Streetwear line 91 Brand recently launched their Summer 2015 Collection, “Night Watch”. Drawing inspiration from graffiti culture, the lookbook is set at dawn by an abandoned truck. The lookbook shows taggers in 91 Brand gear and respirators making their mark. The “Night Watch” collection features the “Floral 91 Can“, “Reverse N“, “Kings All Over” tee…

Paper Toy Clothing is more than just a t-shirt brand. What started as a passion to draw and desire to give toys to less fortunate kids, turned into a business. Paper Toy Clothing is brand that believes in a Wear & Give philosophy. A portion of the proceeds have gone to Kids’ Meals of Houston.…

Diffuse is an Austrian based brand founded by graphic designer Benjamin Hammerschick. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting hypnotized by Diffuse’s “Illusions” tee, or any of the other mind-bending designs that make up the brand’s latest collection. Diffuse offers hand printed artwork available on t-shirts, tote bags and copper-plate printing paper. We got…

Floodzone USA is a small apparel brand of high-quality tees launched by Philedelphia based creative studio FZ Media Design. Floodzone’s shirts are produced in limited runs of 50 designed by FZ Media’s in-house designers. Each shirt passes through the hands of its artist, who signs and numbers it. Check out Floodzone’s Fall lookbook below featuring…

London based artist Chris Wharton has perfected the art of design to a skill level that has earned him collaborations with big brands such as Penguin, Urban Outfitters, GAP, Random House and many more. He takes his knack for design and creates bold, bright, joyful t-shirt designs you can’t help but love. We were lucky…

UK based brand Own The Night recently released an exciting collection of garments for the 2014 Spring season. Their Spring ’14 collection is now available exclusively from the Own The Night online store at OwnTheNightClothing.com. The collection features a handful of tees, 3/4 sleeved raglans and sweaters. Check out the range below and visit the…

Commonless Apparel is a New Jersey based clothing brand operated by Mackenzie King. The brand represents the uncommon lifestyle and strongly supports a number of world causes, including the equal rights movement and the ongoing fight against poverty. We caught up with one of the heads of the brand, Mackenzie King, to get an in-depth…

When developing t-shirt designs, try to think of each idea or design as a part of a collection. Refrain from creating a collection that is all over the place; each t-shirt should flow into the next. If you’ve planned out your brand personality correctly, creating a flowing collection should be no problem. Maintaining a reoccurring…

Random Objects is a brand inspired by quotes and proverbs. They take various quotes and proverbs and interpret them visually, which usually ends up as a stunning t-shirt design. The brand’s 2014 lookbook showcases their latest offerings and a few new colorways of classic designs. Owner/founder Anthony Simpson shares with us some background info on…

Streetwear trailblazer 10 Deep’s latest release features West African inspired patterns, colorful printed pocket designs, and all-over prints. In addition to a line-up of exciting t-shirts, the collection also includes hoodies, outerwear, and other cut-and-sew garments. Check out the Spring 2014 Collection from 10 Deep below, and visit 10Deep.com for these items and more. Heather…

Awesome Sports Logos is a premium clothing brand for men featuring a collection of humorous sports logos created in the mind of Gavin Spittle, founder of the brand. Gavin works with a team of sports logo designers to bring life to his fictional teams, and is dedicated to bringing the fun factor back to sports…

Take advantage of useful technology by making good use of these apps and incorporating them into your business strategy. Here’s a list of apps that we think every t-shirt brand owner should be using. SQUARE REGISTER Square is an app that turns your phone or mobile device into a cash register, letting you accept credit…

Have you ever had severe creative block so intense that you couldn’t think of a cool t-shirt design to save your life? The frustration can leave you banging your head against the keyboard. Sometimes all it takes is a few go-to resources to spark your creative flame. Here’s our list of 5 incredible sources of…

Raccoon Brand is a premium streetwear clothing line offering graphic tees, tank tops and sweatshirts focused on night adventures and mischief.  As the Moon rises, society’s grip loosens and many of us transform into mischievous versions of ourselves.  If you feel a strong connection to Calvin and Hobbes and Where the Wild Things Are, then…

Wondering how to start a clothing brand? In order to get to a new destination, you need a map. Consider the following step-by-step plan your map to t-shirt stardom. Actually, since we know all brands don’t climb the ladder to success the exact same way, we’ve drawn out more than one step-by-step plan to give…

Printsome is a fresh and vibrant T-shirt printing company based in the UK. They’ve written an article with an awesome infographic to help you choose the perfect T-shirt printing technique to fit your requirements. Check it out: London, UK: Which T-shirt printing technique works best can be uncharted waters for events planners, marketing agencies or small businesses…

Remember the days of eating sugary breakfast cereals while watching Saturday morning cartoons? Remember the anticipation of playing video games for hours until your thumbs had blisters? Remember the fascination of flipping through the colorful pages of a comic book…or the fear and excitement of watching an 80s horror movie? Welcome to the world of…

Big Cartel is a simple shopping cart solution created for small business owners looking to sell products online. Whether you’re selling clothing, artwork, accessories, crafts, or digital downloads, Big Cartel can do the job. Pricing Big Cartel is a very affordable shopping cart solution with plans ranging from $9.99/mo to $29.99/mo. Big Cartel also does not charge…

When starting your t-shirt business you might encounter some confusing legal issues that leave you stumped. Can I use this picture in my t-shirt design? Is it okay to mimic this logo for my brand logo? What’s stopping people online from stealing my ideas? How do I copyright t-shirt designs? And what’s the difference between…

What started as a dream many generations ago continues as a clothing brand founded in California that keeps the legacy alive. Topo Ranch is what we’re talking about, and we got to catch up with the founders of the brand to discuss the past, present, and future of the ranch and the clothing inspired by…

When you think ‘art exhibit’ you think of abstract paintings in gold frames, or life size sculptures but Swiss artist RYLSEE of the Forever Young art collective decided to put a spin on his latest exhibition. Rylsee’s art show doesnt consist of any paintings or sculptures, but limited edition t-shirts. If you’re living in Vancouver,…

We’ve got one last year to live before the world comes to an end in 2012, and these 10 brands will make it unforgettable. From awesome new releases jam packed with sweet t-shirt graphics, to fun events, giveaways, and more, you can’t miss what they’ve got coming. Check out 10 brands we think will bring…

A major factor in the t-shirt selling business is presentation. Presentation of your designs, presentation of your website or storefront, presentation of your promotional images, etc.! To make the sale and keep ’em comin’, you really gotta get this presentation thing down and impress the hell outta your customers and potential buyers. That being said,…

The t-shirt game is a profitable venture once you get the hang of it. One of the major aspects of the business that affect your chances of a good profit is the pricing of your products. It can be tricky deciding on the proper pricing, but once you’ve got your business planned out it’ll be…

Launched in 2002, Terratag is a brand that sells art and apparel with elements of Eastern and Western culture. Although Terratag has been distributed and exhibited worldwide and designed for many commercial clients, such as Sony Playstation and Product IG animation studios, they still consider themselves an underground label. I interview […]

Bernos is a brand with t-shirt designs based on Afrocentric themes. The Bernos team consists of four designers and business  people who are based in Washington, D.C. (with one of them actually based in Philly), coming together to create a brand that highlights the rich culture of Africa. I interview Nowali […]

BrandNew Clothing is an esoteric luxury brand founded by Scotty Taylor, who has been working hard to bring the latest fashions and trends to to his online store. BrandNew strives to deliver an always changing style that revolves around the keen eye of today’s fashion friendly youth. I interview Scotty Taylor […]

Websites often have contests (and of course have contest winners), but most of them (if any) never interview the winners of the contests. So for T-Shirt Magazine #64, I decide to interview Alex Vandenberg, winner of T-Shirt Magazine’s second Tee Maniacs contest, sponsored by Threadless[…]

Ban T-Shirts is a brand that stands for and speaks out about political and social causes. From anti-racism t-shirts to environmentally conscious t-shirts, the brand covers various current and timeless topics. I interview Duncan of Ban T-Shirts to get more info about the brand[…]

Poison Apple was founded by Mark Lim, a guy who’s “consumed with Googling his own name, playing Scrabble, and getting way too competitive over pointless games”. Lim started the company in 2003 after dropping out of California State University at Fullerton. I somehow stumbled upon his site (not using Stumbleupon), and […]

After his Japanese Literature professor refused to aid him in improving his writing skills and assisting him in finding Japanese Literature graduate programs, David Murray decided to pursue a different (and better) career path: t-shirt entrepreneurship. Murray created the brand in 2005, and since then, he has exhibited at numerous arts […]

80s Tees is an online t-shirt retailer of licensed t-shirts, founded by Kevin Stecko in January 2000. They sell licensed products of popular movies and TV shows such as Star Wars, Family Guy, Shazam, Saved by the Bell, and My Little Pony. I contacted Kevin by e-mail, to get to […]

I interview Juna Duncan of Detour Designables.

MC: What made you decide to start your own online t-shirt shop?

JD: I’ve always liked designing t-shirts since I was a teenager. My first design was for a Church Youth Activity back in the 80s. In the late 90s I used to submit designs to […]

I interview Lewis Boyce, creator of t-shirt brand Suffoca.

MC: So, what’s the general idea behind Suffoca?
LB: Suffoca, the feeling when you were a kid and not allowed sugar before bed then sneaking into the kitchen to take a spoon full, later, with eyes open wide and your feet dancing in your […]

We interview Jing Liu, lead designer of bamboo clothing brand Juzd.

MC: So, what’s the main idea behind the Juzd brand? Explain the concept and why you started the brand.
JL: JUZD is short for “Juiced”. JUZD is a state of mind. When you put on the shirt you are JUICED. You reach […]

March 21, 2009 By Moustapha Camara Coty Gonzales, owner of t-shirt blog, CotyGonzales.com, has been interviewing many brands featured on T-Shirt Magazine lately. You can check out his interviews in the Spotlight section of T-Shirt Magazine. Coty has been a great contributor to T-Shirt Magazine since the beginning of 2009. Now, with this issue being…

March 13, 2009 By Coty Gonzales Seventh.Ink is the offspring of Seventhfury and is based out of Liverpool, New York. Seventh.Ink tees are designed by Matthew Johnson of Seventhfury Studios and features one of a kind designs that range from computer illustrated to hand drawn. CG: Seventh.Ink grew out of the success of Seventhfury Studios.…

March 13, 2009 By Coty Gonzales Kyle Crawford, the founder of Electric Zombie, is no stranger to guts, gore and controversy. In this interview, Kyle talks about why he is so excited for his new Electric Zombie line, the things he has done different this time around to make the new line stand out and…

January 2, 2009 We interview Anthony Roe, founder of Awaken Design Company. TM: What’s the idea behind Awaken Design Company? AR: Awaken Design Company started off as a branch from my clothing company. Awaken Clothing (in short) started out as an idea that I wanted to act upon, in which I would break away from…

March 6, 2009 By Coty Gonzales Kolby Bauswell is an up and coming designer from Atlanta, Georgia. He is an active member of Emptees and has submitted designs to contest sites like Design By Humans. Kolby also talks about some of his early designs and also the work that he is most proud of. CG:…

February 27, 2009 By Coty Gonzales My Party Shirt has been creating fun 90’s inspired tees since early 2005. In this interview the folks from My Party Shirt talk about how it all began and how they differ from the sea of novelty/funny tee sites. They even spill the beans about their favorite Legends of…

February 20, 2009 We interview Andrew Cronk of t-shirt design contest site, Cameesa. TM: What made you want to get involved in the t-shirt industry? AC: I have always loved t-shirts; they are the loin cloth of our generation. In high school, I used to love going to Goodwill and raiding the racks for old…

February 13, 2009 By Coty Gonzales Liviu Matei, better known in the design circles as Ez-kun, is a freelance artist from Cluj Napoca, Romania, who specializes in illustration and apparel design. You can find his art on MySoti, DBH and Emptees. He also recently had one of his prints featured on the daily tee site,…

Check out this ultimate brand collection of mens t shirts! No matter what your style or budget you can find some really cool t-shirts in the list below: (In alphapetical order) 1. Affliction 2. Armani Exchange 3. Aqua VI 4. Ben Sherman 5. Blac Label 6. Black Hearts Brigade 7. Chip and Pepper 8. Christian…