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Top 20 T-Shirt Design Tutorials and Articles

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve been working on an eBook titled Thread’s Not Dead: The Designer’s Guide to the Apparel Industry. (EDIT: it’s out! buy it here in ebook and hardcover) During my research, I’ve realized that we’ve actually written a LOT about the subject in the past 3-4 years. Articles that I have completely forgotten about myself! So I’ve gone back through the archives of the GoMediaZine to dust off some of our best articles we’ve ever written about the apparel industry. Some of these aren’t directly related, but answer common questions apparel industry designers have (like pricing for instance). If you’ve been following Steve Knerem’s “How to Start a Clothing Line” series on the zine, then you surely find something useful in these links.

Oh and at the end of this post is a sign up form if you want to get notified when the eBook comes out! I can’t wait!



Have fun taking a look back at some of our best articles. Thread’s Not Dead has contributions and case studies from from Angryblue, Matt Wigham, Jeffrey Kalmikoff, Marc Hemeon, Monk One, Horsebites, Glamour Kills, Cure Apparel, Paint the Stars Clothing, Fright Rags, Jon Kruse, Brandon Rike, Go Media, Rikki B, I Am the Trend, Jakprints, Jamie Tallerico, and Maxx242.

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About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • John O’Cohoe

    Wow. That’s a lot of articles. Thanks Mr. Jeff. I now know how I’m gonna spend this afternoon.

  • Craig

    Congratulations on the ebook, and it will be great to go through the tutorials and articles over the next few days, Thanks!

  • Lisa Thomason

    A lot of great tutorials and articles in this list on apparel design, very helpful looking forward to your Ebook also, Thank you. LT

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    fantastic round up of articles!

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