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[...]READ MORE
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[...]READ MORE
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 [...]READ MORE
Rob Dobi is a well known illustrator and designer who owns a t-shirt line called Fullbleed. Graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Dobi has done several projects as a freelance designer for world recognized clients such as Urban Outfitters and Def Jam Records. I interview Dobi about his work as [...]READ MORE
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 [...]READ MORE
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 [...]READ MORE
Foreign Family is a Los Angeles based brand that was founded in 2005 by two good friends. Since then, they have continued to build the reputation of their brand and have collaborated with some major players in the independent clothing scene. We had the chance to interview Chad Moon, co-founder of [...]READ MORE
I interview Emmanuel Pierson, creator of the French t-shirt brand, Monsieur Poulet.
MC: Why did you decide to name your company ‘Monsieur Poulet’ (Mr. Chicken, in english)?
EP: Once upon a time, a funny designer (Rachid Baalla was his name) created a strange character, silly, old and funny : Mr Poulet. And when [...]
I interview Craig Kaplowitz, Tim Tooney, and John Staniforth, of the Chicago based t-shirt brand, Assault Shirts.
MC: Why did you name your brand, Assault Shirts? What’s the theme behind your brand?
CK: We were looking for a name that was strong and aggressive. Obviously our designs aren’t the typical “indie” style, [...]
I interview t-shirt designer Glenn Jones, 21-time Threadless champion and owner of t-shirt brand, Glennz Tees.
MC: You stated that you have 21 shirts for print on Threadless. That’s awesome! How did you pull this off? Are you secretly an artistic alien from Mars with super powers or what?
GJ: Ha, Not sure [...]
I interview Jeff Vines, co-creator of the St. Louis pride clothing line, STL Style.
MC: Were you cautious about creating a brand focused on representing one city, considering sales potential? What made you decide to create a brand all about St. Louis?
JS: Our business began as a labor of love. We [...]
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 [...]READ MORE