-shirt design competition and community where

artists and t-shirt lovers can create, buy, and talk about art and t-shirts.

MonsieurPoulet - French site with ongoing contests and seasonal ones. Designers will win "2 euros par exemplaire vendu. Chaque dessin est édité entre 100 et 1000 exemplaires. "

Pampling - T-shirt design contest winners can win till 2500 euros.

Soupup - Brazilian site. There's a prize of 1600 reais for winning design.

Threadless - Pick a design challenge to submit to. The Threadless challenge is their big, ongoing, challenge. All the rest have themes, timelines, and different stuff up for grabs.

99designs - Post a contest, review the designs and pick a winner, it's that easy.

DesignCrowd - Instantly hire thousands of quality designers from around the world - an affordable way to get better, more creative ideas. The best part? You select the best design!

And a last one - TPOSTMAG - T-post is the world's first wearable magazine. It's a streetwear brand heavily influenced by what's happening around us, combining written stories with the best street culture medium ever invented, the graphic T-shirt.

What about reading about t-shirt culture?

http://t-shirts.alltop.com/ - The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good to answer a question like, “How many people live in China?” However, it has a much harder time answering the question, “What’s happening in China?” That’s the kind of question that we answer.

http://compete-tee-tion.com/ - Welcome to Compete-tee-tion! This site tracks all the biggest news in the t-shirt design competition world, from reviews of new releases to information on new contest opportunities.



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