“Your eyeballs may explode if you stare loo long!”

Artsy Shark published an article this summer about Threadless. I never really looked into the process before, but if your design is chosen for shirt you can make $2,000.

Once you get through the initial submission and pass (i.e you’ve followed all the guidelines, don’t submit inappropriate or copyrighted material, etc.) the design is placed on the website, open to voting by all site visitors. Of course, at this point you can use social media to drive your contacts to Threadless for votes. The designs with the top votes each week are then voted on by the staff at Threadless. This process whittles the selection from several hundred for about 10 new designs which make it onto t-shirts for sale each week.

I never knew about this process and I might give it a whirl. That’s where I bought my zombie Audrey Hepburn t-shirt!

Published by Emily Duncan, on October 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm. Filled under: Crafts,Creativity,FYI Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Outer Space

I’m procrastinating.

I agreed to design the Hyogo Times, a magazine for the ALT’s (foreign English teachers in my prefecture/ state).  The thing is that there have been all kinds of problems.  First, I had memory problems on a computer that shouldn’t be having them.  Then I’ve had to teach myself how to use the InDesign software.  It is similar to Photoshop and Illustrator in a lot of ways, but it’s pretty different.  So I’m the reason why this month’s issue is coming out late (it’s my first one).

If you want to see what they looked like last year, you can check them out here.


In other news I thought it was funny that there seemed to be a bunch of space news this week.  First off, I’m not sure if I’ve posted this before, but if you haven’t seen it, this site is pretty cool.  This is the site for Virgin Galactic. These folks are really pushing for commercial space travel.  No, I have no interest in going, but still it’s pretty interesting.  Check out their ‘Let the Journey Begin’ video,  if you have a minute.

That being said, I hadn’t really thought about this stuff for a while until this week when I saw the article about astronauts flying drunk and the one about the explosion out in the desert.

I can barely handle flying in the regular plane, much less think about going to space.  Especially since these are going to be $200,000 flights for about 5 minutes of outerspace/weightlessness time.

Published by Emily Duncan, on July 28th, 2007 at 9:53 pm. Filled under: FYI,Life in Japan Tags: , , , , No Comments