New Guidlines On Getting Reviewed

Also, i’ve updated my guidelines for sending me links and pictures of t-shirts to review:

Here’s my guidelines for getting posted:

  1. I like pictures of people wearing shirts, or pictures of real shirts, i’m not keen on faux shirts, ie. photoshopped t-shirt templates and will only post those if they are extraordinary
  2. Tell me a little about the t-shirt designs, printing process or your company that is cool, different, remarkable
  3. I get a lot of email, if I haven’t posted after a week it’s probably buried in my gmail never to be found again, it’s nothing personal, I only post about 5% of stuff i’m sent, send me new designs and stay in touch, I read all my email
  4. stay in touch with me on twitter @karllong

52 Responses to “New Guidlines On Getting Reviewed”

  1. izu says:

    Hi, just to tell you about our t shirt brand UrbanGod.

    UrbanGod Profile

    The Designer

    Up and coming label UrbanGod Clothing is a brand of menswear tops and accessories which was formed in the 2006 and is the brain child of Izu Nwa-Chukwu.
    After gaining a Business IT degree Izu took a short course in graphic design and started a clothing brand.

    The name UrbanGod came as a result of his religious beliefs and a combination of urban lifestyle but he has been careful to leave the brand design open to interpretation thus giving the brand and its graphics an air of mystery.

    The Collection

    This hip, young, menswear brand brings together an amalgamation of the American Vintage, Street Graphics, Contemporary art and Religious connotations. The idea is to reach a wide population and also bring an element of luxury to street wear; in fact the slogan is Urban Luxury. The signatures look of rough and distressed branded graphics and text aim to give that rugged macho look.

    (i’ve also sent some pics to your email)

  2. Angry Retail says:

    Hello there, we are a dublin based design agency and have just launched a new site where we can flex our fashion design pecs. As you will see, we like to make t shirts. please take a look and see what you think. If you would like any high res images of any of our designs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Thanks in advance.

    Oh and your website is fantastic by the way.

    Cheers
    Renate

  3. Kent says:

    Really cool shirts designed by a talented couple. We’ve been together for 20 years.

    We made the t-shirts before I was in a car accident. Now I can say I’m a “Lucky Devil”. I’m fortunate to be able to walk, even if I have a bad limp, with the injuries to my lumbar an cervical discs and nerves. Still seeking treatment from Neurologist and Orthopedic Surgeons two years later. Hope everyone loves are shirts. Even though I wasn’t at fault in the accident, I’m hoping that the shirt sales will cushion the blow of all the medical bills the insurance won’t cover.

    Thanks – Kent

  4. Lucky Devils says:

    Really cool shirts designed by a talented couple.

    We made the t-shirts before I was in a car accident. Now I can say I’m a “Lucky Devil”. I’m fortunate to be able to walk, even if I have a bad limp, with the injuries to my lumbar an cervical discs and nerves. Still seeking treatment from Neurologist and Orthopedic Surgeons two years later. Hope everyone loves are shirts. Even though I wasn’t at fault in the accident, I’m hoping that the shirt sales will cushion the blow of all the medical bills the insurance won’t cover.

    Thanks – Kent

  5. UrbanGod says:

    Hi, just to tell you about our t shirt brand UrbanGod.

    UrbanGod Profile

    The Designer

    Up and coming label UrbanGod Clothing is a brand of menswear tops and accessories which was formed in the 2006 and is the brain child of Izu Nwa-Chukwu.
    After gaining a Business IT degree Izu took a short course in graphic design and started a clothing brand.

    The name UrbanGod came as a result of his religious beliefs and a combination of urban lifestyle but he has been careful to leave the brand design open to interpretation thus giving the brand and its graphics an air of mystery.

    The Collection

    This hip, young, menswear brand brings together an amalgamation of the American Vintage, Street Graphics, Contemporary art and Religious connotations. The idea is to reach a wide population and also bring an element of luxury to street wear; in fact the slogan is Urban Luxury. The signatures look of rough and distressed branded graphics and text aim to give that rugged macho look.

    http://www.urbangod.co.uk

  6. [...] I know other t-shirt bloggers have guides with advice on getting your t-shirts reviewed (like Tcritic’s), so you should look for one of those before contacting them. ‘About’ and [...]

  7. My friend and I have been creating our imprinted clothing business for coming up on three years now. We only get to work from 9PM to midnight M-F after the kids get to sleep. We still have “Real” jobs until we start selling our wares in mass quantities. To date we have made 0 (that’s zero) online sales. We turned on the site in June 07 and are now just trying to get the word out. We have tried some Facebook ads and Google AdWords. Getting some looks. Please review our submission and our site, if you think we are worthy, please spread the word!

    We currently utilize a Vastex 6 Color 6 station press.

    http://www.stuffuwear.com

  8. peter zinya says:

    I got a fat azz Hasselhoff T-shirt from donkeyts.com I even got to pick a ringer T with my choice of color. Shipping took around 5 days which is pretty normal, but they offered free shipping so that was a plus. I saw a coupon code for 20% off on google, It was “jamie” I love the HOFF

  9. oasagan says:

    Orange Alexander is out there, too. We get walked on and forgotten about just like everyone else. We love what we do, but no one seems to care. So, please, give a hoot…wear our shirts.

    We are launching hoodies today! So make sure to check them out. All of our classics will be on hoodies now, for like $30. They will rock, and so will you, when you sport them.

    Also, we run contests and love our fans. So, how about this, we will be running a holiday sale starting Nov. 26th, 15% off everything for the holidays!

    Now you have no excuse not to visit…
    http://www.orangealexander.com

    Thanks!

  10. Bill F says:

    Hello,

    We sell Personalized “I Heart” T-shirts and Apparel availabe at http://www.haveahearton.com

    Do you Have a Heart on for that special someone? Custom I Heart T-shirts make fun and unique gift ideas for any special occasion. Say I love you, in style! Have fun with it.

    We provide the “I” and the “Heart”, the rest is personalized by you. Express yourself and make a statement. Design your own, one of a kind, Personalized I Love T-shirts today!

    We carry Men’s t-shirt sizes up to 5XL and Woemn’s t-shirt sizes up to 3XL

  11. I would love to send you a press kit with images, too.

    PRESS RELEASE:
    EXPLODING MONKEYS! PARANOID KOALAS! LACTOSE INTOLERANT MICE!
    The Unhappy Animals™ are here!

    NewYork, November 2007 – Meet the Unhappy Animals,™ a clinically depressed gang of critters who know exactly how you feel. No one is happy 24/7, so stop feeling ashamed and embrace your sadness. The Unhappy Animals™ got your back.

    Which of the Unhappy Animals™ are you? Each animal has its own miserably hilarious story, like the Lactose Intolerant Mouse, the Brace Face Bunny and the Time Bomb Monkey, who is exploding with rage.

    You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy Unhappy Animals™ stuff online at: http://www.unhappyanimals.com. Each animal is featured on women’s t-shirts, tote bags and jewelry. The Unhappy Animals currently sells in stores in Chicago and NYC.

    Is seasonal depression getting you down? Cheer up! Now until 2008 customers enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all orders at the Unhappy Animals Fancy Online Store.

    ###

    If you’d like more information about the Unhappy Animals™ or to schedule an -interview, please call Jennifer Galatioto at 718-791-7607 or email her at jen@unhappyanimals.com

  12. Justin says:

    Yo Karl!

    I just designed a couple tees and a hoodie for Focus Skateboarding Magazine out of Philly. I wanted to see if you might be able to post up the designs and a link if you like them. We are trying to make a big push with the line, so any help or suggestions would be awesome!!!

    Here are links to some of the designs… Please let me know what you think!!

    http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i19/focusmag/?action=view&current=Focus_Tag.jpg

    http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i19/focusmag/?action=view&current=Focus_Hoodie.jpg

    http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i19/focusmag/?action=view&current=Focus_City_Skate.jpg

    We just made them available at http://www.FocusSkateMag.com.

    Thanks for your time,
    Justin

  13. Jon says:

    Hey Karl,

    I just launched this small urban brand thats starting to gain some traction and was wondering it you would give it a look and let me know what ya think.

    check it out at monkeyfistbrands.com

    Thanks

    jon

  14. fer says:

    hey everyone, im from argentina.
    I create a new brand (nordic styel)…. plese help me with some promotion!!!

    love the site!!!

    thanks

    Fer

  15. Everyone else is posting so hey, why not?

    Let’s Be Awesome is the new adult line from the creators and designs of Fooey, cool kids clothes.

    Take a look:
    http://www.letsbeawesome.com

  16. aj dimarucot says:

    Some call it “clown vomit”, some call it “artsy fartsy crap”. Whatever you call it, you can decide for yourself. Check it out!

    http://shirt.woot.com/Friends.aspx?k=4644

  17. Fashion Dr. says:

    Fashion Dr. just wants to make the world a better place.

    The world has become a far too stressful, hostile and sometimes frightening place to live these days and we want that to change. Whether by making a statement, sparking imagination, or reminding people how to smile we hope to promote discussion and bring people together for the greater good of humanity…

    Oh, did I mention we sell t-shirts?

    Check out our store at http://www.fashiondr.net

  18. Bren says:

    Check out our new clothing line at http://www.thrivingink.com. It is different than most, in that the shirts are very artsy. We have 10 amazing artists working with us! Seriously, what would we all do without artists?? If you are a member of myspace, go to myspace.com.thrivingink and become a friend!

  19. Kent,

    Hey, I love your site. I have been reading it for a while now. You have offer some insight into cool designs here. There are so many sites out there with interesting ideas and designs, that it would be impossible for many people to get the word out without your blog. Thanks for that.

    I just launched my site last week, http://www.retroplusapparel.com We started out with retro designs as our theme, but we found that we did not want to be limited, so that is how we derived Retro PLUS Apparel. Mind Blowing isn’t it.

    Anyway, I know you have a lot of requests for your opinion (I may regret this if you trash my ideas), but I thought I would throw our site into the perverbial fire. Please check us out and let me know what you think of the site, designs, logo, anything. I would really appreciate your feedback. You can check us at http://www.retroplusapparel.com

    Thanks
    Bill

  20. Karl,

    Muah! There the ass kissing is out of the way! You already know your blog is great and helpful…so…

    We have recently launched our t shirt site and are very excited to see the response. Our main purpose for creating our own company was the tiresome appearance of thoughtlessness being turned into shirt designs. In researching the many popular sites, we found a reoccuring trend of companies merely taking movie quotes or pop culture icons and turning them into t shirt designs. Some turn out cool but lack real integrity!

    Our designers make a great effort to steer clear of falling into this trend and create only original ideas. For a good laugh check out our stuff at http://www.shortbusclothing.com. We’d love to hear what you think about our site, shirts, logo, and all around awesomeness.

    thanks,

    Shortbus Crew

  21. Karl,

    Awesome site. I just started putting designs together and look forward to contributing my work.

    You can find my designs at http://www.cafepress.com/popularshirts

    Thanks for looking!

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  23. I find that original thought is not a pervasive element in today’s society. “Got Original Thought?” is my sarcastic comment on the lack of originality that is crammed down our throats everyday. That’s why I really enjoy the all small t-shit web stores that have truly original funny stuff. Other designs on my site include “stupidity can kill you” and “Warning High I.Q.” as a commentary on ridiculous warning labels and signs as well as some random geek humor. I also have a bit of toilet humor like “Hairy Potty”.

    Take a look,

    http://www.GotOriginalThought.com

    Thanks,

    Kyle H.
    Owner and artist
    GotOriginalThought.com

  24. Bill says:

    Hey what’s up everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know about our Spring Sale that is running all week until next monday. All Shirts are 20% OFF! We have some new designs that have been pretty popular. Our newest ones is our “Free to Rock” and “Don’t Be a Douchebag” shirts. Anyway, please check us out, even if you have a closet full of T-Shirts (like I do), we would love to get your thoughts on our site, shirts, etc. Thanks

    http://www.retroplusapparel.

    Bill

  25. Chestees.com says:

    Karl – Long time reader, first time writer. Really enjoy the site. Just wanted to tell you a little about chestees.com; we’re a small shop that does all printing in house. Our t-shirt humor is inspired by pop-culture and random thoughts. Also, we like to have contests that require no real skill in order to give away t-shirts.

    Anyway, check it out if you can. Our latest design is a play on Han Solo called “Talk to the Han”. Thanks!

  26. Hi Karl,

    Thanks for organizing such a great blog for everyone that loves t-shirts!

    There is a new t-shirt company in town…Kosher Ham (www.KosherHam.com). Our thought provoking satirical shirts appeal to everyone but we’re definitely carving a niche w/ a specific demographic.

    Our best seller is the logo tee, but get a lot of great emails and orders on “Think Green”, “Barack’n in the Free World”, “I poked your mom on facebook”, “I met your dad on jdate”, and “I nosh at 4:21″. You can find these at http://www.KosherHam.com

    Kosher Ham is an oxymoron that lends itself to the inherent humor within conflicting ideas. Kosher Ham is more than a brand; Kosher Ham is a love-mark for pragmatic open-minded individuals that question the categorical idea of black and white. If Kosher Ham had to be one color, Kosher Ham would be either fuscia or chartreuse, or maybe even grey. Kosher Ham is crunchy yet smooth but somehow gets lodged in-between your teeth. Kosher Ham keeps your mouth watering yet you always seem to be parched. Kosher Ham is not right or wrong. Kosher Ham is the post-modern pirate sitting in the room with a patch on it’s eye saying, “Arrrrgh.” Kosher Ham uses big S.A.T. words to hoard-off the masses. Kosher Ham is you. Kosher HamTM is me. Kosher Ham is us. We invite you to support the cause. So grab a cold glass of milk and dig-in to this tasty salted-treat.

    Thanks,
    KosherHam.com

  27. SVit-Ta says:

    Waiting for you to visit the http://www.contrastshop.com
    The Contrast logo is stitched on the back of the shirt or on the sleeve, depending on the design location.

    The print is a silk screen print (mostly using plastisol colour) guaranteeing 100 washes on the sustainability and adding a nice and soft feel to the shirt. For some more colourful prints a heatpress of the highest available quality is being used, also guaranteeing wash-sustainability. One coloured prints are also often carefully embroidered or flock-prints.

  28. SVit-Ta says:

    Waiting for you to visit the http://www.contrastshop.com
    The Contrast logo is stitched on the back of the shirt or on the sleeve, depending on the design location.

    The print is a silk screen print (mostly using plastisol colour) guaranteeing 100 washes on the sustainability and adding a nice and soft feel to the shirt. For some more colourful prints a heatpress of the highest available quality is being used, also guaranteeing wash-sustainability. One coloured prints are also often carefully embroidered or flock-prints.

  29. Shawn says:

    We’d love to have our shirts at http://www.skeledog.com reviewed. Our shirts tap into two very important thing: 1.) the canine form is beautiful. that’s why man has been screwing with it for thousands of years! 2.) Dogs create these beautiful moments where life seems infallibly happy.

    Our shirts ride these to truths to their logical extreme, combining beautiful color and simplified form until a skeledog is born!

  30. mickymays says:

    Hey Karl, or anybody reading this, check out mickymays.bigcartel.com. 25% of until April 25th. Just throwing myself into this crazy world of t-shirts.

  31. Lauren says:

    I am not affiliated with this t-shirt company, but thought I would submit a recent design that caught my eye.

    http://bloodisthenewblack.com/osc/product_info.php?products_id=334

    Also, thank you for introducing me to Headline Shirts awhile back. For Christmas I got the Hungarian revolution anniversary tee, and I just ordered the nuclear winter cottage one with my state tax return.

  32. Tajga says:

    Hello,

    Please check out the New Bongout Artist’s T-shirt Collection 2008. 14 designs from 9 different international artists.
    See them all on our homepage > http://www.bongout.org
    Or our catalogue : http://www.bongoût.com/spring2008/01.html

    Or another link: http://www.bongoût.com/clothing/tshirts01.html

    Greetings from Berlin !

    Anna & Bongout Showroom

  33. brian says:

    I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you about Satellite Sixty (sat60.com) It’s a sort of cottage industry site of design and coolness. We have t-shirts, house accessories products, and a net label. Everything is made by the artist for the sake of doing. The shirts are all low-volume and right now being printed in my basement. The products are all limited edition as well and created by Joey Ruiter of JRuiterDesign. (jruiter.com) Have a look. We think it is all cool stuff and we are anxious to hear what others have to say.

    Brian

  34. Lori says:

    Have you heard of DirtyCoast.com? I searched for it on your site and it wasn’t there. Well, they’re a great tshirt company based in New Orleans, and they do a bang-up job of highlighting secret and not so secret things that make New Orleans unlike any other city.

    I think its a great way to show pride in your city, make great tshirts and do something good for the world.

  35. [...] to Lori who posted this in the comments Have you heard of DirtyCoast.com? I searched for it on your site and it wasn’t there. Well, [...]

  36. Nestor says:

    Hello Karl,

    I write you from Tolky Monkys, a spanish brand radicated in Madrid. I just wanted to invite you to visit our site:

    http://www.tolkymonkys.com/en

    We create Characters with their own story and we sell them through different formats, the most important t-shirts either for girls and boys.

    I hope you enjoy!

  37. james says:

    hi Karl,

    i work for a small organic t’shirt company called co7. if you get time check out are site

    http://www.co7tshirts.co.uk/

    Here’s some info on us
    Co7 is a new design driven apparel label working with a collective of riders, artists, designers and musicians.

    Co7 believes in promoting the work of young visionaries who are pushing the boundaries; whether it being in their sport, art or simply a new way of thinking. With its roots in Graphic design, music and boardsports, Co7 is at home on the shelves of boutiques and galleries as it is on those of your local surf and skate shop. Because Co7 is always on the look out, searching for the latest in design we are producing some of the most unique and best-designed T-shirts to the market.

    Each T-shirt is one of a limited edition print run of only 500. Co7 feel it is our duty to do what we can to look after our Planet. Where as the typical cotton t-shirt uses about 150 grams of acutely toxic pesticides and insecticides; that’s the size of a cup of sugar. Co7’s uses none. We are proud of the fact that we only use quality organic garments from fair trade Indian cotton in all our production. In a time where most people are far more concerned with the design of their garments that the brand name on the front of it. Co7 produces unique T-shirts designed by some of the most exciting and innovative artists ranging from the established to the next big thing.

    I was just wondering if it is possible for us too get a mention on you website. If your can do anything to help us that would be great.

    keep up the good work
    cheers james

  38. dave kilgour says:

    “THE ART OF PLAYING WITH WORDS” Our site is now open, refreshingly different to hopefully stimulate comment.Just like the range of ” pol-tees” which range from humorous to political nothing insulting or offensive so the shirts can be worn casual or smart. They are made from 100% highest quality cotton and embroidered so you have quality at a realistic price.And as a bonus free e-cards.

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  40. Edwin Lim says:

    hi,
    my name is Edwin. i have printed a design for my t-shirt to raise fund for my year end study trip to UK, Louborough University. i'm currently studying in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, doing my BA (Hons) graphic communication.
    My t-shirt was printed in Malaysia(i'm a malaysian btw), 400 t-shirts, it is silk screen printing and the t-shirt cotton is really silky and smooth, unlike most t-shirts that i bought before.(not to brag but i'm really surprised myself with the quality).
    The t-shirt cutting is custom made from factory, and not bought ready made! I guess that is really something special for me since it is just 400 pieces of tees.
    Do check out my blog http://letmegotolondon.blogspot.com/
    thx alot. greatly appreciates for yr time.
    thx~
    Ed

  41. Nikki says:

    Thanks for the info Karl!

  42. curtis black says:

    I am just a nerd that loves to design.. I also love t-shirts.. the more rare the better. So i just decided to make all the designs me and my wife and friends take about.. i post them on red bubble to see what kind of feed back i get. if they take off… then, HEY!! they might get printed.. I hope you enjoy… its all about fun.
    thanks Curtis

  43. Dan says:

    Great blog here and will definetly be sending an email with some of my stuff to hopefully get it posted. I have some great new stuff coming in I hope everyone will enjoy.
    Thanks

    Dan

  44. Love TCritic. Lots of awesome t-shirt designs and review. Continue the good work. And for all you t-shirt designers. What would a nice t-shirt be without the perfect woven label. Get your personalized woven labels today at http://www.luckylabel.com. This is a way for you to build a brand and advertise your brand to the world.

  45. Jacamo Love says:

    This is the Phlosiphiy of our company and everyone invloved with it takes it to heart and lives it every day.

    Embrace The Culture is a name, a brand, and an inspiration. Embrace means to take up especially readily or gladly and Culture means the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group and the characteristic features of everyday existence shared by people in a place or time. Restated, Embrace The Culture literally means, “to readily or gladly take up the customary beliefs, social norms, and characteristic features of everyday existence shared by people in a place or time.” With this in mind, our philosophy is one of inclusion and acceptance.

    Inclusion and acceptance doesn’t mean fitting a style, background, race, or creed. No matter how disparate we are as individuals, our uniqueness is what makes our culture so influential. The power resides in us as a culture undivided to shape our futures.

    As founders and employees of Embrace The Culture, we have brought together a collective of individuals with different backgrounds, life experiences, and skill sets; allowing us to leverage our combined knowledge and creativity to start a movement and spread a message we feel people need to hear.

  46. Robin says:

    Love the blog, and check out http://www.nonapjoe.com for some off the wall shirt designs. Not for the timid or easily offended!

  47. Jason says:

    Hey what’s up. Just wanted to let you know we got 3 new shirts for stock on our online store. We are pretty happy with this batch. All of our stuff is music inspired. Some people may not understand our designs or where we are comming from but if you are into music you will defintely understand. Check it out. We got something for everyone. Any questions or comments please email me or leave a message on our website. Take care.

  48. His Marque says:

    Greetings from DAB,

    We’re a couple of San Francisco locals launching a new blog to introduce our tee shirt line….naturally we wanted to reach out to tcritic in hopes of garnering your help and support in launching our site…if nothing else, just to assist us in spreading the good word!

    Cultish in composition and culled from a fine assortment of theatrical playbills, medicinal ads, music sheets and secret societal symbology, DAB expertly caters to those comprising the stock of huckster, haberdasher, prognosticator, apothecary and a host of other odd fellows.

    http://www.hismarqueshop.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for your time and consideration and thanks for all the great work you do!

    Doctor and Barber

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