03.08.2016 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

Two awesome collections –  the Jehsee collection on Once Upon a Tee (available now until March 14th) and March Madness on TeeFury (available now until March 15th)!

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03.08.2016 | Jehsee collection – Once Upon a Tee Collection

Love them all!

BODY LANGUAGE

CAVE OF WONDERS

DECAYING DREAMS

CRUELLA DE MON

Thank You, Jehsee!


 

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03.08.2016 | March Madness – TeeFury Collection

List of my faves

Mad Love by mightyPen

Hatter & Hare by darickmaasen

Bat Dream by Nszerdy

Wonderland Impressions by Letter_Q

02.08.2016 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

Once Upon a Tee has all the awesome shirts today! Stars 19806showing.jpegout of 5.

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02.08.2016 | Wolf Princess

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Thank You, Vincent Trinidad!


 

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02.08.2016 | Night Castle in the Sky

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Thank You, Vincent Trinidad!


 

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02.08.2016 | Welcome to the Magical Bathhouse

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Thank You, Vincent Trinidad!

 

02.02.2016 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

Happy Groundhog day! Here are my top picks for today! Stars 19806showing.jpegout of 5.

Remember, Click on the shirt name to visit the website selling the design today. Click on the Artist name to like/follow their page.

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02.02.2016 | A life Comedic

Perfect Groundhog day shirt!

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Thank You, Harebrained!

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02.02.2016 | Undercover Resistance

Great style and color combination. Campy and cute.

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Thank You, DonovanAlex!

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02.02.2016 | It’s What We Do

Creepy grin! Great way to use texture to give the design complexity and mood.

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Thank You, Tom Trager!

01.06.2016 | TOP PICKS Daily Shirt Designs

Hey guys, I AM BACK!!!

Sorry for the ridiculously long pause. Life happened. But I redesigned a few things. Changed some stuff here and there and I am back! I will be rating tees with 19806showing.jpeg out of 5.

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01.06.2016 – Evil Border

Fantastic details and positive/negative play

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Thank you, RicoMambo!


 

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01.06.2016 – Host

Love this episode, creepy!

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Thank you, Mathew Glasby!


 

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01.06.2016 – Chihiros Adventure

Great play with positive/negative space

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Thank you, Once Upon a Tees!


 

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01.06.2016 – Dark Forces Continue

Great details and play with scale

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Thank you, batang9tees!


 

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01.06.2016 – Rey

Great details

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Thank you, batang9tees!


 

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01.06.2016 – Don’t Hold My Hand

Simple but a must have!

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Thank you, JLaneDesign!

11/28/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

OMG, all these crazy tee shirt site SALES! Shirts are always an awesome gift. If not, gift cards are available for all the shirt sites. Also, a lot of my favorite artists are offering sales on merchandise on the different sites. So remember to check out your favorite artists on facebook for links to their sites and sales.

TeeTurtle: all shirts on sale for $12 and 2 shirts battling every hour for $10.

WearViral: use coupon code DAYOFTHESHIRT to buy any regularly priced shirt for $12

Shirt Battle: 30% off everything

Global Thread Collective: free shipping domestic and international

TeeVillain: use couponCorruptedYouth3 for $3 off any kids tees

Fresh Brewed Tee andTimeyWimeyTees: use couponDOTS10% for 10% off your order

Once Upon a Tee: use coupon BF10 for 10% off your purchase

Threadless: all tees are $12 with free shipping

Shirt Punch: $6.99 shirt sale

TeeFury: use coupon codeblackfriday20 for 20% off everything

BlueBoxTees: shirts are $12 each; $10 each for 3+ shirts (and a free button)

Design By Humans: use couponDAYOFTHESHIRT15 for 15% off and free shipping

Wear Viral: use coupon SALE2014 for 35% off regularly price shirts

SnappyKid: use coupon DOTS10 for 10% of your order

(from Day of the Shirt site)

 

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11/28/2014 Top Pick; Got Tea?

snowflake Concept- Self explanatory and completely comical.

snowflake Execution- Both portraits are instantly recognizable.

Thank You Marcoapc

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08/10/2014 Top Pick – Daily Shirt Designs

Ninja Turtles Weekend!!!

Of course I went to watch this movie. Okay… okay… I know it seemed kind of lame, but I enjoyed it!

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At first I didn’t know if I really wanted to go watch this film in the theater. The trailer seemed interesting, but I didn’t know how I felt about the crazy looking cgi Turtles and the whole Megan Fox/Michael Bay baggage. My husband convinced me to go being that he’s a lifelong fan and it was his birthday weekend.

To be honest, while watching the movie I was so wrapped up with the action and their individual personalities that I completely looked past how weird they looked. I also surprisingly didn’t mind Megan Fox too much. She is a very attractive actress and I was very happily surprised they didn’t try to exploit it (outside of Mikey’s crush on her). She wore plain jeans, a tee, and the same awesome yellow leather jacket throughout the whole movie (laundry must be easy)! Each Ninja Turtle had their own awesome personality and I loved how they bickered back and forth like brothers do. They actually reminded me of my cousins, so they definitely embodied the “Teenage” portion of the Ninja Turtles to the best of my knowledge; I haven’t really encountered any other kind of Ninja Turtles, mutant or otherwise!

I think Donatello was probably my favorite of the Turtles. He had an endearing nerdy personality that appealed to me. OMG was Shredder scary! His armor was amazing and terrifying. I think I got cut just looking at all those blades :p. I also really enjoyed the relationship between Splinter and the Turtles. His fight scene with Shredder was probably my favorite. You could tell he was a father protecting his children and he wasn’t just their master.

All and all 2 radical thumbs up!

COWABUNGA!!!

Here are some Awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shirt design available now:

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Armorer Savagery

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Ancient Ninja Xenomorphs

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Ninja Kame

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Turtle Portal

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X-Turtles

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I’m a Ninja

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Ninja

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Ninja Cowboys

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Party Dude

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Sistine Sewer

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The Green Ninjas

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Turtle Face

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Turtle Family Crest

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Turtle Road

06/27/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

What do you know?!?! A Doctor Who Day!

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06/27/14 Top Pick; The Girl Who Waited

star Composition – Beautifully balanced composition. The left and right side are not exact mirror images but are very similar and nicely balanced in color and form.

star Lines and Forms – I really enjoy the impressionist style details in the background paired with the nouveau style frame.

Thank You OfficeInk

Buy This Shirt! The Girl Who Waited

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06/27/14 Top Pick; Falling

star Concept – Wonderful concept created by mashing up Doctor Who and Alice in Wonderland which deal with the change of time and space.

star Lines and Forms – I really enjoy the sketch like quality of the lines in the background. Bold and expressive, they convey character and detail.

Thank You Karen Hallion

Buy This Shirt! Falling

06/05/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

Sorry folks! I didn’t like any shirts yesterday. But today is a new day! Here are my Top Picks:

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06/04/14 Top Pick; Hold Me Thrill Me

starComposition – Great bold block design. Their strong embrace is centered within the block created by the heavy text. The diagonal rain lines nicely break the square to create a larger square giving the design dimension.

starColor – Although the design is in black and white, the variety of lines give it color. Catwoman’s dark suit and black background is balanced nicely with  Batman’s suit and the heavy text.

Thank You Weekly Shirts

Buy This Shirt! Hold Me Thrill Me

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06/04/14 Top Pick; Infinite Who

starComposition – Nicely balanced triangular-shaped design. The text sits nicely on the pyramid’s base in a tattoo style banner.

starColor – I really enjoy the shades of blue used. The blues look great with the light cool cream color. I really enjoy the light bright blue highlights making the design glow.

starTypography – The type is probably the reason why I like this shirt so much. I really enjoy how the word “Who” was created. The Doctor Who components are expertly placed in the negative spaces to create the letters forms. I also really enjoy the tattoo style script in the banner.

Thank You Victorsbeard

Buy This Shirt! Infinite Who

05/31/2014 Top Pick – Daily Shirt Designs

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05/31/14 Top Picks; Real Bad Things

The final season is coming up!! I have been busy re-watching previous seasons getting ready for the last. The trailers make this season look very intriguing, but I still love season 1 the best!

starCreativity – Wonderful way to portray the theme song with an iconic True Blood image.

starExecution – Looks amazing! Seductive, scary, rough, and the letter forms remain legible.

starComposition – Wonderfully bold and balanced. The contrast of the bright white fangs with the deep red drips are breath-taking.

Thank You Zerobriant (this was an insta-buy!)

Buy This Shirt! Real Bad Things

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05/31/14 Top Picks; Sous La Mer

starComposition – Amazing Art Nouveau style Disney princess. Ariel sits bright in the center as the various little icons of her character are nicely laid out in circular shapes radiate around her.

starColor scheme –  All the colors look amazing together. I especially like how the gradients really give the design depth. I enjoy how the green tones with the bright purple create a nice contrast.

starLines and Forms – The wonderful lines in the design really help give it an Art Nouveau appearance. I really enjoy the various thicknesses of the lines creating complexity. The forms and curve of the mermaid’s body are delicate and wavy giving her an “Under the Sea” look.

Thank You Megan Lara (also an insta-buy…. I am going to go poor buying all these shirts :P)

Buy This Shirt! Sous La Mer

05/10/2014 & 05/11/2014 Once Upon A Tee: Review

Once Upon A Tee is a weekly t-shirt site which offers designs for 7 days, unlike the daily sites. Once Upon A Tee offers a collection of designs which are usually part of a theme or franchise instead of the daily design model. You can either buy the whole lot for a reduced price, or pick any individual designs that catch your eye.  Each design is something an independent artist created and submitted. Because of this, the styles and subjects can vary wildly and add to the excitement of buying these unique shirts. Once Upon A Tee offers their shirts in 3 styles: Men’s, Women’s, and Youth. They also offer hoodies, phone cases, and mouse pads if that’s your thing.

I recently purchased Tom Trager’s “Justice” design from them and I was thrilled when it arrived! Ordering my Women’s style shirt was a cinch. Creating an account takes only a minute of your time or you can simply check out as a guest. They conveniently offer payment via PayPal or major credit card. I recommend creating an account in order to accumulate “Rupees”, a form of currency which can be redeemed later for a discount on future orders!

I placed my order on April 20th and the shirt was shipped on April 26th. That’s 6 business days to print and ship the shirt which seems about right. From there, USPS snail mail took 4 business days to arrive at my doorstep. That’s 9 business days from purchase, to shirt-in-hand. My experience may have been faster than usual because I ordered my shirt on the last day of availability. Your time may vary based on when you order. If you order as soon as the design goes up, you’ll have to wait for the week to end before the printing process begins. Just a fair warning!

Now, onto the shirt itself.

First off, Once Upon A Tee did an extremely good job separating the ink colors. Each color seems to have been printed where each color was intended. I don’t see any unintentional bleeding of the colors or smudges. The edges are clean and crisp. The lines are even and straight. The colors themselves turned out very, VERY close to the digital image of the design. This is very impressive considering colors may vary from one screen to another. The half tones used in the background turned out very fine in the shirt. Last but not least, the output does look like Chris Evans!

The shirt used for the print is a Gildan brand “Ultra Cotton” tee, 100% cotton composition. The women’s medium fit me just fine. It was “straight cut” and not tapered like some women’s shirts. This leads to a somewhat loose but comfortable fit. Perfect for lounging around the house, showing off to your friends, or maybe even fighting crime!

My only nitpick or regret is I didn’t order the hoodie too! I love this design!

In the end, Once Upon A Tee is a fantastic site for patrons and artists alike. They offer many different designers an opportunity to share their work for an extended period of time and deliver those designs faithfully to their customers. If you’re on the fence about purchasing from this site, I highly recommend you do so. Once Upon A Tee didn’t just sell me a shirt, they ensured I would enjoy my purchase happily ever after!

 

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