Posts Categorized: Inspiration

Printed T-shirt Inspiration: The Unrefinery

Posted July 16, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration.

We recently stumbled across these brilliant t-shirts by The Unrefinery.com and couldn’t help but love them. They sort of speak for themselves – but what really impressed us is that they’re so simple, yet very witty and very clever. It just shows you don’t have to think up long-winded, elaborate designs in order to create…Read More

The Printed T-Shirt Deli: Creative Business Profile

Posted July 13, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration.

The T-Shirt Deli puts a new twist on personalising shirts. The concept is pretty simple: your t-shirt design, served hot-off-the-press and wrapped to-go with a side of chips. Awesome! Owner, Ninel moved to Chicago 13 years ago. After years of copy-writing for beer commercials, she left the advertising industry to start the T-Shirt Deli. She…Read More

Behind the Brand: The Westfield Uniform

Posted July 6, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration.

September last year saw the opening of a new Westfield mall, this time situated in east London. Young designer Julian J Smith created the new Westfield Stratford City uniforms. This collaboration was formulated by Studio East, a cultural initiative by Westfield aimed at supporting and nurturing young talent chaired by Mary Portas and leading industry…Read More

Promotional Clothing and Printed Merch by The London 2012 Shop

Posted July 2, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration.

With the London 2012 Olympics now less than a month away, we thought we’d have a look around their online shop to check out what’s on offer in the way of promotional clothing. Due to the committees strict branding guidelines – you may be better off buying from their online selection rather than printing your…Read More

Behind the Brand: Saturdays Surf NYC

Posted June 26, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Designer Profiles,Inspiration.

We’ve been meaning to do a blog post on this brand for a little while now. Not only because they’re a fan of Gotham typeface as much as we are (our new logo is Gotham…keep your eyes peeled, it’s coming soon – along with our new website!), but we’ve recently noticed just how successful they’ve…Read More

Totally Cool Totes by Lazy Oaf

Posted June 13, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration.

  We’ve noticed that this awesome “Half Empty/Half Full” tote bag is currently doing the internet rounds. And rightly so! What a clever idea…     These totes are by Lazy Oaf, who are known for their very cool, bright, pop graphic T-shirts, reversible sweats and accessories collections. The company is driven by illustration, graphics,…Read More

Carry Hope: Printed Charity Tote Bag Project

Posted June 11, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration,What's On.

Last year, bimonthly visual culture and design magazine Print, invited 12 leading visual artists to choose a cause they would like to support and create a design for tote bags that would then be sold on MyDesignShop.com. One hundred percent of the profits from these bags went to the causes chosen by the artists. The…Read More

Inspiration: An Idea Everyday

Posted June 7, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration,Tips and Tricks.

Digital artist Bram Vanhaeren, has epic typography skills. He’s put these said skills to good use in his “An Idea Everyday” series. This was a self initiated body of work based on self improvement. “I promised myself, if I want to become better in what I do, I have to work harder and produce more….Read More

Cool Merchandise and Clothing by Make Believe

Posted June 6, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration.

American label Make Believe Clothing have some awesome screen printed items for sale on their website. Their “thang” is classically inspired designs with a modern twist. Up on the Make Believe blog they have photo documented festivals they have attended – for which they’ve created a line of specifically “made for” tees and totes. Their…Read More

A whole load of Red, White & Blue printed greatness brought to you by Crispin Finn.

Posted May 31, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Designer Profiles,Inspiration.

As you’ll most definitely be aware (unless you’ve been living under a rock…) it is Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend. The UK is awash with Union Jack everything – you can’t move for red, white and blue. It is undoubtedly, cause for celebration – as the only other British monarch to celebrate a Diamond…Read More

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