Pick Me Up Q&A Series: Tom J Newell

Multi talented Sheffield based illustrator Tom J Newell has applied his creativity to everything from murals and burger wrappers to DJing and curating the annual Tramlines gig poster show. He was one of the first artists to get involved with our Pick Me Up print series so we caught up with him briefly to get a better idea of his design process, inspiration and career highs.

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A Quick Look At One Of The Biggest T-shirt Blogs

Getting your t-shirts in front of a large and new audience of potential customers can be a real struggle, a popular tactic is to get your products featured on a relevant blog which already has an engaged following. One of the longest standing blogs dedicated specifically to t-shirts with a particular focus on independent retailers is Cottonable.com. We decided to find out a little more about how they’ve grown and the kind of content that they love to post.

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The Who, What, How, Why and When Of T-shirt Design For Screen Printing

This week we’re going back to basics with a run down of the 5 most important questions you should be asking yourself before going ahead with a garment screen printing order. Answering these should not only help get your amazing design in front the right audience but also contribute to a speedy printing process and best possible finished product.

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3rd Rail Joins The Featured Collectives At Pick Me Up 2016

Pick Me Up, one of the biggest graphic arts festivals in the country will return to London’s historic Somerset House in April for its seventh incarnation. The exhibition promises to bring together the best new illustration, graphic design, typography and other related disciplines including print under one roof and for the first time 3rd Rail are going to be one of the featured studios at the event.

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First Look At T-Shirt Competition Winner Samuel’s Design

You may remember us running a t-shirt competition back in November offering one lucky person the chance to have their 4 colour design screen printed as 25 tees. Almost 600 entries later our contest bot selected Samuel B. Thorne as the winner. He’s spent the last few months perfecting his design and it was screen printed last week week. We’re pretty impressed with what he’s come up with so decided to find out a little more about his drawing habits and existing t-shirt collection.

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Possibly The 10 Most Iconic T-shirts Ever

We’re not sure if there is a foolproof formula for creating the kind of iconic t-shirt that’s going to be relevant for several decades. Lindon Leader was quoted saying “I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is borne of those two things” and the same can certainly be said for this list of what we think are possibly the 10 most iconic t-shirts ever.

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London Collections: Men – Highlights from the AW16 Showcase

London Collections: Men drew to a close yesterday after a weekend of showcases, catwalks and celebrity appearances. Though only 4 years young the event has firmly established itself as one of the key dates in the international menswear calendar “emphasising both the creative and commercial importance of British brands and emerging talent”. For anyone thinking ahead and seeking inspiration for their own collection here’s an overview of the key trends that have dominated over the last 4 days and which will determine what you’ll be wearing come September 2016.

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